So our beach bum date was pretty much successful (yay!) And all the forces that were against us, like a massive sleep debt and dark threatening clouds, could only waste away in the face of our buoyant, almost-giddy delight. It turned out to be quite a scorcher of a day, and we took cover under the gentle swaying of a (palm?) tree. The next best thing was, of course, huge icy relief from Ben & Jerry's. Now that completed our day.