He said specifically "don't say on your blog that I never let you have any fun..."
Actually, he got to do work on this glorious day (albeit working while lounging on the patio on our new not-yet-upholstered foam cushions), while I went to lunch with the girls at Le Grande Orange in Pasadena. Fun.
I can't believe I didn't know about this place before. On Raymond St. Right across from Central Park in Pasadena. Hit up the Pasadena antiques stores on a Sunday morning and then stop in for brunch on the beautiful patio. Order a pitcher of white sangria and then wander around Old Town for the rest of the afternoon. Just make sure that you set some ground rules for shopping post-sangria. Also, parking is $2 with validation (found out after letting meter run out and getting a $45 ticket - so much for my afternoon of shopping). Or better yet, take the metro which stops right next to the restaurant which is housed in an old train depot. How urban.