Monday, March 30, 2009

CRAB HUUUT: Terry & Joe's Birthday!!!

My San Diego fam. Aside from the 5&A Dime crew and Ollie, I've known everyone in SD for less than a year. I can't believe it was within the last year that I met Julz and the Mindzalike crew, TK and the Wildboyz, TAA, and of course the Bumsville Bitches. You all turned SD into a second home for me.

Okay enough of that shit.

Sunday was definitely a lazy one. With no serious plans during the day, I was actually able to get a lot rest and relaxation going. I savor these times. In the afternoon, I kicked it at 5&A Dime with the homie Gian while we talked shop, friends, life, shoes, etc.

We were starving, but debated on whether we should get a late lunch since we had plans to hit the Hut later that night. We caved and Josie and Mai picked up some burgers (veggie for me of course) from Nicky Rottens. This was pretty damn good, but the bun was way too dense and filled me up quick.

Visiting from Seattle was Gian's sister Mai. Thanks for the burger! She was really excited to be in the shop and volunteered some time to help out customers. You did great. Based on this picture, you can already tell which sib is more productive, and who likes to waste time on the internet...

And here's Mai's little daughter, BROOKLYN! She's a funny one. And check out her fly kicks! BABY!

Bin dropped by the shop too. If you see this guy around, hit him up. He's rich now.

And apparently Gian bit Bin on the nipple at one of the events. Who does that??

After a quick hour nap (lazy Sunday continues), I met up with everyone else at Crab Hut on Convoy. We rolled pretty deep that night, totaling 25 heads at the table by the time everyone got there. (Brooklyn, Mai, RJ, Judy, Cha, Terry, Jenn, Scott, Mikey, Guil, Fel, Jon Lego, Kim, Bin, Vince, Cindy, Joe, Flo, TK, Edric, Klev, me, Josie, Jay, Gian. DAMN!)

Kuya RJ likes to rock the 'stache. Brooklyn not so much.

The biggest dude and the littlest dude.

"GIMME BACK MY HAT! I'll straighten your teeth." -TK

The seats start to fill in. I see you edROC.

Klev getting his salt/pepper/lime dip ready.

Because of the burger from earlier, I really had no appetite. So I just nomnomnommed on some fried calamari and fries.

Definitely the best starter of the night.



Toe-Knee made a bloody pussy. Winner.

Brooklyn got a little taste of the fresh limes. And she started screaming and crying. What a hilarious face. I LOVE THIS BABY! Sorry I made you bring her Mai... She was a handful.

Some of the bags of seafood start coming down the line. Shcrimps for Josie.

These two were the first to order but last to get their food. "I hope you fuckers are enjoying your food." -Jay. Gian is just straight up mean muggin' and hatin' on everyone.

Finally his order comes. Look how focused the dude is. Serious.

I didn't have a bag or messy hands which allowed me to snap pictures throughout the night. Everyone's going to town on their food!

The Adams bloodline.

Judy getting ferocious. RAWR!

Such a contrast in the size of crawfish. Fetus and big daddy.

My diamond. Bin's actually allergic to shellfish and had to step out a few times because his face was getting gross. Look how ugly it made his face! What a trooper.

Edric took a straw-full of some of the bag juice. NASTY!

"Stop. Fucking. Crying." -Gian. I still love this baby.

Vince is ready to knock out. Where did everybody go?

About an hour later, everyone finishes up their meals and they whip out the surprises. Official CRAB HUT HATS FOR THE BIRTHDAY KIDS! Joe Iggy.

And Terry K.


Happy Birthday guys!! You guys are freaking goofy as f*ck.

Roy and Barneby just chillin.

The damage is done.

Hey! It's Mikey!

So official with the leftovers.

We walked down a few lots to YogurtWorld.

Julz couldn't make it to dinner because of work. Here he is displaying his new nuthugger jeans. Nice.

Time flies when you're having fun. Good shit SD!

Afternoon Break: Crème Brûlée

Before I get to work on the Crab Hut post, just wanted to post this picture of some fresh torched crème brûlée we had during our team's afternoon break today. "Crème brûlée" literally translates to "burnt cream" in French. It's basically a custard with in our case some fresh blackberries with a toasted sugar top you crack with a spoon. Yum.

You know you love it.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Hot as F*ck @ Onyx

Still bummed I missed out on the softball games! Everyone keeps telling me how fun it was. I really need to come down for the next one.

After Earth Hour, anyone who still had the energy to go out that night went around downtown to kick it and celebrate Terry's 23rd birthday. The birthday girl's standard position 30 minutes before we leave. LAGGER!

Most of the group went directly to 923 to see Flo spin. I hopped around downtown with Toe-Knee because he had to meetup with some people at the other spots. I don't know how you do it man. I never knew how much work you put into networking until that night. You crazy man. First spot was Thin.

We then headed down the secret stairwell to Onyx downstairs. Don Julio shots.

TK's homie Doug (The Collective) and his girl Miledy (Paramount). They run L.A.!

Then we headed to Red Circle to meet up with some other group.

Ran into Francine on the walk there! Her crew kicked it with us the rest of the night.

Then we were SUPPOSED to go to 923, but we decided to rally the troops back over to Onyx for bottle service in the VIP. Brett (One People Project) lookin' pimp LIKE A BOSS with Kathrine, Jenn, and Terry.

Adrian, Scott (One People), Alan's brother, and Eric who was also a birthday boy of the night.

Eric was going kinda nuts with the Goose pours. Here's number 1 of probably 5. Steph didn't ease up.

Jenn & TK.

More goose for the birthday boy!

Stephie is a freaking dance machine! And she wasn't even drinking. Kudos for letting loose.

Arvin was a machine too! Dude's got some moves.

Birthday girl Terry. Work on your resume damn it. When are we gonna get a drink?

Goose and cran all night.

Francine & Arvin.

Alan aka Mos Def (Univ).

They're moving to New York soon. We'll miss you guys!

Amanda & Stephie.

Brett & Jenn. What's with the dreamy eyes dude?! STOP! Hahaha.

Alright enough names. Everyone's been introduced haha.

Jenn's homegirl Michelle! Yes it was hot as f*ck! We sorta gave each other the awkward "I'm drenched in my own sweat" hug.

Up in the VIP.


Lots of handshaking going on here...

Then we got some late night food at Humbetos. My bean and cheese burrito. F*ck this sh*t. No more mexican food until after lent!

Got a good night of rest too. Another chill night.