Coca-Cola Classic to accompany brunch at the downtown Palo Alto Creamery;
a cup of coffee to go with a slice of cake at Prolific Oven;
a mango mint margarita with appetizer at Cascal;
an orange Italian soda to cool off at Books Inc.;
Bushmills Irish whiskey on the rocks while waiting at the bar for my dinner party;
a Kingfisher beer to go with our meal at Shiva's;
...and water, water everywhere.