the one where i have a great night with great friends

and only have terrible pics to show from it.

the lovely ali miller missed my bday so wanted to take me to dinner. but because shes as generous as she is scalding hot she said hey invite sarah and scott.

hilarity and intensely dirty inappropriate conversation ensued. at any one time either scott sarah or myself can also be loud. also we like to talk about adult film. and how we would improve on the genre.

meanwhile the sake and beer kept flowing. meanwhile the sushi was some of the best id ever had at Kanpai, which is like saying “damn the playboy mansion was better this time than the last 10 times.”

seriously the fish melted in our mouths. every time i leave that place i wanna make out. every time i get in my car afterwards i wanna sing. somehow the health dept only gave it a B which im still convinced proves that theres something fishy going on with those letter grades because im telling you the food is amazing and it has the cleanest bathroom ive ever been in. its a joy to wash my hands in there.

but back to my friends. back to those friends. those are three friends who are some of the best people you’d ever want to meet. super cool, ridiculously talented, and three people id have never met without blogging.

ali ordered in japanese, shes an expert in video games, and will shock you with her wide ranging areas of expertise. actually, valley girls pretty much know all. i dont know how she stuck with LAist after coming to our first bbq but we all couldnt be luckier that she emailed me several years ago.

sarah is one of the many super hard working former LAisters who made the move over to the Times, kicked bootay with metromix, then brand x, and on the side goes to south central and interviews people for the homicide report. stay tuned because theres a new blog a-launching next month at the times which sarah will be helming. (sounds dirty).

and scott is one of the best writers, i was totally heartbroken when i learned he would no longer be writing for the paper. like devastatingly crushed. but after last night he assured us that alls well with his future. duh. little known fact about the sterling busblog connection: a few years ago the LA Weekly named me one of LA’s 100 people. and guess who wrote the story about me? ta-da! when i finally met scott a few years later we instantly bonded and im sure you’ll read more about him on this url in the near future.

anyone would be lucky to meet any of these very cool people. its a blessing to have them all as friends.

afterwards our waiter / concierge / magic maker Peter brought out some complimentary desserts which disappeared faster than you can say “is that deep friend green tea ice cream topped with fresh Oxnard strawberries?”

got home and hollywood was black as night because we had crazy winds that caused major blackouts everywhere. loved it. passed out almost immediately.