Friday, March 10, 2006

My First Visit to the Gaslamp Quarter

Ok, I originally wrote today's post about how I was kinda lonely for the first time and had nothing to do tonight . . . . but that all changed.

Delaware's sister, Del2, had friends here from . . . you guessed it, Delaware! She called to see if I wanted to go to the Gaslamp Quarter with them. I've only hung out with Del2 once and that was at Disneyland . . and her boyfriend, the screenwriter from LA (just thought that was interesting-ha), was there. So, there I was, basically going out with 4 people I didn't know.

When we got downtown and found parking, we realized it was $20!! Fortunately someone pulled up and sold their parking ticket to us for $10. Unfortunately, it was chilly and raining and we were walking along the street trying to decide where to go eat. A bouncer yelled out to us and told us he'd let us in his club for free right away, even though there was a line of about 50 people! We kept going and ended up eating at Sammy's Woodfired Pizza. Apparently it's one of the top 5 most popular restaurants in San Diego - who knew! Everything on the menu sounded delicious and it was hard making a decision. I ended up getting the Slow-Smoked BBQ Beef Quesadilla.

It's so funny how they all have that Northeastern accent. And I found myself starting to say words like them. Am I the only one that does this? If I'm around someone with any kind of accent, I find myself having to make an effort to not start talking like them. Hope no one noticed.

It was so fun hanging with them. They've all been friends for years . . a couple of them even went to elementary school together and were reminiscing. I felt so comfortable with them that our dinner conversation even led to topics like bodily functions and gyno appointments.

After dinner, we went to Jimmy Love's to hang out and listen to their live band, The Reaganomics. They played some great 80s music and had props and everything. I couldn't stop staring at the lead singer, because from where I sat, she really did look like Madonna.

A man in his 40s came up to chat with us and we found out that he was a recruiter for the USA National Rugby team. He introduced us to Manny from New Zealand . . this big Polynesian guy that is so awesome at rugby they've had their eye on him for 10 years! They're trying to convince him that the US is a great place to live so he'll come play for us. What a nice guy! It was so funny, because he said that he knew we were fashionable in America and saw people wearing Abercrombie and AE, so he went out and bought himself an AE polo. He also thought that Nebraska was in Canada (he said it sounded Canadian-hehe) . . but, hey, there's probably people in the US that think that. Anyway, it was a lot of fun learning all about rugby.

The night was good.


k said...

The gas lamp district is so fun! I've been in a lot of big cities and I don't think I've seen so many people out and about as I did there.

pinksundrops said...

Sounds fun! I think that pizza place is where we went to eat when we were visiting B's Dad.

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