Tried Blackbird again for the first time since I gave it the poor review and the results were...pretty good. I'll go back. Delicious Ramos Fizz! Good wine list. Scattered yet nice waiter. He did not write our order down (which I will never understand) and he forgot one dish, but we didn't remind him because we were full anyways. Water not filled enough, drink orders not taken quickly enough. Acoustics horrible and laughable "jazz" band downstairs. It sounded like smooth jazz, really weird! The server moved us to a quieter spot but then paid even less attention to us. Also it's really expensive. However, nice evening and like I said, I will go back. I'm getting pretty sick of my few other spots in Midtown and Downtown, most of which are just as uneven in service.
I am sooo bummed because in the last few months there is now traffic every damn day both ways between Davis and Sac. I don't know if there has been enough population growth that this is going to be forever or what. Today there was literally a spill of nuts and bolts on the freeway. The other day there were two accidents and a broken down car on the causeway. Plus, I park on campus rather than in east Davis so that adds about 10 minutes every day. All in all, I'm spending at least an hour in the car commuting every day. It fucking sucks.