Saturday, March 13, 2010
Party in the USA?
Just a quick update this morning, as I'm off to board a flight to Los Angeles to visit UCLA Law! Going across time zones when traveling west is like extremely inefficient time travel. Instead of going back 5000 years and seeing God plant dinosaur bones to test our faith, upon landing it will be SLIGHTLY EARLIER THAN EXPECTED. Rather than asking "what if I was never born?", you can ask "what if I never ate that 3 bean burrito?" Anyway, The forecast at UCLA is 73 and 81 degrees on Sunday and Monday, which is somewhat unfair in terms of recruiting. I mean, that is kind of like giving all prospective students their own personal prostitutes.
To be serious for a couple sentences, the next few days in California will be very important in determining my future. I know this seems like an overstatement, but I think almost everything will be obvious after the first run. What is the culture like? What is the area like? Are there Sarah Palin stickers on cars? It almost feels unreal to be entering a new stage of life, where I am preparing to MAKE change, as opposed to merely talking about it. Over the next few days, I might find that UCLA Law will be the place where the journey begins.
P.S. I was trying to think of a song that name-dropped LA, and instead of thinking of 2Pac (California Love), I immediately thought of Miley Cyrus. "I hopped off a plane at LAX with a dream and my cardigan, welcome to the fame and excess, am I gonna fit in?" Gosh, she hasn't spoken this directly to my soul since Hannah Montana saw that cute boy on the first day of school!