My flight back from Israel was long and uncomfortable. I had spent that morning riding horses, mountain biking, and four-wheeling in the Maktesh Ramon, and my back was not happy to be constrained to an El Al economy seat for sixteen hours. I was lucky to have an entire row to myself on the almost full flight, but it was still an uncomfortable ride. Three movies, two meals, and sixteen hours later, I was back in Los Angeles.
I spun the click-wheel of my iPod to the song “Los Angeles, I’m Yours” by The Decemberists. I smiled as Colin Meloy crooned out the lyrics, “How I abhor this place, its sweet and bitter taste has left me wretched, retching on all fours… Los Angeles, I’m Yours.”
I tried to hitch a ride from the airport to no avail, and resorted to calling Johnny for a ride. I got back to Johnny’s place, threw all my clothes in the washer, then headed to the office for a full day of work on the new issue of Student Traveler. Around 9PM, I ended up back at Johnny’s along with Murph, Kenny, Scott, and April. We proceeded to booze it up, and ended up at Molly’s for a pint of Guinness. Good friends and good beer – what a great way to end a very long day.
The next morning I hopped in a van full of magazines and headed north on a distribution run. The last few days, I’ve been driving around the SF Bay Area, delivering mags to various college campuses. Tonight, I head to Davis, where I hope to have dinner with my dad and Kevin and Eve before headed south on another distribution run.
Next week, I head to Chicago.
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