Archive for December, 2008

L.A. What can I say

Posted: December 15, 2008 in beer, cafes, Coffee, travel, weather

Just had 3 days of work after arriving home from L.A. hanging out with Deaton and Julia and the crew at Intelly,although it was winter,i found it rather strange to be walking around L.A. in shorts and t-shirt and donning my hoodie in the evening.
So Kylie and I arrived in LAX,collected our bags and asked around to find the Hertz bus that will take us to where our car is waiting.After a 10 min bus ride we arrived at the service counter and was greeted by a somewhat cheery lady with coke bottle glasses and ginger hair,she was nice enough but after spending a few minutes giving our details to her,everything started to go downhill,she couldnt find our booking for the car on her records,although i gave her all the paperwork that was needed,ref.numbers and names passport,licenses the works,still no love,so after almost 20 min she looks over to her screen and works out she mis typed and inserted a wrong number,so error fixed,now we have to change terminals to do a print out of renting contracts and all that,at this stage i was hanging for a coffee and breakfast,and my attention span started to wonder.
by this stage it has taken almost half an hour for her to work out the terminal and Kylie is starting to get annoyed and me just getting anxious without having my brew in the morning.Almost an hour has now passed and im getting very irritated,and might i say it was warm and humid by this stage<finally we are set and ready to start our adventures in L.A. until we get to the car,no gps like we had just paid for so off i go back to the office to see what was going on,and 20 mins later we were given a new car with gps and we are ready to roll.
So Kylie punches in the addy to Intelligentsia cafe in Silverlake and we go on as instructed by the voice in the box.
Its now a good 10 mins on the road and i get back my aggressive driving style that i had when living in Sydney,and we had fun trying to get back on the freeway after taking a wrong turn off or two but are now back in business.after finding a parking spot i get out of the car eager to have nourishment and walk around the corner to Intelly cafe


After Re-fuelling its off to the roast works to meet Deaton

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After getting the grand tour we headed of to Deatons for some beers

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This goes on my favourites list of beers.

After A few cooling ales it was off to dinner and we met up with Brent,Ryan,Monica and Ashley