out & about

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. 😀

geek style

Still on a Star Wars kick I am

mini lightsaber from McDonalds. =)

While digging through my drawer full of t-shirts (that I hardly ever wear), I found this Star Wars gem that I bought at Super7 nearly 2 years ago. I damn near forgot that I had it! I’m still on a bit of a Star Wars kick, especially since I found out that the SF Giants are having a Star Wars event on September 4! All the seats in the Star Wars section are sold out, but Standing Room tickets are still available. BUT, I don’t have anyone to go with so… 😦

courtesy of SF Giants

le sigh

I’m not much of a sports fanatic, but I do enjoy going to games (even though I’ve only been to one Giants game… x__x). I’d rather see a sports event live instead of watching one on TV because, to me, that’s just BORING. I think the atmosphere at a game makes it more fun to watch, plus the food is nummy. I just wish my friends would be more interested in going to a game one of these days. AHEM – HINT HINT

Anywho, I don’t have much on my agenda today. I need to finish writing up my Guide to the Whoniverse post for Imaginary Battles, spruce up my resume, and then possibly go dress shopping for my cousin’s wedding, which is next Saturday!

Purple socks to represent Mace Windu’s lightsaber. I don’t skimp on details.

Alright, I’m off to watch some Doctor Who to prep for my Whoniverse article! Maybe I should’ve worn a DW shirt today. I feel weird mixing franchises like this. x___x