I got the day off to a great start by having breakfast with my close friend Ryan "Babes" Barbalace. What this means is that we basically talked non-stop for an hour and a half without breathing at all, except to laugh. It was fantastic and I'm so glad he and I are doing such a good job of staying in touch! I look forward to seeing him again over winter break, and hopefully spending a week this summer at his college, Wake Forest.
For lunch, I met my four favorite boys in the world at Fairfax Corner.
James, Zach, Daniel, and, of course, Woojin, are four of the most kind-hearted (and hilarious) guys I know. Naturally, they tease me to no end and treat me like their empty-headed little sister, but I trust and love each of them like the big brothers I now have.
After we had given our patronage to California Pizza Kitchen, Pinkberry, and REI, we had to go our separate ways. I would have cried, but for the fact that I then made the acquaintance of the planet's most precious dog, Monroe (named after Marilyn).
My lungs reinvigorated with a fresh supply of oxygen, I hopped in KPope's car to head to Bon Chon for dinner. En route, we collected the lovely Laura from her dwelling. Dinner was great fun -- it's always nice to get "the gang" back together!
Oh, and yes, I read Sonnet 87 this morning.