today is the one week anniversary of my sausalito experience. yesterday i spent the day doing small tasks around town. it was the first time i drove the car since i got here. i found the local hardware store, the library+city hall building, but not the post office. it didn't matter, because look what i got when i got home from the minor excursion:
yay, snail mail!
i've been going down to the mail box everyday as if i were a regular resident. i was hoping to see some junk mail or local circulars, anything but the dusty spider web that fluttered each time i pulled down the lid. it looked grim, but i was hopeful. and yesterday, a bright yellow postcard took down the web and deviginized my mail box!
it's pretty funny actually. just yesterday morning i emailed ucsb erin and asked her to send me old term papers so i could get mail. the semester is coming to an end. i figure she'd have plenty of submissions from her students which she could share with me.
so, if you're feeling generous and have a postcard lying around that you've been using as a bookmark for your cook book, please send it to me.
schmeebot the shameless beggar
312 south street
sausalito ca 94965 usa
internet access has been real shoddy here. it was never good to begin with. i'm wirelessly connected to jg's boss who lives directly upstairs from us but the transmission is horrible. on sunny days the strength is at most 60%. on windy days like today, it's around 35%. sunny or otherwise, i lose it all together each time a car goes by. yesterday i stayed connected for a total of 68 minutes for the entire day.
so if i go without blogging for an extened period of time, you know it's either very foggy or windy in sausalito. it could also mean that i'm lost somewhere in the public transportation system. despite the bad connection, i did manage to upload the pictures i took saturday, when jg and i spent the day in the city.
crossing the bridge in style
plane over bridge
first time through the tunnel south bound
passing by the transamerica building
walking toward the trendiest farmer's market in the world
first thing first getting our caffeine at the blue bottle coffee stand
where they swirl love into each latte
while toxic waste swirls behind them
jg holding my iced coffee while waiting for his capuccino
whale size onions welcomed us to the market
jg bought one wad of goat cheese while i bought seven loaves of bread
we couldn't escape the market's main attraction: the hollering water man
port of san francisco clock tower
meeting friends in the ferry building
fine specimen at the mushroom store
from the ferry building we walked up toward china town. we had excellent indian food at one of m+j's local favorites, where i had the best chai tea ever. we must have sat there for two hours, eating and talking.
then we continued wandering around chinatown, passing by live bands on the sidewalk and countless knick knack gift shops. i was too busy navigating through the crowds to take pictures. as soon as i know east from west, i'm going back for those gift shops!
m, j, and jg
a real high rise
is chinatown one word? anyway, i had no idea where i was but i was told that we were heading toward market street. we walked by the mac store and got sucked in. what a fantastic space!
i was inside a store full of high tech toys and all i cared to look at was the glass stairs. i waved the f401 around until a matrix looking store attendant whispered "no pictures" over my shoulder. but, obviously, he was too late.
after we took turns jumping up and down on the glass bridge on the second floor, we went to ross where jg stood in line twice to pay for three floor mats.
then we wandered around some more until it was time for jg+me to catch the last ferry home. we all walked back to the ferry building. we got warm drinks and loitered around waiting for the g t sonoma. i was very happy that m+j stuck around to see us off. it was the perfect end to the perfect day. how about a perfect shot to wrap up the perfect excursion?
i am so happy that you have a friend that lets you take pictures of them instead of screaming at you and threatening you with physical violence. (gee, who ever could i be talking about!?!?)
i visited a mac store in LA that has the very same staircase and the very same matrix looking employees. think its a job requirement?
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hey - you're publishing photos of the store. gotta love those stair details - not only did you take photos, but they're published on the web. heh.