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So yesterday's festivities were pretty interesting! I didn't really know what to expect, I don't know this group of people very well at all, so I overcompensated by bringing a lot of food with me; Japanese chocolate-filled Koala cookie snacks which went over well and freaked people out, Salvadorean pastries and cookies, Soda, Vodka and Red Bull as well as a big huge bowl of Pasta Salad.

I had a pretty good time, and I'd met a few of the other guests before at parties and shows and things around the city so I didn't feel totally out of place. The scene there is primarily a somewhat older group of weirdos who have lived in San Francisco for at least 10 years or so, they're fiercely liberal, hate yuppies, do a lot of thrift store shopping and seem to worship bad movies and Devo. They're very intense about their iconoclastic extroversion. They're performers. Of course, I could be wrong. The house where this event was hosted is amazing, though, kind of a crazy Pee Wee's Playhouse with ducks and a lot of blue stuff. Lots and lots of toys. I was afraid of knocking things over. The basement/garage is all tricked out with movie theatre seats and couches, a screen and a video projector, where they do weekly bad film screenings and make cocktails.

My boyfriend and I went with Caity and her husband, which was kind of strange. They got really drunk really early on in the afternoon and started behaving strangely. I got the distinct impression that the hostess and several of the other guests were very uncomfortable with them, and as an extension of that, uneasy about Joel and I. I feel bad for thinking this, but I almost wish I hadn't gone with them because now I'll always be associated with them. I think Joel was kind of shy and bored a lot, which kind of sucks, but we wound up splitting a bit early, before they got around to watching Escape from New York, which was probably a little bit rude. We hiked through the unfamiliar neighborhood and wound up finding a bus stop, and got on a bus with the words "Nowhere in Particular" on the front.

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elthar
Nov. 23rd, 2001 07:48 pm (UTC)
Nowhere in Particular.
Always wanted to go there.
evilmicrowizard
Nov. 24th, 2001 08:06 pm (UTC)
they worship devo!!

i must worship them!!
caffeina
Nov. 25th, 2001 02:36 am (UTC)
Are we not mensch?
Nono, they not only worship DEVO, one guy, Lloyd, is in/is not one, but TWO Devo cover bands - Now that's serious!

superkid
Nov. 27th, 2001 07:38 am (UTC)
japanese koala snaks... yummy
I must say, I was visiting random journals and I ran across yours. I saw that you spoke of the ever-so-delicious koala snacks. I LOVE THOSE THINGS. I ate them while visiting Tokyo this summer and brought back enough to last me a lifetime. I hope you enjoy them as well.
caffeina
Nov. 27th, 2001 01:46 pm (UTC)
Re: japanese koala snaks... yummy
The best thing about them is the different little Koala pictures on every koala cookie thing. It's like "Oh look, he's playing tennis!" CHOMP "Hey, he's drawing!" SMACK. It's so goofy.

I want to go to Tokyo, but not until I can get by reading some more Japanese.
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