My first full day in the Golden State was spent getting the MINI up and running for use while I'm here. I was worried that it wouldn't want to move since it's been a year that I put it into storage but it fired right up. I hopped in and took it up to a mechanic in central Orange County that a friend had recommended. While the car was in the shop getting its vitals checked, I headed over to nearby Downtown Disney to meet up with my good friend Vince for lunch.
I met Vince many years ago and he's one of a small group of people that's responsible for my reasonable level of sanity. He was there to catch me before I could have bottom a little while ago. For that, I'll never be able to repay him.
A couple of things, other than a huge heart, that make Vince awesome is that he's an amazing graphic artist, owns his own record label, and throws an annual "Tacky Party" that's a must-attend event for the who's who of the tasteless in Southern California.
Thanks for lunch Vince and get yourself on a plane and take advantage of some of those come-stay-on-my-couch invites you have over on the continent!