Wednesday, October 12, 2005


west coast weekend

Hey, y'all! Me 'n' my mean face have just been thinking about the trip to San Francisco Mr. Cupcakes and I took last weekend. We love going there. And it's just a short 8 hour plane trip away! Except if Bewitched is your in-flight movie, it feels more like 13 hours.

Sooo...we left at 6:30am, but through the magic of "time" and "space" we arrived at 11am Pacific time. We got our superfine rental car (a Kia--holla!) and immediately rushed to Japantown.
Give this woman soba, stat! Mmmm, shrimp and vegetables and soba noodles. After lunch we left the awesome mall in Japantown and all of its incredible fake plastic food and went to Clement Street and browsed for a while. Clement Street has lots of little markets, dim sum shops, book stores, seafood stores, and best of all: the world's finest collection of Pocky.

Yes, regular and Men's!

And GIANT! Too big to bring on the plane, but I feel better just knowing it's out there. We bought Almond Crunch Mini Pocky and Coconut Pocky. Delicous!

There were lots of other festive foods, too.

Let's Party, dried crabs!

Let's Party, dried anchovy-type fish!

Let's Party . . . dried amorphous blob of sea life. I think you need a party most of all.

We also hit best-named-store-ever (even including the hilarious "Sox Appeal"): Cheaper Than Cheaper. That's how cheap it is, you guys. Here we found the best popsicle holders ever.

Guess how much they cost? No, cheaper than that! AHAHAHAHA! Okay, it was $1.00. The salesman helpfully suggested combining tequila, gin, vodka, "your favorite fruit," and enjoying it with your eyes rolled back in your head. That guy's like Mr. Food, but more drunk.

So after the excitement of Clement Street we hung out with our dear friend and ex-Carrborite Naomi and mysteriously happened to go to the exact same bar and then the exact same restaurant we had gone to almost five years earlier with different friends. Spooooky. Then we went back to Malena and Graham's swank house and got to spend some time with them. On Friday we did breakfast and Mr. Cupcakes worked on special projects to help the groom get the wedding reception prepared. I went, um, yarn shopping. BUT! I foolishly forgot my yarn when packing up, so pictures will have to come later. But I will say: Kureyon. Mmm.

That night was the groom's dinner (rehearsal dinner) and it was an astounding Chinese ten course meal. So delicious. Mr. Cupcakes will have pictures up soon.

The next day, we took a walk around Lake Merritt with Malena and Graham.

Nice and Minnesoty.

Here's the cover of Alex and Graham's upcoming album, Hermanos Nortes.

And we saw this flier:

It totally reminded me of my dirty Jenna! You might not be able to read this, but at the bottom it says

USE CAUTION! She may be the most
dangerous women in America! Perhaps the
most dangerous women in the world!

I totally concur.

That night was the wedding, which was beautiful, funny, gorgeous, and so much fun. Stu and Michelle really are, as their internet-ordained officiant said, the coolest couple in the world. Again, Mr. Cupcakes will be posting pictures soon. I just always forget to bring a camera when he's around.

The next morning we dashed off to the airport for a flight to Atlanta, where we got delayed an extra hour. Good thing for SUDOKU!

Tune in next time to see how Sudoku drives you insane, so you start inserting random symbols in an effort to make the puzzle work.

Yep, looks like that fits juuuuuussssst right.

Awesome blog! Pocky is so tasty!
Yes, I have been meaning to tell you.. I am the most dangerous women in the world.
Last time I went to SF I totally missed Clement Street and Cheaper Than Cheap! One to go to next time.

Did you have time to go to ArtFibers at all?

- MJ
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