Just had lunch with Erik and Ben at Manpuku. If you’ve never been, Manpuku is on Sawtelle just north of Olympic in the strip mall where Hurry Curry is. If none of that made sense to you, then you probably don’t live in L.A. ;)
In any case, they had the bento boxes and I had an Ishiyaki Bibimpap. Rice with vegetables and ground beef, served in a steaming hot clay bowl with a red hot paste mixed in. Too good.
In any case, sounds like Ben and Erik are doing well at my former establishment of employment. Erik and his wife are expecting in two months. Not much has changed, we spent five minutes catching up on personal lives, and 55 minutes talking about Microsoft Reporting Services and the various code we're all writing.