Friday, March 03, 2006

I heart SFO

Back in the states, SFO to be exact. What a great city for my segue back into american culture and 24 hour Home Depots! But mostly it's just great to be with one of my dearest, oldest pals from back in the day at JMM, Rosa. Just hanging out at Chez Rosa and Lee where sleepiness and laziness has wooed me a bit more than all the sights. But never fear, I did get to Golden Gate Park and headed to Haight, the amazing Amoeba Records, and loads of second-hand/vintage/"recylced" clothing stores.





My biggest mistake was going to a Grateful Dead-themed pub and getting mercilessly chatted up by a guy who simply didn't have a clue that I wasn't too interested in being buddies. But then again, I did go to a Grateful Dead themed pub.

But then good times at Rickshaw Stop and seeing my friend Jen's band, Axton Kincaid. Wonderful, fun alt-country, including a cover of, yes, I Want to Be Adored! Here are some pics from that, Rosi joined up with me and it was the birthday of Axton Kincaid's Kate, complete with a Maker's Mark birthday cake. I'm actually pretty impressed that I figured out how to use the 'birthday candle" setting on my digital camera.









I did finally eat a bagel today, first in many months. Altho I know some East Coast peeps might scoff that I did get a jalapeno bagel. I am in California, afterall. And it's back to the brewed froofy flavored coffee that I do have a soft spot for, but it is a bit hard to do after all those flat whites.

Ok, hopefully the blizzard in Tahoe won't keep me from my next destination...

--tara

6 comments:

sam said...

toasted bagels & hazelnut kcups await you in nyc, my dear!

melissa said...

C'mon, maple bars and sourdough!!! Sample all of the finest while you can!

There's a new mocha nut kcup flavor, too. And have you heard about our frother??? Good times here at 1290...

greggums said...

And the burritos? Will there be pictures of the Cal-Mex burritos please? We know from bagels here, but Chipotle and Burritoville, god bless em, just don't represent the bounties of America as does the Bay-area burrito.

But after the burritos and the Wisconsin cheddar, when do we get to treat you to Hudson bagels and El Rey margaritas?

shinyruby said...

it's so odd to look at you all rugged up with scarves and such when just a couple of weeks back we were in singlets!

glad to hear you arrived safe, and am looking forward to foody updates.

ps - jalepeno bagel?!!?

melissa said...

what are singlets? that must be an aussie term?

shinyruby said...

singlets = i think you call them tanktops? x