I had the day off today and did a few errands in and out of the house. Sometime in the late afternoon, I ended up walking around the Venice Boardwalk (see the live came here). It was actually nice and partly sunny today and nowhere near the cold and wet we've been having lately. Aside from a whole lot of tourists, street peformers, skateboarding kids, homeless folk, and your general spattering of plain old CRAZY people, it was actually kind of fun. It's a definite 'tourist trap' with all of the vendors and stores selling t-shirts and sunglasses. There was also a high number of smoke shops selling bongs and things. I guess I know where to go now. [just kidding ... REALLY].