Tuesday, November 2, 2010
♫ ♪ ♫ I left my .... in San Francisco. ♫ ♪ ♫
So I FINALLY get a chance for my last update. Sunday was a bit of a rough day with an over-tired kid, but trick-or-treating went well and she got lots of candy. Very few kids came to our house. Everyone sits on their step so I did that with my computer, but only a few kids came. Still it was nice out. We had snow back here at home so I wasn't sorry I missed that.
Monday morning I got up and actually went to the post office to mail some stuff home. Yes, I had too much crap to get it home in the luggage I brought. Shut up! I made sure I only sent things I won't miss if they go missing forever and ever. Then we went for "American pancakes" as that was one of the things Jen wanted to have before she left. I had a Belgian waffle with Nutella and strawberries. DIVINE. The we took a few picture and hugged good-bye as Kristen and I were heading to the airport and Chris, Kris and Jen were going to the Castro for a bit. It was very sad. I did not want to leave everyone. *sniff* *sniff* Really, I still get sad when I think about saying good-bye. Sigh. It was a chance of a lifetime though to see everyone and so worth all the traveling to get there and the sore legs from climbing hills.
So I have a few last pictures to share and then back to your regularly scheduled book updates. I think tonight is an early night for us as we didn't get to bed until after 1:00 last night and were up at 7:00 to work/school. Ugh.
These are a couple of pictures my daughter took when she went sightseeing with a friend the day I was at the Con. The one from through the abandoned fort window under the bridge was very cool. It was gray and rainy that day but she still had fun. They walked out to the first upright part and then our friend got freaked out being over the water. LOL
This is Alcatraz as seen from the wharf. It's really not that far and I find it hard to believe that no one could swim it considering people swim the Atlantic Ocean, but what do I know. They were at the beach at high tide and at low tide our friend husband runs on the other side of that first rock. The beach is HUGE then.
In a couple of little stores in Chinatown I found these. The drinks are "Neuro Sport" for athletes, "Neuro Trim" for dieters and "Neuro Gasm" for .... ummm, horny people I guess. LOL It says passion in every bottle. However I did not try it so not sure if it causes spontaneous orgasm if you have to work for it. Then in another shop I found candy cock rings. Yum. :-) And only $5.95. A steal.
These are a few more of the costumes from Yaoi Con. Woohoo, Legolas was there. When I asked those first two girls if I could take their picture their response was "But we're not in the same series" as if I'd be outraged. Umm. Series? Riiiighhht Just stand there and look pretty kay? Most people in costume were happy to pose (and they all have a signature pose) when you asked. But I guess if you go out in public dressed that way you WANT people to look at you. What was funny was I noticed a wedding party by the doors later. Imagine explaining to Grandma why all these people dressed like this are walking around your wedding. I'll bet they were wishing they'd checked with the hotel what was going on that weekend before they booked.
You could tell this guy was dragged along by his girlfriend. When I asked to take their picture she got right into posing and he looked like he wanted to crawl under the Dreamspinner table. LOL It was like "OMG, I so did not sign up for this."
So that is the last of my San Francisco reports. It really is a beautiful city (if you don't have to walk). It was pretty easy to get around by public transit and I found everyone in the city very friendly and willing to help you out if you needed directions or advice EXCEPT the cab drivers. Beware if you go because some will try to rip you off. I've been to New York City several times and never had that happen to me there. I was really shocked it happened to us. They also drive like NYC cabbies but with hills. Eeeek. :-)
Our rental apartment was perfect, so central and it was nice to have a kitchen and couch and stuff to crash on without feeling penned up in a hotel room. So this has been my year for amazing trips. I have had three trips in the last 5 months where I met up with on-line friends and ALL of them were fantastic and I hated to leave everyone. Now I have real-life friends I stay in touch with on-line. :-)
Tomorrow, back to bookie stuff. Have a great week everyone.