The beginning of James's 3rd decade

The past, uh, day and a half was spent celebrating James (captaincanada)’s 20th. It was quite the awesome.
Started off in San Francisco – I drove James to the Metreon where he met up with Paolo (pheardapowah), Sean (azhp), and Chris (tidus)… while I spent half an hour waiting in the parked car so it wouldn’t get a ticket (whoops didn’t have any change).
We headed to a restaurant James found in some book – the South Beach Bar and Grill, on 500 Folsom… only to find that it actually didn’t exist, and there was a parking lot in its place. Oh well! Met up with Bryan (bouncyfish) and Cady (lorn_hecate) and headed to Tanpopo in Japantown instead.
After dinner we headed back to my place for the more home-ish festivities, stopping off at Safeway for various drinks and other snacks. Justin (chibiendy) came along, and soon Kathy (hydrant), Levi (spot828), Lauren (glisse), and Sophie (soygirl) arrived. Much partying was had. DDR, Texas Hold’em (while watching Chuck Norris movies), bad internet poetry, IIDX, the whole shebang. Most of us ended up just crashin’ overnight.
The next morning after driving Lily (lildogg) to school and cleaning up all the glasses and plates and bottles and stuff from the night before, the lot of us went to this great place on 4th Street, Lundy’s. $4 breakfast: pancake, egg, two bacon strips. Rad!
After picking Lily up and driving her home, I headed into the city where I met up with Sean, Paolo, James, Ryan (thedcb), John (kay0ss) and … some other people! at RTA. Saw Other James (rtf) there too. Played some ITG2 and GF V and after a while we headed out for dinner. Tried getting a table at the Boudin sit-down restaurant only to find out it’s the MOST EXPENSIVE RESTAURANT I’VE EVER BEEN TO, so we left and went across the street to the Rainforest Cafe which is a kid’s restaurant and is also pretty expensive but is quite the experience.
Had some pretty good food and ended it up with…
Thanks to a great number of people, including Chris for being a perfect gentleman and great, say, supervisor of sorts at my party. Thanks to Cady and Bryan for helping me clean up. Thanks to James for putting up with my incessant abuse of my over-logical mind. Thanks to everyone for coming. ‘Twas a blast. Although my summer isn’t totally over, it was definitely teh bset way to say goodbye to James’s.

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