Yesterday was the big fest in Long Beach, and while it was a cool May Gray kinda day, it was as fun as ever. After trying using Metro last year (not so good), my friend Heith and I debated our options and finally decided to get a hotel room and stay the night. Why we never thought of that before, I'm not sure, but the way it made it seem like a worry-free 24 hour vacation was kinda fun. And the view of the Queen Mary out the window just added to it. But I'm clearly not gettin any younger, as today was mostly recovering. Luckily for me work isn't too physically taxing. Still, no regrets; fun days like that with friends are always worth it.