Six C's Under
Trip Start Apr 05, 2007
9Trip End Apr 22, 2007
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Six C's Under
Tonight is a short update, as I'm trying by best to go to bed early in a valiant attempt to get up at 5 a.m. for a spin class. Sleeping until 8:00 a.m. west coast time is not going to help me next week when I try to return to any sense of life or schedule BC (Before California).
This week has been all about C's: catching up, cuisine, cats, Che, credit and cars, and believe me, I have the stories to prove it.
Catching up with old friends is an obvious one, and you know there are few people in life with whom you can pick up where you left off, whether a month, a year, or several years have gone by. It gives you that warm feeling of home, and I most certainly can do that with Heather. It's been almost seven years since we saw each other, and it feels like a week. Without fail this week, we've laughed a lot, and shared the odd tear (usually after a bottle of wine, but hey...), so it's always nice to be able to go back and pick up from where we left off.
Heather and Craig, as mentioned, are both "foodies" like me, and together we've all been appreciating (not overindulging in) some amazing, mouth-watering food, whether it be home made by us, or by someone else who presents us with a bill at the end of a meal. Additionally, the three of us are spicy-food fanatics, so we've had great fun sharing in some terrifically spicy meals, and it just keeps getting better. It's been great just eating my way (with my friends) through my vacation!
Che is the resident Blue-Fronted Amazon parrot. I used to have a Mexican Red Headed Amazon parrot named Fred, so being around Che has really reminded me of how much I liked having a parrot, and how much I miss my Freddy. While I don't dare test my luck with Che by offering up my finger as a perch-cum-snack, he's received plenty of treats from me since my arrival. He's a character as well, and the dynamic of the three companion animals is really enjoyable to witness. I've been companion-less (as in feathered or furried, or, come to think of it, the flesh-kind as well) for some years now, and after growing up with pets my entire life until about three years ago, there always is this small void that exists when you don't share your life with one.
Credit - oh ya, that. Without going into the gory details, I've had a successful shopping vacation. Those who know me well know I always look for a good deal, and am hard-pressed to buy things that aren't well worth the money. Heather herself admits she learned how to shop for bargains from yours truly - hey, some people win lotteries, and I sniff-out bargains. If I were smart, I'd moonlight as a personal "thrift" shopper; I'd make millions I'm sure!!! Today, however, was the best day of all, as I had a field-day at Wilson's Leather...the deals were SO amazing, that I simply couldn't leave the store empty-handed. ;-)
And finally, my favourite subject - cars. Well, maybe not my absolute favourite, but close to it. Sometimes I think I'm more like a guy in the sense that I love to drive, and I appreciate a cool car, even if I don't have one myself. California is the place to be for cool cars, that's for sure - imagine, cars older than mine without a spot of rust on them! Amazing! Today, I saw my first-ever Lamborghini in the flesh, err, rubber.
Well, that's it for now - I'm off to hit the sack for my early-morning spin class. I hear I'm bringing the warm weather home with me on the weekend - you can thank me later!