I've never seen anything like it. I felt like I was in a scene of an urban movie.
Does that even make any sense?
Dozens of food trucks were parked at the corner Abbot Kinney Boulevard in the beautiful city of Venice. The line of people waiting to get served - I kid you not, extended for nearly a block. There was a Thai food truck, a Mexican food truck; there was even a clothing truck for crying out loud!
At first I thought there was some sort of a festival going on. But it turned out that on the first Friday of every month the businesses of Abbot Kinney Blvd. stay open super late and hundreds... I mean hundreds of people go strolling along the streets of Venice. It's kind of like a huge social gathering with lots of food!
Venice is basically the place to be on the first Friday of every month. And I just happened to drive there by chance.
The best part of the night by far was when me and my friends stopped by for dinner at "Lemonade" - I think that's what it's called.
From ruggedly roasted brussels sprouts to stewed short ribs falling off the bone, it was literally the greatest thing since sliced bread.
I felt like such a tourist that day.
Very few times do I feel enough anger to post negative comments on this site. Yes, the Signal isn’t perfect, but since I grew up in Santa Clarita I have always had a soft spot for this lovely, community newspaper.
I am commenting on your blog today, Ms. Angel, because I feel that your immature, most often times ridiculous and ignorant posts always ignite a fiery hatred in me that I am not proud of. You make me question the integrity of the paper and I feel an unwarranted shame that a publication I have long supported could allow such amateur journalism. And for the record, I stopped reading the Connect short after you became editor because of the quality of your writing.
Allowing these blog posts of yours to be published front and center on the website is a sloppy decision by the editors. Your writing style is unsophisticated and your opinions seem shallow and the musings of an airhead as opposed to an educated writer. With titles like “I did not want to die,” “Babies beware,” and “It’s a NorCal thing,” you make me feel that there is no possible way you are taking your position seriously.
Let me say that your irrational so-called “fear” of attending the Dodgers game this past weekend, and the two posts you devoted to the stereotypical negativity associated with Dodgers fans and Dodgers Stadium, made me feel embarrassed for you….until I saw the outfit you chose to wear to the game. No, then that embarrassment just turned to rage because if you truly were buying into this “fear,” you wouldn’t have been dressed like a Giant’s clown mascot. I shake my head as I write this even days after the game.
Well there, I’ve finally reached my breaking point and let you know how I feel. I know you are young but that does not excuse your messy, unprofessional, better kept for a teenage diary, blog posts. Oh, and your little trip to Venice last night, I HIGHLY doubt your meal was “literally the greatest thing since sliced bread.” Pick up a dictionary.
This is the first blog post I've read, so I don't know about the others ... but it seems kind of stupid of you NYCSCV to apparently read all of her blogs if they anger you so much. Or is there someone holding a gun to your head forcing you to read this stuff? Should I call the cops for you?
Ironically enough, you come off way more immature than this writer does ... have fun hiding behind your keyboard though tough guy!
Wow, some people are gruuummmpy! Maybe NYCSCV should apply for a writing job at The Signal?
“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do. But it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.” -Dale Carnegie
Anyways, I enjoy the blog posts nangel. Keep it up. Hopefully this will be a great learning experience for you. When you achieve any level of success in life, especially when it's in public, people will attack you and try to knock you down. It's up to you to recognize it for what it is. Good luck with your future writings. I look forward to reading more.
I'd say NYCSCV needs to seek some professional help if this young lady's blog postings cause you to reach your "breaking point".
Maybe I missed the part where a blog in the community section under the guise of entertainment, is supposed to be or expected to be hard hitting journalism. As someone else noted, why are you reading these posts if they "always ignite a fiery hatred" within you?
As for the "irrational fear" of attending a Dodger's game, can you explain why the Dodger organization has had to increase their security budget to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars in recent years? Have you attended many games in the past ten years or so? Safety both before and after the game, not to mention during the game, is a valid concern.
NYCSCV, a friendly piece of hopefully helpful advice ... Step away from the keyboard, turn off your monitor and consider medication. If this harmless little lady pushes you to "fiery hatred" and your "breaking point", it's time to reevaluate the direction your life is taking!