Australians + LA girls = not getting home until 4am
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August 22nd, 2008 – by: jenn79
Sheila's friend who just got married, Sheila and Grace (former MzCali) were the only ones there! What the heck?? Bjorn had emailed throughout the day apprising us of his schedule. (He's an overcommunicator in a good way). But a few people had cancelled and we had to wait for at least 80% of our group to get there to be seated and we were currently at under 50%.
We were lucky to find exactly 4 seats open next to each other, so down we sat in front of the Japanese sushi chefs and we ordered an item each. Sheila got the Hollywood roll (tempera-like sushi roll) and I got the Heaven roll (tuna, spicy tuna, and toro). I LOVED my Heaven roll but it was one of those nights where I was determined to be happy and satisfied at anything greater than mediocrity. After all, what more could I ask for - I was in a sultry, Asian-themed restaurant celebrating the birthday of one of my FAVORITE people (Sheila) who looked beautiful and kept me engaged with interesting conversation.
Sheila and I get a few texts. Looks like Bjorn is about to arrive in a few, Sybil and Doris can't make it, and Chereese is joining us! We close out our tabs and reserve a table just minutes before Bjorn and his friend Marco show up. Fantastic! So good to see Bjorn again - let the chattering begin!
We're seated although Marco and Bjorn need to head to the bar to do a few shots of tequila and sambuco or whatever. By the time everyone sat down, Chereese arrived!
Bjorn starts out with "Sake for everyone on me!" to the waiter. Oh dear, one knew right away Bjorn would keep us full of libations at his expense - what a gentleman! I don't drink myself but I was able to taste a little bit of everything and hand the rest of my drink to Bjorn or Chereese.
But we stayed there for a few hours, and then something happened that has never happened to me at a TABLE IN HOLLYWOOD. Our crabby ass waiter who totally provided shitty customer service BOUGHT US ALL A ROUND and took a shot with us. I think they were lemon drops or something but I had a little sip as well. Hmm, that makes 2 sips of sake and 2 sips of lemon drop. WOW this is pushing it for me! But I was completely fine due to all the food and laughter. After tonight, I think I may even have abs from laughing so hard and so long!
When we finished up and were ready to go, it was almost 1am. Bjorn and Marco wanted to go clubbing but .
I can't convey well enough how awesome tonight's music/mix/DJ was.
At one point, even though we were only there for an hour or so, Bjorn left the dance floor drenched in sweat and came back to Sheila and I with drinks! He had two shots of Frangelico - one for him and Sheila and "a coke for the little lady." Very sweet - I have to say Australian guys REALLY KNOW how to take care of girls! Can't wait to meet some who are single! =)
We sort of split up at this point and Bjorn doesn't want to go back to the hotel just yet and so I take him for Thai food as I know a restaurant open until 3:30am.
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