I took Jodie Taylor out to the Orange Grove Pond at the Cal State Northridge campus. It was a beautiful Spring day. Perhaps the oranges didn't look so hot, but we weren't there for them anyways. We wanted a nearby outdoor location where Jodi could just be Jodi in her recently-made cut-off jean shorts. I was distracted by the light, nature, turtles, and pretty Jodi, I nearly got a parking ticket for letting my meter expire. But somehow, the gods were smiling on me that day and I managed to talk the lovely lady, who was at my car when we returned, out of issuing me the citation. I learned on this afternoon how to use religious holidays in my favor.

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