An emissions test doesn't sound like much of an artist date UNTIL YOU ADD THE HIPSTAMATIC IPHONE APP.
Then it's a par-tay.
For readers who don't live in California, if you have a certain type of car of a certain age then you are required to get an emissions test, which is kind of like a smog report on your car. If your car outputs too much smog, you need to get something fixed. Luckily, my emissions test renewed my fondness for Civie, my fuel-efficient-tootin'-around-the-neighborhood Honda Civic. The car had a clean bill of (smog) health.
While I waited, I played with my super wonderful iPhone app, Hipstamatic:
I hadn't planned on turning my errand into an artist date, but I had so much fun being creative that I think it qualifies. And it opened me up to more possibilities for artist dates. No longer must I traipse around art galleries or museums to find inspiration. The 76 station on the corner of Topanga and Ventura works just fine.