So I had a three hour layover in LA and my amazing parents not only showed up to say hi and give me a hug, but they restocked my mini pharmacy and BROUGHT IN N OUT BURGER WITH THEM. Two double doubles and a fries. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? There is no equivalent for how awesome that is because it is just too awesome.
A big thank you to LA Intl Airport (the new Tom Bradley International Terminal is amazing) for getting me off the plane, through immigration and customs with baggage, and past baggage re-drop in under 15 minutes.