I had to go downtown in the morning a few days ago.  I hadn't really been down there since leaving Outer Limits Tattoo on valentine's day.  Wow, was it a reminder of how congested and crappy downtown traffic is.  So much stress just to go somewhere down there and park.  Also, they were getting things in place for the Toyota Grand Prix in April.  I'm sure it's a fun week of events for people who appreciate racing, but for those of us who live and work(ed) downtown Long Beach, it's a nightmare.  I'm so relieved to have a studio now, not downtown, with parking, away from all the hassle that race bring to local, small businesses.  I wish everyone downtown luck during the race.