Jack (qbear) wrote,

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Long time no post...

...I've been fighting off the Cold That Wouldn't Die, which resurfaced in my chest this week. Lots of coughing and being wiped out, so I've been laying low and experimenting with several different cocktails of cold medications. The one that seems to be working best for me is Advil + Benedryl.

Our friends Cary (carytown) and Greg arrived Thursday evening from Virginia. My Steve (rootbeer1) took them out for a late supper, and I stayed home and conserved my strength. Steve took Friday off to sightsee with the boys, and though I planned to go into work, I called in sick because I was coughing a lot, and several of my cube neighbors have young children, so I didn't want to get them infected. I did telecommute a bit from my sickbed--I'm such a tool loyal employee. In the evening, I stayed home and slurped chicken soup while the boys had dinner at the Snausage Factory in the Castro with some local friends. Then home, and we all (with Howie (howbearca), who came back with them) watched Strait-Jacket. It was Howie's first Joan Crawford movie. Ah, youth!

Saturday I slept in till noon while the others went sightseeing. Did I mention how sweet Greg and Cary are? We came home and they imediately came up so see how I was doing. I was napping again. They had picked up Jim (poohbeahjim), who I'm always happy to see. Feeling refreshed, I ventured out with them to Kabuki Hot Springs for a soak and a steam, which did me good, I think. Then down to the Marina district for sushi. I know, we were right in Japantown--why not eat there? We wanted to show the boys Sushi Chardonnay, a place on Union that has an all-you-can-eat sushi deal, but it's made to order off the menu. Very nice. But when we got there, it was very closed, possibly for good (windows all papered up). We walked a few blocks and found a strange, tiny little place with a Caucasian host that seemed like he wanted to really be a stand-up comic. He actually brought out a joke book for us to read while we waited for our food to arrive. Well the sushi was ho-hum, but the atmosphere was unique, at least. Then home to watch Queen Bee, continuing the Joan Crawford theme.

This morning we headed out Geary to Ton Kiang for dimsum, which was great, as usual. Gotta get there early, though, or you'll wait in line. Stopped at the nearby Russian bakery for poppy-seed roll and other goodies, dropped Steve off at the gym, and came home. C&G went right back out to sightsee, and I napped a bit. Steve came home and we went to Safeway. Tonight, we're going to Pyro's (heypyro) for the Sopranos season premier. We're bringing baked ziti with vodka sauce and lasagna Carmela-style (with a layer of fresh basil leaves just under the top layer of cheese). And the poppy-seed roll. I must be feeling better!
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