Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Birthday


Travel Kit
Originally uploaded by buckyreed.
My birthday turned out to be really fun! Cheryl organized a lunch for me and Barbara Lumalu with my coworkers. She also put together this handy travel kit complete with Amodium AD and bug repellant. Very nice!

My friend Janet took me out to dinner to this new Vietnamese restaurant I've been dying to try. The coconut shrimp and pineapple fried rice kicked ass. It was swanky, fusion, and uptown... but they still had pho on the menu! Janet had to go to class at 7:00, so I was left to my own devices. I ended up going downtown to the House of Blues to see Gregory Page play. He and this other act called Berkley and Hart were excellent, but some of the acts were godawful. I laughed my ass off at the socal surfer dudes doing bad alt country with fake southern accents.

It rains in San Diego?

I went to see a Padres game with a friend from WIS after work on Tuesday. The only problem was that it was raining like crazy (by San Diego standards) and the game was cancelled. I've only been to three professional sports events in my life and two of them were rained out. After wandering around the park in the rain we decided to go to the Sod to listen to Irish music. The session was unusual in that it was crowded and that there was a flamenco player on stage. How could I tell he was a flamenco player you ask? Well, he was playing pretty good Irish backup, but he was using a flamenco strumming technique and had a beautiful custom-made nylon string guitar. After the session was over he smoked out some amazingly fast flamenco stuff. It was surreal hearing this back to back with Irish music in an Irish bar. Only in California.