While I was in Long Beach, one of the most... philosophical thing I have done was eating one of the MREs I have bought in the morning.

I see what everybody else saw in the beach -- sand, the ocean, the tides. And I was content. One of Metacognizant's friends were amazed that I can eat the pasta (with vegetables and tomato sauce) inside a securely-sealed plastic bag. And I topped it off with pound cake.

Too bad nobody bought over a boom box - I had a big CD collection handy anyways. I had a few albums from the Squirrel Nut Zippers, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and Madness.

Deeahblita skated by the gathering of noders, and gave her usual talk with Infinite Burn about oral sex. All I can do is wince and envy them. They're nice kids, and I have to keep up with them someday before I go to The Big Scrap Heap in the Sky.