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Huffington Post Launches Video Series About Why Readers Moved to L.A.
If you're from the Northeast, like I am, your memory of leaving home for the brighter shores of Los Angeles may be saturated with people mocking you, and asking you things like "why the hell would you want to live there?"
Ah, family. Anyway, if you've bottled up the answer to that last question for fear of bringing on more ridicule, you don't need to be scared anymore -- The Huffington Post is asking readers to share their personal relocation tales in a new video series called "The Moment I Knew I Wanted To Make Los Angeles My Home." Your answer will then of course be broadcast on the safest space available for revealing personal details about your life: the internet.
So far, two videos have been posted. One is a very lofty and ideological rant by Ryan Engelhart, the owner of Cafe Gratitude, in which he talks about things like "sacred commerce" and "the idea that we can make love the experience in the workplace" (you just earned me another five years of scorn from my relatives, thanks Engelhart). The other is another earnest, but less kumbaya tale from John Lopez, a writer and filmmaker.
Here they both are, and you can feel free to submit one yourself, if that's the kind of thing you're into.