Sunday, July 01, 2007

Santa Monica - Emergency Trip

When you're on an airplane, why does everyone always get ginger ale and tomato juice? Whenever I'm on the plane, I hear tons of people getting both of these drinks. They are so good at high elevation. But down on the ground, I have no desire for them.

I was in Santa Monica (Los Angeles) from Wednesday night until Friday night for a very last second trip. The picture above is the line for the iPhone that came out Friday evening. These people had been sitting there all day waiting for a chance to get their hands on one.

On Wednesday Jason was sitting at lunch feeling overwhelmed with a current project and constant pressure from management, so he sent me a text asking me to come to LA. Within a few minutes I replied that it would be fine and had bought a ticket within an hour. It was kind of funny how quickly the whole thing developed. He rented out an apartment for me in his complex which was pretty, dang nice. We were so busy working, though, that I didn't really have any time to enjoy the amenities.

Jason took me to some great restaurants so I enjoyed everything from Chinese to deli to Korean BBQ to pizza. We got a lot done so I think the trip was worth it and it was good to see all of my friends in person, again.

On Saturday, after I got back, Rachel and I rented a seadoo and went out on Deer Creek Lake for an hour. Afterwards, we went out to Cafe Rio and saw Ratatouille.

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