Sunday, August 14, 2005

Crazy Fun Weekend

This weekend was awesome! First my company took everyone to Vegas (we left work midday Thursday and flew back yesterday at noon), then I spend yesterday and today milling around in Santa Monica.

Unfortunately I didn't make it past 3am either night, but I still had an awesome time. Thursday night we ate an amazing sushi dinner at Nobu at the Hard Rock (accompanied by a lot of excellent sake), then we went out to Rum Jungle and partied it up. Friday I got an awesome facial, sat in a cabana by the pool for 5 hours, ate a fantastic meal at Boa (a steakhouse) at Caeser's Palace, then had bottle service at Pure. The Pussycat Dolls were doing a burlesque show at Pure the night we were there, and we got some pictures with some of the girls. We also saw Chuck "Iceman" Liddell of UFC fame. We basically partied like rock stars - one of us actually almost missed the flight home yesterday. I feel like we bonded too.

After I flew home yesterday, my sister and I drove out to my aunt's house in Santa Monica for the rest of the weekend. I love it down there. She has a place two blocks from the Third Street Promenade. I think I walked more this weekend than I have in years. We had an awesome sushi dinner at Akwa and then sat up all night chatting. Today we rented bikes at the pier and rode them to Venice and back, then wandered the promenade. Afterwards we walked to this theatre that plays old movies and saw Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. The director of the film was in the house and he had a little Q&A session after the credits. The movie is totally dated and a lot of the acting is completely over the top, but it was still entertaining and the director was really interesting. They are playing some neat films there I would love to see (like Dune, Rear Window, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Sabrina, and Some Like it Hot) if I get the chance.

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