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Guys Eating Stuff in San Francisco! (Dungeness Crabs)

So, I am currently staying in Berkeley, CA with my friend Alice who works/goes to school at UC Berkeley. Yesterday I slept a lot, and today I am going to do the same. My goal is to get “bored” because I am doing a backpacking trip this weekend in Yosemite, and one the week after in the Grand Canyon and I want to have a little energy/exploration inside me.

Some of Alice’s awesome friends in San Francisco were celebrating a birthday. So, the 5 of us went to PPQ Dungeness Island and got the Dinner for 6. Here is how it went:

Got off at the Civic Center stop near the Capital. There was some sort of hispanic celebration as can be seen in the photo. Not sure what for…

Ordered the “Dinner for 6” (There were 5 of us)

  • Imperial Rolls
  • Papaya Salad with Beef
  • Roasted Crab
  • Peppercorn Crab
  • Five Spices Chicken
  • Steamed Shiitake Seabass
  • Braised String Beans
  • House Garlic Noodles
  • Deep Fried Banana with Ice Cream

We all had bibs tied on by our waiter. I guess I should shave?

Here is the bib…

And an imported Vietnamese beer

I didn’t get pictures of this really good “green papaya salad” with seasoned beef in it. SOO good. And we also had some other kind of egg rollish things with pork in them. Oh, and the DELICIOUS sea bass. Soo very good.

Crab #1, Butter and Garlic

Garlic Noodles

Crab #2, some other seasoning

Pork

Veggies

Aftermath

A WARM refreshing towel

Birthday Girl and Collins

Fried Banana with some sort of mango and vanilla ice cream

Handstanded with ALL that food in my belly!


Ahh, life is good.

So, my last day in Blacksburg was yesterday and it was a good day. Busy with a teleconference at work and such, and then saying my “goodbyes” to people. My favorite response to me heading out for this trip was “Dammnnnn” and was appopriately by Chris E, as well as “Don’t get eaten by grizzlies!” from others. It was nice getting good luck wishes (thank you for them!), to chat with people for a few before leaving town, and to reflect on all the friendships I’ve made in Blacksburg.

On the drive back I started reflecting some about life in general. In my mind I pictured the path I was driving on the road as like one of those measuring tapes that retract themselves. (I know, my mind is strange) I was getting pulled closer and closer to home, and farther from my 7 years of Blacksburg college/working life. I looked out the window and saw a pretty sunset, and was just thinking about how thankful I am for life being as good as it is.

I am:

  • Healthy
  • Finacially stable (til near the end of my trip) but then I will be working again for the same great company when I get back!
  • Got a great family
  • Got a great girl
  • Leaving for one of those trips that people always say they’ll do, but only few follow through with in 8 days
  • Got my pilots license in the past two weeks
  • A camping trip with TONS of friends this weekend
  • The mindset to keep looking forward and up

Just to show off how awesome my momma is… she sent me an e-card today and the note said:

“When you were little you said that homeless people should
just bum a quarter and call their families to come get them
and take them home. I hope your entire life stays cozy.”

I thought that was mighty cute, and it’s nice to know you can bring up a kid to be soo innocent. In any case, life is good and I want to thank everyone who is a part of it and say thanks for all the birthday wishes.

Cheers!

ADDED: Special thanks to Becky and the “Guys Eating Stuff” craze for featuring my attempt to eat my dream sized M&M!


Beware of picture theft!

Soo… I stumbled across a picture of myself on my friend Rebecca’s blog, and never even knew it was there! Shammery I say!

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