Okay okay, I'm back. And yeah, I've been back a while. Oddly enough, it feels like I've only started to get back into the swing of things. Work has been pretty busy from the moment I got back (thankfully), but the first week back was an odd but fun whirlwind of catching up with friends and going to a lot of my favorite places in LA. It was almost a little weird how it happened that way without intending to. Among the stops was a fairly impromptu trip to one of the best views of LA from Griffith Observatory. Griffith was opened in 1935 and was a WPA project (socialism!). From 2002 to 2006 it was closed for a massive expansion and renovation that brilliantly expanded the museum into the hillside underneath, making very little change to the outward appearance of the art deco landmark. I was there on a Monday, so it was closed (oops), but I was really there just to visit the grounds and see the view anyway. Part of a good welcome back to LA.