I've mentioned elsewhere some of the great times i've had on business travel. Last week in LA was no exception. A quick recap of some things I did:* -stayed in marina del rey. The george strait song was in my head all week. -"worked" in valencia. I'll leave it at that. -watched laker game at bar in santa monica -bowling, drinks, and food at lucky stripe with friends -karaoke at some dive bar. LA was not ready for Waylon. They seemed to appreciate the change-up though. Hilarious night. -breakfast on venice beach. Walked boardwalk a few times. Venice canals. Turned down marijuana offers ~2000 times on said walks. -propositioned twice by transvestite prostitutes -Roscoe's House of Chicken & Waffles. Yes, chicken & waffles. Quite possibly the highlight of the trip. -fish tacos. Shrimp tacos.* -some of the best mexican i've ever had. -drove the coast up to malibu. Beers on the beach. Amazing. -got lost in mountains driving from malibu to woodland hills. Overturned truck caused me to reroute, at which point my phone (conveniently) lost signal. 2 hours later, i arrived at my destination, 15 miles away (with no traffic) -did extensive street research re: droski. Quite simply, a legend. FWIW, the most fruitful research may or may not have come from aforementioned transvestite prostitutes.* -partied in hollywood with meagan good, nate parker, royce clayton among others. yes, i was the only white dude there. crazy night.* Talked to a ton of people. Fun week full of adventures and new experiences. Still, grateful to be back in east tn.