1. Flight arrived early and there was still plenty of time to sleep
  2. Roomy economy plus seat with empty middle seat
  3. Enjoyable conversation with a Grammy nominated jazz sax player seatmate
  4. Staying with humorist Betty Teller in Napa
  5. Seeing so many fabulous chefs and colleagues at the CIA worlds of flavor conference
  6. Hearing the hilarious "demon chef" Allen Leung speak and demo his sex on the beach dish
  7. Crazy good dinner with dishes from chefs including Paul Qui, Edward Lee and Chris Kajioka
  8. Fascinating interview with the CEO of Suntory about Japanese whisky