Year-round sunshine and beautiful people aside, living in Los Angeles isn't always a walk in the park. When you're caught in the rain at the Century City mall or recovering at the office after a Coachella weekend, sometimes the only thing that can express your exasperation is a snarky gif and a sideways glance, and the tumblr "When In LA" understands this perfectly.
The blog, which was up and running in early April, matches hilarious (or adorable) Gif image files from around the web and pairs them with apt, witty one-liners that only Angelenos could appreciate. Think of it as a locals-only, gif-tastic city guide.
We got in touch with the two prolific editors who run the blog, and unlike most Angelenos we know, they insisted on focusing the spotlight on the Tumblr site, not themselves. Hence, we have no names, ages or identifying details to share about them.
Their only message to fans? "Keep on reading it, wherever you are, or whatever you do. And please keep sending us gifs at firstname.lastname@example.org."
Take a look at some of our favorite "When In LA" entries, and head over to their tumblr to see lots more.
When Someone Tells Me They Are From Orange County
When I'm Shopping At Century City Mall And It Starts To Rain
I go from store to store like...
When The Sprinkles Cupcake ATM Doesn't Work
When My Friend Asks If I Want To Get Up Early To Hike Runyon Canyon
When Another Plate Of C&O's Garlic Bread Comes Out
When I Run Into A Friend At California Chicken Cafe
And I try to have a conversation while grabbing my place in line
When I See A Film Crew & Set On My Street
When We Drive PCH For 4/20
When I'm Back At The Office After Coachella
When I Sing Along At The Hollywood Bowl
When My Friends And I Take Our 3rd Vegas Trip In A Month
At the pool, we are like...
When I Tell People That I Have Never Been To Disneyland
When I'm Waiting For A Table At Simmzys
I just hang by the patio like...