The ending of The Shield was awesome.
I have a hard time believing that Walt will survive his cancer, let alone coming back home with a giant gun in his trunk, presumably as one of the most notorious fugitives in the country. It's more of a how, not an if. The question is what happens to Jesse, Hank and the rest of Walt's family.
Valentino Vendetta today. I've had this forever and rarely wear it - maybe because I tend not to wear very strong scents. I always forget how odd this one is - it's citric and herbal up top and starts out like a classic chypre, but the base is spicy and ambery like an oriental, and there are sharp soapy fougere notes popping up along the way. Despite the seeming contradictions it feels balanced and well made.
OK, Bakersfield is totally worth a visit, for Basque food and country music and ice cream/candy store that's like a hundred years old. It's closer to LA than Palm Springs - an easy day trip. Plus everybody in California drives by there every once in a while on the way to somewhere.