June has been an insane month. Just click on the June archives and you'll see it was a busy month. It may have been a bit too much to the point where I feel like becoming recluse and taking residency in the hermit hall. That and I'm having my male PMS month (not week!) which last happened about 2 years ago. Pretty much, you'd notice I'm gonna be an extra big ass or mean with little filtering. Thanks to all my friends who know me and stick through this abrasive time.
Guess where I ate?
I forget the grain's name but it's like Barley. But not of course. There is a roasted onion thingee, pine nuts, some other thing that was like dried berries?, and saffron Cauliflower.
Roasted Nectarines, Prosciutto, Reduced Balsamic, and those green things.
Something yummy. Adios June 2007.
Tonight I'm making more Banana Nut Bread as well as a fruit salad. Pictures tommorrow?
Saturday, June 30, 2007
This night was an epic show at the Rickshaw Stop. Above is the awesome poster Anthony did for the show.
Opening was The Photo Atlas from Boulder, Colorado. They were pretty rockin'
Next was Music For Animals.
Up to their usual antics, they had their rally girl in referee garb just like in the poster. She also did a dominatrix outfit the time Anthony had one in the poster. At her side is a one eyed pinata. From here one might think it was Elmo. Or as one person asked "Is that a midget?!?"
Thrown into the crowd, one-eyed Elmo was viciously torn asunder. See all the happy faces? The girl in teal is obviously happy. The girl to her right is completely flipping out over candy. The more mature woman to the right side some how scored a fan. Kevin managed to rise from the fray with an MFA CD and some other random CD sampler or sorts.
Someone is flailing one-eyed Elmo was his one-eyed Elmo. Ouch!
Happy Birthday to Ryan.
The headliners were New York Rockers Mooney Suzuki.
Lead singer Sammy James Junior rocking it with the windmill.
These guys were pretty classic rock n' roll in their stage performance.
People like this shoulder riding. Look at all the smiling faces.
Lots of jumping. They did a double encore. One was an amusing Bar Song called "Good Ol' Alcohol" that you can hear on their webpage that sings the reliability of alcohol over all other drugs. Not the best message since drunk driving took 16,885 lives in 2005 but done with moderation and good designated driving arrangements, one can find a pleasant underlying message that I can agree with. Where other drugs do crazy things to your body, alcohol can be good. Wine is constantly seen in medical reports as even being beneficial as long you aren't downing a bottle a day. By default since I'm such a narrow arrow. Perhaps a Nat Loh all-time quote from my youth, "Look Ma, he smokes!"
It was quite an epic 210 minute show to close out the month.
Friday, June 29, 2007
A month of Thursday at Ed's
This week's entree: Crepes
Tia kept teasing Ed saying "you're crepe is burning!" I was gonna put comic-bubbles with this and a "!" reaction from Ed but the picture was too cool to clutter with words. I caught this moment just right.
This week's show was at Cafe Du Nord in the Castro featuring The Veils, the band of former XTC Keyboardist Barry Andrews' son, Finn Andrews. They were good and Finn Andrews made many 80's band type crying faces to the point Ed (loudly) pointed out his resemblance to Harry Osborn from Spiderman.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
So another friend of ours has been taken by the East Coast. I say it like I hate the "East Coast" even though I'm from there but it's all good. I haven't been East in 7 years but the East still rocks. It just sucks to see people leave, but he's getting a nice job as a concept artist with Mythic EA so that's a good thing! So farewell and good luck Mike!
A small group of friends gathered at Sushi Rika on Bush and Taylor on Nob Hill. One good thing about this place is that they have free parking in the garage next door. One bad thing is due to the location, and time, their prices have crept up even more so than their original high prices. In the world of super fast reviews, it's pretty average. myeh on the value. No real complaints. 6.0?/10
I love tamago nigiri. If you're stalking me, please leave tamago nigiri treats for me!
These Spider Rolls were overly large and overly unwieldy. And overly overly.
We stopped by Mike's place to check out his cool and crazy looking dog Woogie. She's a pomeranian with a long torso, big bulgy eyes, a round head, and an underbite. Very nice. And then Jeremy snagged this big fish market painting Mike did cause he wanted to throw it out and we were all like "Noooooooo!"
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Contrary to the evite title, it was not a pirate themed party. Good thing for me I had a spare shirt in my bag. I felt kind of silly with my pirate shirt on. Few pictures were taken. Happy Birthday Jeremy. You are now 27.
Have more BBQs while weather is still nice.
Although this isn't the same as the picture I posted last time, it certainly was a bit of Deja Vu for me.
Here we are playing a card game called Citadel. Congrats to Sophia for kicking out butts. I think we're watching something on youtube here. Probably this funny clip Romy sent me:
Oh My Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood!
I think we were all ready to leave around 8pm when Debbie and Ben called to say they were showing up. What was supposed to be 8pm turned into like 1am as Jeremy's HD movie channel was playing all these brainwashing movies such as Krull, the movie you've all seen but may not know it. I guess this was the best video I could find. It sort of goes through the entire plot of the movie. As Anthony called it, "the movie with the frisbee with spinning blades."
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Drumming takes a lot of coordination so when you're drumming and eating a burrito, something like this is bound to happen. So my (nearly 1o years) old Baby Blue Tex Mex Strat finally got some mileage tonight. Casey's friend Kaz was visiting from Japan so we had a spontaneous jam session just like in the old days. If we end up doing this monthly as mentioned, I'll certainly have incentive to practice.
Kevin had this automatic tuner but something was strangely unautomatic about it.
Everyone took turns playing.
See you next month?