food, fitness & fireworks

Even by my fairly gluttonous standards, this weekend was a pretty fattening weekend.

First stop was House of Prime Rib. My friend Vince was back from China, so we hit up this bastion of gluttony to celebrate. It was pretty dark inside, my crappy cellphone camera couldn’t get a good picture. Time to get a cellphone with flash…

In the morning we hit up dim sum. Just like old times…

Lately both Warren and Vince have been trying to get in shape, so we decided to run across the Golden Gate Bridge. We failed. We ended up walking most of it.

Whenever I’m back in the bay( which is actually not that often nowadays) I try to go biking out at Crystal Springs. My usual bay area biking buddy Tim got a brand new bike frame. It’s a really nice bike, much nicer than my new bike. I was struggling to keep up with him. I haven’t set up my bike for road yet, so it’s still riding on these fat knobby cyclocross tires. So yea, I’m blaming the tires for my sluggishness.

Back in the day, before Vince moved to China, all we would basically do is eat and play ping pong. Nothing’s really changed. We ended up in Chinatown for late night food, which pretty much undid all the running and biking I did over the weekend. But it’s all good, it’s been a while since I had some good preserved egg porridge…

We ended up staying up late playing ping pong and preparing for the biggest barbecue I’ve thrown in a long time…

As you can see, it was a special barbecue, so I pulled out all the stops. Brian actually gave me a humongous budget of $500 but I ended up only using about $220. We still had a ton of leftovers, mostly because I originally planned for about 25 people, but there ended up only being about 15 guests.

Over the past few years I’ve done some pretty major event barbecues for my friends. I’ve done a wedding rehearsal dinner, a baby shower, and now an engagement party. I’m thinking I should open a special event barbecue catering company. I just need a name for my catering company so I can give out business cards…

Anyways, after the barbecue I headed home and caught the last bits of fireworks over San Francisco while driving down the freeway with Warren.

Things I’m thankful for:

  • Fire to cook food
  • Fireworks
  • Friends & Family

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