I'm supposed to go down to Santa Cruz this weekend to visit friends and do a couple parties. I always have a great time hanging out down there, and it's nice to re-connect with people I knew from when I lived there. But I hate going down there alone. It's not the drive, that's not such a big deal. Maybe I'm just bumping up against my old mindset from when I lived there and could never get a date. My mind thinks: "Santa Cruz = alone." Last year I took a friend with me and we had a great time. We didn't hang out together like every second, but it was good to have a partner and backup if needed. Oh well. Maybe something will turn up.