"I'm always looking for running partners, but they always seem to run away. I wonder why that is?..."
San Francisco was a great big bunch of fun. It was great to hang out with Jacob, and it was great to have conversations that didn't abruptly end every 10 seconds. (Stupid cell phones). I would love to write out every little detail, but I don't have the energy or memory to do so. But take my word for it, I had soooooooo much fun.
Anyways, remember that checklist of ours that I mentioned? Well, here are the things that we managed to check off:
-Union Square, Castro, Pier 39, Twin Peaks, Mt.Davidson, Ocean, Lombard Street, Coit Tower, Golden Gate Bridge, RiceaRoni, Mission Street, Market Street, Cheesecake Factory, Pez Museum, Pacifica, My (Jacob's) House, My (Jacob's) Parents, Old High School, Performance (Jacob's), Colonel Rumsey, China Town, North Beach, Marina, Fisherman's Warf, Pyramid, Live Music Show, Golden Gate Park, Haight Street, Party Pizza, PAC Bell Park, Les Mis, Full House Houses, Japanese Tea Garden
And here is the stuff that we only HALF checked off, and the reasons for the lack of the other half of a check:
-Alcatraz (Saw it, but only from far away)
-Bay Bridge (Saw it, didn't walk it though)
-All Cool Buildings (Apparently there were more cool buildings that we didn't see)
-Museum (We didn't actually go inside)
-Palace of Fine Arts (We drove by it)
-Musical (We went to the place an asked about it)
Um, yeah... I'm really tired, so I guess I'll just go through my pictures and use those for blog inspiration. This will be very tid-bit-esque... oh well.
We were wandering around downtown and Jacob suddenly got excited and pulled me into a shoe store saying that he had to show me something "really cool". I was a litte confused, because, um, it was a shoe store, but I followed him, and look at the sign that was hanging on the wall!!!
Then we went and saw some of the cool buildings. There was this big pyramid one and we wanted to go to the top. We went in and Jacob asked the guy if we could and the guy looked right at Jacob and said "Never". I thought that was funny. I wanted us to get fake mustaches and go in again, but then we decided that was probably one of those "better in theory" ideas.
By the time Saturday rolled around, (yes I know I skipped some days but I'm tired), we were losing some of our gusto and became a little bit more chill. We played piano for a bit and then headed off to... drum roll please... THE PEZ MUSEUM! I was highly entertained and the people that worked there loved my last name. (Duh). I could've spent a long time in there because it was so cute, but we were just killing time while we were waiting for our breakfast slot at a nearby diner, so we were only there for about half an hour. It was very cool.
Here is what the first Pez Dispensers looked like:
And here is what the first Pez Ad looked like:
Here is a Pez Dispenser that was like a Mr.Potato-Head. It was quickly removed from the shelves when people became worried that the parts would be too easy for kids to choke on:
I'm not sure what I think about these:
It was definetly a very neato-cheeto place. It made me feel like a very happy poodle.
"Fisherman's Warf" was on our checklist, so we set off in that direction after breakfast. We misjudged our location just by a LITTLE (and by a little I mean not-so-little) and parked kinda far away from our final destination. I actually didn't mind though, because it gave us lots of time to walk and it was really nice out. I was worried near the end, only because I didn't want Jacob to be late for his performance, but for the most part I was enjoying the walking around and enjoying the day.
Afterwards we walked VERY fast back to Jacob's car and got back to his place just in time for him to get ready for his performance. He had to get there early so I sat in his car and talked on the phone until the concert started. It was really good and the music was very pretty and relaxing. I was sooooo tired from our day though, and I felt so bad for Jacob having to stand up and sing after our hectic day of (literally) running around. After the concert we went back to his room and did a whole lot of nothing, since that is all we had the energy to do.
The next morning, (my last morning), was totally chill. We spent hours just hanging out in Jacob's room, playing music, listening to music, and being stupid, which are three of the things that we do best. It was a very nice, mellow morning. We still had some unattended boxes on our checklist, one of them being to go see the "Full House" houses. Jacob got on Mapquest and got the directions. Which means it should've been simple, right? Wrong. Mapquest lies. We got lost. This may have been the one part of the trip where we were NOT on the same page. I'm not sure if Jacob appreciated my picture-taking and giggling while he was trying to figure out where the hell we were. He tried to smile and act like he thought I was being cute... but I'm not sure I bought it. I mean, yeah, I guess I should've helped read the map, but my digital camera is sooooo much more fun!
We did finally find the houses. Although by the time we did, all we could think about was food. So we looked at them for about one minute, then headed off to find food.
We had dinner at a really pretty restaurant that overlooks the bay. At that point we were both in serious need of food and I think I was on the verge of eating the tablecloth, so we were very happy once the food arrived. We were there for awhile, talking about random stuff. I was getting a wee bit sad because I knew I only had a few hours left, but I was trying to not think about such things. The view was really pretty with all of the blustery rain outside.
Then we wandered around and looked at the little shops. I bought a little pin that says "All Trash, No Trailor", and Jacob got a really cool bumper sticker.
After we finished wandering, we headed back to Jacob's place to get all of my stuff together. Then we made a quick run to Safeway so I could stock up on Power Bars for the train, then we drove down to Union Square, where I was going to be departing. Jacob sat at the bus stop with me and out of nowhere I was hit by a wave of exhaustion. I could barely keep my eyes open. My bus came right on time and I was the only person boarding at that stop, so Jacob and I really didn't even get a chance to have an official "good-bye", but I guess that's good because I was tired and probably would've got all wishy-washy. The train ride went by pretty fast, probably because I was so tired and slept for a big portion of it. I got back to my apartment a little before 11 PM.
In a nutshell, (help I'm in a nutshell!), I had a splenderific time. Thanks Jacob, it couldn't have gone any better, and even though I'm tired, I feel more rested than I have in a long time. Not sure how that is possible with the whole "tired" thing, but, oh well... yay for good times.
Next stop... Alaska