A night walk in Beverly Hills
Brother: I have eggs, hash browns, and bread.
Me: Do you have bacon?
Him: No. Do you want bacon?
Me: We’re not gonna say no to bacon.
Rarely sleep in but this day, I seriously slept in. Didn’t wake up until 8AM – but for perspective, that’s 11AM out in NYC.
To be fair, we didn’t go to sleep until 2AM there – which is 5AM here – but still, it was unlike me.
When we woke up, we met my brother’s (female) roommate, Vic, who was nice enough to cook two huge plates of food.
Me: I don’t suppose you have coffee?
Her: (takes out five different types of coffee) Here, take your pick.
Me: You’re my type of roommate.
My brother had an appointment that day so the Gymgirl and I took a cab to the Avalon Hotel in Beverly Hills. We got settled in and, before long, it was already time for dinner.
Me: What’s near us?
Her: (after a few minutes on her phone) Citizen? It’s a restaurant not that far from us.
Me: I kinda want another burger.
Her: How about this; why don’t get some food and a drink there and then we can get some burgers afterward?
It was right next door to Spago. We were kinda still on NYC time so we got there early. There was almost no one else in the joint.
Waitress: Do you want to sit by the fireplace?
Gymgirl: Heck yeah.
Turns out the grill didn’t have any gas so she got a new canister. She was struggling a bit with it so I helped her get it ready.
Waitress: Thanks for the help!
Me: As long as it doesn’t explode.
We ordered some appetizers and drinks. Some really nicely dressed people sat next to us so I offered to take their pictures.
Woman: That’s really nice of you. Sure!
Me: Anytime – we’re always asking people to take pics of us.
I actually forgot to bring my camera so most of these shots were taken with my phone. It’s a shame but better than nuthin, I suppose.
In any case, we were chatting with the waitress some and she told us that it was their very last night in business. It was closing that night.
Waitress: …so you came at a good time.
Afterward, we got up and walked over to the nearby Fatburger, which is actually my favourite burger joint in LA.
Me: Do you want a burger too?
Gymgirl: (confused) Um, yeah?
Me: Right. What was I thinking?
Afterward we took a walk down North Canyon Drive and walked through the Beverly Cañon Gardens, where we took a million pics…
…and through the Montage Beverly Hills where we took another million pics…
…and finally stopped by a drugstore where we bought an inexpensive but delicious bottle of white.
Me: Man, there’s something about being able to buy wine in a drugstore.
We ended up drinking the whole thing in the hotel that night.
Oh, on the way back, the Gymgirl fell in love with a puppy that seemed to like her a lot as well.
It was indifferent to me so, clearly, there was something wrong with it.
There’s a tiny bit more but I’ll tell you about that tomorrow.
Or maybe the day after that.
Location: in front of a pile of paperwork. A pile.
Mood: hungry looking at these food pics
Music: hands up, people, get with the show
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