Friday, August 18, 2006

Right back where we started from....

Another crazy dream night. This time I was shouting in my dream and I actually woke up shouting at Jon. I didn't remember it at first in the morning, but it started to come back to me in bits and pieces after I was awake and Jon sparked my memory of it. Guess I woke him up from a pretty sound sleep. Oops.

Now to finish my California recap.

I forgot to mention the first thing we did after retrieving our rental car was went looking for an In and Out burger. I have heard them mentioned so many times in magazines and random movies that I had to try one. I was amazed by the line in the middle of a Friday for a fast food joint. It was not even lunch time. I guess everyone else had the same idea I did? We gave up on the drive-thru and after waiting for quite a long time for parking we finally found a spot and went in. The presentation was great. I really liked how they wrapped the burger like they do at Red Robin and put them in cute little red boxes with your fries. We got the fries and went outside to eat. I'm used to the fast food places in Seattle being overrun with Pigeons and Sea Gulls, but I was pleasantly surprised that this place had several really cute chickadees hanging out with the people eating outside. Not a Pigeon in sight!
These birds were really funny because they would stand by your table with their mouths wide open like baby birds and flap their wings at you. I don't know if it was the sleep deprivation at play or the fact that I am just a big old nerd at heart, but I was just having the best time feeding these little birds. Eventually we were surrounded and they had eaten the majority of my fries.
Jon rolled his eyes and shook his head in the "Oh Michelle" kind of way that he does.
The birds were my favorite and the burgers were not so bad either. I preferred the Astro burgers we had the next day and there was not a line.

Spaceland was on interesting club. The walls were lined with blue and silver. It sort of reminded me of the high school gym when it was decorated for a formal dance. By the time we got there I had been up and running around and shopping and not sleeping for a long enough time to where I was starting to feel a tad punch drunk. I helped Jon load in, met the nice Oohlas folks and then went back to the car to call Darian and check in with her.

When I went back in I just parked myself by the merch booth and spent a long time eavesdropping and people watching. There were some VERY excited people there that night, it was looking like it was going to be a good audience.

I was digging the show. Jon played Baby Bitch as per my request, which made me very happy. Harvey Danger put on a full on rock show. Jon said they were "on Fire" indeed!
Some very nice person from the night before sent me drinks and the club gave me drink tickets since Jon didn't have a full band, so I probably got a little tipsier than I had intended by the end of the night. We had wrestled with the idea of driving out to a party in Laural Canyon, and had every intention of going, but by the time we got in the car and driving it was decided that it was time for me to go home. Too bad, because it sounds like they had a good time.

The next day was the Shatner Roast, which I already wrote about.

5 comments:

Earl said...

Did you know In & Out Burger has a "secret" menu? It actually isn't so secret...you can find a link to it on the company's website. My favorite is "animal style"!

MJAPA said...

Oh! I have to look for this!

Earl said...

a friend of mine who is a vegetarian swears by the grilled cheese... http://www.in-n-out.com/secretmenu.asp

AndyP (Seattle, WA) said...

Hands down, no doubt, the best In-N-Out secret item is the fries...animal style. Heart attack in a box...They are fries, well done, cheese melted in the middle of them, special sauce and fried diced onions on top.

Oh my god! Heaven on earth....

MJAPA said...

Wow! That sounds yummy Andy, but I don't think the birds would have liked all the stuff on their fries. :-)

 

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