The afterparty moved to a marvelous restaurant in CDM, where one friend remarked: "I've never seen anything like this in my life." Referring, of course, to the gorgeous women of Newport Beach. We are certainly blessed in that regard. Another friendly comment: "J, everytime I see your face it costs me at least $300." My apologies.
As Adam once told us: "A big kitchen, good friends and great wine . . . that's the essence of happiness." Personally, I think these conditions are necessary but not sufficient. The essence of happiness is in the pursuit of truth and human understanding. But, that's a conversation topic we can discuss over the next bottle of pinot noir.