Wednesday, June 29, 2011

My Obsessions Run Deep

So as many of you know, my recent obsession with the FX show Sons of Anarchy has evolved into an obsession with all things motorcycle.  And when I obsess over something, I do it hard.  


Exhibit A:
Last night, I feel asleep reading this.

Exhibit B:
Collaborative artwork with three-year-old Milo:


Exhibit C:
Hours of research of local motorcycle clubs have led me, repeatedly, to the East Bay Rats.  Fortuitously, their clubhouse is about a mile from my apartment, which has led to a couple "lurking" incidents:

taken from my car, parked conspicuously outside

Lucky for me, my friend Audrey is a damn good sport, and agreed to go prowling for bikers with me tonight.  Our first stop was Godspeed, which was unfortunately closed.  After driving by the Rats' clubhouse (no one home), we headed to the Ruby Room, a reliably "Rat"-infested watering hole, which was a straight-up gold mine.  First of all, the president of the MC was the doorman.  Secondly, the bartender had a huge EAST BAY RATS MOTORCYCLE CLUB tat on his forearm.  Thirdly, two dudes approached us at the bar, revealed that they were Rats prospects, and invited us to a biker party Saturday night at their warehouse.  Let the investigative research begin!

I should have been one of those undercover journalists.  Wish me luck!  And if you have any inside info on where the Hell's Angels hang out, holler at your girl.

21 comments:

Meghan said...

Oh my gosh! Are you going to go to the party? That's amazing! If I was in SF, I would totally stalk with you!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Dude be careful! That's scary lol! My cousin joined a "bike club" and they are basically gangs :( Not very safe people.

Maybe you should start watching Justified on FX! Timothy Olyphant is HOT, he's on the right side of the law, but he's still a bad boy ;)

J. said...

I'm so jealous. I cannot WAIT to hear how Saturday night goes.

H. Gillham said...

You need to behave, Claire, before you end up riding off into the sunset with a boy who is nothing like that lead in that show. LOL

SOA is a favorite of friends of mine, but I have yet to view it. I'm thinking -- tats, motorcycles, belly buttons showing? Not my weight class.

Have fun. You should buy yourself a motorcycle and go rebel.

Eh, I mean, more rebel.

kimbirdy said...

haha, you're so funny claire! next thing you know, you'll be wearing a black leather halter top on the back of a harley with your burly bearded beau. :)

orsoifeel said...

This is too funny. I am obsessed with SOA as well. I found out about it at the beginning of the third season. I went out and bought the first 2 seasons and watched/rewatched them in one weekend. It was insane. I can not wait for the new season !!!

Faiza said...

you go girl!

Sarah Nicole said...

Hope you enjoy the party!! Sounds like lots of fun!

Micaela said...

i love the way we obsess ;) it's the only way to go! and i am giggling at your adorableness in this whole post! i would TOTALLY go to the party with you!!! and i smiled at Kim's comment cos you never know... ;) !

love you!!!

Tracy-Girl @ Then I Got To Thinking said...

You are seriously hilarious!! haha!!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Ooh how cool! You have to give us updates on the biker party!

xoxo,

Chic 'n Cheap Living

bananas. said...

yea i know a hell's angel hangout but hell if i tell you! you should NOT be hanging around those folks. believe me, it's not as cool as the show.

now if jax was real then it'd be a different story.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

hahah, I don't watch the show so I don't know all of these references but I do love and appreciate when people get obsessed with shows like I do! I'm so with you, when I run with it... I run hard. I'm glad you found a show you really love!

Gracie said...

Haha you're hilarious. I think you have a new career that you could get into. I usually obsess pretty hard if I love something. x

Deidre said...

Wow! How funny. you're very brave!

I know that Hell's Angels hold conventions every year...but other than that, I don't know much :)

Hannah @ The New Black said...

I've heard loads of people talking up SOA but I've yet to watch it...it's on my list though. I'll be waiting to hear how you adventure unfolds.

Marz said...

You are SOOOOOO adorable!!! We are such kindred spirits when it comes to obsessing over loves and crushes :) I went to the NKOTB concert on Sunday and I cannot freaking stop thinking about Jordan Knight. I literally think of him ALL.DAY.LONG. I was laying in bed last night and I was watching some video I recorded at the concert and I texted Micaela and I said "I need help. I can't stop thinking about Jordan K. A girl obsessed!!" and she replied back "Haha like Claire!" :) Exactly like Claire and Jax :) I wish you had been on your Motorcycle Club prowling when we were there in San Fran - I would have loved to have been searching for Rats with you! :) I'm so proud that you already got one foot (er motorcycle boot? :) in the door by being invited to the Biker Party!!! :) SO exciting!!!!! :) I love you!!!

drollgirl said...

um, if i lived up north i would go on these biker adventures with you!

did you hear jax is in a new movie w/liv tyler? i think it is called "the ledge" and it comes out in limited release soon. i am all over it!

Holly said...

haha you are too cute

Leesh said...

I can't believe how obsessed you are. I love Sons of Anarchy too but not to the point where I am going to seek out clubhouse. You are crazy!

My obsession went as far as trying to buy a SAMCRO hoodie at the Pier in San Francisco. I unfortunately didn't get one and it's my biggest regret.

Any clue when season 4 of SofA will begin?

Kristin said...

Too funny! I can't WAIT for Sons to start back up in Sept.! Oh and I second watching Justified...It rocks!