As I write this, I'm sitting in my hotel room outside of Los Angelas. Crazy that yesterday morning I was in Boston and I'll be back there tomorrow. About a year ago, Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff's wife sent a bunch of us an e-mail that she was planning a surprise birthday party for him and she'd love it if we could attend. I put it on my calendar then and the months went by. So yesterday morning as [munk] and I sat at the gate at Logan Airport waiting to head out here I could finally be excited. I had kept it in the back of my mind so that I wouldn't let it slip anywhere.
We all arrived at the Yamashiro Restaurant at 6 with plans for Mark and Marnie to arrive at 6:30. It was great to hang with PW Fenton, Mike Yusi and [munk] while we waited for the guest of honor to arrive. We took bets on what swear word he'd call us. When he walked in, it was obvious that he didn't expect to see us or his other friends. I'm sure a video of it will be online soon :)
I'm really psyched I could make this work with my crazy schedule. It means that after spending some time at Mark's house today I have to jump back on a plane to get home, but it was well worth it.
Quality time with quality friends. Makes it all worth it.