It was also part of the worst pick-up line I’ve ever heard.
During my Berkeley years, I checked out a KALX buddy working a DJ set at a bar in Oakland. I went with Linda, another radio buddy who managed the Women’s Affairs department. She also preferred women.
We ordered some beers, listened to the dance beats. We cheered on our KALX comrade. I remember she was helping me cope with guy issues.
A stranger sat next to us.
Oh yah, did I mention that Linda is BEAUTIFUL? Seriously, guys can’t help hitting on her.
Stranger to my friend: “Hello, where are you from?”
Linda: “I mean…Chinese? Japanese? Korean?”
She shakes her head.
Stranger: “Sawatdee kah! (Pause) Want to dance?”
Linda tried to brush him off.
Stranger: “Want a beer? It’s ok. (he looks at me and nods) I’ll buy your friend a drink too.”
Last week, we celebrated Mark’s birthday with rotisserie chicken and beef hearts at Limon in San Francisco’s Mission.
We wrapped up with drinks at Sycamore. His bottle of Firestone Walker Parabola = best beer this year.
Posted in cali_lovin on 05/08/2013 03:36 pm by Queenkv
“This is not what I signed up for,” said our buddy Scott, in the middle of the second flight of stairs on the Dipsea Steps.
We tempted him and our cousin Alexis with a beautiful hike that led to a fantastic cabin, tucked away on Mt. Tam.
At the last minute, I convinced them to try out the hike starting in downtown Mill Valley, at the foot of the Dipsea Steps. A car nap revived me after my graveyard shift.
What could go wrong?
We survived the steep climb up 688 steps. We gawked at gorgeous mountain mansions along the rugged Dipsea Trail. An hour later, we arrived at the Tourist Club.
Everyone agreed that the destination was worth sore legs and lack of oxygen.
Also – I suspect everyone would have been happy with the flatter, 30-minute hike into the Tourist Club.