We've started the fire, and are counting down to s'mores at midnight.

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How weird is it that we've got a bonfire going in a parking spot on SW Broadway? (Psst: We ran it by Randy Leonard when he visited, and he said we're a-ok. Apparently so: Cops have passed without even a second glance. Who knew?)

Also, a woman in a jeep just pulled up, and gave us this bouquet of illuminated roses. "It's the Rose Festival!" she said gleefully. Apparently Rose Festival volunteers gave out a few thousand of them up and down the route. Another guy just stopped by, with two left: He says there are about 1500 campers up and down MLK alone. (Down in the corner, you can see our watering can. That's for fire safety.)

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Erik's finally going to start reading the Great Gatsby.