Nice couple days off, including away from the blog. After the last couple weeks the break was in order, so I'm not apologizing this time. Today my friends Jon and Rob had a housewarming potluck at their new place in Santa Monica. The house is amazing, but the view is even better. The coolest thing is that they found old photos of the house in a book of Julius Shulman's photographs. They've done a lot of work to the place, but still plan to do more eventually to bring it back closer to the original state after the last owner messed it up with "improvements." Maybe I'll get em to let me do some old/new pics sometime. Regardless, a nice Southern California afternoon with friends. I love the way LA during Thanksgiving is just a big exhale.