Just returned from a gig down at Southcoast Plaza. Whew! It took damn near two hours to get there! Two hours! Luckily for me I was riding along with my friend, Brian; talking, laughing and learning. And I say, learning, because one can't be in Brian's presence without learning something. He's a walking, talking encyclopedia. Honestly, he amazes me with his intellect. He came down pretty hard on President Obama today, but, hey, I welcome my friends' opinions. Even if I don't agree with them!!!!! After he dropped me off at home, he sent me a text that said he considers me an inspiration. Wow! In this instance, I happily receive my friend's opinion. And soooooooooo agree with it! Haaa!