There’s a Traveling Black Chick in LA right now! Yep left the TDOT and flew on over to the City of Angels. After what seemed like a never-ending check-in process (is it me or has checking in to a flight become even more tedious and lengthy than ever) I thought I’d actually miss my flight! Anyways I made it unto the plane with no incidents, well except for the US officer who checked my passport and assumed that I was a celebrity of some sort. It didn’t help that my surname is one of shakespeare’s plays and I mentioned that I work in the arts. He says to me that he cleared Jeffrey Rush through when he was going to the Academy Awards for the Kings Speech, and that many of us are so unassuming and kind, and we (stars) like to keep a low profile. LOLOL…I had a great chuckle on that one, while wondering if the people in the line behind me were not miffed at the fact that we were having a big ole conversation while they were waiting and probably late for their flights!
Finally made it to the flight. Besides taking a little longer to get off the ground the flight itself was pretty uneventful except that I chose a window seat that landed me next to the emergency exit, great leg room but um not much window to speak off. I slept for most of the flight while listening to Tin Tin (yes the movie).
Finally landed at LAX at 11:11am, waited on my baggage to come through the carousel (that took forever cause they kept dropping two bags at a time) UGH. I was starving when I landed so we went to my favorite chicken spot in LA, El Polo Loco (A Mexican Swiss Chalet), had me some beans, chicken, guacamole and chips.
We then went to drop of Nick’s mom to the airport and then headed to the hotel to drop off my bags.
I almost dived straight into the bed…but luckily the ladies were just cleaning the room so we had to leave. We headed back out to pick up our camera did some grocery shopping and then headed straight back to the hotel. On my way I finally saw the mountains and that made me smile, cause even through the fatigue and extreme case of jet lag I remembered that the landscape in the backdrop is one of the main reasons why I really like LA.
The Day After my arrival…After about 15 hours of some much-needed sleep I am up and almost ready to go take LA. I ended up straining a back muscle really bad yesterday (thanks to the Brick that is my laptop) so I am in a bit of pain. Nothing that a little electrical massage and heated shower can’t fix though. We should be checking out the Pan-African Film Festival later today and probably heading down to Santa Monica Pier. Work starts tomorrow!
Will do my best to post everyday however this I can’t promise because the schedule is remarkably hectic especially in the days leading up to the Academy Awards. However as much as I can I will post pics etc. to keep you all in the loop!
Till then I am yours
The Traveling Black Chick