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...