In case anyone is wondering, Los Angeles has reached the dog day's of summer. Had I grown up out here, I've determined after much pondering, that I would be an entirely different person today. Rather than being the studious little academic girl bent on a great college education, I would've ditched school and become a surfer chick. How anyone could study, let alone sit in school all day, during this heat is beyond me. The cool breeze off the seemingly endless horizon of the great Pacific beckons me to wade where the waves meet the shore and seek solace in the comfort of the cool salty air blowing my hair in the wind. Ah, how I love the beach!