Usually I like knowing what's up for the day. But today I woke up feeling well-rested for the first time in a couple of weeks and was excited to have a day that was totally up to me. Outdoors wasn't much of an option due to the unexpected summer rain so a friend and I decided to grab a nice lunch at one of my favorite local places, Birch Tree Bread Company. It's a hidden gem with artisan food, a casual atmosphere, and folksy music. I was pumped to hear one of my favorite Neil Young tunes as I enjoyed my salad of mixed greens, pickled julienne vegetables, and a White French dressing.