>> Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Talk about a WEEKEND! Took me till weds to post about it! Here's a run of events:
Friday, after much self reflection, got a ride from my boss to the local Barnes & Noble to hang out for Nico. Listened to Godspeed You! Black Emperor for several hours there, combing the racks of books for something interesting. Talked with some people in the graphic novels section who were impressed and bewildered by my obscure gn knowledge (courtesy of one Evan Stiles). I finally settled on some gifts: The Sandman Companion for Evan, The Art of War by Sun Tsu for Fred and Warren, Seamus Heaney's translation of Beowulf (the best trans i've ever found), and a paper copy of Chainfire for myself (i only have the hard cover one).
Met Nico at the B&N cafe, had a cup, grabbed some Zankou, and met back at Evan's house. Hung round till Warren came over and headed off to Lucky Baldwin's where
we i got pretty tanked (yeah, off 2 beers, i'm a lightweight). Went back to Evan's to read some shakespeare, watch some aqua teen, and sweet sleep.
Saturday we were supposed to go rock climbing early, but needed to recover from the night before, and spent the beginning of the day playing final fantasy. We breezed through Little Tokyo to look for an egg mold (i am dying without one!) and ended up at the Getty to see the Icons of Sinai exhibit. It was truly, TOO COOL. Literally, cool as well cause we went at night and had to run in between the buildings because the wind was whipping and chilling and would just knock you over.
Then to Ev and Mir's place in Brentwood for Munchkin, more drinks, and good times. We swung by Live Jazz on the way home to check out Nico and John. The last band was wrapping up and we spent the time drawing cartoons on flyers for the Cocaine. Back to my house for sleep (interrupted sleep courtesy of one black annoying cat).
Next morning we finally got going to the rocks, only to find it too cold and windy to stay for long. So we hiked for a bit and sat down talking, it was a nice view and the sun was warming. There were people mountain biking UP the mountain, passing us extremely slowly and dripping sweat. That was enough to make anyone get of their ass, but i realized that the combo of cold air, asthma, and fatigue was too much to surpass.
So instead of hiking all day, we went to tarzana-ish area and had some awesome shish-kebobs! It was served in this lavash type bread that was chewy and crispy, and the spices were incredible. After that we went to the rents house to hang out, had some soup with them (Barbara got a soup book for xmas and it is soooooo tasty!), joked around while watching Napoleon Dynamite, and then headed off. A few mins later we came back to the house cause evan's car was making the most horrible screeching noise. It
eventually kinda went away, and we were able to go grocery shopping and get home without incident.
And that's it. It's not exciting, it's not glamorous, it's not even witty (haven't quite woken up yet) but there it is!
toast count: 1, raisin