Posted by Lauren
Sharing highlights from the weekend AND doing it all via random “red devil” facts. Get ready for some learning!
Friday night I went to San Francisco to hang out with Krizia (college roommate) and some ex-coworkers at the Red Devil Lounge (1655 Polk Street #1).
Did you know that the San Francisco University High School mascot is a Red Devil? See what I did there? Just wait, there’s more.
We spent 1/3 of the time in Krish’s apartment watching the Costa Rica video she’s putting together. It’s hysterical and perfect and oh, I can’t wait for everyone to see it! We spent another 1/3 of our time at her upstairs neighbors’ place. Those guys are so fun! The last 1/3 of our night, which was really more like 3/5, was a combo of bopping to an 80s rock band called Pop Rocks, befriending bartenders, befuddling a boozer, and bumming our way to Shanghai Kelly’s.
Did you know that Shanghai Kelly, real name James, was a red devil of sorts? He had a ginger beard, a fiery temper, kidnapped men, and forced them to work on ships. Sounds like a red devil to me!
On Saturday, after a looooooong train ride back to the South Bay, lunch, and a trip to the gym for LiveFit day 1 (ya, I know), it was time for a date with Kyle. We had tickets to see To The Arctic at the San Jose Tech Museum. Polar bears are the most adorable animals in the entire world and we are quite fond of the little cubs. The Tech has the largest IMAX dome screen in the west, so I felt immersed in the story the whole time.
The flick is limited release – if it’s playing in your area, I encourage you to go watch. Each scene is more epic than the last and you really won’t ever get an idea of what the polar regions are like unless you have $1 billion dollars and can fly there [or watch National Geographic all the time].
Unfortunately, the writers kind of glossed over what each of us can do to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. The high emissions are a leading factor in polar ice depletion. Did you know that Red Devil is also a city in Alaska? The population was only at 23 during the 2010 census. Hope they like their neighbors!
After the movie, our hunger overcame us like polar bears searching for seal meat and we ended up at Opa in Los Gatos.
Opa will never get old. Their food is just too good! Spicy avocado dip with pita, chicken lettuce cups, gyro pita with Opa! fries… hit the spot.
Woah, just had a freaky moment. I went to find my old post about Opa (long hair!!) and the last time I was there was also the day I started LiveFit. So bizarre I just restarted it the same day!
Back at my place, we took the dogs for a walk, watched a movie, and made dessert: chocolate covered strawberries. Red devils? (that might be pushing it…) To the leftover chocolate I added peanut butter, powdered sugar, and Trader Joe’s O’s – tada! Joe’s O’s muddy buddies :)
We both fell asleep watching Fast Five, which I found a Red Devil review of on this guy’s blog (thanks Internetz). He gave it 6.5 kicks out of 10 – you be the judge though because I, after all, fell asleep while reading LinkedIn articles on their new iPad app (which is amazing, btw).
Sunday can be summed up in a handful of words:
Strawberry banana pancakes.
OMG the gym! LiveFit day 2 + 20 mins HIIT.
No Red Devils.
K, that’s all!
P.S. I am being censored.
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