When I was in college, I took a trip to Malibu, California to escape the failing drudgery that was my college life. As I recall, the time to take a trip to California was probably much needed seeing as I was probably failing Religions of the World for the second time around and everything in my life was a failing mess. Why not head to the coast to hopefully be whisked away by hippies only to never return to Arizona to finish getting my degree? It's pretty evident that didn't happen since you're reading this post.
Back then, my California trip opened my eyes to a number of things: the Red Elvises on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, larger-than-normal jawbreakers, transients, the fresh ocean breeze and schools by the ocean. One of the things I remembered from that trip was driving up the coast to Pepperdine University to check out the campus. I also remember being completely blown away by the fact that students who lived in the residence halls woke up to the sounds and smells of the ocean air. I mean, who WOULDN'T want to live in a residence hall when you can roll out of bed and go surfing before your 11:40 Business Ethics class? If my parents could do it all over again, I'd make sure they sent me off to the beach just so I could waste their money. Think about it: for the price you wouldn't have a problem leaving Malibu. Ever.
Things brings me to my next point: Why would you want to ever leave Malibu?
It was recently reported that Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have sold their oceanfront home in Malibu for a meager $7.9 million dollars. I say meager because it was originally priced out at $14 million back in 2006, lowered to $10 million last year, and dropped again for $8 million just recently. Who knows? Even if I have my facts wrong, it just bums me out that the Osbournes lost out on nearly $6 million of their precious dollars. Oh, and don't feel sorry just for Sharon either! I'm bummed that those homeless transients won't have any opportunity to rent out the La Costa Beach home.
Well, you can look at it this way: the rocker's former home was kind of a shit hole. Who would want to live in it anyway?