This is going to be a short post because I'm super behind in reading my bloglines. (Yes, mom, I have yet to switch over to google reader despite your raving about it.) I have 708 posts to read and I'd really like to get through them and be caught up by the end of the day!
Spunky seriously loves the new couch. She likes to "fall" between the couch back and the cushions. The weirdest part is that she hangs on with her claws so that she only falls halfway. She's a silly kitty. She does this a lot. She was in this position for about 5 minutes before I snapped the photo of her:
I feel exhausted. It doesn't matter how much I sleep, it never feels like enough! Although I'm just 25, I feel like I'm 40. Recently, my back has been aching. Actually, my entire body has been aching. I remember how good it felt to do yoga in undergrad and grad school. I miss it. My body misses. I think I need it.
I'm off to find a good yoga class to join. I'm not even sure my body will make it through the week without it!
Here are the photos from Valentine's Day dinner and our evening together. We went to this cute Italian restaurant called La Traviata. [Very delicious food.]
M looking at his "notes" and trying to figure out how to get to the restaurant:
At the restaurant:
Here we are taking photos in the street:
As we were walking, we found some balloons that a store had put out before closing. I decided they were meant for me. Then I saw a little girl with her mom and decided that she'd like them better. M took a photo of me with the balloons before giving them to the little girl.
I like this statue of Linclon. It's right outside of the SF City Hall.
Here is the City Hall Building:
And the meridian:
And that's it for photos from actual Valentine's Day. On Sunday, we woke up early, packed our bags and had the hotel hold them for us. We also packed up the box with all the goodies to have it shipped backed to me. We walked from the hotel to China town. We ate Dim Sum at New Asia. (The restaurant was recommended by M's friend, and it was pretty yummy and cheap!) M ordered chicken feet. He said that they were good. I couldn't get myself to even try them.
We walked around the city (hugged tightly under an umbrella). It rained the entire day.
We then walked up 38,732,598,347,924 stairs to Coit Tower and then back down to Levi plaza.
(Okay, maybe it wasn't that many stairs, but it sure felt like it!)
We decided to catch the Embarcadero BART back to the Mission District to eat some lunch at the bakery and dessert place that we didn't get to eat at the night before. (They were closed by the time we had finished dinner.) Along the way, I spotted these cute advertisements for the zoo. This photo was taken specifically for Tiff (she loves giraffes):
Here we are drying off and keeping warm at Tartine Bakery. (Also very delicious food!)
We also wanted to eat at Luna Parc (they were voted top 10 places to get dessert in SF). After eating our dessert, we decided to take some photos before leaving.
Somehow I managed to take this photo. I think it is of my hair. I just love the way it looks. (I want to paint a picture like it.)
We then took the BART back to the hotel to pick up our luggage before heading to the airport. (The next few photos were taken on the BART and at the airport, respectively.)
And just to show you how wonderful our security is... M had a water bottle in his backpack all day. Even though it went through the airport security machine twice (once normally and a second time because they wanted the DVD player in a separate bin) they still let him take this huge bottle of water on the plane. [Careless airport workers.] The worst part is that they wouldn't let a woman behind us keep a bottle of perfume she had gotten as a gift (that was a third of the size of the water bottle!). [Stupid rules.]
And this last photo was the early morning "Starbucks Date" that we had before going to work on Monday morning.
Here are a few photos of my favorite paintings (taken at the MOMA).
We also walked down to Embarcadero to take some photos of the Bay Bridge.
And I conquered my fear of spiders. (Okay, not really. I'm still scared of them.)
We were both so excited to walk past the Federal Reserve, that we had to take a lame picture of each other:
We ate dinner at Tadich - and it was DELICIOUS!
And we continued to walk around the city taking random pictures of pretty sites and nice architecture.
If you look on the bottom left corner of the tall building, you will see our neon signs that were hanging in the window. (I wish we had a better picture of it, but with all the other buildings around, this was the best we could do.)
That would pretty much wrap up our Friday. On Saturday we went to visit the Berkeley campus and took a few pictures there.
Here we are riding the bart ... we both look so excited, don't we. Haha.
We ate at Venus (my favorite brunch place in Berkeley!)
We did a little shopping and along the way found a photo booth. (I LOVE PHOTO BOOTHS!) It ate my dollar and wouldn't work. Needless to say, I was a little upset and didn't love this particular photo booth. Instead, we decided to use the digital camera to take our own "photo booth" pictures. It definitely wasn't the same!
Here we are playing in the main library. If you turn the nobs, the shelves move. Here is M having fun moving them.
M and I decided to play a little game. We wanted to see whether he could run from one end to the other before I was able to move it.
Obviously he didn't make it ... but I did get a good photo out of it!
And because this post is ridiculously long, you'll have to see the Valentine's Day dinner photos and photos from Sunday in another post.
We arrived early in the morning on Friday. The hotel was nice enough to let us check-in to our room early. M had a friendly business meeting to attend, so I stayed behind at the hotel. I had a box of "goodies" shipped to the hotel in advance. After M left for his meeting, I opened the box and decorated the hotel room with Valentine's Day decorations.
Here are those neon signs that sparked the whole idea:
And here they are at night:
Somy candy and Pre-Valentine's Day gifts:
Lor had this great idea to hid these little "kiss" coins all over. There were 48 of them in total and with each one that M found, I gave him a kiss.
It was fun to watch M hunt for them. (And he did end up finding all of them.)
I got up early on Valentine's Day [Saturday] to put the sticky letters on the mirror. [Too bad they didn't come off very well! My sincere apologies to the cleaning lady.]
Friday night we had chocolate fondue dessert in the hotel. With the exception of the champagne (I thought it might break) and bananas (I wanted fresh ones!) everything seen in the photo below was in the box that was shipped.
I wish that we had taken some photos of the actual fondue. It was delicious! For dippers I made rice crispy treats, brownies and pound cake. I cut them up into tiny squares, and shipped them with the rest of the fondue set and decorations. We also had marshmallows and bananas to dip in. The chocolate fondue was a mixture of white chocolate melts, milk chocolate Hershey's bars, marshmallow fluff and milk.