1. Miranda

    I think I agree with you Laura – anticipation is awesome. I love having things to look forward to!! I don’t know if I’d pick it as my favourite though – I don’t know if I could pick a favourite, because I think you can’t appreciate one emotion without having experienced its opposite. But I do love looking forward to things 🙂

  2. mary

    hi laura!! i hope you have a great time in santa monica! i actually live right in the heart of santa monica (about six blocks from the pier). the weather can be a bit deceiving. while it looks like it will only be in the low 60’s in samo, it still feels pretty warm/gets sunny during the day. i typically use sunblock if i am going to be out all day. if you go into la/hollywood/etc., you will definitely want it. it is usually 10 degrees warmer when you head inland. also, santa monica tends to get a bit gloomy in may (called may greys), but it hasn’t started yet really. if that happens, the gloom (marine layer) is usually only from the beach to 8 or 9 blocks inland. it tends to burn off around 1:00 and will be bright and sunny the rest of the day. all the nights are cool and you will want a sweater of some sort!

    i realize you have no idea who i am and am just throwing advice out at you…i have only lived in the california for the past 9 months and took me forever to understand the weather patterns here! enjoy your trip!


  3. I definitely love having things to look forward to, but sometimes I end up getting so worked up for an event that it just doesn’t live up to my expectations. For me, there’s a big difference between just looking forward to something and over-anticipating!

  4. melanie

    “Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best — ” and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.
    — Winnie the Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner


  5. AshinMT

    I too like anticipation. But agree about the disapointment factor. Which is exactly the reason that i have skipped making big plans for birthdays or new years eves the last few years, they never ever turn out as y ou had hoped.
    I do like all the preparation that comes with anticipation. I am a big time list maker, checker-offer, etc. In fact im planning our meals for a camping trip this weekend as we speak!

  6. Wow, that Winnie the Pooh quote sums it up quite nicely…

    I also really enjoy anticipation, but I always have to be careful to not let myself get too carried away with looking forward to what’s to come…

    With that said, I also love being surprised. I am a major planner and always like to know what’s going on, but when someone can successfully surprise me, oh my I become SPEECHLESS!

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