Today is picture day. So let’s get this party started, and I’ll give you a quick run-down of how the week turned out from showing you some pics from my iPhone and camera. Mostly iPhone, until it took a dreadful turn for the worst.
First, the above is the view from Le Cuvier winery in Paso Robles. We tasted some good wine, ate some nicely paired snacks, and then chilled outside and pretended we lived there (feet propped up and all) until it was time for lunch.
We even managed a group shot in between chilling and well, chilling. It wasn’t nearly as hot on Sunday, the day this picture was taken, as it was Saturday. You wouldn’t have wanted to see pictures of us in 95-degree heat. That was intense. And really sweaty.
I think this was from the weekend beforehand, but I have to share a picture of this cute little cat, sleeping on the porch at the neighbors’ house. And those poppies – aren’t they gorgeous?
I should also add that my birthday was on Monday, and even though I haven’t gotten an actual cake on my birthday in years (okay, in 2 years. I am sooo dramatic), I did have a tasty meal at Artisan Saturday night with enough dessert to make up for that. Come Monday night, we had no plans and went out for some impromptu ramen and fro-yo in Japantown. Not a bad birthday at all.
Also, I see this every day on my way home from the train station, at least on the days I take the train. It’s painted on someone’s garage door so that folk don’t park in front and block the driveway. If you know anything about San Francisco, you’d know that parking is an absolute bitch. So signs like this are probably pretty effective.
To finish off “concert month”, earlier this week we saw Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band for the 6th time. It’s inspiring how some people just don’t age a minute. Bruce is one of those people – flawless, timeless, beautiful, and memorable. The tribute to Clarence was perfect, the show was unforgettable.
To top things off, I managed to get a comp-day off the following day, and I really soaked it up and got a ton of things done: a morning run that wasn’t nearly as fulfilling as I’d hoped since I had no energy, homemade oatmeal (one of my favorite breakfasts), grocery-shopping, blowing my birthday loot at Anthropologie (thanks Chris, in-laws, and Pops!), hitting up my favorite coffee shop in the city (Four Barrel, duh), and hot yoga-ing. Got home just in time to make dinner, do some laundry, and watch Survivor. I could really get used to the not working thing. But by not working, I suppose I’d have to cut out all of the above except well, laundry and tv. So never mind…
Of course, all good things must come to an end, right? I’ve managed to take care of an iPhone for years, and out of nowhere, the thing slipped outta my hand and landed face down on the freaking pavement yesterday. So if you need me this weekend, my guess is I’ll be M-I-A if I can figure out a way to get this thing fixed.
So with that, let’s hope your week started off strong and ended that way, too. There’s a tasty beverage with my name on it, and I’m tossing it back as soon as I leave work.