Actually, staying home while someone else goes. Laura left for her nano-conference in Santa Barbara this morning. (A very, very small conference.) After dropping her off at the airport at 6:00 AM, I had plenty of time before having to go to the office, so I went in search of breakfast. I finally wound up at the Lyman Cafe, which turned out to be surprisingly good. Two eggs, lots of bacon, grits, toast, and coffee were all had for a mere $3.00. I left a 50% tip.
Work was typical, then a devastating car repair bill for the VW. I left work early to pick it up, but that’s $800 I would have loved to spend on ANYTHING else.
Dinner was at the BlueZ Cafe, adjoining Horizon Records. Turns out they make a fairly decent Rueben sandwich. While at dinner, Laura called to let me know she had arrived safely, and that she was sitting overlooking her favorite beach in Redondo, just blocks from where she grew up. I can’t imagine living in an area like that, and if I had been her, I would have done everything possible to stay. But then again, I didn’t grow up there, so I don’t know what it’s really like.
After dinner I cruised downtown a bit. I was most interested in the downtown WiFi, and wanted to see where I could get signals. I was actually hoping to upload this blog from the street, but I couldn’t get a good connection without standing right in front of the diners at Blue Ridge Brewery. I’ll have to check out the rest of the street some other time.