Tuesday, June 02, 2009

first day in the bay city

i love this place! and to save time writing and instead do important things like sleep so that i am rested up for another busy day tomorrow, here you have a bulleted list:
  • i've only walked through one cloud of marijuana smoke since arriving
  • the BART transit system is rather easy to navigate and the trip from the airport to my hotel was effortless, which is always a relief (but who puts carpet in public transit?!)
  • there are a lot of good looking dudes in san fran and most times, i have no idea whose team they play on
  • i had a delectable cupcake from kara's cupcakes in ghiradelli square, where i also got to sample some of the famous ghiradelli chocolate
  • dinner was lovely (wild salmon, asparagus, mushroom, tomato, and artichoke heart pasta) and gave me another dairy stomach ache (this dairy thing is really getting out of hand)
  • there are A LOT of hills in this city
  • the twirly whirly road is really cool
  • when i needed a caffeine injection to get me up and down those hills, i stopped at boulange de polk for a chocolate croissant and a cappuccino, it was magnificent
  • there are some really cute little boutiques in the russian hill/nob hill area of the city and i know i would be a frequent visitor if i lived here
  • because the flight this morning was westjet's inaugural flight to sfo, i got a lot of free stuff. who knew that westjet has their own lip chap?
  • i forgot that american beer sort of tastes like water until i ordered a pint. i could probably drink 10 of those to match my 5 at home!
  • my bird's nest of hair compared to many of the people on the streets of san francisco
  • there is an anthropologie within 3 minutes walking distance from my hotel (which is also great!), which could be potentially dangerous


k said...

I wish I was there with you but I'm glad you're having a great time.
As for the beer-there are some good microbrews if you look for them.
(where are you staying? send me an email to let me know if you don't want to advertise it on the internets)

Heather said...

Free stuff?? Awesome!! I remember on the inaugural flight to Quebec City there was champagne! My profit share cheque took a beating! I hope you have a great time!!

lu said...

the best part was the free spolumbos wraps, the spolumbos wine stoppers, and the eensy weensy plane keychain! oh, and the mimosas on the flight.

my hotel is The Mosser. i am pretty sure that no one is stalking me in sfo and if they are, well there are a lot of rooms here so no one will know which one i am in. the rooms are as teensy as the keychains, but it is all the space i need for the great price i am paying. hotels.com if you want to check it out!

La Cabeza Grande said...

Yeah, sorry. Your average American beer isn't worth the time or money spent making it.

I'm with k on the microbrews. Come to Chicago and I'll take your to a place that has over 100 on the menu.