I had a couple days off in a row, and every time that happens, I try to make the most of it. So I went up to the OC. On Thursday, I went to Newport Beach for the first time in over a year. The waves sucked but the water was warm. I miss that place. I pretty much spent the last 5 years body boarding at that beach. I learned how to body board there and each summer, I've gone back to practice and get better. It was nice to go back and just be there, after not being there since last summer.
On Friday, I went with Rochelle to get her new contacts and we also got to check out the new Gap at South Coast. I was impressed that Rochelle was able to put in her contacts in less than 45 minutes, which is how long it took me to first put in mine. I was also impressed to see the new Gap. It's the same store, except they redid their entire look. It felt weird since I did work there for a summer. They made much better use of the space they were given. After 10 minutes in the store, it strangely reminded me of how the Apple Store is laid out. Four sections on each side, each separated by a vertical wall, plenty of lighting, hardwood floors, and a central eye catching feature. In the Gap's case, the POS area. We also saw the first Zara store on the west coast. I bought something from them while I was in New York and I was impressed to find out that they were opening up a store at South Coast. H&M desperately needs to do that. Not for their sake, but for mine!
Then on Saturday we went to Clarisse's 1st birthday party. Clarisse is Rochelle's niece. After we got kicked out of the park, we went back to Randall's place for drinking and talking. Good times.
Sunday, I experienced the glory that is Mrs. Knott's Fried Chicken. Located at Knott's Berry Farm, they have been serving the same chicken dinner for the past 70 years. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Oh, and our family finally entered the year 2000 when we got Cox High Speed Internet. Yay!