Monday, December 15, 2008

From the "Bah, humbug" files.

Saturday night, Fosco and Oz decided to get into the Christmas spirit by taking a drive over the mountain from Santa Cruz to San Jose. There were three objectives for this trip:

  1. Use a recently-received Borders gift certificate to do some Christmas shopping (at the tony Los Gatos Borders Store).
  2. Drive through the amazing Christmas lights display, "Fantasy of Lights," also in Los Gatos (while listening to Christmas music!).
  3. Arrive at Westfield Valley Fair mall in San Jose around 8:30 so as to miss the dinner rush at California Pizza Kitchen (a restaurant that played a surprisingly large role in Fosco and Oz's early courtship).
And how did all of that work out? I'm glad you asked.
  1. As Fosco parked the car at the Los Gatos Borders, he realized that he did not bring the gift certificate. And so, Fosco and Oz decided just to head for the "Fantasy of Lights"...
  2. ...along with everyone else in a fifty-mile radius. After sitting in a slow-moving line of cars for a half hour, Fosco and Oz reached the sign that read "Your wait from this point will be 45 minutes." Fosco did a Uie, so as to...
  3. ...arrive at CPK in San Jose at 8:20. Table for two? One hour wait.
And while Fosco and Oz tried to kill time testing colognes in Sephora, their hearts just weren't in it anymore and they drove home hungry and empty-handed. Fosco was especially hungry after Sephora because Marc Jacobs For Men smells just like panang curry. Yum!

Aside from the panang-whiff, Fosco ended up feeling pretty Scroogey. How was your weekend?


Anonymous said...

The only experiences I've had with CPK are the airport versions. I will have to catch a real one in my travels. That good, huh?

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The BeeMaster

FOSCO said...

Honestly? No. Not that good. Fosco likes it mainly for lots of good memories--both from college and from his early relnship with Oz.

Their BBQ Chicken pizza is something of a classic, though.

Anonymous said...

No, it's not special at all... but if you do try it, get the Sicilian pizza.