Going over the bridge at the Hollywood MAX station, this random guy said "great beard!" I've never had that compliment before.
After I got home, I had my first soak in the hot tub in real rain. It was very nice. Getting my clothing wet was not really a problem for this activity.
(Aside to conform: tonight I managed five throws of the juggling pattern you invented. j3h thinks he knows the siteswap for it, but unfortunately I have forgotten what it was. Sometime when I'm more awake I'll have to try to work it out.)