this weekend i drove up to san francisco, ostensibly to try out this bike eric found for me. sadly, it was too tall, but the weekend was fantastic anyway. friday night eric and i ate at a thai place around the corner from his new apartment, chao thai, then played video games. THEN jon drunk-dialed me so eric and i talked to jon on speaker for a good half an hour. the next day i found out jon drunk-dialed mike right afterwards. today i found out jon was so hungover the next day, he was two hours late for a recording session with mark.
but anyway! saturday eric took me to 900 grayson and i had the ‘demon lover’ – a very delicious and gourmet version of good ol’ fried chicken and waffles. we poked around urban ore for awhile then went to the mission to get bacon maple donuts from dynamo (we ended up getting half a dozen assorted) and ice cream from humphry slocombe. i got olive oil and balsamic caramel (the olive oil was my favorite) and eric got salted licorice and ‘secret breakfast’, which was cornflakes and bourbon flavor. was it bourbon-y? and how!
after ice cream we drove to golden gate park and met up with dan and some of his friends, who were demoing dan’s new iphone game. we played a few games – got some unexpected exercise in, what with all of the running around – then headed to soma. we ate at ‘wichcraft with mike and tiffany and a couple of mike’s friends, then walked over to the metreon. we all saw ‘watchmen’ in IMAX (good, but there’re these things called ‘editing’ and ‘pacing’ that zack snyder needs to study some more), then eric and i drove mike and tiffany home. we hung out at eric’s the rest of the night, with dan and eric’s roommate, emma.
sunday morning we ate the donuts from dynamo – bacon maple and ginger orange and apricot whatever-it-was were good, but the coconut was the best. after some wii, eric, emma, dan and i piled into eric’s car and went to sea breeze, at the berkeley marina, for fish and chips (or chicken and chips or a whole crab). then eric took us on a driving tour of little-known areas of the east bay like point richmond. there was more wii-ing, then my plans to drive home were thwarted when i fell asleep. no worries, this gave eric a chance to make me a panini. we walked to the store and got ingredients – fontina, roasted red pepper, pepper crusted turkey, sourdough then ate like kings. there was some more wii, then we watched all of ‘wizard people, dear reader’ which is a dude narrating over “harry potter and the sorcerer’s stone”. have you seen this? if not, you should.
so, this morning i drove back to LA. i’ll be here for three days, then maria, clayton, elaine and i are driving back up to SF for a little road trip. winchester mystery house, hearst castle, big sur, rugby store, more ice cream and donuts!
…speaking of sandwiches…(via eric)