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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Friends are the new awesome

Sometimes your good friend Keith is in town for the week and it's so fun and exciting. And sometimes Keith calls and says "hey I need to go shopping in downtown San Francisco, wanna come?" And Rebecca and I are like "okay sure!" And then I'm like "I have one secret shopping stop I need to make first!" And Rebecca is like "my friend Bryant is in town and he'll meet us after he's done protesting with his professor!"

First Keith and Rebecca came with me to the secret location.
This is all you get or else then it wouldn't be a secret. Just trust me that we were having so much fun!!

Then we found Bryant on the corner of Geary & Powell and it was like "hooray!! We're finally all together as friends!! Rebecca is so good at self portraits!

After we all waited for Keith to clothes shop at H&M we walked to House of Nan King for dinner. Even though we were all tired and grumpy and hungry we were still so happy to be friends!
I spy a pointy building...and a moon...and a technicolor sign.

This is when Keith and Bryant realized they were best friends at EFY 10 years ago! Friends forever!!
(Pay close attention to the man growing out of Keith's ear. He becomes very important later.)

Right before Bryant's head exploded.

Keith slow down. We promise not to eat all the sweet potatoes while you're eating your moo shoo.

So House of Nan King is small. Crazy small. And the tables are so close together. So we finally get seated and who gets seated next to us? None other than the man growing out of Keith's ear! Turns out he was alone. And we all know the only thing more sad than someone eating alone is an old person doing anything. So we're all sitting there trying not to be weird or make alone man feel awkward when out of nowhere the nice foreign lady from the table next to alone man jumps up and asks him if he's dining by himself. He replies with a quiet "yes" and she insists he join she and her two friends. You should have seen the smile on alone man's face! It was the best thing I had ever seen. Cheers to that lady. I bet she'd make a great friend.


  • At 2:40 AM, Blogger English said…

    That night, upon returning home, I faded that pink shirt washing it with some darks. I am glad that it's final moments of true Sugarland brilliance were imortalized on digital...information.

    ...and the interweb.

  • At 4:40 AM, Blogger gretel said…

    awesome story betsy! aah - friends.

  • At 7:07 AM, Blogger miss sparks said…

    that was a heart-warming story. i would congratulate you betsy, but it's not like you invited the man growing out of keith's ear to join your table. where were you on that one? however, i will congratulate you on a great post. congrats.

  • At 7:50 AM, Blogger bets said…

    i was so busy trying not to be weird or awkward!

  • At 8:06 AM, Blogger bex said…

    we felt inspired after we saw those nice ladies step it up, so we struck up a friendly conversation with the gay guys at the table one inch from ours.

    New friends!

    (K)RIP pink shirt. At least you have a green sweater to cover your nakedness now thanks to H&M.

  • At 2:14 PM, Blogger Aluwicious said…

    yeah it's totally awesome when your cousin Keith comes in to town where you live (PA) and your house is about 1 mile from his parents and he never calls you or visits or wants to play.

  • At 2:33 PM, Blogger bets said…

    Alice, didn't you learn anything from this post? Friendship and love is the new awesome. Not hate.

  • At 2:36 AM, Blogger marshall p said…

    that lady reminds me of Cindy, that is totally what Cindy would do. then by the end of dinner, she would be lifelong friends with that guy and when he started a blog, she would totally have a link to it. that's just the way our Cindy does things.

  • At 3:18 PM, Blogger Adopted Bluth said…

    Oh those old EFY connection stories warm my heart.

  • At 9:04 PM, Blogger bex said…

    seriously. who would have known that at that young age, they were already prepping us for the small world that is mormon life? i would have networked a lot more had i known.

  • At 7:42 AM, Blogger Brig said…

    That top photo . . . it doesn't look like it was taken at a supermarket. And why'd you have to go downtown for Pop Tarts? You could've gotten them at the Safeway by your house! Joke's on you!

  • At 9:51 PM, Blogger Brig said…

    Come on, I think we all know the Thomas Pink store when we see it.


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