I know I’m always yammering about how balmy (and fucking expensive) life in San Francisco is, but even here, winter visits occasionally. Like today, gray, drizzling, the kind of dank cold that settles into your every nook as soon as you set foot out the door. Of course, when I feel the urge to whine about our winter, I remember Mistress Infomaniac trapped up in the tundra of Canadia, battling caribou just to get a goddam coffee, eking a living as a professional seal blubber gatherer, and I have to count my blessings.
Like going out for delicious pancakes and sausage for breakfast in a cozy cafe with humpy waiters. Since I tend to go to sleep at dawn, breakfast is a rare treat for me, but today I couldn’t get to sleep so I battled my way through the clammy chill and wound up with my favorite, lemon pancakes with marion berry sauce. Because it’s San Francisco and we’re all fancy and stuff. originally, the waiter appeared with French toast and when I demurred, he corrected his mistake by reaching over to the table behind me to pick up my pancakes from them and give them their French toast. Which leads one to wonder, why hadn’t they said something when a large plate of pancakes appeared before them? Do they not know what French toast looks like? Were they simply blinded by the waiter’s massive chest muscles? The waiter (and his big round titties) assured me they had not spit on the pancakes, so I tucked in.
I came home, made a pot of stew, puttered around, never could get to sleep until about 9:00 this evening, almost exactly one hour before a thoroughly drunken Super Agent Fred decided to rock out downstairs with the worst music ever recorded. Dylan. The Association. Gary Puckett and the Union Gap. God knows why, his tastes are eclectic to the point of random. I went downstairs, threatened to hit him in the head with gong mallet (it’s padded, OK?) and then did because he turned the volumeback up. Sometmes beating your child is the only answer.
Speaking of abusive realtionships, have you seen Good Behaviour? It’s fabulous. It stars Michele Dockery, late of Downton Abbey’s Lady Mary, as a white trash crackhead grifter who hooks up with the astonishingly hot Juan Diego Botto who is by turn both sexy and menacing. The banter is very tight and amusing, but not brittle and Dockery is great. Thumbs up. Go watch it.