Laguna Nigel at damn near 4 AM. I arrived by 5 AM. I stood in line with hundreds of others who were there to audition for OPRAH's reality show to find a new, tv host. After the audition, I figured I'd hang around Laguna. Well, I wound up driving to Dana Point. Parked near the ocean. And proceeded to walk all over the place. I exercised a bit. And met some of the kindest people. After talking to a gracious couple for over 30 minutes, I headed toward the water and walked upon a father and son. We struck up a conversation and before I knew it, I was enjoying a delicious lunch with them right on the water @ Wind & Sea Restaurant! And the son PAID! Didn't I say the day was glorious??? Haa! The son's name is, Marc. His dad's name is, Mr. Abdou, because I was taught never to call my elders by their first names. So, I won't here, either. Mr. Abdou is from Egypt. And he's one, helluva fella! He knows that ocean community like the back of his hand. And he delighted in tellin' me all about it. -- I am soooo very happy that my love for people extends beyond race, creed, color or socio-economic status. I like PEOPLE. Plain and simple. And I can learn something from EVERYBODY. Also plain and simple. One day I'm gonna earn a terrific living talking to PEOPLE. Mark my words. -- Yeah, yesterday was GLORIOUS. And it was because, in this country, I am FREE to go WHEREVER I want. And meet WHOMEVER I want. Oh, how HAPPY I am for the FREEDOM I possess! And for the people who inhabit this planet!!! -- I sure hope Mr. Abdou is enjoying a PHENOMENAL FATHER'S DAY today!!!!