I'm excited to report that my new friend at work, Giggles, is quite the intellectual and a non-boring eater -- perfect attributes for a Friend of Monkey. We had a lovely date after work on Wednesday. You may recall that, a few weeks ago, I wrote, "I hope Giggles and I become good friends." Indeed, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship!
We started off with an early dinner at Zip Fusion Sushi downtown (744 E. 3rd Street). We were excited about happy hour specials, but, alas, these no longer exist. Even so, we had a nice time. I'm not *quite* to the point of taking pics of food with Giggles yet, but maybe soon.
After dinner, we headed to the Los Angeles Central Library to listen to Kevin Bales give a lecture presented through ALOUD called "Ending Slavery: How We Free Today's Slaves." Despite the great potential of being a total downer, the talk was rather interesting, and I liked spending my evening doing something different from just TV or a movie. I'd almost forgotten how much I like to learn, and this was a good reminder.