I spent the day doing two things I love - riding my bike to the beach and watching dogs compete in fun contests at a local dog festival. The most entertaining part of the day involved marveling at how swift and nimble the Border Collies are when running through agility courses and doing jumps. Fortunately, the marine layer keeps temperatures cool at the beach, so it never truly feels like summer on most summer days. I'm not complaining...given that fall trends will start hitting stores next month, cool weather is not such a bad thing. It makes the desire for shearling coats, varsity jackets, clog boots, and over-the-knee socks seem almost appropriate right now.