Believe it or not, I've grown accustomed to Palmdale's face. I'm really feeling this fresh, always windy chilly weather (I don't DO humid weather. I hate sweating even when I work out) and snow and I can deal with the dry heat. We want to buy an estate on the good side of town (read; white) next to all this hub of activity that's the mall, a Trader Joes, nice restaurants and this place on Rancho Vista Blvd. They have an aqueduct that looks like a pretty lake with boats with houses on small hills over-looking it up the Blvd, Poppy festivals and a half-assed water park that beats having no water park at all. The San Fernando valley has 3 levels of smog, always (it's like living in a miasma), no bodies of water,, it's never cold or breezy and too many Armenians. Goodbye men who take cologne baths who think they can transplant Armenia in Burbank one piece at a time. Plus a 'house' we could get in Los Angeles (the only other place we would consider living) we can get a freakn' mansion here in Palmdale for the same price.
Did I mention this place is also gay-cruise city, Palmdale has no gay bars and no cruising areas like say the valley with it's Griffith Park so you have an assload of guys on a Friday night just cruising around the areas looking for some type of action. I run on a road that you can see me from two different streets and guys just park and check me out, stand out of their cars for me to check THEM out with their half open disheveled shirts, pant bulge and reeking of pot and tequila who try to start all kinds of awkward conversations with me that I ignore. If I were a girl I'd think I'd be raped by now.