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Sunny Saturday

Yesterday was a gorgeous sunny day, warm enough to wear shorts (though I didn't). Steve (rootbeer1) and I puttered around all morning--I did inside housework and Steve worked in the back garden, filling an entire trash can with compost. Then we had leftover pork cutlets (see previous post) with fried eggs on top, "Holstein Style." We walked down to the Castro to attend the housewarming of Jackson, a nice guy we met a few weeks ago at Starbuck's. We like to walk down Portola/Market in good weather--the view is spectacular, and it's all downhill. It takes us about 40 minutes to walk from our house to the center of the Castro. On the way we stopped in Cala and met rampagebear, a very nice and handsome guy.

Jackson's new apartment is in the same building we lived in for three years just before we bought our house two years ago. He's a young cub, so not much furniture, but many very nice gentlemen attended, and we stayed about three hours. On our way back home we stopped in to Tower Video, as our friend Gregg had given us a gift card for Xmas and it was burning a hole in our proverbial pocket. We immediately ran into armaroundyou and heypyro in the store. After shopping for a bit (we got Joe90!!!) Chris and Geoff invited us to hang out, so they dropped us off at our house, we grabbed our car and headed over to Chris's. We watched Cookie's Fortune. I was a bit disturbured by Patricia Neal's character's dementia--the actress bears a striking resemblance to my late mother. But the film was excellent. And the company, too, of course.

Today it's cold and misty/rainy. Off to the gym, grocery store, and maybe the Lone Star, but back in time for the Survivor premiere. Woohoo!


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Feb. 1st, 2004 08:25 pm (UTC)
Please tell me more about Portola Market. Is it someplace I shouldn't miss? Am ferry-ing into the city today just to walk around.
Feb. 1st, 2004 09:25 pm (UTC)
Hehheh...it's not a place, it's two streets. Market Street is the main drag downtown. It runs from the Ferry Building and Embarcadero southwest through the Financial District to the Castro. It then starts to wind and climb uphill toward Twin Peaks. About halfway up the hill its name changes to Portola Avenue, which continues up around the hills, then diagonally through the rest of the city until it intersects with West Portal, Sloat, and Junipero Serra. We walk up our street to Portola, then down Portola, which turns into Market, which leads to the Castro.

You might want to check out the Ferry Building--it's been turned into a marketplace with many food vendors, including organics.
Feb. 2nd, 2004 12:50 am (UTC)
Like the Icon!
Feb. 2nd, 2004 12:58 am (UTC)
Thanks for the info. Yes, I've been to the weekend marketplace at the Ferry Building and have indulged in their gourmet delights. Today, however, I was disappointed to learn when I got to Jack London Square that the ferry doesn't run on weekends through February...so I simply walked around the Jack London farmers market and picked up some goodies. Then I walked across the street to the theater and saw, "Girl With the Pearl Earring" which turned out to be an incredibly beautiful film...so all was good.
Feb. 1st, 2004 09:27 pm (UTC)
Yay! Joe 90 is super sweet,
Feb. 2nd, 2004 08:39 pm (UTC)
Weee! Joe90! Gotta love his single, studly father with his equally hot "lab assistant". "could you hold this test tube? I'd LOVE to..."
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