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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Envy is the new awesome

Awhile back bets blogged/bragged about her trip to the Estate at Brittan. Rich is Betsy's friend from when she worked at Genentech apx. 10 years ago. Well, the other night Doug and Rich deemed Steve and I cool enough to come see the Estate in its finished state, and made us dinner to boot!

I was nervous to meet Rich and Doug, until Betsy told me that they ALSO had matching scooters, just like she and I! The first thing Steve did when we arrived was go to the garage and pretend like Vespa's aren't as awesome as our Yamaha Vino's. I think he almost convinced himself.

However, they also have matching iMacs, which I think Betsy and I need to work on.

The part of the house that Betsy was most envious of was the secret passage, which she went and hid in, just like last time.

I was most envious of the beautiful matching washer and dryer that they had IN THE HOUSE! With no bums sitting in front of them. It made me remember that there is a way to do laundry that is not the Rising Star way of doing laundry.

You can't hate Rich & Doug for having such a great house though, because they are so awesome. Plus it is exactly the kind of place that you would expect the inventor of the frappuccino to live. Doug doesn't like to tell alot of people this about himself, but since Popular Mechanics wrote an article about it this month, I guess it isn't privledged information anymore. (Incidentally, Betsy made this same face when I broke the news to her that her favorite singer Amy Winheart had OD'd the other day on a cocktail of awesome drugs and horse tranqilizers.)

Rich is awesome too. I am pretty sure he invented this potato salad when he wasn't busy being the master of all things drug safety at his day job.

The inventor of the frappuccino also made us the most delicious hamburgers!

Basically Rich & Doug might be the best hosts ever. So much fun! Seriously.


  • At 8:44 PM, Blogger the santos said…

    envy for sure!!! I love those guys! The burgers and scooters were amazing. Thanks!

  • At 10:59 PM, Blogger bets said…

    Going to Rich & Doug's is like going to Disneyland. Except instead of rides there is just every single cool household item you hope to own one day. Also there are no large mice dressed in people clothes.

  • At 7:44 AM, Blogger said…

    This does sound freaking awesome!

  • At 2:56 PM, Anonymous Rich said…

    Perhaps we can have a post wedding celebration at the estate at Brittan and invite loads of people. Rebecca, you forgot to take pictures of the dessert, remember the home made vanilla ice cream, brownies with salted butter caramel sauce. The caramel sauce can be eaten by the spoonful. We had a blast and look forward to next time. Hopefully the new awesome or the next new awesome continues!

  • At 3:00 PM, Blogger bets said…

    rich DO NOT kid about hosting a post wedding celebration here in the lovely bay area. your house would be the most perfectly awesome location of all time!

    and in case anyone cares, i prefer the homemade salted butter caramel sauce by the spoonful. mmmmm...salty goodness....

  • At 4:37 PM, Blogger bex said…

    I was too busy licking my dessert plate to take a photo of it.

    Betsy. I think you should have an entire wedding cake made out of salted butter caramel sauce.


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