Welcome to the group, ND. You might want to glance through list some of the newer members, there seem to be quite a few from Los Angeles, and many of them are looking for "like minded" people to chat with. Los Angeles is FULL of coffee shops and sidewalk cafes for people to meet and just talk. One of my favorites is Starbucks (used to be Buzz Cafe) on Sunset and Crescent Hts (across from the Laugh factory). Save me a seat, I may just show up some Friday night. I'm easy to recognize... my mustache hangs lower than my ass.