It occurs to me that I have received two compliments on my little outing. A long haired Asian guy at Jack N the Box said, "I gotta say, I really admire your beard. As an Asian man, I can only grow this," he says, indicating his goatee and thin moustache. Then at Maclains, this other long-haired dude noticed my copy of Infinite Jest and said, "David Foster Wallace. Nice."
Life is okay. People are okay.