I spent last week in Culver City, a section of Los Angeles that is home to Xap, the new corporate parent of Bridges. Work trips usually mean a pretty heavy schedule, so there weren't really any touristy sidetrips except for two amazing dinners out at i cugini in Santa Monica and Joe's in Venice Beach. Very cool areas -- would be fun to spend more time in those oceanside neighbourhoods.
I couldn't believe the car culture down there, with freeways and traffic everywhere, and seemingly everyone driving $60,000 vehicles. It's as spread out and smoggy as I had imagined. Flying past the famous Hollywood sign felt a little surreal on the way in, as if it should only exist as an imaginary place.