I Can Only Hold My Balls For So Long.......

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Lee, Trino, me, Melanie, and Julz

Believe it or not, I was up by 7am after only a couple hours of sleep...ready to head down to Milpitas to meet Julz (MzJulz85) and Lee (Askmrlee) for Dim Sum.  I logged online to check messages and get directions and OMG..Trino (JTrinoG) had messaged me back on Myspace and was going to join us for breakfast in addition to sightseeing adventures in San Francisco! *YEAH*.  I was excited to meet Trino as we've messaged and talked about getting together but never made it yet. 

I texted Mel to see if she was awake....no response.  I called...no answer.  Ok, I am going in! LOL.

Melanie enjoying her chicken foot
I went over to her room, knocked, and no response.  I went in and was sooooo tempted to take a pic but I was good and refrained.  There she was asleep, cell phone in hand! HA HA HA.  Ok, finally got her up, went back to finish getting ready so we could get on the road.

We actually arrived first for once...OMG! I am usually the late one but for once, we were on time! Trino had called and he was on his way but about 20 minutes behind. No biggie since we were the first ones to arrive.  Next, Julz came in and wow....she looked great! I hadn't seen her since she went back to dark hair and although she knows I love the blonde in front, she looked GREAT! We caught up for a bit until Mel's cousin arrived and we went ahead and got our table, thinking Trino would be there any minute.

Julz and I...our chicken feet!
 

The Dim Sum carts started rolling around and we were STARVING...we went ahead and ordered a few things while I texted Trino to find out where he was.  Come to find out, he left his wallet at home and had to turn around.  Sorry Trino but how does a man leave the house without their wallet?!?! LOL.  He said to go ahead and eat and he'd be there as soon as he could.  Ok, we had already ordered some food so no problem there! :-)  Mel and Lee were kinda in charge of picking and when the more odd items came around like chicken feet and pork belly, Lee and Mel were in heaven.  Not sure what Julz and I were thinking but ok....let's try these chicken feet! LOL.  It was a first....and a last for both of us.  But hey, we got a picture for prosperity sake! There were a few things Julz tried that she didn't like and well, Melanie was basically her garbage disposal and ate the rest of everything she didn't like.

The girls of TB - me, Julz, and Melanie
  Julz would barely set it down before Mel had her chopsticks on the plate grabbing it! HA HA. 

OMG..I was looking around laughing and I catch a glimpse of Trino walking in!  *YEAH*  Poor Trino, I didn't know he had never been to Dim Sum before and he asked the waiter for a menu and we told him there was plenty of food there already.  I felt bad that I didn't ask him if he'd been so we kinda walked him through and ordered a few more things to eat.  Julz doesn't eat seafood and Mel and Lee both have shrimp allergies so why does it figure most every cart that came around was shrimp related! Shrimp balls, shrimp rolls, shrimp salad!  I felt like Forest Gump!

As we were sitting there talking, somehow the subject of Boba tea came up.

Dim Sum...yum!
  Julz, Trino (I think) and I never had Boba before!  Lee said there is a great place in the same center we had to try.  We settled up our bill while I ran to the bathroom wherein you know something had to happen. I can't seem to venture off to the restroom without some craziness.  Pretty tame...only a little older gentleman staring at my chest and ultimately walking right into it.  Nice.  LOL.

Ok, Boba time!  We go to walk outside the restaurant and wow is it packed! Lee had said earlier he couldn't believe he was eating dim sum at 10am but it's a darn good thing we did otherwise we'd be there for hours waiting judging by how packed it was!  We wander over to the Boba place and wow....it was like a 10 minute decision on what to order.

BOBA!! :D
  I felt like a Starbucks virgin...I had no clue what was what and what tasted good.  We kept letting people go ahead of us while we looked at the menu when I finally jumped in line and ordered - Passion Green Tea Boba. OMG....how yummy!  I still cannot get used to the little tapioca balls in the drink as they fly through the straw! Not surprising, this lead to an interesting array of comments and conversations.  Julz as we posed for Boba pics, "Hurry up, I can only hold my balls for so long" was my favorite! Melanie going after a wayward tapioca ball down her shirt! LOL.

Originally, Julz was only meeting us for breakfast as she was taking her nephew and his friend to lunch and the movies.  I think she was going to miss us too much but she talked to her nephew and he was down to go into San Francisco as well and hang out.

Julz and I enjoying our Passion Green Tea Boba
  She went ahead and left to go pick him and his buddy up so we could all meet in the City.  Mel had to wait at the Boba place as her "brother" was going to join us for a bit to hang out.  We kept in touch with Julz and decided to get on the road so we could meet at the same time up at the Pier 39 area. 

Said our goodbyes and hopped on the freeway, Trino following Mel and I.  Caravan time! Whoo Hoo......Part II of the day to follow in the San Francisco blog! 

TRE69 says:
Erin...what's up with you and public restrooms?!?!?!
Posted on: Aug 21, 2008
PrissyT says:
i love the boba story! what other comments were made? you could send me a pm! lol! but what really made me laugh was your trip to the restroom! That was hillarious!
Posted on: Aug 20, 2008
poohstanggt says:
Thanks Mark! I love dim sum but yeah, Julz and I were ok skipping the feet! LOL.

Still have three more days of fun to enter..including some time in wine country! Whoo Hoo!
Posted on: Aug 20, 2008
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Lee, Trino, me, Melanie, and Julz
Lee, Trino, me, Melanie, and Julz
Melanie enjoying her chicken foot
Melanie enjoying her chicken foot
Julz and I...our chicken feet!
Julz and I...our chicken feet!
The girls of TB - me, Julz, and Me…
The girls of TB - me, Julz, and M…
Dim Sum...yum!
Dim Sum...yum!
BOBA!! :D
BOBA!! :D
Julz and I enjoying our Passion Gr…
Julz and I enjoying our Passion G…
Watch out, wayward Boba balls!
Watch out, wayward Boba balls!
Awww, the TBs except Trino open yo…
Awww, the TBs except Trino open y…
Another group shot at Dim Sum
Another group shot at Dim Sum
Mel and Lee hanging out at the Bob…
Mel and Lee hanging out at the Bo…
Pork belly and chicken feet
Pork belly and chicken feet
more Dim Sum
more Dim Sum
Pork Noodles
Pork Noodles
Some of the people waiting for tab…
Some of the people waiting for ta…
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