The Urban Dictionary defines Lala Land as
1. Someone who is in their "own little world."
2. To be zoned out or spaced out, in a semi-conscious state.
3. The City of Los Angeles.
4. Enjoying a state of euphoria or nirvana.
With the exception of #3, in varying degrees, all of the above could apply to me at one time or another, vis a vis, this blog. (Yeah, I just used vis a vis in a sentence - you should be impressed.)
When I made the decision to start fresh with a new blog, I thought long and hard about what to name it and what it would look like. In the end, three facts rose to the top and basically made my decision for me. The fact that my best friend's son (who is also my son's best friend) calls me Lala, is key. The fact that Disneyland and I have shared a long and satisfying relationship, and are roughly the same age is another contributing factor, and the inspiration for the header design. But the fact that my initials really and truly are L A clinched it for me.
I am starting over in my professional career, and in the Blogosphere, after several years of
drinking the witness protection plan self discovery. You
may be here because of a link from my creditors other
blog, Straight Up and Slightly Dirty, wherein I
recounted not-very-regularly, my adventures as a part-time Realtor, full-time
wife and theatre mom. I wanted my blogging there to be brutally honest Straight
Up and with a sarcastic twistSlightly Dirty, it was neither.
Although, the title did bring me really interesting insane pornographic a
lot of Google searches, and I met some really cool fellow bloggers, it wasn't
the kind of place I felt comfortable sharing with people who didn't know I had
a blog. Over the past year as I've been working with the homeless working
on my masters degree trying to find gainful employment, I was lucky
enough to make it to my 50th birthday rediscover the simple
joy in doing things that I am really good at. This, as sappy as it sounds has
changed my life and made me incredible happy, and I want to share my adventures
in all of their syrupy goodness with you!