We got up early this morning and went to Pasadena to volunteer for a friend’s birthday! The organized ice breaker game part of the experience was a little much for me, but it felt good to do good, hard work (we were mostly raking), plus good company. We decided to watch Austin Powers when we got home (after much-needed showers), and our neighbor finished installing a dishwasher (!!) for us while that happened. And then we returned to our friend’s birthday celebration, this time at his house, for a delightful, long evening of baby name drafting, wine, and Cheeze-its.