ghostly jim

this weekend was pretty great! first off, friday night jim was in town, so jim, meghan, josh, cameron, will, pat and i went to the fabled wokcano for dinner and drinks. wokcano is fabled because when i first moved to burbank, meghan, josh, clayton, my mom and i went to dinner and i didn’t tell meghan and josh where we were going. after parking josh saw the giant flaming wokcano sign and got excited that maybe that was the place we were going to eat. unfortunately no, but it’s been raised to mythic levels ever since. did wokcano live up to our expectations? well, no, because there’s no ‘wokcano special’ or ‘wokcano drink’ involving dry ice and maybe actual lava. and that was basically the agreed-upon benchmark for the restaurant. the food was good though, and my pear martini was soooo good.

the perfect twist

after dinner we went across the street to gordon biersch. the beer and scotch flowed and kevin met up with us a little later on. i played with jim’s iphone, we talked about comics, i got some good jim hugs and all was right in the world. post-drinks, will wanted to play rock band i so did i, but driving down to his place when my building was literally a few hundred feet away did not sound like a good plan. so, we parted ways and pat and i got another drink at the burbank bar & grill before we called it a night.

saturday – …well nothing really happened on saturday. i was tired and kind of hung over, so i spent the day cleaning my room, doing laundry, flipping my mattress, watching ‘willow’ and playing carcassonne with maria (who is totally obsessed with it now – oh god, what have i done?). maria took down the christmas tree (*sob*) and made some awesome korean food for dinner and then i went to bed early and finished ‘superman: red son‘ (OMG AMAZING – the end is INCREDIBLE).

meghan's homemade almond biscotti

sunday meghan and josh had us over for brunch (maria, pat and i – clayton was working and thus did not get to enjoy meghan’s homemade almond biscotti, although meghan sent some home with us) and it was so good! josh made french toast stuffed with bananas and walnut (? almond?) butter, there were circus waffles (josh agreed to eat all the clown-shaped ones), the aforementioned biscotti, mimosas and bellinis, coffee, tea, oj, bacon and a happy puppy to keep our feet warm under the table. brunch was incredible, and afterwards meghan, josh and i had our christmas (i will eventually post photos of the ADORABLE tshirt i received – three words: robots in love) then meghan showed me legoland star wars which totally makes me want to get a wii.

circus waffles

sunday afternoon maria and i napped on the couch while watching ‘planet earth’ (borrowed from josh and meghan) and taking turns cuddling with chloe, who was even more interested in licking my pants than usual, since they smelled of watson. after catching the first half hour or so of the abbreviated golden globes – which i found to be incredibly refreshing, btw – i drove to west hollywood. after a failed attempt to hit golden apple for my missing issue #1 of doktor sleepless, i went to pat’s and he, asa and i watched the premiere of the new terminator series. omg. it was. *sigh* it was not good. it wasn’t awful, but asa put it best – “did the writers of this show even SEE the other movies??” also, there was not nearly enough summer glau ass-kicking. afterwards we watched ‘casshern’, which i’d rented in lieu of ‘sunshine’ which was nowhere to be found in the valley. my original review of ‘casshern’ which is amusing because i feel the same way about it, except now that i understand the dialogue, i understand the movie as a whole more and less.

this week is a busy one – ‘there will be blood’ tonight, ‘i am legend’ tomorrow, another work design-y thing on wednesday, pub trivia on thursday and ‘cloverfield’, the murakami exhibit and a road trip to solvang this weekend.