Thursday was a pretty sad day. For the past few months many of my friends have been filtering out of the city. Several of my close friends left the city right after graduation. Immediately after graduation I missed them but I was so preoccupied all summer with the bar exam that I didn’t notice their absence immediately. Now that the bar is over more people are leaving the city. One of those people is my friend Eric who has been on the blog numerous times. With his leaving, our core law school group has been smashed. He’s only going to be in Orange County but still, I cannot run, literally, to his house for whiskey or absinthe or wine or beer.
I know so sad.
Luckily we had a plan to counteract the impending sadness. Wine, food, trolling each other incessantly and frolicking.
The afternoon started with me arriving at Eric’s, us opening a bottle and toasting our friendship, the end of the bar and my upcoming birthday!
Check the wine he had:
Flip Flop: Left Coast. In honor of the blog!
Shortly thereafter Phil and Jessica arrived in Phil’s bitchin’ 80′s red BMW convertible. We hit the 10 and drove north on the 1, top down. It was a truly stunning day.
On the way north we stopped for provisions before pulling into Solstice Canyon in Malibu. Solstice Canyon is an awesome hiking trail with a water fall and a stream.
We walked down the path to a picnic area that was shaded and really mellow. It was pretty hot on Thursday but it was nice and cool in the shade.
We even inherited a table with a table cloth on it from some other people who were leaving and we set out our picnic.
Keeping it classy with twist off top wine we bought at the gas station.
Brie, flat bread, pate, and hot flaming cheetos. Some of these things are not like the others.
We mostly just hung out, reminisced about law school and just messed around. Later our friend Haylee joined us and we celebrated her recent engagement.
Picnics always ftw.
We also harassed Eric about his inability to open the bear safe trash can.
We can graduate from law school but cannot open bear safe trash cans. Can’t win them all.
Eventually we extracted ourselves from the picnic area and made a quick pit stop by the beach for some light frolicking.
I love Malibu. I love the beach. I’m never leaving LA.
Overall, it was a great day. I miss my friends who have left but I’m glad for all the good times we’ve had.