Brunch in Venice, Will Foster's Bday, UCLA 5k, Dim Sum
The collections of random pictures continue! Woohoo!?
The first sweltering weekend of 2008-- brunch at The Terrace in Venice with Pearl, then a quick stroll to remind us how hot the weekend was going to be around Venice, up to Muscle Beach. Excellent bacon, eggs, and french toast at The Terrace. Not as large as some of the meals I've had at Original Pancake House in Redondo Beach or a few other places, but given the 91F weather a large brunch would not have been a good idea...
The last picture, at Muscle Beach, ummm, the sign was purely an accident. o_0
Worked on cars with Randy up in Burbank, then over to Santa Monica for Will Foster's birthday. They were at Malibu Creek climbing all day in the heat, but I wasn't in physical shape to do very much climbing, so I skipped things. I think it worked out that I ended up working the BBQ as penance the rest of the night, making burgers and Korean BBQ. YUM!
Got up early to run the UCLA Run/Walk 5K with Albert, Ivan, and as it turns out, some of our student workers from SSC. Things started about 30 or 45 minutes later than they did last year, which, combined with the fact it was 80F+ by the time the run started (95F high!)... ugh. Massively unpleasant. Add in a lack of training and recently being sick, I eeked out a 24:39 according to the offical time, which was remarkably decent, all things considered! (last year was a 24:20 or so). Had an interesting guest speaker (I've forgotten who), plus a cheesy demonstration... then ran the race, then I left for dim sum.
Yes. Dim sum. Where it was "only" 93F in Monterey Park. Frances, Patrick, Jenn, and Joycelyn came-- the rest dropped out due to partying til 5am that morning-- and ended up with TONS of har gow, shu mai, har cheung (sp?), gai lan, etc. etc. And two bowls of jook (porridge), plus one of the baked almond milk things for everyone. SOOOOOOOOOOOO good. Running always helps with the appetite, too. *grins* It was a bit odd as Joycelyn doesn't know the rest of the group, but when food is a common factor, that's usually more than enough. =P