Saturday, November 29, 2008

Our Trip to Bakersfield, A Summary

Yesterday we went to Cafe Med for the DAT (Day After Thanksgiving) party. You bring a bottle of zin and set it out to share with everyone.

Lots of people bring more than one bottle.

Lots of people drink more than the one bottle they bring.

I'll let you figure my category.

While there my mom's friend Andzrej met us. Andzrej (pronounced ahn-jay) lives in San Francisco and I hadn't seen him since I went there to register for classes at SFSU back in the summer of 1996.

I didn't get to go to SFSU, but I had a great weekend with him and his wife.

My mom recounted the story of how they met. In art class. At CSUB. They were both seniors and the professor was taking roll.

When she got to Andzrej, she fumbled with his name (I'm not even going to type his last name, although I'm hoping it'll come up next time we play Scrabble).

She asked him where he was from and he said "Poland".

He still had quite an accent at that time, I imagine.

And when the professor asked him what a man from Poland was doing in Bakersfield, he said:

"Being in Bakersfield is like being in the French Foreign Legion. Nobody asks anybody else why they are there."

We had a good time, but I am exhausted.

And like many people, I am looking forward to going home.

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