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A little R & R

Steve, Richard, Reid

Reid gulps down a poor, defenseless pork bun while Richard glances chidingly

Well, it's been an exciting, fun-filled week with Reid (animbear) and Richard (redbeardedblond) staying with us. We can't really express how much we love these guys, whom we've known almost as long as we've known each other, and how much we enjoy having them visit. Steve (rootbeer1) has chronicled a bit of their visit, but we did a lot, and a lot of LJers were met with and enjoyed, too.

In brief:

Last Saturday: The boys arrive. Lunch at Gunter's. Potluck and video party at chez nous with several LJers present (as noted in Steve's post).

Sunday: Santa Cruz. Sunshine, rides (including a thrilling roller-coaster down Skyline Drive with Reid at the wheel of the Mini), surfers. Saw Jack (grizzlyjack) on the way down on the AIDS ride. Home, hot tub, Night of Beauty (manicures, doing our hair, talking about boys, watching Japanese animation).

Monday: Harry Potter on IMAX, with friend Gregg too. Wow!

Tuesday: Victor (bearzbub) in the evening with a wonderful, eclectic selection of videos to share. Rick (ricksf) stopped by to drop off a key and stayed for a bite. Big pot of chili.

Wednesday: The boys hang out with old friends Greg (beastbriskett) and Mike (skullbunny) in the East Bay.

Thursday: SF Bear Potluck. Geoff (heypyro) brought another addictive garlic chicken pie, which I was lucky enough to cop a slice of.

Friday: Planned to see Clue; was sold out. Shopping, dinner, shopping, Lone Star. Got to see Mrs. Peacock (backawayslowly) after all.

Saturday: Dim Sum (see above). Shopping in the Haight. Carboval* at Jeff's (bowlerbehr), with chocolate in its many forms. LJers handlebear, nanocub, ricksf also in attendance.

Sunday: Farewell breakfast and sendoff.

I'm usually exhausted after a week of houseguests and activities like this, but Richard and Reid always leave us with a warm glow and an R&R-shaped hole in our lives. They are the coolest and the sweetest and the funniest and the most relaxing guys to have around. We are committed to make our visits more frequent.

* like Carneval (which literally means "goodbye to meat"), except for carbohydrates. Jeff is starting the South Beach diet today.


( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 13th, 2004 02:55 pm (UTC)
I love that term :)

Actually tomorrow we start. We have to buy the food today.

Jun. 13th, 2004 07:43 pm (UTC)
I saw HP on IMAX on Friday in NYC. loved it. Only found about 30 seconds of the 2 miuntes they chopped... (it was my third HP viewing, yes I'm a freak, nothing new, please move on.)
Jun. 13th, 2004 08:39 pm (UTC)
I really want to see it in the theater again, probably a regular one. I wasn't aware the IMAX version was a little bit shorter.

Wasn't there a plan to build an IMAX in Schenectady a few years ago? I guess that hasn't happeded yet...

We'll be in Albany in July, BTW, if you'd like to get together for a drink or something. My home town!! (Well, Cohoes, actually).
Jun. 14th, 2004 04:46 am (UTC)
Love to get together with ya. :) and no Imax in Schectady. could be because the city's broke LOL....

And Cohoes ain't too bad, My roommate's from there and she's great!
Jun. 13th, 2004 08:01 pm (UTC)
Where'd you go for dim sum?
Jun. 13th, 2004 08:42 pm (UTC)
Ton Kiang on Geary, around 22nd. Our favorite dim sum in town, and it was surprisingly uncrowded. It's usually packed on Sundays--this is the first time we've gone on Saturday, and we had virually the whole upstairs to ourselves.
Jun. 20th, 2004 06:56 pm (UTC)
A little late....
... but have I mentioned how much we love you two?!

I mean... seriously! You're so much the best ever!
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