Monday, January 12, 2009

Butter On Toast

I want to start off and say that I had an amazing weekend. The weather had been outstanding so we made plans to go into the city on Saturday to the Haight Ashbury district. Haight Ashbury is basically a street, close to the Golden Gate Park, that’s full of trendy little hipster stores, tattoo and piercing shops, countless amounts of amazing cafes, restaurants, bars, and on just about every block are “medicinal marijuana” shops. It’s basically like 23rd Street or Hawthorne up in Portland, but bigger, with cooler shops, pseudo legalized weed, and more black people. 

However, we had a few unexpected detours. While down on Market Street, we decided to stop at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf to scoop up a couple of our favorite beverages. On our walk there, we noticed helicopters in the air and motorcycle cops everywhere blocking traffic. After grabbing our beverages we walked down to see what all the hubbub was about and found out that it was a protest march for “Free Palestine”. Not a very happy group of people... and by group, I mean about 5,000 strong, holding banners and picket signs. Pretty crazy actually.

After waiting for this business to pass we jumped across the street and hung out at the Muni station. After waiting for our bus for almost 30 minutes, we decided to call the number that was posted at the stop to find out what was up with the delay. Turns out that all of the bus routes that were in the path of the “Free Palestine” protest march were shut down. So, we began our walk to a station that was still up and running. After a while I turned on the Flip Cam and blamed Kendra for everything. Then we decided to walk all the way to the Haight Ashbury. Which really isn’t all that bad except that it’s uphill... and it was hot.

We had so much fun down there and can’t wait to go back when we have more time. On the way out, I couldn’t resist and had to let my “inner thug” out. There were way too many amazing stoops calling my name to have a quick sit down and enjoy an alcoholic beverage in a paper bag. “When in rome” right?

After that was all over we figured that we should make use of the Muni station across the street. After waiting for 4 full busses to pass we got on and so did this interesting fellow in the video below. I can’t tell you how entertaining this man was. I actually have close to 15 minutes of footage and think I am going to make this a recurring segment on the blog. He had so many amazingly profound things to say that I truly was tearing up with laughter. I kinda felt bad for the young guy and girl that he was talking to but they handled him very well.

Enjoy, and remember, he likes butter on his toast.


Anonymous said...

First vid. - was that a robot dog?
and don't be mean to kendra...she was your suger mama for a month or so. Show some respect boy!
Second Vid. - what he dissing coffie or trying to sell drugs?
I like butter on toast too.

Anonymous said...

Truly an entertaining post. I think that was the first time I laughed today.

Beau Tobler said...

Butter on Toast? That man is a genius! I would have never thought that one could put butter on toast.

Who in the second video said they don't like people talking shit about coffee?

Michelle said...

my brother used to lick his butter off of his toast when he was a kid....just a little FYI there.

Jesse Tobler said...

The person saying, "don't talk shit about coffee" was the guy and girl that the crazy man was talking to. They handled him very well.

Beau Tobler said...

It just seems weird that they told him to not talk Shit about coffee. it's like they thought he was offending Colombians or some other coffee making nation.

Kolby said...

hahahah i love you guys! and that dog made me lol

kendra: hes hard on you because he loves you. you should see how hard he is on me ;)