Vacation’s all I ever wanted

We had another nice weekend away from home. It may not be a proper vacation, but these little trips to LA get us a pretty good bang for our buck. Getting away for a couple days is always relaxing, even if I do constantly obsess about the cats wondering when we’re coming home. After a couple hours on the road I could already feel the stress melting away. We made pretty good time both ways. Outside a couple accidents there wasn’t much traffic at all. I expected the worst but was pleasantly surprised.

Saturday we finally made it to Tiki Ti. We got there early enough that it wasn’t very crowded and managed, after a short time, to get seats at the bar, and then at a table. I took lots of pictures, which will be up soon. The drinks were a little pricey, but very good, and they had a great selection. Descriptions of the drinks on the menu would be helpful though. My favorite part was the bartender getting everyone to chant “ooga booga” whenever someone orders the drink with that name. I started with the requisite mai tai and then had an Ooga Booga just to start the chanting again. Sarai ordered a Pain Killer, which came sprinkled with cinnamon and nutmeg. From there we went to Jumbo’s Clown Room, which was not quite what I expected, but in a good way. Plus it was cheap, with no cover. It just may become a regular stop for us when we’re in town.

We also made our usual stop at Acres of Books, where I picked up a Kafka collection, a biography of Yukio Mishima, a book on Dada and Surrealism, and Neal Stephenson’s The Big U. You can’t always find what you’re looking for here, but you always come away with something you wanted anyway, even if you didn’t know you wanted it beforehand.

Speaking of vacations, we’ve got a real one coming up in a few months. Sarai found a great (read: really cheap) package deal for two nights each in Prague, Vienna, and Budapest, including airfare, hotel, and train fare between the cities. We’ll be flying there straight after Rob and Sarah’s wedding in NYC in early January. I can’t wait to see Prague in the middle of winter. I’m sure NYC will seem positively balmy in comparison.


eliane says:

I found it!!
me me me :)

I just wanted credit! im horrible like that

saraicat says:

yes, sarah pointed me to the website with cheap cheap travel. all hail sarah! :D