While you may be hearing about the rain drenching LA right now, it actually held out tonight long enough to allow for one of my favorite events of the year - Manhattan Beach's Christmas Fireworks. Although it was dry, it was freezing. So after a few drinks at my place, we bundled up in layers and biked down to the pier, lit up like a Christmas tree as it is every year. We ducked into the fire department quickly for their annual spaghetti dinner and managed to get out and find a spot just in time for the fireworks to begin. Somehow the ride back is always the hardest part, but at least now it really feels like Christmas.