Where did July go?

August 1st, 2010. California

Over the past three weeks, my life has been a little bit crazy. I have started a couple new things, and day dreamed about a couple others. I turned 29, and we finally set a date for our wedding (just before I turn 30). I haven’t slept enough, but haven’t explored enough either. Nik has worked a lot more hours than normal, and I have missed him a lot more than normal. We have eaten a few fantastic meals, and haven’t gone to the grocery store nearly enough. It kind of feels like we have been living one day at a time, and have been on a tight time schedule.

This weekend, we finally had the chance to check back into life and slow down a little bit. We started the weekend on Friday evening by going to the Apple store on Chestnut Street to purchase two brand new matching devices that have the potential to alter a few little aspects of life. I promised myself that I wouldn’t purchase one of these devices until they were good enough to be a computer, camera, phone, notebook and map all at the same time. I believe I held out just long enough. Now, the price was low enough to somewhat justify the purchase and enough people have them that the apps are plentiful and useful. My shiny new toy is still a little box of mysteries, but I plan to use it to its fullest potential. I will be more connected with the outside world, and I hope that is a good thing!

Saturday began with a few mundane but necessary household chores, then flowered into an afternoon of ocean gazing, handmade browsing, bus stop feather kicking and marina watching. The evening closed with dinner at home and dual app hunting.

A gull by the bay (taken with my phone)

Fog rolling in (taken with my phone)

Sunday puttered a little bit in the morning as Nik did some work, but after a lunch of Vietnamese sandwiches, it was nothing but fun and games. Literally. Because we went to the Giants game! It didn’t start until 5pm, so first we took a scooter ride down to Flora Grubb Gardens and to Building Resources, then through the industrial area. We stopped for a while to watch an oil tanker leave the dry docks, then went into town to find snacks for the game and a good quick getaway parking spot. The game was against the LA Dodgers, and was great!!! The stadium was packed with 42,000 fans for our people watching eyes, the weather was perfect, the plays were impressive enough to keep us interested in the game, and the hot dog & garlic fries dinner was top notch!

Nik at Flora Grubb (taken with my phone)


Good View


Recycled RUUD Heater


Large Red Doors to the old PG&E power plant

Tanker going out to sea

A few fans watching the game


This weekend provided a much needed reconnection with the city that I am starting to take for granted. San Francisco, I promise to do my best to appreciate you.

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