Hey, finally someone in spitting distance!
I'm LA based and wouldn't say no to a few more like-minded friends. Drop me a line if you're ever down in LA. 93067 is about as northerly as I go.
I am as direct as a T-Rex with 'roid rage and about as subtle. It isn't intended to cause upset, I just prefer to talk plain. There are plenty of other people here who do the nice, polite thing much better than I can. I'm what you'd call a "problem dinner guest."