Monday, September 21, 2009
It was my first time out there and Liz hadn't been in years. The property is huge- 80 acres maybe? A real working farm, which is a novelty for us city-folk. Not pictured: the boys' mid-afternoon target practice- thanks Dave!
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Captain Blyther's. The food was pretty standard american seafood fare, but I was really surprised with how nice their Main Street is. Did you know that Benicia was once the Califonia state capitol?! The grassy beach and rennovated pier are lined with dozens of historic buildings. Sure, there are refineries and the dirty delta, but on a late summer evening, when the weather's nice and the farmer's market's buzzing, it's a super quaint spot to chill. No, we won't be moving there.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Busy weekend but we had time to catch this flick late Saturday night. I am no QT fanboy, but I really enjoyed this one. Lots of tense scenes with great dialogue- think of True Romance's trailer scene where Chris Walken is interrogating Dennis Hopper and Dennis tells him about his Sicilian heritage. Though on the long side (2:30 + previews = 3 hrs of theater time), I would definitely recommend this one for Col. Hans Landa alone, and of course there's plenty of butt-kicing violence.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
And having Karen O on stage makes any venue better. Peep this video for their newest cut (thx Jay). She had the crowd rockin with her crazy powerful, frenetic voice. Very energetic show and I would defintely see them again... maybe tonight?
One thing that bugged me though, about all the bands, was that they couldn't say "Thank you Oakland" without also adding "San Francisco." I'd be surprised if more than 5% of the crowd came over from SF on a Wednesday night. You don't hear bands at the Fillmore saying "Thank you San Francisco, Daly City." The Fox is better than most venues in SF that I've been to. East Bay inferiority complex? Maybe.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
On a side note, students are back in town. I know that they are pretty much the only reason that Berkeley even exists, but it still annoys me because now everything has a long line and I can't park where I want.
They will never even know that Intermezzo or Raleigh's even existed.