Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Things I'm Going to Do in Two Weeks


1. Get on an airplane and fly far away-It's vacation time! We're going to San Francisco for a visit to our old hometown and our friends that we left behind.
2. Burn books-I'd like to, but given how much I spent on them, I'll probably keep them.
3. Sleep until noon-Granted that I haven't been able to do this in years, I figure there's a better chance to do this on vacation than any other time of the year.
4. Farm out the animals-We have three pets that require daily care, Ed the cat, Mandy the guinea pig, and Grottle the tortoise. I love them all dearly, but I will happily give up their care for a couple of weeks while we're gone.
5. Take a walk on the beach-Half Moon Bay is one of my favorite beaches. I'm looking forward to going for a long walk there when we are on vacation. This is one of my favorite things to do on this earth. We usually follow it up with a seafood dinner at a little dive in Half Moon Bay. Either that, or we'll continue down Skyline and eat at Alice's restaurant in the middle of some huge redwoods.
6. Get overserved three or four nights in a row-We'll be spending a few days with our friends Glenn and Sandra. We used to rent our house from them, but they have become like family to us and quite frankly, are way more fun. Glenn usually opens the bar up at 4:30 or 5:00 and because they live near Napa and Sonoma, there's always tons of fabulous wine around. We all drink until we're silly and play card games. I love it.

7. Listen to loud music-Didn't think I'd have a vacation without at least one show planned? The first night we are in SF, The Methadones will be playing there on tour. They'll be at Bottom of the Hill, one of my favorite clubs there.
8. Read a book or two cover to cover-I've got several books waiting for me to crack them open. With all my school work there hasn't been enough time to read something fun. I started Kavalier and Clay awhile ago, but put it down because class started again. I'm dying to finish it. Anyone have any suggestions for a funny book? Here's a hint, I love Chuck Klosterman and Augusten Burroughs. I love books that make me laugh out loud.
9. Buy some new CD's-Amoeba music is just around the corner from where Sweetness and I will be staying in SF. I never have time to go through the bins like I used to. I plan on spending at least an hour in the store if not more.

10. Spend some quality time with my daughter-Sweetness and I are flying out two days ahead of the boys. We're staying at the Stanyan Park Hotel, which is right next to Golden Gate Park and near where I used to live in The Haight. Two years ago we spent a long weekend in New York and it was the best time and money I've ever spent. Life is so fast and furious that I feel like we all disconnect sometimes, so this our chance to spend time together with all of life's pressures removed. Even if she wasn't my daughter, I would want to know her. She's a smart, interesting, and funny person. I can't wait to spend time with her.

10 comments:

Sherilla Lay said...

heeey, enjoy your vacation... i'd love to look after the animals (especially the cat) but it seems that i live too far

Coaster Punchman said...

Speaking of Edward...

Chris said...

That sounds damn near perfect!

Bubs said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip. Enjoy it!

Tenacious S said...

I can't begin to tell you how burned out I am. I have not had more than two days off in a row since last June. This goose is cooked.

Johnny Yen said...

I envy you! As you well know, I love the Bay.

Grant Miller said...

Take me with?

Tenacious S said...

I don't know, Grant, what's your value add?

Beth said...

San Francisco's my favorite U.S. city. May I join the Ten S clan?

Tenacious S said...

Come on out and hang! I love it too, just wish it wasn't so stinking expensive. It was home for me for ten years, which outside of Chicago is the longest I've ever lived anywhere.