April 21st, I skipped beach ultimate Frisbee and headed to the LA Times Festival of books. I haven't missed this event in years, and I wasn't going to start now if I had a choice about it.
The day was pleasantly warm. It felt like it was going to get hot at one point, but some clouds came in and cooled it off. It was great to be outside enjoying the pleasant spring weather.
I got lots of hugs from authors who are friends. They were so happy to see me and see that I was doing well. That definitely made me smile.
The day's still not quite what it was. The fact that fewer bookstores participate or are even around to participate is the reason why. Still, I bought a few books and spent the time talking to authors, so it was fun. Left earlier than I would back in the day, but I'm glad I went for sure.
And, of course, I got to spend the day with my friend Angelique, which always makes it well worth while.