12. Try surfing at least once
Probably within a year of moving here. And probably only once.
13. Take the Canyons
Coldwater, Laurel, Mulholland, Deep. If you don't know them, you should, because if you're going anywhere they go, they can save you an enormous amount of time
14. Hit the farmers markets
According to basically all of the chefs
, LA has the best produce in the country, and every single neighborhood has a farmers market to prove it. If you're buying your groceries at Trader Joe's
, stop doing that.
15. Support your friend's movie/ play/ comedy troupe/ band one time
And only one time. Unless they're actually good. Which is probably not going to happen.
16. Goeth to the beach...eth
Yes, it's a drive. And yes, it's crowded. But yes, it's also probably a big part of why you moved to LA (or stayed in LA, if you're one of us weirdos who are from here).