| ||Weekend With A Fellow Poet|
Fellow poet, old roommate, and friend Emily is back in the Bay Area. She's been in England for a year studying and is trying to get into a Ph.D. program over there as well. In the meantime she's looking to spend a few months working and living here in the Bay Area.
She's been couch surfing almost a week now and this weekend it was my futon that she landed on beginning Friday evening. That meant she and I had about 2 days to hang out and run around.
Friday evening we had dinner at my favorite neighborhood pho restaurant for some Vietnamese food and then went to the Bitter End, one of the neighborhood pubs for a pint. And hey, I didn't know this but the Bitter End has $3 drafts M-F til 8pm (don't know when Happy Hour begins). So over a pint we did some catching up. It was great fun. Affterwards we watched my favorite episode of Futurama and then topped off the evening with the 1940s Pride and Prejudice starring Lawrence Olivier.
Saturday, after Emily made copies of her resume, we headed to Japantown for the Cherry Blossom Festival. I've never been. I know! After almost 7 years in SF and finally I made it the Cherry Blossom Festival. Thankfully it wasn't just food booths. There was a stage in the Peace Plaza and Emily and I sat down on the steps to watch performers dance and watch a karate school give demonstrations of their students' (all ages) abilities.
After watching the performances we wandered through the arts and crafts section and then made our way back to my apartment where we relaxed for a bit before heading to Kitaro, a sushi restaurant in the Richmond that we used to go to when we were roommates at USF.
Returning from dinner we watched a movie we both thought would just be fun to watch. I
wouldn't say I make an effort to watch Jim Carrey movies, but we both
really liked watching Yes Man for some reason. We went to bed at a reasonable hour because we both wanted to attend the 9:30am Easter service at St. Ignatius on campus at USF.
Sunday we made it to USF in time to find seating, because traditionally Easter is one of the 2 services a year when Catholics come out of the woodwork and suddenly show up at church. To celebrate Easter (and the end of my Lenten observance of not eating: meat, except eggs and fish, iced tea, coffee, soda and all deserts) we ate our Easter lunch at Mel's Drive-In (which we did a few Easters ago by chance). I had a cheeseburger and a shake.
We walked home, picked up dessert at Toy Boat and then I got Emily to watch Kung Fu Hustle (she's not a fan of violence and doesn't like the site of blood fake or otherwise). After the movie we played 2 rounds of Yahtzee and 3 of Mancala before she headed off to the next couch on her list.
Next time I see her we'll be hopefully joined by at least one other poet.
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