Yes it was. I hit the sauna right after work because our weather was in the 50’s today and that means I was cold. After I warmed up, I biked for 30 and caught up on some magazine reading. I was supposed to hit up CVS for some 3 oz sunscreen, but I got lazy. I’m thinking I might not even need a new bottle because the forecast for Santa Monica is only in the low 60’s. I always think of California as a hot place, but it’s actually pretty mild most of the time. I’m still super pumped for fresh food, friends, relaxation, and, if I’m lucky, wedding cake! This past weekend, when we were waiting for our food to arrive at Carmen, I declared that anticipation is my favorite emotion. I just love dreaming about upcoming gatherings, food, and travel and imagining what the details of an experience might be like. Of course, it’s important not to get too excited or set expectations that are too high because of Gumperson’s Law:
“The probability of something happening is inversely proportional to its desirability.”
Exhibit A: This wine has been sitting in our fridge since Friday and, since it was a cheap bottle of pino grigio (not my favorite), it was not desirable and I was going to pour it out. But I took a sip instead, and decided to have a glass with dinner. It was a fabulous compliment to my spicy dog and parsnip fries and it exceeded expectations.
What’s your favorite emotion?