Monday, September 26, 2005

More from the Fin de Semana

A few addendums to Dale's recap:

Friday night, after spending the majority of the evening on apps, I went over a a friend's to watch Say Anything, which I hadn't seen before. I was expecting it to be very light, but a few parts of it definitely caught me by surprise. While I normally want to jump Jeremy Piven's bones, he looked like ass it that hat...

Bagles, Etc. on P street is my new favorite breakfast spot in this city. It has the quality I come to expect from mom & pop bagel shops, the quality that is incredibly absent from evil establishments Manhattan Bagel and Einstein's among others. My friend L and I split an egg, cheese and sausage everything bagel and an everything bagel with lite veggie cream cheese, tomato, sprouts and cucumbers. It was phenomenal, and phenomenally cheap. I assure you, I will be there every Saturday (and possibly Sunday) mornings.

Saturday night, as Dale has explained, was a bbq and concert on the mall, followed by my frist visit to the newly renovated Halo. When we got there, we were confronted with a line. This is not New York, I don't appreciate waiting in lines. I soon realized that this was largely due to the excessive use of furniture on the first floor, leading to less standing room, and more waiting. I understand the desire to create a lounge-y feel, but come Saturday night, do something to move some of the furniture out of the way. One of the bartenders was handsome and friendly, but then I realized (read: Dale told me) he was straight... GET SOME GAY BARTENDERS! If I'm going to pay for overpriced mojitos, you better believe I expect them to be served by a homo, not some wannabe metro.

Sunday, I got my hair did (I'm test driving a new look, so far, it doesn't look like it's going to make the cut) and enjoyed some tasty produce courtesy of the Dupont Farmers' Market. Note to self, while white peaches do have a lot of appeal, they aren't that great. After tag-teaming the area grocery stores (Soviet Safeway and Whole Foods), I spent the rest of my afternoon watching sports. Given my impression of this site's readers, I won't elaborate, but I will say that it was fantastic.

Lastly, I dropped my digi cam off at Best Buy before labor day and have yet to hear anything from them. They are the sole occupant of my shit list right now. I called a million times (aka, 5) yesterday, but apparently, answering their phones is too difficult. I spoke with Geek Squad member Carter on Friday, and he said he would look into it and get back to me within an hour. What kind of "hour" did he have in mind?

P.S. "Hootie Hoo" is my absolute favorite Outkast song, and it should be yours too.

13 comments:

Kathryn Is So Over said...

I heart Bagels, Etc! I worked at 20th & P for 4.5 years. Every Friday, a few of us would walk out the back door of the building (on P) and head to BE while dishing about The O.C. BE has big train spiced chai, THE BEST!

Also, I love the little woman who knows everyone's order. Does she work weekends? "Skeemspicechai hott, plainbagelbutter!"

Some Dude said...

I know what you watched on Sunday -the Eagles beating the crap out of the Raiders with a one-legged kicker! My obsession with the Eagles is becoming quite unhealthy.

Complacent Chase said...

You guys always sound like you are having fun. "Hootie Hoo"...great song!

aklsdjhfa said...

Kathryn: I'm completely obsessed with this place. I had a great bagel place growing up, but was forced to deal with Einstein's in college. I am so happy for BE!

Dude: Either you know me, I've mentioned this in the blog before, or I'm creeped out. I'm from the Philly area, so you better believe I was watching the Eagles! (as well as Davis Cup, and the Phillies on my comp). In case you didn't know, Rhino Bar in G'town is an Eagles bar and shows all of their games. Worth checking out if they're not on national tv.

Chase: "Hootie Hoo" is what got me into Outkast, way before their commercial hits and "Andre 3000" (and his flambouyant wardrobe... can we review?). I also consider the Aquemini album to be underrated. I'm more of a fan of that record than Stankonia, which acheived much greater commercial success. Also, what are your thoughts on Jim Jones? I can't decided if he's actually worth anything, or just has a decent amount of buzz that will wear off relatively quickly...

some dude said...

I'm the guy who came to Philly's defense when Dale attacked it. I discovered the Rhino last year and love it . . . especially the bartender/waiter with the tattoos. I'm also from the Philly area - northern Delaware to be exact.

aklsdjhfa said...

Northern Delaware you say... I grew up in Delaware County. I actually have yet to watch a game at Rhino. Not sure if I'll make it this weekend; I'm thinking about going to see the Phils at RFK depending on what happens between now and then. I did, however, find out today that I'm going up to the Meadowlands to watch the Birds take down the G-Men on 11/20. Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet.

indecentoffense said...

OH MY GOD. dont get me started on best buy. a month ago i dropped off my digital camera to get fixed and today, they finally fucked me over for the last time. i am livid. i'm calling the corporate office tomorrow morning....but good luck with yours.

indecentoffense said...

dude, some dude....i'm in northern delware....err, hellaware...

aklsdjhfa said...

Thanks IDO!

Mr. Bartender said...

Which is the straight bartender at Halo? Please don't say Tom. I was drooling over him on Sat night...

aklsdjhfa said...

I don't know his name, but he was the muscle guy on the first floor. Telling you he was wearing black won't help, but I know he had a T-shirt on, and I'm pretty sure he had an electronic device (probably a phone) clipped to his waist (which is normally a huge turn off, but I was willing to let is slide).

Miss Penny Lane said...

I can't believe you never saw "Say Anything," and I double can't believe Chase didn't call you out on that first! My best friend has had a thing for Jeremy Piven forever, even back then, but it really blossomed when he played the cousin on "Ellen." I am happy for him that he got new hair, too; he looks yu-hu-mmy.

Complacent Chase said...

MPL, you are right...I should have called him out on it.

Jim Jones is okay I guess. I am not really into crunk that much.