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much to say about a happy weekend

so (as i have mentioned here and you are probably tired of hearing about)we were headed up to san francisco for Paul's Exhibit. the morning we woke up early to leave, we received the news that christina had led our team to victory. she's doing a great job of documenting her adventure, here. we are very(very very very) shocked, honored, and excited about the news and our future doll with CWC! what a great way to start our weekend and give us good luck for the 400-mile drive ahead (and traffic!).

We spent most of our time in japantown preparing for the show (and shopping and eating). thanks much to melisser for letting us crash, sorry we didn't get to spend more time together!

we did manage to do some touristy things, like wander around the fog in GG park and stop at fisherman's wharf for musee mechanique, which was a great way to blow all my meter money!

cotton candy

cry baby
this was my favorite machine - drop in your quarter, and watch daddy cry as his monkey baby plays a tape recording of a real infant being tortured (probably by dangling a shiny object just out of reach.

The main goal this weekend was to make sure Paul's exhibit went well - we took responsibility of setting up the shelves and making sure the figures were shown off as they should be.

it was so great to see the result of *several* weekends of his preparation and painting. each piece has it's own special style and detail, but they all looked terriffic all grouped together.

I wish i had taken more pictures of the individual figures, but it looks like toybot studios has that taken care of!

celebrating a job well done
after the installation was done, we had about an hour to go before the show, and mr. cheeks wanted to get loosened up before the party...

warming up
melisser and the gorilla, however, didn't need any loosening up.

fashionably late, the gorilla made his entrance

I had a great time seeing everyone that came out! dollyfriends, toyfriends, and just cool people in general :)

mrs cheeks
the day after the exhibit, we BBQ'd with fairyarmadillo (and mr. robot, who may or may not have an LJ) at the always hospitable house of blastmilk.

mr. cheeks certainly felt right at home with becky's dolls.

drop that meat
butter-pup waited patiently for P to get sloppy, but had to settle for dog biscuits

smokin meats
hats off to the boys for smokin' us some gorgeous ribs!

medora and yooskie 2
right before we left, Paul asked becky to "blastmilk-ify" yooskie for a photoshoot. she looks great as a nun, eh?

happiest place on earth
last stop before heading south: casper's hotdogs in el cerrrito. this place only exists in the bay area - it's a childhood favorite that I have missed terribly since living in san diego.

we bought $50.00 of casper's brand hotdgos at costco to hold me (and my dad!) over for a while...


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Jun. 27th, 2006 12:19 am (UTC)
those riiibs look soooo goooood i wanna cry!
professor paul greets his adoring fans - such great photos m! are they all taken on your sony? do you love it?
Jun. 27th, 2006 12:21 am (UTC)
I do, but i have lots to get used to with it. it's just wonderful to have something small to stow with me when we travel!
Jun. 27th, 2006 12:57 am (UTC)
woohoo! thanks for sharing! I want some hot dogs too pleaseee XD
Jun. 27th, 2006 01:19 am (UTC)
if my dad doesn't eat them all first!
Jun. 27th, 2006 01:06 am (UTC)
enjoyed seeing the pictures of your good time! and many many congrats on the CWC doll! she can only be amazing and the best thing they have/will ever produce!!! perhaps they will have you guys design more too!!!

and i was wondering if i get a kenner - she would have to come to you for some beautifying. i don't know exactly when or who she might be - but, i'm thinking about it. i would be honored if you could perform your magical services on her. :)
Jun. 27th, 2006 01:19 am (UTC)
damn, tiff! a kenner!

feel free to drop me an email (puchimadam at gmail dot com) when you take the plunge!

thanks :)
Jun. 27th, 2006 01:18 am (UTC)
I hope people can tell I'm dancing! hahaha.

I'm so so sorry I didn't see more of you two! :-/
It seems I need to come visit!
Jun. 27th, 2006 01:19 am (UTC)
yes, there's always a bed for you here!
Jun. 27th, 2006 07:08 am (UTC)
fanks dr. m-love!
Jun. 27th, 2006 01:24 am (UTC)
What a great weekend! The Musee Mechanique looks like so much fun. I'm really glad that Paul's show went off well and that you two got to see some of the SF crew and eat good meats :D
Jun. 27th, 2006 01:36 am (UTC)
seems you had loads of fun :D!

oh those meeeeats made me huuuuungry!
Jun. 27th, 2006 02:13 am (UTC)
haha, the exhibit turned out fantastic! I wish i lived closer so i could have come to admire-
yooskie looks so hot as a nun, lol.
as usual, wonderful photography to document the event. looks like you had a blast!
Jun. 27th, 2006 03:07 am (UTC)
Mr. Cheeks...always making me laugh with his crazy antics. Glad to hear you had such a fun weekend! Great pics, as always!
Jun. 27th, 2006 04:05 am (UTC)
I had a great time hanging out with you guys! Deeeeeelicious ribs.

Will is dr_beep.
Jun. 27th, 2006 04:37 am (UTC)
I love ribs and the ones in the pics are to die for. o.o
Jun. 27th, 2006 02:40 pm (UTC)
Congrats on your team win. It's nice to see talented people move ahead =)
BBQ looks yummmmmmmaaaaayyyyyy!
Jun. 28th, 2006 01:01 am (UTC)
Melissa,I've said this elsewhere, but wanted to say many congrats on Gentle River, this weekend must have seemed like a dream! I'm sure Paul was glad for your help and support for what looked like a fabu exhibit. Thanks for sharing your pix of y'alls adventures in SF!
Jun. 28th, 2006 01:13 am (UTC)
miss G!

I have been meaning to thank you for the very nice things you said about us on TIB. I barely recognize any of the names on the forum anymore, but you had us reminiscing about the "good old days" :P

many, many thanks!
Jun. 28th, 2006 01:22 am (UTC)
Hi M! (I'm still online) Yeah, I don't know anyone anymore, and now that all the old posts are gone at TIB, I wanted to take the opportunity to give a sense of history of what y'all have done for the Blythe world. I felt like the "wise old crone" *L* but you know, I still think of myself as a newbie to Blythe!
Jun. 29th, 2006 06:21 pm (UTC)
I forgot to tell you G.
Those words were very nice!

Miss ya!

Jun. 28th, 2006 03:44 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the CWC doll! I believe I already said that on tib, but it is a wonderful thing to repeat, I can't wait to see the actual doll once it's produced. And congrats all around it looks like this was a successful and fun weekend for all involved :)
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