walking through ocean park, i say hello to dozens of people daily. it's not forced. in fact, it's something incredibly natural for everybody in my neck of the woods to do. we find ourselves exploring our old hood to see what's new. a lot has changed. it's too early to tell if it's for better or worse. every day has been incredibly beautiful since our arrival. people tell us that we're lucky to get this awesome weather. i respond with, well this is the only weather i remember! but yes, chilling in tees in mid-december is a welcomed change from long johns in new york.
we've done a whole lot of nothing in our first week in los angeles. we've hit the beach several times and lazily gawked at surf traffic. don milvio got a hair cut. we celebrated hannukah with family filling our bellies with yummy latkas. we sipped wine and chit chatted with old cali friends at the venice canals. lindsey, visiting from new york, made a welcomed guest appearance. only a few weeks earlier, she dj'd at our going away party. we mockingly checked out the venice boat parade. if you find time this holiday, go see the uninhabited mansion at the end of the canal. it's berserk in decor -- flooded with millions of lights, moving animatronic santa clauses and elves, and disneyesque plastic giant decorations. it's so bad it's good. you'll know what i mean when you see it for yourself. here's to many more days of living the life of leisure! cheers.