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Saturday
February 17, 2007

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Behold the magnificent expanse of the Pacific Ocean! OK, even if you can't see the whole thing at once, chances are the drops you see here
have been everywhere--from cloud to mountaintop to river to ocean and back to cloud again, with visits to plants and lungs along the way.
It was a long day. From couch to van to Records to lunch to van to Aquarius to dinner to Hemlock Tavern where I filmed Factums and
Climax Golden Twins but didn't project anything because of low ceilings and it was too crowded. At lunch I had joked about my deferred
dream of being a drifter, but after the show with no place to go we all got a taste of that lifestyle by parking at the beach. Unlike Seattle, the
beaches here don't close and there were many fires going when we arrived around 2 a.m. We didn't have wood so we stood in a tight
circle and warmed ourselves from a small bottle of Hornitos. Jesse found a cantaloupe, coconut, and pineapple just lying on the sand.
We picked 'em up to eat later for breakfast. Dan and I tried to sleep outside but it was too cold so we piled into the van around 5 a.m.
There was a $76 parking ticket on the windshield--more than we would have paid for a hotel. Oh well, it was nice to fall asleep to
the sound of waves and friends snoring in a crowded smelly space, even if I couldn't move my cramped neck after sleeping in my seat.