Non-Turkey Day

San Francisco was a fun trip. Though, it’s definitely different when I visit with someone vs visiting alone. I had a good time but a weekend is never enough time in the city. I do miss that place a lot.

boring update: I’ve finally decided the dishes that I will make for Thanksgiving this year. The menu is as follows:

Roast Duck with Butternut Squash, Shallots, Porcini mushrooms and Green Beans
Blowtorch Prime Rib Roast
Leek Bread Pudding
Crisped Smashed Roasted Marble Potatoes
Honey Glazed Baby Carrots
Caesar Salad with Croutons and Shaved Parmesean
Cheaters Pillsboughry Dinner Rolls
and Tracy will be making dessert.

One Decision

So for about a year or so I’ve been thinking about where I want to move next. I’ve been thinking about my whole future actually but that never tends to work out so well so I figured I should concentrate on my 5, even 3, year plan.

I know I want to explore the world and I don’t really know where I want to settle down just yet. I’ve done Los Angeles, I’ve done San Francisco. So my plan was to try and figure it out. I made up a list of cities that I’d consider living and told myself I’d go visit those cities. These cities included New York (I’ve been there several times before), Portland (check, did that last year), Seattle, Chicago, Vancouver, and Washinton D.C.

The thing is, I think I’m still in love with San Francisco. So what am I doing?

Am I forcing myself to see what else is out there because I don’t want to settle for what I’ve already had? What is more important? Going with what I want right now? Or planning for the future?

So I’ve recently decided that I should just go with it. If San Francisco is what I’m feeling then San Francisco is where I should be. And if it doesn’t work out, I can try other cities. No one is making me stay there forever. Who knows what will happen in the future, maybe I’ll end up in Cardiff or something, but I know for right now, I still love SF.

It’s the most busiest time of the year!

May is so busy for me! I pretty much have things scheduled for every weekend.

This past weekend was Orange County brunch, a monthly brunch event in Seal Beach. Then there was Unique Los Angeles after that. On Sunday I had an impromptu trip to Disneyland for Bats Day. That was… interesting.

Each time I go to Disneyland I find less and less to do there. I think I’ve succumb to the jaded passholder mindset, which is that there are really only four fun rides and once you do that there isn’t much else to do. Which is somewhat true. If it’s your first time though, you have to do everything. I’ll still never understand how people can take a three or four day vacation at the Disneyland resort. There’s not enough things to do in that park to fill four days. Continue reading “It’s the most busiest time of the year!”

Lovers Weekend: Recap

This weekend was rad and I am pooped.

recap complete with random pictures taken over the weekend.

I left work and headed to LAX, thought I was going to miss the plane but made it there with some time to spare. Jamie, and I, flew into SFO, checked into our hotel and then headed directly to Sparky’s for a late night dinner with JP.

ReadyMade vending machine from our hotel’s lobby.

The lady and I made our way to The Embarcadero as we had a date with my aunt, uncle and cousin in San Anselmo. Bought tickets for a Sausalito Ferry ride and wandered around the farmers market at the ferry building for awhile.

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