I was joking with my friend a few days ago about how I expected to spend a lot more time on the beach when I moved to LA. Then I got to thinking, why DON'T I spend more time at the beach?? I get so much joy from being near the water. The sunshine, the beach fog, the feeling of salt in my hair just from the air alone, all makes me really happy. It doesn't take that long to get to the beach, and when pegged up against traffic, it's just a matter of timing to make anything happen in LA. All you need is about $15 in your tank, a good book, and...yeah, that's about it.