in no particular order
  1. the guy who gave me a run-down of how the different gangs of LA do business
    while subtly alluding to his own involvement at one point in his youth
  2. the Parisian man who helped me practice my French while commiserating about the ridiculous prices of colleges
    literally spoke French the whole time. it was awesome.
  3. the woman who admitted to having a side job as a dominatrix
  4. the Italian dude who wanted to be a photographer and cinematographer
    he's a huge Wes Anderson fan. we bonded.
  5. quiet but intellectual writer guy from sweden with a beard
    we had very meta conversations about art and life and writing and working in a soulless industry while trying to maintain a sense of self without being too emotionally attached to your own work