Monday, May 31, 2010

I Left My Contact Lens In San Francisco

Yes I did. I dropped my contact lens on the blue carpet of the hotel floor and never recovered it, so I spent two whole days squinting like One-Eyed Pete.
I was in Novato, California for four days, training for my summer teaching job. On the last day of training, my sister Katie flew in and we spent the weekend in San Francisco. The weather was unbelievable and we had the best time. We drove across the Golden Gate Bridge. We figured out BART. We walked along Pier 39 and loved the sea lions. We ate clam chowder in sourdough bread bowls. We rode the Powell Hyde cable car through the city. We went shopping in Union Square. We saw Lombard Street. We got a ride in a rickshaw. We got lost in Chinatown. We had the hotel pool and hot tub all to ourselves. We took a ferry around Alcatraz. We drank hot chocolate at Ghirardelli's. And we loved it all.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Birthday Freebies

I am a cheapskate, which means that naturally I have taken full advantage of all free things. A week before my birthday, I signed up for all sorts of birthday clubs and emails. Here's what I have gotten so far:
  • A free meal at Noodles and Company
  • A free scoop of Baskin Robbins ice cream
  • A free "Like It" bowl of ice cream at Cold Stone
  • A free gourmet burger from Red Robin
  • A free Grand Slam breakfast at Denny's
  • A free meal at Tucano's
  • A free meal at Mimi's Cafe
I sort of feel like the Artful Dodger. But whatever. I love birthdays, and free food.
I had a really fun birthday. I'll post some pictures later.