Trip to San Francisco (Before Drew's
Back in San Francisco! Who turned up the goddamn
thermostat??? I was hoping to cool my bones from this summer back
This photo feels so very San Francisco to me. It was taken while
waiting for some friends at...
Gaspare's! One of my most favorite places ever, and the best
pizza in the Bay Area (better than anything here in NC also).
A poorly lit photo of the interior...keeping it old school with Sinatra
on the table top jukeboxes and fake grapes hanging from the
ceiling. It's the way life is meant to be lived.
Recently wed Brandy and Clay met up with us there, it was awesome to
catch up with them...too bad we didn't get to see their
awesome dog Hula this time around.
I then split off from Chelsea and met up with the lads at Drew's
bachelor party. They were kicking it mafia-style in the side room
of some fancy pant steak house when I rolled in.
Todd and Zack, eating desserts and drinking drank.
Todd and Brett got a fancy "eagle" graphic printed out to go on the
side of the enormous van that was rented for the evening.
Here Drew does his best Japanese teenager impression in front of
After the fancy steak house, we followed in the steps of my bachelor
brouhaha and hit the Presidio for some bowling. I really
should have shot a video of the infamous Drew "wind-up" throw (which
always led to wildly random results).
Brett documenting the scene, and by "scene" I mean really, really bad
bowling. Gotta love the bowling pin-shaped beers though.
Todd and I really got the jukebox humming, which resulted in some
ridicuous dancing. Important to get this out of your system
before the yoke of marriage sucks out the fun of life. It's also
a good thing my wife never reads this nonsense....hahaha.
Zack admiring his handiwork. I'm pretty sure it was a
I don't have any good explanation for why Drew took his shirt off...my
only hope is that someone with better photoshop skills than
me can turn this into an American Apparel-like ad.
At some point one of the eagle graphics got torn, and then Todd decided
to wear it like a shawl, the end result being some sort
of makeshift Native American headdress.
The next morning we ate at another all-time favorite SF
spot...Eddies! My first couple of years living in the city I
lived close by
and spent a lot of weekend breakfasts in this joint.
This was also the first time we got to meet Todd's new special lady,
Jamie. She seems like good folks and we all hit it off.
Chelsea getting her best part of waking up, which is obviously folgers
in your cup.
After Eddies we high-tailed it down the peninsula to the ranch where
Drew was getting married, under the guise of helping out.
Only all the work was already done so we just sat on our asses and shot
the shit with friends and family for a bit.
I puttered around the wedding site and documented the place a bit...get
your scrollfinger ready, cause a whole lot of boring
photos are about to follow...
I found Chelsea hanging out in the tree. And by that I mean to
say I forced her to stand in the tree so I could take her photo.
This was my first trip to Los Gatos, but it worked out in my favor
since I was hoping to buy a new Lambo and they just happen to
have a dealership there.
I was going to buy this model, but I felt it might be a little too
Ray and Rachelle made it into town! Todd wore t-shirt that looked
like it had a bong on it to celebrate his arrival.
And downtown Los Gatos patrons celebrated the arrival of Ray by walking
around with tiny dogs in their backpacks.
Up next: the wedding we were all in town for...