I'm getting married today. To my best friend, my partner, and an amazing man.
Friday, May 21, 2010
When I was about 7 or 8 my father took me to Six Flags as a reward for being well behaved (for me this meant no talking back - I was really bad at not doing that) for some # of days. Because it was a trip for just the 2 of us, my dad bought my sister a stuffed Bugs Bunny doll. When we got home, Elyse was already in bed so my Dad decided to wake her up to give her the doll. Elyse, being half asleep, took one look at that doll and screamed bloody murder. From then on out she was down right terrified of it. Which means I got to keep it. And since I didn't have a lock on my door, my friend Elana and I would hang Bugs on the door handle to keep my sister out of my room. It was extremely effective for a couple years until she got old enough to get over it. Anyway my sister and I always laugh about this story and I was recently going through old pictures of me when I found one of me holding Bugs Bunny. So, ladies and gents, I would like you to meet Bugs, bunny of doom:
Also - a note to younger me - LOVE the glasses.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Ever since I visited Sweet Revenge in NYC I've wondered why there weren't more cupcake bakeries that were also bars. People like cupcakes, people like booze, seems like a winning combo. My friend Dr. J at Sidewalk Safari recently clued me in to a similar concept bar in Cow Hollow, American Cupcake.
(pics courtesy of Dr. J)
how cute do those look?!
Dr. J reports that the cupcakes were "reasonably tasty" which is not exactly a ringing endorsement but good enough for me to add it to my list of places to try! Thanks for the tip, Dr. J!
I'm super excited to see more and more cupcake bakeries popping up all around my fair city. We were lagging behind NYC and LA in the cupcake scene for a few years but I think we might be catching up! Just means I'm going to need to do a San Francisco Cupcake Crawl one of these days...
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
So a few months back Scott and I had dinner with my Uncle Robert, who is going to officiate our wedding. He was asking some questions about our history together and asked where we went on our first date. All we remembered (or so I thought) was that we'd gone to the movies but not what movie we'd seen. This triggered a long debate between me and Scott about the movie. I feel super bad that I have no memory of what movie it was. Scott eventually suggested that it was probably the movie Ice Age. He told me he figured it out by doing research on the movies that came out around that time and the movies we've actually seen. Fine, sounds plausible, Ice Age it is.
Cue my birthday.
Scott had 2 presents for me. The first, a much needed new point and shoot. My old point and shoot (which I love deeply) is slowly dying a quite spectacular death so this was a much appreciated gift. He did a lot of research to figure out the right one for me - major points.
The next present is wrapped in Christmas paper (an inside joke). Under the Christmas paper is actual birthday paper. Joke on me. Underneath that paper is a Kate Spade box containing a very pretty picture frame. The picture frame has the picture section covered. Underneath the covering was this:
That would be the movie stub that he kept from our first date. HOLY. CRAP. I'm not going to lie, I absolutely cried. I cannot believe that he not only kept this, but that all along he knew what movie we'd gone to and was just playing along. This is probably my favorite birthday present ever. I'm honestly still in shock that Scott did this.
(PS - remember when movies cost $7?)
Last Tuesday was my birthday. It was also a crazy week of cupcake consumption.
Cupcake # 1 - Sprinkles cupcakes at work for my birthday. Since this was a Monday and strawberry isn't a Monday flavor, I had a black and white (chocolate cake, vanilla frosting)
Cupcake # 2 - Cupcakes from Sibby's for the brides-to-be on my team (there are 3 of us). I enjoyed a Grandma's Chocolate Teacake (chocolate cake with cream cheese and chocolate chip center).
Cupcake # 3 - Cupcakes of unknown origin during huge work conference in Monterey. I had a chocolate which was OK, but nothing special and not worth finishing.
Cupcake # 4 - Cupcakes from That Takes the Cake for my birthday brunch (thanks to Swats for snagging some of my favorites for my b-day!). I enjoyed an Elvis is in the Building (can't avoid the temptation of peanut butter).
Definitely an amazing birthday week. Thanks to all my friends and co-workers for helping making it special.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Yesterday was Bay to Breakers, perhaps my favorite San Francisco tradition. This year (which is my 4th year) my group went as "Team Coco" (although we did have one "chin" supporter).
Our outfits were great - simple, inexpensive, and got plenty of shout-outs from other Bay to Breakers "runners." Not quite as much as Waldo (our costume last year), but still a success over all. Unlike Waldo, we were the only Conan O'Brien related costumes we saw, so that's a huge win in my book.
Due to the fact that nudity is 100% allowed (and possibly encouraged), most of my race photos are not really safe for public consumption - but I do have to share this one:
These chicks went as Sprinkles cupcakes! Complete with mini cupcakes to give away (red velvet which Carolynn was happy to receive). Also, the girl on the left is, based on her sprinkle color, most definitely a strawberry cupcake!! Only my favorite cupcake, which is why this is now my favorite costume :).
As per what is now race tradition, we quit at mile 4 (we operate under the principle that every step into the park is a step you have to take out of the park) and walked to Cole and Carl for some delicious burgers at Burgermeister. We had a much easier time getting home this year - hooray for Bay to Breakers designated buses who's sole purpose seems to be to just get people as far away from the race as quickly as possible.
Another Bay to Breakers come and gone - and costume brainstorming for next year has already begun! Penguins, perhaps?