Saturday, November 8, 2008

Question of the Day #3

November in Southern California is weird. Some years, everything's on fire and it sprinkles ash in your backyard. Other years, it rains so much that you realize you've needed a new roof for years but never got the heads up. And once in a while, you're blessed with an 80 degree, crystal ball-clear beach day.

Today was one of those days. So my wing-girl, Helen, and I started up the car, took the top down and headed to Malibu. Waves crashed sky blue, surfers stripped out of wetsuits highway-side and dolphins dotted the waters.

It looked a little like this:
As we drove, we grooved in our seats to Modest Mouse. Howled out Kings of Leon. Belted Pat Benatar and giggled over Rehab, MGMT, and Everclear.

Then, as we drove through a residential neighborhood, in search of a good view of Point Dume, we stopped to support the future enterprisers of the world and bought lemonade from a lemonade stand.

Now, we're aware that we chose to purchase refreshments in Malibu, but they cost $2 a glass. Maybe it was the fresh strawberry garnish?

Finally, we headed out to El Matador State Beach. So Cal's hidden treasure. And took it all in.
All in all, it was an amazing day. But it wouldn't have been quite as enjoyable without the music. So, we ask you, what's on your playlist?

Suzanne and Helen


  1. Bitterroot (Indigo Girls), Soak Up the Sun (Sheryl Crow), Take Your Mama (Scissor Sisters), Shattered (Rolling Stones), Me and Julio Down By the Schooltard (Paul Simon), Everything Is Coming Our Way (Santana). My wife has Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Earth Wind and Fire and Metallica. :)

  2. Playlist? Is that like an Ipod thing?

    Um, I watch light classical on the TV. Does that count?

  3. A little bit of this, and a little bit of that. Louis and Ella, Nora, Magneta Lane, Matthew Good, Silversun Pickups, MGMT, Ramones, Clutch, and I cannot forget about Bif Naked - my very special rocker chick.

  4. Ask your wing girl. I got married and you got custody of her.

  5. And I can't thank you enough for that. ; )

  6. Sarah, most of our playlist was actually a CD we made for our friend Tom. We were like seventh graders making a mixed tape for a boy. ;)

    As for classical music on TV, of course it counts. Although I'm not sure how you watch it..

  7. I just rediscovered and downloaded Boy or a Girl by Imperial Drag. I love that song. Yay for one hit wonders!

  8. For tomorrow's drive it's going to be Weezer, Death Cab for Cutie, and Rise Against. Also, the second Boogie Nights soundtrack, the one with the Jessie's Girl on it.


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