Today was one of those days in Southern California. One of those days where the weather is perfect. One of those days where it is sunny and warm. One of those days where the sky is blue and clear and I can see the mountains. Basically, today was one of those days that gives us bragging rights. We make the rest of the country jealous while they are still layering sweaters and coats and we are breaking out the shorts. It has been so beautiful here and I am trying to take advantage of the outdoors by just relaxing and taking it all in, even if it's only for a few minutes each day. Today I sat out on the porch and enjoyed my surroundings during a quick lunch break. Other than the great view of the snow-capped San Bernardino mountains, I watched the clouds and the millions of lizards that occupy my backyard. I ate a sweet, local orange and I felt oh so Californian. Moments like this are the ones that I want to remember. A few months from now, when the temperature reaches 110 degrees, I will not remember this moment and I will loathe Southern California. I will complain about it and dream about moving somewhere cooler. Hopefully when that time comes, I can recall this day. Yes, my poor paleness will fry for a few months and it will be pretty miserable but the good times will come again and as before, we will have all the bragging rights because of our awesome weather.