I don’t know when the last time I had a weekend to do nothing. I always say that I’m going to do nothing but end up doing lots of fun stuff. This weekend was no exception. Be sure to read the whole post for all the pictures and video highlights.
It started out Friday night with a trip down to Cal State Long Beach’s Pyramid to watch Michelle’s cousin Ashley play volleyball. She is on the women’s volleyball team, and her birthday is this week, so the whole family went to watch her play. They wiped the floor with Cal State Bakersfield, which was just what I wanted to see, because afterwards we got to go eat pizza. I haven’t has a victory pizza party in so long. Perhaps that is because I haven’t won anything in a long time.
CSULB is on the right side. Ashley is the one with the long pony tail and all the energy.
During the break between the second and third game, the band played this song.
Saturday was spent putting a dresser from IKEA together for Michelle. Those Swedes sure know how to give you almost all the parts you need to build furniture. After getting through everything, the last drawer won’t fit together. They tapped holes in the wrong part. Idiots!
We decided that it was time to use a gift card that one of my customers gave to me. It was at the always classy Chili’s. With only twenty five dollars on the card, I decided we should just use up the card and be done with it. I figured a couple of drinks each should cover it. Well we ended up have three drinks each and the bill only came to twenty seven bucks. I’m thinking about making Chili’s a regular watering hole for that price. The rest of the night was spent watching The Office on DVD until sleep overtook us.
Sunday was the day to hit up the MOCA to see the Takashi Murakami exhibit. Almost everyone has seen his work in pop culture, but it is really cool to see his works in person. There was one room full of strange, creepy toys that I labeled, “Youth of Japan’s Road to Sexual Deviancy.” Seriously, I don’t know where people draw the line between art as creative expression and just plain weird. I wish I could explain better what I saw, but cameras were not allowed, and these following pictures are most certainly not from my camera.
After the exhibit, Michelle and I headed over to Santa Monica to check out Father’s Office, a trendy bar famous for its beer and burgers. My aunt lives a few blocks away from this place and is always picking up burgers to go from here. The burgers and fries are excellent, but Father’s Office needs to get over itself. They don’t even serve you ketchup, because it’s so commoner. Every red blooded American uses ketchup at least once in a while on burgers and fries. It’s a staple.
On top of all the fun stuff I listed here, you can check out the world and outer world adventures we had this weekend on Michelle’s website. It looks like I can rest when I die. Here’s to another jam packed weekend, followed by grueling week at work.