we were on our way to meet up with abigail and horatiu at "the transylvania" - a romanian restaurant in hollywood when our tire exploded, ripping up some wiring in our car. we were very sad because we thought we wouldn't get to see them! (alas, we had to turn back.) but, abigail and horatiu came up to visit us, which was quite a drive for them, and very very nice. they even gave us a bottle of romanian water! did you know it is naturally carbonated? comes out of the ground that way! all in all, it was a lovely time - crazy that it's been a year since we've seen each other! time is a funny thing.