Archive for March, 2010

she’s not wicked, she was framed!

Posted in san francisco with tags , , , on Thursday 11 March, 2010 by the Notorious O.S.C.

thursday 11 march 2010 10:59am

so i finally went to see wicked last night!  excellent storyline.  great costumes. kinda loud though.  G(a)linda the Good is so pompous, sanctimonious and self-centered.  damn. she had all of us fooled!

elphaba wasn’t wicked, she was framed!

it was interesting to learn the backstory of the wizard of oz, and to see all the corruption and scandal.  and to learn how the lion, scarecrow and tinman came to be?  excellent.

beforehand, we went to soluna.

and at the event, i saw some of the concierge community:  the little one, the chunky one, flo, rikki, rob, DebL, M from JW, CMandarin, Meg from sales.

oh, we ran into AsianRob and it turns out the guy he was with, D, works for the same parent company.  he’s in food&bev.

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t-t-t-tonga

Posted in bar, drinking, friends, san francisco with tags , , , on Wednesday 10 March, 2010 by the Notorious O.S.C.

it was friday, 4 march 2010.
and faith and i had just come from the pez musuem in burlingame and the winchester mystery house. (more on that later)

we met up with marky and Jnay-nay at the tonga room for happy hour!  good times.  we drank super fruity tiki drinks, and by the time 8:00pm rolled around, the cheesy cover band floated out onto the lagoon to play some ’70s disco, and people started to dance, we decided to head to the next bar.

since the tonga room was so damn expensive, (not terribly so, but relatively) we decided to continue our drinking journey.  but where?  it was decided that we’d go somewhere with strong cheap drinks.  and the place was the cinch.

oh. em. gee.

i’d been there last week with marky, Jnay -nay.  that’s how we discovered that the drinks were hella (yes, i jsut said hella) cheap, and hella (yep, i just said it again) strong.

who cares if it’s a gay bar?

the bartenders are so welcoming. and friendly.  and they pour a strong drink!

but before we even got to the cinch, we stopped at the hyde-out on california.  this place is… okay.  it’s usually never crowded.  but tonight it was filled with weird(-er than usual) people and their dogs.  the girls were fawning over some dog.  me and marky were animated in some conversation of which i have no recollection.

eventually we end up at the cinch.  and i think it’s only 10:30.

and 2 rounds of drinks later, i don’t remember how we got home.  but i do remember a flash of eating pizza (again) in my kitchen. we musta gotten a few slices on the way home.  again.  damn. i’ve been eating lotsa pizza lately.

i just remembered that we went to Patxi’s pizza for lunch on thursday.

fake factory

Posted in bar, day trip, drinking, free, free stuff, friends, hayes valley, ramblings, restaurant, san francisco with tags , , , , , on Wednesday 10 March, 2010 by the Notorious O.S.C.

10 march 2010.

last week when faith was in town, it was all about the factory!  we started at the Jelly Belly Factory in fairfield. it was actually kinda fun. we went on a tour and saw how the jelly belly(s) are made, and tasted some of the gross flavors. i tried rotten egg, canned dog food.  faith tried booger, baby wipes, and centipede.  eeeeeeew!

we drove up to wine country and looked around afterwards.  neither of us like wine. and it was raining.  so it worked out okay.  we had lunch up there. and made it back in time for the event at…

the cheesecake factory!  free food and booze.  good times.

we met up with my coworker J and her room-ate H.  normally, i never send anyone to the cheesecake factory.  it’s a chain restaurant, and there’s so much more to offer in San Francisco.  but some of my guests, (especially the Brits) love it–they’re probably amazed at the sheer volume of food that’s on the plate–usually enough to feed a small village for a week.

anyway, free food, champagne, etc.  and then out next stop was

smuggler’s cove (or, the bar-formerly-known-as-jade).  it’s now a tiki bar/rum bar.  it’s… okay.  it reminds me of  (the pirates of the caribbean at disney) + (long john silvers) + (captain morgan) = kind of lame.    and it takes a fuuuuuucccking long time to get a drink!  and some of the people there are the weird chubby retro guys who dress in only vintage bowling shirts , crew cuts, and clunky glasses–they kinda look like drew carey.  some of the girls are retro-50’s and fat-(ish)

people who dress only in period clothing are a little weird, at least in my experience.  (i’ll be the first one to admit i totally dress in vintage.  but i always mix it with something else. )

anyway, i musta been drunk by then, after all the free booze and the strong-ass, expensive drinks at the cove.

me and faith walked home.

but first we got pizza.

(i’ve been eating a lotta pizza lately. more on that later)

smugglers cove?  lame-ish. it’s not a place i’d hang out at. but i’d probably go there with a buncha people. maybe someone’s birthday. or maybe stop there for a drink before going on to somewhere else.  although, it’s pretty secluded. i dunno where you’d go after that. maybe to the opera.

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