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Relaxed

April 14, 2015 at 3:56 pm | No Comments »

Had a couple of storms to start the week. Sang the praises (selfish) of daylight savings times. Took advantage of two different fast charge stations. Decided to just jump into the Apple Watch madness and ordered one each for Rich and myself. Hung out with my pal Marc who tried to convince me of the inherent goodness of the Cadillac CTS. Not giving anything away by saying I’m not convinced.


Temporary

April 7, 2015 at 7:52 am | No Comments »

Had to send the i3 back to the dealer to fix the navigation system that the recent software update broke. They set me up with an X1 s-drive 28i loaner instead. Turns out not my favorite BMW product. Otherwise lots of food adventures, a Saturday jaunt to wine country and Marc appeared for Sunday Bloody Marys.


Strange Rain

March 31, 2015 at 7:20 am | No Comments »

First week back after Spring Break. Started with a regularly scheduled dermatology appointment. Get naked and squirted with liquid nitrogen fun. Rich got an amazing birthday gift. The recent i3 software update went bad. Discovered what they say about using a filter to protect a camera lens pays off. Marc convinced a nice lesbian couple to get an i3. And lots of cute cat shots.


Portland

March 28, 2015 at 11:26 am | No Comments »

Final days of our road trip. Stayed in Portland with friends so that explains why I didn’t record much. Though Wednesday we did venture to Mt. Tabor Park for a vigorous walk. Thursday, we made the drive back to SF pretty much straight though. Stopped briefly in Salem and caught cherry blossoms at the capitol. Then after a quick stop to capture the beauty of Mt. Shasta, it was directly home to our girls.


Astoria

March 22, 2015 at 9:56 pm | No Comments »

Day three of road trip up the Oregon coast. Otter Crest to Astoria. Started with another walk on the beach then we hiked to the nearby Devil’s Punchbowl. Very grey weather for the drive north so I didn’t bother recording again until we got to Astoria at the mouth of the Columbia river. Funky downtown with plenty of interesting stores and cafes. Plus we happened upon an amazing seal symphony.


Otter Crest

March 22, 2015 at 11:58 am | No Comments »

Day two of our road trip. Woke up in Crescent City and explored the harbor/ocean front before hitting the road. Quickly crossed into Oregon and the best scenery of the trip. Felt like I couldn’t say anything besides beautiful and gorgeous. It really is a stunning part of the world. Had a great lunch at the Blue Heron in Coos Bay. Then stopped for the night at Otter Crest where we had the beach pretty much to ourselves and discovered several cliffside waterfalls. All in all an amazing day.


Crescent City

March 16, 2015 at 7:07 am | No Comments »

Day one of our road trip to Portland. Headed north over the Golden Gate Bridge and up 101. Today was mainly about getting out of the Bay Area and into the coastal vibe. Very lush landscape and of course giant redwoods along the route. Stopped a Crescent City where we saw the lighthouse and discovered the quite wonderful Porcini restaurant.


What Weekend?

March 15, 2015 at 5:01 pm | No Comments »

Started the week at a deficit because I had to go into school last Saturday. Prepped for our trip up the coast. While we’re away, I’m having the dealer update the i3’s software. It should be ready to go again when we’re back.


Try Again

March 11, 2015 at 6:45 am | No Comments »

Water issues this week. First we had no hot water Monday. Then the grocery store flooded our garage with raw sewage. Pretty! But watching the new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race made me forget to be too cranky. Then we ventured east to Sunday brunch with friends, and see Jessie and Justin’s new place.


Gorgeous

March 4, 2015 at 7:38 am | No Comments »

Our perpetually Spring weather proved especially lovely this week. I raved about the i3 and ranted about the Apple TV. If anyone is listening, don’t buy one. Met Gideon for coffee and included too many cute shots of the cats.