I certainly didn’t know that it was going to be a rainy day here in Sunny SoCal when I made plans to meet a friend for lunch. Not that it held either of us back, mind you. I just made sure I drove slower going over the hill (we get rain so infrequently that the roads get quite slick during the first rains) and packed an umbrella.
Let me just say, while lunch itself was just okay, the company and conversation was just what I needed. We talked about upcoming business opportunities, friends, gift ideas and how to deal with some of the (what might seem to be) drama that goes on with my site. But yeah, a great lunch and I even got a little shopping – mind you it was mostly for me, but well, ’tis the season and all that.
On the way home, going over the hill, I decided to stop on Mulholland to take a picture of the city and the Hollywood sign. Sadly, both came out pretty crappy (as you can see below). The sign was behind so much fog that even after five minutes of waiting, I still couldn’t get enough of anything to focus on (guess that’s an arguemet for hauling out the D70). The view of the city was so foggy that you couldn’t even see the downtown buildings.
In the end, it just reminded me that today is absolutely perfect for heading on over to the Bean and treating myself to a hot anf frothy peppermint mocha (non-fat, no sugar added thankyouverymuch). Starbuck’s seems to do a tastier pep mocha, at least for the hot ones, but man, those folks at the Bean sure know how to make an iced coffee drink. But if ever there was a day just made for a hot coffee, today was that day.
But man, thanks to the rain, my car looks awesome!! Which is a good thing since it was a horrible, horrible mess from sitting outside, unwashed for so long. Glad I didn’t drop it off at the car wash this past week or I’d be bumming.
And for a little bit of gratitude…I’m so very thankful for the many folks that are in my life that I can call a friend. And for peppermint mochas, of course!