Archive for the ‘Libations’ Category

Mission springs pizza and beer with Paul. 


I’ve not hung out with Paul for a while.

But Paul was in the area working on the booties you purchase so we met up at Mission Pizza. 

The andromeda galaxy is remains my favorite pizza. 



Laura Carlota 20 years later pretending she still in college


we tried paper airplane in downtown San Jose.

Downtown San Jose is changed a lot in the last 10 years.

Downtown San Jose is changed a lot in the last 10 years.

It has a sleaze factor, however there are new college type place and paper airplane looked like something to try.

I’ll go back again as it was a fun place with accessible atmosphere.

As a young teenager 20 years ago Laura stayed in Medford with Marina and Doug to continue her education, learn English and get that foreign, American style culture exposure.

Second visit to the Rok with the God Son


drinks with Natalee and Jair and CMD. 

We started with the professors beer which came in a bottle the size of a wine bottle. 

I had the buffalo. The first time I ever tried something like that. Yes it was good!

Jair had the steak and the girls had salmon and a beef bowl. 

And the the chocolate fondue dessert was yummy. 

We could have talked for ever talking about friends and adventures. 



Balboa park happy hour at the prado restaurant


After a walk around looking a buildings and street magicians and a easy going Sunday afternoon crowd. Silvia and I stopped for drinks at the prado restaurant bar area. 

Silvia had a corona and I tried the not fruity enough savioung blanc. My second glass of wine was a much better Pinot noir. 



Paul has his 60th


it started as a simple night out for drinks.

But I realized on the conversation that Paul was having a nice event. 

It was his 60th birthday so we made a night of it.

We started with drinks at the yard house while watching the US women play France.

We had pizza and wine. The wine was special turley. 

Afterwards we had dessert with DMK.

Crème brûlée macaroon and a chocolate cake. 




Ruby hill winery in Livermore for investment advice.


Investment event tonight at Ruby Hill winery. Very nice venue. The presenter, Christian, was Italian. If you want to understand debt, being Italian is a very good start as by some measures they have the third largest national debt in the world. And the meal and the wine (Chardonnay and Cabernet)? delicious!

It seems one of the privileges of participating in a brokerage firms manages funds is to get investment advice over dinner. This time at ruby hill winery in Livermore.

Dinner was surf and turf.

The estate is beautiful. The wine was ok but not great.



Magic show is fun again and then there is food too!


Will Chandler sets up a great magic awards show.

Nice meal beforehand one sicken one fish for CMD and I.


Dinner with the stars at the Latina cultural mix


For the second year Marina invited us to her volunteer dinner party.

The actors from the play come to dance with the Latin club sponsors of the event.

This year Vivia Font and Sofia Jean Gomez came and sat with CMD and marina.

The food and wine were great!

Hi yes and then there was the dancing, lots of people dancing.



Open house for CMD


CMD had her open house on Sunday.


Drinks at the resort at the Kola sushi bar


Mike and and joined CMD and I for drinks before dinner at the resort.

We compared our use of iPhone apps.