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August 5th, 2009


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10:12 pm - And I Know They Don't Want Me to Stay
Sleepy. So sleepy! I could not even keep my eyes open for the first couple hours this morning. I am supposed to be learning about NDAs! I even resorted to drinking Pepsi for a cola kick.

Wind and Fire had skipped the cruise last night. Fire had opted to continue looking for a wedding location, whereas Wind was really intent on going until she got a phone call from a local friend at the last minute and decided to go to dinner with her instead.

Wind and Fire continued whispering to each other, now with added browsing on their iPhones. They disappeared to the bathroom right before lunch, and when I saw them on my way to lunch, I informed them, "We're lunching now," so they'd know not to go back to the lecture hall. Fire responded with an uninterested "Okay" or "Thanks," as if she were not lunching with us.

On the off-chance that my suspicion was incorrect, though, I saved her a veggie sandwich since it was the only kind she could eat and there were only a few available. Earth, however, confirmed my suspicion that Wind and Fire had gone out to lunch. Without me. Even though we had all been talking about it yesterday. I tried to hide my bitterness and disappointment. At least the lovely lady with the sexy glasses joined us for lunch. Maybe she can be Heart.

This was not the Drug Safety Task Force. They were an established duo in an established trio with no interest in a new trio or a quartet. Perhaps I had imagined the last two days of noncommital bonding.

At least Wind remembered my observation about three trains going one direction for every one in the other...which I had made when discussing plans to go out to lunch yesterday. I know, I'm so high-maintenance, I want to be included in things and noticed occasionally. Plus, it would have been a rare experience of Doing Things with Indian People. Help me Be More Indian, Indian girls!

I met bostonben, who is not Indian, for dinner at Douzo, where we discussed work, the politics and etiquette of Facebooking people you work with, fannishness, Comic-Con, the VM4, Boston vs. San Francisco, and the weather.

I had salmon spring rolls, an Alligator Roll (shrimp tempura, eel, and crab with chili sauce), a spicy tuna roll with brown rice, and, on the waitress's recommendation, banana tempura (banana tempura with ginger syrup, candied walnuts, little mandarin oranges, and a cute little scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side). The Alligator Roll was an interesting mix of flavors and textures, and the spicy tuna had a very good, strong flavor. Also, I totally pulled the "My Coke is really watery; can I have another one?" shit. Look, my dinner costs $56; I expect my $2 Coke to be crisp and refreshing.

And now I have watched Leverage, currently set in Boston, while I am in Boston! They even mentioned the Charles River, which I was totally on last night! If only I was on Parker last night...
Current Mood: disappointeddisappointed
Current Music: The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name

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From:erinkayehashet
Date:August 6th, 2009 02:32 am (UTC)
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Douzo! I love Douzo! That's where I first tried sushi!

And actually, my coworker said something about her brother going to Douzo tonight, so you were probably there with him.

Leverage is set in Boston? I didn't know that.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:August 6th, 2009 02:49 am (UTC)
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It was in L.A. the first season, but this season, it's in Boston. But shot in Portland.

And actually, my coworker said something about her brother going to Douzo tonight, so you were probably there with him.
Ha! Was he there between 6 and 8? Maybe we even sat near him. It was pretty packed.
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From:teapot37
Date:August 6th, 2009 02:52 am (UTC)
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The pilot was set in Chicago. One of the scenes was in Millennium Park.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:August 6th, 2009 02:54 am (UTC)
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Chicago, L.A...they're all cities!
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From:latropita
Date:August 6th, 2009 05:20 am (UTC)
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CURSE YOUR SUDDEN BUT INEVITABLE BETRAYAL!!
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From:catatonia00
Date:August 6th, 2009 02:48 am (UTC)
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I don't know what's going on with your crew from Captain Planet. But nice to hear about you meeting with bostonben. Hope she's doing well.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:August 6th, 2009 02:50 am (UTC)
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She is doing well, but she seems QUITE busy. Such is the life of a lawyer.
From:ikcelaks
Date:August 6th, 2009 02:56 am (UTC)
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They even mentioned the Charles River, which I was totally on last night!

That's a much more enjoyable experience than being in the Charles River (having tried both).
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From:spectralbovine
Date:August 6th, 2009 02:58 am (UTC)
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Do tell!
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From:smrou
Date:August 6th, 2009 03:27 am (UTC)
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That's a much more enjoyable experience than being in the Charles River (having tried both).
Being in it wouldn't have been so bad if you'd been down where Sunil was instead of up in the mucky part.

Though it is what gave "Dirty Water" its name.
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From:soundingsea
Date:August 6th, 2009 02:59 am (UTC)
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If only I was on Parker last night...

*snerk*
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From:miniglik
Date:August 6th, 2009 04:11 am (UTC)
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Yay, bostonben! But also, I watched the first season of Leverage, and did like it. Good amount of whimsy.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:August 6th, 2009 04:12 am (UTC)
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It is a rather whimsical show indeed. I didn't know that before I watched it. It was a pleasant surprise.
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From:latropita
Date:August 6th, 2009 05:23 am (UTC)
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Also, I totally pulled the "My Coke is really watery; can I have another one?" shit. Look, my dinner costs $56; I expect my $2 Coke to be crisp and refreshing.
Man, I am the worst about drinks like that, sometimes I don't send it back if they give me regular when I've asked for diet. But bad sodas are the worst! Especially since the soda really ties the room meal together, man.
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From:chrryblssmninja
Date:August 6th, 2009 06:28 am (UTC)
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maybe it's just a forgetful duo thing -shrugs-



mmm, banana tempura is great. was yours good?
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From:spectralbovine
Date:August 6th, 2009 10:46 am (UTC)
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It was good, but very sweet.
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From:punzerel
Date:August 6th, 2009 03:29 pm (UTC)
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Is banana tempura when they fry the banana? That's just wrong and inappropriate and should never be done. (And that has been your Unnecessarily Harsh Judgment of the day.)

Also, it is sad when you feel peripheral or unincluded. :( Woe.

ALSO unrelatedly I just saw 500 Days of Summer, but I saw it with a bunch of party poopers who attempted to destroy my enjoyment of it. Not cool! I 89% really super liked it, and also I wish I had Zooey's hair.

Edited at 2009-08-06 03:32 pm (UTC)
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From:spectralbovine
Date:August 6th, 2009 09:15 pm (UTC)
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Is banana tempura when they fry the banana? That's just wrong and inappropriate and should never be done. (And that has been your Unnecessarily Harsh Judgment of the day.)
Punzie! My word!

Also, it is sad when you feel peripheral or unincluded. :( Woe.
Woe indeed.

ALSO unrelatedly I just saw 500 Days of Summer, but I saw it with a bunch of party poopers who attempted to destroy my enjoyment of it. Not cool! I 89% really super liked it, and also I wish I had Zooey's hair.
Yay!!

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