Not growing up here, yet having lived the past ten years in LA, one would think I would be used to the way things work around here. But every so often, I marvel at how life in Los Angeles is more than a little surreal at times.
My child goes to school with children of one of the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” It is not uncommon for me to see a celebrity at Bed, Bath & Beyond and Ralph’s at least once a week. Yes, I go to Bed, Bath & Beyond and the grocery store kind of often. It is not often however that I see two “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” in one day. I don’t watch the show so I didn’t know this was Kim Richards in front of us until my friend pointed her out to me. Kim was extremely friendly and talkative with us, letting us know there was a great sale going on at Pier One Imports and that she had just come from there.
That ^ was a couple weeks ago. Last week I went to the Dr’s office. See photo below. Pulling into the parking garage in the Beverly Hills office building, I had to wait for a TMZ van to leave. The van was just outside the parking garage I was trying to drive into. I watched as the tourists gawked and snapped photos of Mr. Chow’s restaurant. Then I made a right turn and made my way to my doctor’s appointment.
Paying $20 to park while in Dr office is definitely NOT something I have gotten used to, nor will ever likely get used to. Most Doctor’s offices don’t validate and there is not ample street parking and the meters are typically limited to two hours. I was going to be at this particular doctor’s appointment for at least three hours so I had no choice but to park in their parking structure and pay the friggin twenty bucks. Not-okay.com
In my frantic hurry to get to the doctor’s appointment on time, I had to forgo picking up a prescription at the drug store close to our house. Fortunately it’s a chain so I called the pharmacy close to the doctor’s office in Beverly Hills to see if I could pick up my prescription there. They could. Joy of joys. I love when things work out like that. I went into the Rite Aid in Beverly Hills. I had been there before, but not in years. I could not believe the updating done. It is like walking into a spa / department store / vitamin shop. I stood in shock at the the perfume display at the entrance. I smelled a few fragrances and noticed they had one on display and for sampling that I wear often. I went to pick up my prescription and decided to douse myself in my perfume since I didn’t have any on that day and I needed to get to a work commitment at the Sirius XM offices. #Win
There is such a dichotomy about my life in LA that I haven’t gotten used to, and may never will. It’s difficult to easily get to things like my doctor’s appointments because of tourists blocking me, yet getting clients onto a Sirius XM show & getting tickets to exclusive parties like ESPYs after party are easy. I know, I don’t get it either.