Five years in LA, and some of the fundamental LA issues still bother me - like flaky people, rampant entitlement and a general sense that doing crappy or inconsiderate things is not a problem, but taking someone to task for doing so IS a problem.
But the sublime Spring-times, cool and pleasant Winters, abundance of exciting cultural experiences and bustling work opportunity more than outweigh the inconvenience. While my health has been pretty dreadful this last year, I have prospered. I'm sensible of how lucky I am, especially given the poor fortune that so many people I know and care about have suffered.
Things to accomplish; get the dog to come when called, get in as good a physical shape as I was when I moved here, return to activity in Aikido and Masonry, get a movie made. Oh, and punch a shark.