Mad dash to a Walmart (LA doesn't have many of these nearby) to find some 'merica pride shirts.
BBQs - where I run into my old Georgetown roommate who has long since left her planned international relations career for a PhD in mechanical engineering. She's only got a little internship with NASA this summer, no big deal.
Eating a really good burger.
Walking through a beautiful Pasadena neighborhood to the Rose Bowl. Well, a hill overlooking the Rose Bowl. Why pay to get in when there's a free view?
I'll take any of these houses. Any of them.