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Sweat & The City

All SF trips must begin at Dynamo Donut.

Yesterday Tim and I celebrated our 5 month anniversary exploring the Mission district of San Francisco and catching Monty Python’s Spamalot at the Orpheum Theatre. But holy crap, was it HOT. We got stuck in traffic at the Alta Mont just before Livermore on our way there, and once we finally reached the Mission there was a Cesar Chavez festival thing going on, which meant that parking was impossible to find. After 45 minutes of driving in non-stop circles, we found a spot on 20th street and proceeded to walk 4 blocks in beneath the sweltering sun to get our delicious Dynamo Donuts.

Vanilla Bean and Candied Orange Blossom donuts.

By the time we got there, my face felt like it was literally about to melt off. Despite the rare summer heat in the city that day, we had a really great time. 🙂

Tim and I went into a couple of the Dog Eared Books locations that are scattered about in the Mission and found some pretty cool things. Well, Tim did anyway. He bought TONS of books, including a copy of Brief Interviews With Hideous Men by David Foster Wallace for me. I got a bit too overwhelmed with the selection and didn’t have my booklist with me. RUGH! I didn’t leave empty handed though. I keep adding onto the pile of books I need to read. There isn’t enough time in the world to read them all. *cries*

There were soooo many beautiful copies of books from the Wizard of Oz series.
My finds. Tim recommended ‘Demian’ to me since I was frustrated from the lack of books I was holding.
Tim’s finds!

And due to the fact that we were stuck in traffic and couldn’t find parking right away, our exploring time got cut short and we also didn’t have enough time to check out Ike’s Place (a sandwich place all my classmates at SFSU could not stop talking about). *sigh* We definitely want to go back again in the nearby future so we can do more exploring and do all the things we originally planned to do.

My atheist boyfriend.
Dia de los muertos Giants gear.
Holly Golightly!

We headed downtown around 6:30ish to make sure we wouldn’t be late to Spamalot and I got to eat my Cheddar Bacon Buck from Buckhorn Grill. It is a cheesy and meaty delight. If it had eggs, I’m sure Ron Swanson would approve. And even though it was dark out by then, I could NOT STOP SWEATING. Seriously San Francisco, I don’t think you were ever this hot when I lived in the Bay.

I’ve seen a lot of musicals at The Orpheum. This was my first time going without a family member.

I watched Spamalot a few years ago in Las Vegas (even though I hadn’t seen the movie first… I know, that’s weird), and I found it just as funny the second time around. And yes, I watched the movie immediately after watching the musical the first time around (in case you were wondering).

And that was my day. 😀

7 thoughts on “Sweat & The City

  1. Looks like an awesome time!

    David Foster Wallace actually mentored my husband in the beginning of Scott’s writing career and to this day we can’t get over his death. He was such a dear friend.

    On a happier note, I saw Spamalot in NYC with Clay Aiken!!LOL, he was surprisingly great in it! So, what did you like better, the film or the live show?


    1. I think I’d have to say I like the movie better because I adore John Cleese. ❤

      I'm not familiar with David Foster Wallace's works yet, but I have heard very good things. I'm so sorry to hear that you have lost a good friend in him. 😦 But what an honor it must have been for your husband to be mentored by a prestigious writer!


  2. Ooh, Hesse is always good! And I have yet to read The Beautiful and the Damned but I really want to, love Fitzgerald! I’m a bit jealous that the weather is so great at your place, I’m still freezing at 5°C 😦

    Sounds like you had a great time, happy anniversary! =)


    1. Thanks, Janine! Have you read Demian yet? Tim told me it will be thought provoking, but it won’t make me cry or question life (the last 3 books I read put me in a funk… I need a break!). It got a little bit cooler today, it’s been too hot here! Sorry you’re freezing in Germany though. 😦


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