dear humans of the world,
when you meet a total stranger and they tell you (in an excited voice) that they are "moving to L.A.!" why would you look at them aghast and act as though they had just suggested women should be allowed to vote? oh wait, it's 2011. women are allowed to vote. also, L.A. is not a land of riots and drive by shootings.
i'm moving there regardless of your personal opinion of the city so perhaps you should consider that and offer encouragement and tidings of luck instead of shaking your heads in dismay. i love new places. i love exploring interesting neighborhoods. i love being where life is being lived. life can be dirty and strange and i'm sure that Los Angeles is the place to be a part of it all.