chocolate cake with thick gooey frosting
decent latte always made by the same guy who doesn't care that I have to use a credit card even though it costs less than 3 bucks
the nicest free office space in santa monica even if you have to run up the stairs faster than the screenwriters at 9:59 to get them.
people who recognize me and nod whether or not they know my name
a writer's colony of 3 (two other writers for Little, Brown sometimes write there)
cool jetsons architecture surrounding desert eco-courtyard with fake stream running through it
lots of books that smell like the crinkly cellophane they're wrapped in
giant earphones that make me look like a DJ
outlets everywhere, at every table
a free showing of the movie Pete's Dragon sometime next week, and where else will you see Mickey Rooney and Helen Reddy in the same hour…
did i mention the chocolate cake?