The music store is only a handful of blocks away from my apartment (good to know!) and they also have lessons. I would never pay for ukulele lessons but I just might pay for flute lessons to get back into playing shape! They have a beautiful selection of guitars and said they can order other instruments as well, which makes me think I want to save up money and buy a bass flute. But really, bass flutes are a few thousand dollars at the very least and I have no reason to own one other than recreation, so that probably won't happen. They had a decent selection of books and instructional videos too. The circa-1993 VHS guitar lesson tapes were making us laugh:
My wonderful boyfriend also helped me pick up 5 big boxes from the post office. Momma and Papa Scott mailed me a ton of things from home, so we picked them up and unpacked a ton of little things that I forgot I even owned. And when we decided to drink champagne and liquor (my vodka, his whiskey) and I got just a little bit drunk, he took me to Swinger's in Santa Monica and we got chili fries and breakfast food. I just love him.
PS - I did a little redesign of my best friend's blog: seeeeeee!