Thursday, November 27, 2008

Trip #2

As all good children know that when a steal of a plane fare jumps in your inbox you better take it, because if your folks find out that you passed up on a $300 ticket to visit them they'll be sorely disappointed. And that's how my second trip came about. Very last minute and incredibly cheap. Plus I didn't want to dissappoint the folks!

Honestly, I don't visit my parents as often as I should and my excuse for it isn't a very good one. They live out in the middle of nowhere and there's not much to do except eat and go to the Walmart. And since I'm not a fan of Walmart (I'm a Target Girl) we end up eating. A lot. And on this trip I ate stuff that I can't find easily in healthy California. Like shrimp 'n' grits, country fried steak and BBQ - just to name a few things that I sucked down with such wild abandon that it made me giddy.

But the coolest thing was that I was able to be in town for my Grandma's 91st birthday. And we celebrated with cake and chinese food. It was awesome!


Between Trip #1 and #2

I knew my rest and relaxation was going to come to a crashing halt when I got back to SF. The day before I left for Toronto I had a meeting for a big project that was going to be due the beginning of January. That meant that I needed to have started my part of the project last month. So I was preparing myself for running around with my pants on fire. And it was true. I did. I'm a fan of the original Batman with Adam West and my week between Trip #1 and #2 kinda felt like this:

"They may be drinkers, Robin, but they're also human beings."

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Trip #1: Return to The Great White North

Although, it was pretty freakin' warm for November.

Anyhoo, when I moved back to San Francisco in August I promised Michelle that I'd come back for her wedding. At the time I agreed it felt like November was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay in the fuuuuuuuuuuture. But it came quick as a hare. And boy, was the return trip amazing. The wedding was so much fun. It was perfect in every way. And it gave me the chance to cut loose. Which I really needed since The Move was so stressful. I know Michelle has a bit of wedding burnout but I'm going to post some photos anyway.
michelle's wedding

Created with fd's Flickr Toys.

Friends opened up their homes to me (big props to Jen, Miko and Amy - ladies, you rock my world!) and the whirlwind of social engagements was dizzying. From the wedding to seeing Cute With Chris Live! to hanging at The Purl to photography in the park to watching the election results in my jammies and eating amazing s'mores - the list of goes on and on and I had more fun than the law should allow!

The funniest and weirdest thing I did on the trip was take some socks out to photograph in the park by The Purl. I'm keeping some of the pics under wraps but there's a few I'm sharing.


But I tell ya, hilarity ensued what with appearance of a wiener dog and then a small child (see below). As an extra bonus, when I start my rock'n'roll career I already have my first album cover shot.


I definitely didn't spend enough time with some peeps (you know who you are) and there are some I didn't even get to see at all (you definitely know who you are). I'm hoping to remedy that in '09 (along with my lack of cell phone coverage) when I come back yet again.

You may have thought you got off scot-free, but Toronto, you've been warned!

Hello? Is this thing on??!

Testing, testing.

Is anyone out there?


I'm not surprised you left. For the love of all things yarny, I did go away for a long time! And I didn't write. Nor did I call. Bad blogger, indeed. At this time I think passing blame is an excellent idea and I am going to blame the invention of the airplane. If it wasn't for the airplane I would have been home knitting and blogging. But I didn't stay home. I took two wonderful trips. More to come. I promise.