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...
"Observe Everything. Always think for yourself. Never let other people make important decisions for you." — from Bad News by Edward St. Aubyn