I'm also learning guitar. Whenever I play for my neighbor's baby, she bursts into tears. I'd like to think that those are tears of joy at my amazing guitar skills. I'm going to be a rock star.
I'm originally from up north, but moved down to LA for college and never left. At first, it was because I didn't have a car and walking 300+ miles to have my mom do my laundry seemed like too much of a hassle. But then I discovered they have these machines that eat your quarters and clean your clothes for you. Oh science, you never cease to amaze me.