27 March 2009

Once in a while...

I have about an hour before we have to leave to meet Jamie for drinks before dinner. After dinner I'm going to see some friends from -- wait for it -- high school and junior high school at a person-I-don't-know's birthday party. Listening to Lily Allen's latest album on the iHome in my suite at the Hotel Monaco. I've had SUCH a fun time this week in California -- really, I didn't expect it. Maybe it's better having no expectations, but really when I boarded my flight last Sunday I was just sooo happy to be getting out of New York for a week. I think I really needed it. Anyway, I think the last time I had this much fun on a vacation were summertimes in Helsinki 2006-2007, which, of course, can never be beat because, come on, what beats five-hour-long midnight picnics with wine in the land of sun-never-sets, tranny cruises on the Baltic, and zipping over to Estonia for daytrips on a whim? This week has come pretty close, though. Susie says she moved to LA because she's emotionally governed by the weather. I told her that I think I'm emotionally governed by something else -- hunger, probably. But maybe, at the end of the day, 75 degree perfectly clear sunny skies don't hurt...