What up, San Francisco?!
That is what we all said as we took one of the city’s famous trolleys from Portland to the Bay. Air travel is so bourgeoisie, so we off that.
Just kidding — we totally flew. Gotcha.
Anyhow, once we arrived in San Francisco, we immediately checked in to our hotel.
Lots of guys dressed as fancy cowboys hanging around this place, for some reason. Must be holdovers from the gold rush. Americana is very “in” right now.
For the rest of the day, we didn’t really do much. Just basically tried to come up with a list of sitcoms that took place in San Francisco. Miss you, “Dharma and Greg.” (Especially you, teenage crush Jenna Elfman in “Krippendorf’s Tribe.”)
Other than that, just chill mode for the Jones, until the night when we had some tapas and met up with Internet weblog superstar Katie Baker.
I’d like to tell you that we had a great time, but the fact of the matter is that we tried to play table shuffleboard and it was one of the most frustrating experiences you can have playing a game for old men that has been miniaturized.
I’m like, “Matt, why do all of these disks fall off the edge of the table three-quarters of the way down? Even if I put some backspin on it, it won’t stick. Do you think it’s because there’s way too much sand on this table?”
Matt was like, “I just don’t … it doesn’t make any … I don’t know. I don’t know.”
It was very confusing and endlessly frustrating because you would get thisclose to making a puck stick, only to have it somehow gain speed and get off the table. Step your shuffleboard game up, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. (No need to step your name game up — already nailed it.) So we asked JD if it was worth trying to figure this out or if we should just call it a night.
That’s when we knew it was time to give it up.
Today, we’ll be planning our next live show, taking place tonight at Vitus in Oakland. If you’re around here, you should definitely come out. It’s going to be a great time. See you there.