frankly speaking

sat 24 may

went out with Frank the other night.  it was good to see her.  last, last month, when i saw her for her bday celebration (in march), we decided that we need to make a conscious effort to hang out together more.  we used to do so much more often. i dunno, i guess we were younger then, and ran in similar circles, and kept similar hours.

as it is now, she works a traditional schedule (m-f 9-5or so) and i… well, i do not.

as you remember, we went to EOS a few weeks back.

this time, we met around happy hour time at The Alembic.  it was a sunny-ish thursday, but kinda windy. i was lucky enough to snag some primo real estate up at a table up front, near the windows.

we had some cocktails, i had something called the Bentley (scotch? with Dubonnet? and bitters?), and then switched it up and had a Blood and Sand.  (also whiskey-based, i think.  both excellent cocktails.)  Frank and i caught up on lives thus far, discussing geeky techy stuff (and neither of us are very techy at all). we realized the power of social networking sites like facebook.  why don’t more people use it? it’s a great way to keep tabs on your friends (and even your satellite friends)

we discussed our respective blogs and how no one reads them.  (especially since she never writes in hers!) other stuff like dodgeball; twitter; NY vs. SF vs. LA; traveling back to NY; etc. etc. etc.

oh, we had some food at the Alembic.  fries, and bacon-wrapped dates.  (hello!) anything wrapped in bacon totally rules.

later we moved on to the teeny tiny sushi place on Cole/Carl.  it’s called Hama-Ko. Frank told me about it when we went to EOS last time.  it’s a mom-n-pop place.  and sometimes, the owner/chef is less-than-friendly to his customers.  luckily, we did good, and didn’t get yelled at!

sushi was great. i had a sashimi appetizer and 2 rolls.  (fuck! the wasabi was STRONG!!)

some more sake later, and we were finished. my experience was great.

although, i did notice that others seated around us never got menus, never got orders taken, etc. etc. for maybe about 20 minutes after being seated.

i can totally see how the yelp!-ers give it either 5stars or 1 star.

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