I’m going to write some words about LA
By Justin Drapkin
Sun. Food. People. Opportunities.
Those are just a few of the words that I thought of while typing. I have a lot to say about LA but that’s not what I’m going to do here. Instead, I’m going to talk about why I recommend taking part in SULA. Firstly, the traffic is terrible and going anywhere is genuinely the worst part of any day. I’m not trying to deter anyone from the city; I’m only trying to prepare anyone reading this for one of the most harrowing experiences in LA, the commute. Secondly, there is a delicious Italian restaurant called Spumoni that’s close to the Oakwood. I wouldn’t say you should spend the money to come to LA for months JUST for that Italian restaurant, but I’m certainly NOT saying that either.
LA is a great place to find out what you love and what you hate. For example, I’ve realized that I love ironically seeing movies. This semester I saw Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk in 4K, 3D, 120 frames per second. It was truly horrible and I enjoyed every second of it. I also learned that I don’t think I’m a big fan of how warm it is. I miss seasons, specifically, Autumn. I’m running out of words to type so I’m going to end it with just one piece of advice. In LA, there are so many great opportunities but not all of them are going to sound great when you first hear about it. It’s important to try and say Yes to as many things as you can so you can get that full LA experience. Honestly, a lot of the stuff I said yes to ended up being terrible and there were a bunch of things I was grateful I said no to BUT do as I say, not as I do. And with that, I hypocritically bid adieu.