I went to this little cafe this morning for breakfast called Harry's Cafe. It's this magical little place run by a Chinese couple, and maybe his or her mother. I am pretty sure they have no other employees, and are there from open to close. They have two pages of American breakfast, and one page of Asian breakfast. I haven't eaten there in years so I decided on one of the Asian choices called Harry's Breakfast #1. I don't think I could eat a breakfast called #2. Anyways, it had steamed rice, red and green bell peppers, smoked sausage, onions, two eggs, and some lovely sauce on it. I ate about 1/4 before I had to throw in the towel. When I asked for a box Harry asked, "What's wrong with it?" I said, "Oh, it's delicious. I'm just stuffed, and now I have dinner for my friend and I tonight. I don't have to cook!" He smiled and I boxed up the leftovers. This place is my kind of place. I do enjoy nice restaurants, but I equally enjoy small neighborhood joints with comfort food. The food here is definitely that.
Could you eat this whole plate? I most certainly couldn't.
I have a packed weekend coming up, and I'm pretty excited about it. Tonight my homo husband, Jesus (it's hey zoos, not jee zus. And no, he does not bowl) is coming over to watch movies and hang out. He is one of my closest friends, and I love him to bits. We don't see each other very often 'cause he works full time for UC Davis, and is working on his second master's degree. Damn overachievers!
Saturday night I am doing movie night with two of my favorite couples. My best friend Christina and her boyfriend Korey, and my friend Josh and his wife Crystal. Josh and Crystal are both journalists, and are two of the funniest people on earth. I have known Josh since I was 15. If you like poetry you should check out Josh's book here, and buy it. Spare Parts and Dismemberment. He is a great writer, and I swear when we are together my cheeks hurt from laughing about 10 minutes in. He is hilarious.
Sunday night Rich and I are going to a Habitat for Humanity appreciation dinner. I do work with them sometimes and I'm really honored to get to have dinner on them. They will be giving out awards and recognizing folks who work hard to build homes in Sacramento's older neighborhoods, as well as upgrading older homes inhabited by folks who can't afford to do the upgrades themselves. They do great work, and I'm really proud to be a part of it.
I have Monday off for the holiday, and I took Tuesday off so I can go visit my friend Raylynn up in Auburn. We are going to eat on the cheap, then run around to biker bars and explore little hole in the wall places around the foothills. I love exploring. I usually find the best places, while wandering around with no particular place to go.
So today I feel great. I look forward to an exciting weekend with friends. I am cleaning on Monday instead of Sunday so we'll see how that goes. When I break schedule it kind of messes with me. That's why I'm forcing myself to do it more often. Oh, and in other GREAT news: as soon as I made my Sunday post it made me think. I told Rich that every time he comes over he needs to bring his camera, and I have to take at least 10 posed photos. We've been doing it and already I've noticed I don't HATE all the pictures every time. Once I actually only hated 2 out of the 10. That is huge for me. I'm really happy that I force myself to work on my stuff, even when it's hard. It's the only way I'm going to get over my fears.
Happy picture of the day: one of the picture's Rich took. I don't love it, but I didn't make him delete it either, so that's something.