Emeryville and Alice in Wonderland

Last Friday, I went to Emeryville to watch Alice in Wonderland in 3D with some friends from ABA Cabinet. It was my first time in Emeryville, a city south of Berkeley with really nice shopping centers.

We met at the F bus stop on Telegraph and Bancroft around 8 pm. The bus ride took about 25 minutes…not too bad. When I stepped off the bus, I noticed two things: the cool ocean wind and the huge, brand new shopping center in front of me.

Since we got sold-out for the earlier 3D IMAX showing, we had the tickets for the 10:30 pm one. We decided to eat dinner at Fuddruckers, a burger restaurant. I ordered a number one meal: 1/3 lb cheeseburger with wedge-cut fries.

While we were waiting for our food, Thomas won a stuffed whale-fish from the claw machine. That win pretty much led to more tries on various claw machines. By the end of dinner, Vincent had a toy ball.

The burger was delicious. They used a special Fuddruckers bun of some sort. The self-serve condiments bar, another Fuddruckers feature, meant burger customization to your heart’s desire.

After dinner, we walked over to the AMC to watch Alice in Wonderland. The movie was great. Almost everyone fell asleep, but I didn’t. Even though the response was mixed, generally leaning towards the negative side, I thought that Tim Burton’s newest film was good. Review coming soon.

After the movie, we headed to the bus stop…if we could find it. We walked around for 20 minutes, searching in vain for the right one. Finally, after ending up on the other side of the railroad tracks, we arrived at a bus stop. Except the bus line at this stop led AWAY from Berkeley.

Great. Now we’re stranded. People in our group spent some time discussing what to do, and eventually, Evelyn called a friend to pick us up. It was around 1:30 am by now, and as we waited for the friend to arrive, we found different ways to pass the time, including some games of handball.

Finally the car arrived, picked up the first batch of people, and left the rest behind. I was in the “rest” group, but no worries, I finally made it home to Berkeley and lived to tell the tale.

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  1. March 9, 2010

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