Hey I thought of you on Thursday. I was on the 405 on my way to the OC from LA and had a memory of there being a Western Bagel in Long Beach so I pulled off the freeway to have my phone scope it out (It doesn't exist. Gotta go to the valley for a good bagel these days.) and I pulled into this parking lot of a Del Taco and a strange, creepy parking structure and thought "Long Beach is a shit hole." Then I remembered that your part of town wasn't and dismissed the idea of summing up Elby as a shit hole and continued on my journey bagel-less with a memory of you.