A couple of months ago I got an email from a very dear friend, Alanna, asking me if I wanted to go see Kathy Griffin do stand up comedy at the Mountain Winery. I knew almost nothing about Kathy Griffin, or the Mountain Winery, but I did know it had been way too long since I had seen Alanna so I responded ‘yes!’ in about thirty seconds. When we made the plan it felt like it was forever away (that’s good grammar, right?) but suddenly, this past weekend it was upon us!
There is literally not a moment of my life where I do not remember knowing Alanna; we were born 17 days apart and became instant friends.
It was seriously SO good to catch up and spend the whole day together doing pretty much nothing. Except eating of course. We were on a time crunch and stopped for a quick dinner with Eric before we headed off to the show.
I at this delicious bowl of meatballs for dinner. Alanna had a salad so between the two of us we had a balanced dinner, right?
Eric had pasta and we also ordered a huge plate of garlic fries which came in handy later.
The view isn’t half bad either.
And there’s wine! We settled in with a glass of wine for the show. The verdict? Hilarious. Raunchy, clever, probably offensive and totally hilarious.
(not my photo, randomly stolen from google)
Why don’t I see stand up comedy more often? What is more fun that spending a couple hours drinking wine and laughing? In fact Alanna and I enjoyed it so much that we decided to go home and spend a couple more hours drinking wine and laughing on the couch… Re-baked garlic fries paired perfectly with staying up too late chatting.
The next day I got to show her my favorite Nisene Marks redwoods running road and we started the morning with a three and a half mile run at a nice, easy conversational pace.
I decided to try a new to me breakfast place. I have had the hardest time finding go to breakfast places to take company to. We tried Hole in the Wall Café by Seacliff beach and it was great!
I got a delicious plate of beans, eggs, avocado, mini quesadillas and fried plantains.
And then because we couldn’t resist we shared a huge coconut pancake for breakfast dessert (that’s a thing).
Delicious. I will definitely be going to this place again. I am so glad Alanna came up with this and made the plan for us. It is truly crazy how absurdly long we can go without seeing the people we really care about and this weekend was such a resounding reminder to just get something on the calendar.
It’s always so wonderful when you can pick right up where you left off after not seeing someone for a while and I couldn’t believe how true that was this weekend. So fun and special to get to spend some uninterrupted time with someone I have now known for more than thirty years (CRAZY).
Happy Friday everyone!