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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

I Had A Plan...

So I had a plan for this weekend. It involved cleaning my office space, Rick cleaning and organizing his office, painting the ceiling in the third bedroom, cutting up the fallen branch in the back yard. But...

Got a call from Justin saying, "Hey, wanna see you guys, and I'm willing to drive there to do it." This is an offer I can't refuse. So Justin and Monica came down on Saturday and we took them to see Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, which rocked for the second time. It turns out Ali and Mark have a friend in common with Justin who I don't know but whom both of them think is the bee's knees, so I think they all got along just perfectly. And Casa Orinda was amusingly kitschy, with two little birds hanging over the light fixture above our table, inspecting our chicken, and a giant moose head on the wall, and brands burned into the table top. And the fried chicken was indeed the best I've ever had, and the biscuit was baked in heaven.

Sunday, I'd told Justin of my plan for getting things done, but Rick was less enthusiastic about my plan and thought we should go to the Japanese Gardens in Kelly Park with them, so we did, and followed that with a trip through the History San Jose park, including a ride on a trolley that had the coolest seats ever. You pull up on them to change which direction they're facing. And then we headed to Valley Fair, where Justin and Monica wanted to visit the Sanrio store. But first we started with lunch, because breakfast was wearing thin. At this point, we introduced a Sacramento area native to Mongolian BBQ for the first time. This seems utterly impossible for me, since Sacramento is where they store all the good Mongolian BBQ restaurants, but Monica had her first try at the mall in San Jose. Go figure. Anyway, yummy Mongolian in my tummy, we headed to Sanrio, only to get distracted at Rampage and Hot Topic. Hot Topic is having one of their infamous 50% off the clearance price sales, so I got a couple of cute new tops for $6 and $7. Kinda hard to pass up. And then we made it to Sanrio. It was about this time that we realized the Winchester House might be closing soon, so a quick call illustrated that we were too slow, and Justin and Monica would have to come back to visit that another weekend (Oh darn!). After a little more browsing, including Justin and Monica getting a darling little tea set, we headed home and sent them on their way. At home, we found a Bates waiting on our doorstep. He and Alex came over and we fed them and baked (um, burned... ) cookies, and watched Equilibrium. It was a lovely evening, with absolutely no cleaning or painting.

So the ceiling painting is put off yet again. But that's okay. I really really enjoyed seeing my friends. Yay!

1 Comments:

  • I for one am glad you put off the ceiling painting. I may be a little biased, since it meant we got to take up all of your time, but still...

    By Blogger misterjustin, at 8:03 AM  

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