Friday, July 4, 2008

I<3 Long Beach

For dinner this evening, Kerri and I walked to E.J. Malloy's pub and enjoyed dinner and a few beers. Then we walked to the liquor store to buy a bottle of cheap champagne to take to the fireworks show. (We put it in Nalgene bottles. We're classy like that.) And, the guy tells us they're having a free barbecue tomorrow, to celebrate their grand opening. SCORE. Then, we walked the two blocks down to the beach and enjoyed a fabulous fireworks show by the shore. Then, unlike the hundreds of unlucky people who had to drive home, we walked back home and are about to watch a movie.

There will be a 4th of July BBQ at our house next year. Mark your calendars kids. But for now, I am so-so-so-so happy that I live here. I have lived in five local cities in my life, and I feel like I have found the perfect fit.. This is where I could live the rest of my life and be happy. I have never loved a place that I live so much before. I'm home!


  1. I am so happy for you Jess. I can just imagine you being able to walk to the beach and walk around town with friends and enjoy yourself. Have fun....