Patti (whipartist) wrote,

Weekend in review

Friday night, the PLHB and I went to the Ghetto Gourmet in Oakland. For those who aren't familiar, that's a couple of guys who host gourmet dinners at their house in Oakland. Whoever wants to come can, and people sit around in their living room enjoying good food, good company, and local performers.

Our meal was a five-course vegan japanese feast, and it was wonderful!

Saturday a friend and I went out to Alcatraz. I'm in my tenth year in the bay area, and I've never been there before. The place was lousy with nesting seagulls! There was also a stunning exhibit of interviews with prisoners from around the country, what they did to get there, etc. Nobody spoke as they wandered through the room reading and looking at the pictures.

In grand tourist tradition, we followed it with lunch at Hooters. Neither of us had ever been there before, and we were curious. Verdict: the food was mediocre, the menu sucked for a vegetarian. The waitresses were friendly, but their outfits were the most unflattering things I could imagine. The whole place, from the menu to the decorations, had the atmosphere of trying too hard.

Poker sucked on Sunday, but the liquid munch did not.

Monday a friend and I went for a drive up to Alice's for lunch. As expected, it was mobbed, and I felt a little bit guilty for showing up on four wheels instead of two. Still, I got to wander around looking at motorcycles and taking pictures of bike parts. Discovery for the day: Harley brake rotors are really pretty.

On the way back, we stopped at the wildlife reserve that's at the east end of the Dumbarton bridge for a bit of hiking.

Convertible owner's lesson for the day: sunscreen. I'm slightly sunburned now.
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