The trailhead from Sunday’s little hike is at 18th Ave. and Hilltop Road. I know, because I went back yesterday evening. (Because if the day was long and you haven’t seen your roommate in almost a week and you’re full of nameless anxiety, you should not stay in your apartment and shop online.) I’ve always loved seeing the light on the foothills here; I’m glad it finally dawned on me I’d probably like being in those foothills in the evening light, too.

Almost as good as foothills for cheering you up: Jim Coudal’s recipe for the perfect martini. I think I’ll try it tonight.