When I started this post, I was finishing-up the last bit of HBO's "Silicon Valley". And after a few minutes of my eyes gazing off at the television while my fingers putzed along robotically at the keyboard, I returned to this nearly blank blog page to find the opening line I had managed to pen while affixed to the TV. It was the very poetic and concise: "Do you have friends? They're great." After I had a hearty laugh at seeing that mind-numbingly stupid drivel, I decided I should just leave it. So here begins my post, in its unrivaled, original prose:
Do you have friends? They're great.
^Introducing Jordan to Tipsy Pig's Strawberry Fields. Post on those cocktails here.
But maybe I was on to something when I was half-dead and typing. Because can they be described as anything but? And what a treat it was to recently see one. I mentioned here that I took off Friday a few weeks ago because we had a friend in town. But really, it was not just any friend. It was Jordan. And to know Jordan is to love him. I've noticed that when people pass away (knock on wood!), a common sentiment about said person is generally "they lit up the room!". But when I really think about it, Jordan is the one person who legit actually lights up every room he goes into. He's like the biggest friendliest goofball in the entire world who manages to leave a wake of people laughing at his musings no matter which room he goes into. Not to mention, though I've known Jordan far longer than Jay, the two of them happen to have a bromantic love affair that is barely tolerable to the rest of our friend group. But if that was what got Jordan gracing our presence for a couple days down here, then that is just fine with me. And two men fawning over each other puts them right in line with SF culture, so all was clearly well.
^Of course visiting GG and taking some selfie-stick pics. As you can imagine, that's a supppper rare situation near that bridge ...
^Jordan sandwich with Bay Area buddy bread. That sounds so ridiculous but I'm too lazy to think of another caption.
^Enjoying the beauty at the Palace of Fine Arts in the Presidio.
^30 going on 13. The sad sequel to the 2004 film.
**Top Left: Food Network approved BBQ at 4505 Burgers & BBQ Top Right: After our meal at Chubby Noodle in North Beach (which was so good). Bottom row: Bro time and tacos at Tacolicious in The Marina (which I did a post on here!)
^North Beach's crazed beauty at Blue hour. Is there anything better? Nope, no there's not.
^We showed Jordan the Mrs. Doubtfire house when he was here as that's just up the the street from us. However, while we were in North Beach I ensured that this cinephile also saw the second Mrs. Doubtfire house aka Robin Williams' divorced dad digs. True story: When we were apartment hunting in anticipation of our move down here, we were totally disgusted by how expensive it is. At one moment, I had a lightbulb go over my head and I thought "oh! What about that super crappy apartment building RW moved into in the movie?" only to look it up and find that it's quite nice and just as expensive as every other place here. Womp. lol.
^Cruising through NB post dinner.
^Besties catching-up at arguably our favorite bar here, Marengo. We be there usually once a weekend?
And as quickly as Jordan arrived, he was jet-setting back up to Portland to quickly nestle back in with his sweet little family. But man it was great to see him and every visitor just makes me look forward to the next one who comes. I feel like we've been down here finding all these cool things to do, having people we love down here to share them with is such a treat (not saying we don't love being at them with our SF peeps!).
I mean, do you have friends? They're great. ;)
**Jordan is a hugggggee food lover & even wrote a blog post about food for my blog back in 2010. You can find it here.