Saturday, September 15, 2007

Places That Don't Really Exist Anymore

1. The Past.

2. 6145 1/2 Orange Street, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

3. Any of the Van de Kamp's bakeries in Los Angeles.

4. Gino's on Coast Village Road.

5. The Greek-Italian Grocery at State and Ortega Streets, Santa Barbara.

6. Much of Central California, which is being eaten alive by a Stage-IV Van Nuys virus.

7. The Big Orange stand outside Bakersfield on 99.

8. The Carthay Circle Theater (where Snow White and Around the World in Eighty Days were premiered.

9, Innocence.

10. The Fox Rosemary Theater on the Venice Pier.

11. The Fox Theater in Greenfield, California.

12. Gilmore Stadium, adjacent the Farmers' Market at Third and Fairfax, mid-town Los Angeles


What does this mean?

It means there are more places than don't exist than places that do?

Why should we care?

We should care because we are living representatives of the human species and it is hard-wired into us to care unless we are the House Minority Leader.

3 comments:

John Eaton said...

Bring the gospel, Shelly.

Do folks wear flowers in Santa Barbara?

Just in case I get there before I get to San Francisco.

John

Shelly Lowenkopf said...

Hey, John, you'll know me by the red carnation.

Anonymous said...

Shelly, some of these things do exist, it's just that they've moved.
The big orange is painted blue and sits in a junkyard behind a chain-link fence in Turlock, on Golden State Ave.
Pretty sure it's for sale.
-Karen.
-P.S. thanks for all the fun I've had tonight, reading your entries!