Went into Palm Springs for coffee this morning. The place with high reviews on TripAdvisor had closed, so it was Starbucks. While looking for maps of Joshua Tree, I discovered we’re staying next to the San Andreas Fault line. Interesting. And kinda crazy. I guess it doesn’t bother anyone around here.
We saw stars on the sidewalk like the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Only recognized a few names, though, like Adam West and Marilyn Monroe. The sun feels strong here. Just sitting outside at Starbucks, my chest felt warm. I was afraid I was going to wake up with pink spots today, but none. I may spread sunscreen more liberally than yesterday.
Have I mentioned the email from Square about its IPO? I’ve been thinking about it for the past week. We’ve got money to invest for a few months. And I figure we should act like we have money, like people who have money. Fake it ‘til you make it. You gotta have money to make money . . . bla bla bla. Although I’m pretty sure we’re gonna buy some shares, I can’t decide how much we should invest. So I asked Hill for his opinion. He said it looks very very good, so I’m thinking we should go big. Originally I thought $10k, John said he was thinking $3k. But he says he trusts my instincts, so it sounds like whatever I want to do, he’s in.
So, do we put in $10k, or maybe $15k? We can do without it for a few months, longer if we stop spending money. I’m hoping California has just been pricey. Everything costs more, gas, food, attractions. I don’t think there will be as many attractions in the southern states coming up, mostly national parks.
Wow, the wifi here really sucks. The website claims high-speed internet throughout the park. Ha.
I broke down and bought a laundry card for the machines here. The last place charged $5 for the card and gave you $1 toward laundry. Here the card was $5, but no credit to use. The machines were only $1.50, so it probably works out considering the last place charged $1.75, and the place before that was $2.25. I hope I can use the card at the next place.
Kids need to start wearing stuff a couple days, like I do. Even living in the house, I rarely wore more than one pair of pants and a couple shirts each week. I figured I wasn’t doing more than cleaning, grocery shopping, driving kids places, cooking. Why wear anything clean or nice? I would just run into other moms doing the same thing.