Friends, I could use your help in a few areas. I submit myself to your superior knowledge and wisdom. [Edited to add: here's an update on everything!]
Things to do or see and food to eat in Sacramento
In a couple of weeks, I’m going to Sacramento for a work conference, and I will have a bit of free time to wander. I try to squeeze in some sightseeing and at least 1 good meal, so, what should I see and eat? What’s unique and cool about Sacramento? I won’t have a car, but I’m staying at the Sheraton Grand.
Things to do or see and food to eat in Anaheim
See above. A month after I get back from Sacramento, I’m going to Anaheim for 4 days over a weekend. Blurg. And no, I am not going to Disneyland by myself, because that is just pathetic. Sooo, what else is in Anaheim? Something Mighty Ducks-related, I assume? This time, I’ll be at the convention center.
The plus side of all of this California travel is that I will be in the land of In-N-Out! I have never been there! I missed my chance during the 1 time I was in Los Angeles, so I am making it a priority this time around. Sacramento and Anaheim people, would it be ridiculous if I ran to the nearest location? Like physically ran? If I showed up all sweaty and out of breath, only to order a burger, eat it, and jog back, would that be weird? Or like, understandable? Oh, um, would it be safe? Alternatively, does anyone want to come with me? By which I mean, swing by my hotel en route?
A real carry-on
I have a small rolling suitcase, but it’s in that slightly bigger size that everyone eyes up as not able to fit in the overhead compartment, and it doesn’t help matters when I can barely hoist it above the seats and bean somebody on the head in the process. I refuse to check luggage for work travel, so I think I need to get the super smallest size for my own sense of guilt (and public safety). Can you recommend one? Or a brand? I don’t travel that much, so it doesn’t have to be super duper nice, but I would like it if the handle didn’t fall off on the first use or anything.
At Becky’s wedding, one of the bridesmaids did everyone’s make-up because she is a Mary Kay girl. It was very convenient, but I ended up with some Scary Eyes. Anyway, as she was applying my foundation, I said, “So, my skin is pretty clear right now, but I’m turning 30 next year. Should I be wearing a night cream?” And she looked at my very gravely and nodded. I need to replace the dead skin cells! Nighttime is healing time! It’s never too late to fight aging effects! So, now I’m all freaked out about my dying face. The flip side to this is that I am totally cheap when it comes to face stuff and totally negligent in that I wash my face about every other day, if I remember. I absolutely refuse to spend a fortune on something that has virtually no observable effect. That said, I have no idea what that effect would be, so who am I kidding? With that in mind, can anyone recommend a night cream that I can get at a drug store without busting my wallet, is fragrance-free, and is beneficial for basically non-problematic skin?
Cranberry colored jeans
I’m on the hunt for skinny jeans that are a cranberry color. Not this orange-y fire engine shade that’s around now: I specifically want cranberry. I might settle for a brick red or burgundy, but they are not ideal. Any finds out there?