You've gotta have a good reason to leave the beach to go to the Valley. And an even better one to go in a heatwave. Leave it to my friend Pat to have a reason: a birthday poolside cookout. Actually the heat didn't seem all that bad (maybe because there was a fan next to me?) But after nice evening with a fun group and an outdoor screening of Serial Mom, there was a blackout. That's what iPhone lights are for, right? Peak Valley experience achieved. Happy Birthday, Pat!