I was able to see my best friend. No matter how many phone calls, emails, text messages, Skype/G Chat conversations, you have with someone, there is nothing quite like spending actual time with them. It’s hard to believe that it was nearly two years since I last visited Daniel in Portland, and that when I did so it had been nearly a year since I’d last seen him since he’d moved up there to start the next chapter of his life.
I’ve only taken a Greyhound once in my life before, and it was an utterly miserable experience to say the least, but I braved it at 2:30am on Friday morning to be in Los Angeles by 9am. Daniel and I basically did nothing but bum around the city, it was the most fun I’ve had in a long while.
Highlights of the day included, brunch at a random Greek restaurant, manned by an all Latin-American staff. Record shopping at Amoeba Records, followed but a kitsch shop/ art gallery pairing. The matinee showing of Obvious Child (which was hilarious, & I strongly recommend.), shopping at H&M (only to run into and shop along side Sarah Silverman.). All before ending up at German Pub having a country music night in Fallbrook, CA, after hours of wading through grid-lock traffic, sharing music and inside jokes only awkward boys like ourselves would find funny.
It was brief, and perfect, and like with any other great friendship, it was like no time had passed at all. My friend if you’re reading this, thank you again for a wild, crazy, and fun 24 hours, and I hope you have a great birthday!