As soon as I got back from Vegas my old roommate and good friend from New Mexico, Erik, show up in San Diego to find an apartment so of course I had to hang out with him. Wednesday night we went to World Curry, a bar, the beach and then back to my place to catch him up on gaming books.
On Thursday we went to play an “Unknown Armies” oneshot which was a lot of fun and again got to talk a lot of gaming and hang out. It was the first quality game that Erik had been in awhile so he was really excited and it looks like he will be joining us regularly depending on his schedule. He had also found an apartment by that time.
On Friday we went down to Old Town and met up with Jonathan and Michelle for margaritas and mexican food.
Since Saturday was the weekend I met up with him around 10am and we went down to La Jolla and ate at the IHOP. I ended up parking in the 1hr section and it took us about an hour to eat. When I got back I noticed my tire had been chalked and knew not to mess around as my brother got a parking ticket in almost the exact same spot but parking was real bad at the time and I didn’t want to drive around looking for another spot. So, I backed up about 6 in right on top of the chalk. We then went to the beach and hung out for awhile. When I got back I didn’t get a ticket but my tire hadn’t been rechalked so I don’t know if I outsmarted the meter maid or not.
After that we headed for the movies and caught “Kingdom of Heaven” which was ok. Orlando Bloom sucked, the guy who played the head muslim kicked ass. After the movie we relaxed at the “Living Room Coffee House” in Hillcrest which is a couple blocks from where Erik is moving.
After that we had dinner with Scott and Dede and got to chat with them and play with the baby. I have actually been taking echinacea and vitamin C because everyone around seems to have a cold and Scott and Dede, and baby Conner were all right in the middle of it.
After that I dropped Erik off as he had to leave the next morning. This gave me a chance to relax on the weekend. The other strange thing was that I spent the entire weekend at Stephanie’s because I have officialy moved in for the weekends which was convenient as last weekend was PB Block Party. I’m glad I avoided it as I heard it was insane with drunks abound by 3pm and my courtyard was litered with beer cans, a beer bong, cigarettes and cigars. Beer boxes and cans litered the streets of PB.
I noticed I got somewhat frustrated having to return to this (and my dirty apartment) after the quiet relaxed living at Stephanie’s. However, this weekend hopefully things will return to normal and I can get some laundry done.