i had the BEST time last weekend celebrating my birthday with my dear friend lerrie and a bunch of new friends. they were all so awesome and we had so much fun together. the only one missing was our best friend chime. lerrie and i really missed her.
we stayed at the ace hotel (thanks to kenneth!) and spent most of our time hanging out by the pool. it was really relaxing and the people were amazing: smart, stylish, interesting, and super fun. i really wanted to have a wonderful birthday and it happened through this trip. this year has been a major transitional period in my life and i have grown a ton, which is great. but sometimes growing is hard and i just needed a vacation from it all. i needed a change of scenery, if only for a couple of days. it was nice to leave everything behind, meet new people, and let loose in palm springs for the weekend. we kept saying “what happens in palm springs stays in palm springs.” but that wasn’t really the case considering we all blew up instagram like it was going out of style.
this trip really was the perfect way to ring in 32!
as i mentioned in this post i was in guerneville last weekend for a wedding. we all stayed at the riverlane resort where we spent our days lounging around the pool, barbecuing, and sipping cocktails. it was so nice getting out of the city. i need to remind myself to get out of the city more often. there are so many awesome places to go within a couple hours of san francisco that i have yet to explore. seriously i’ve been talking about going camping for months and i just never seem to get it together. maybe i’m more of a “camping” in a cabin kind of a girl. according to my friend david, we were camping (haha, we weren’t exactly roughing it). close enough for now, but a trip to big sur needs to happen in the near future. i really want to check out the henry miller memorial library, especially after reading big sur and the oranges of hieronymus bosch.
anyway since i taught summer school i didn’t really get a vacation, so relaxing at the river for a few days was perfect. AND i have another mini vacation coming up! this friday is my birthday and i’m flying to la to spend the day with my mom before heading to palm springs with friends. woo-hoo! i’m so ready.
my friend rachel and i went to outside lands a couple of weeks back. rachel was given a vip wristband and i used my friend’s ticket… woo woo! rachel and i had an awesome time hanging out, eating a bunch, and meeting new people. i have to admit that i wasn’t the hugest fan of most of the bands that played, but i still danced around anyway. it was sort of a bro fest when red hot chili peppers went on and i was hoping that they would play more from the blood, sugar, sex, magik album (the only album i really like). they still sounded good live, offered up some 90′s nostalgia (i’m obsessed with the 90′s as of late), and we got in for FREE so i can’t complain. rachel and i had so much fun together (thanks, rach!!). all in all, it was a memorable adventure!
ah, i had the best saturday afternoon. i headed to the contemporary jewish museum where i checked out the allen ginsberg beat memories exhibit and grabbed lunch at wise sons jewish delicatessen. so good! it was the perfect way to spend my saturday afternoon. later in the evening, i met up with my bestie amy for drinks at foreign cinema and then we enjoyed a nice dinner at radish. we spoiled ourselves for the evening.
now i gotta start getting ready for tomorrow… the first day of school. this is my seventh year and i still get a little anxious about the first day. haha. wish me luck!
it’s been a bit since my last post. i’ve been so lazy when it comes to blogging lately. anyway, these photos were shot at the legion of honor- such a beautiful museum. i plan on hitting a few museums before heading back to work in a couple of weeks. hopefully i will get some posts out of my visits. till next time, ta ta!
yesterday was so much fun! anne, rachel, amy, and i spent the better part of the afternoon in dolores park eating snacks and drinking wine. it was the perfect way to kick off summer. i can’t wait to go on some trips with my gals. we’re all excited about summer and the positive changes headed our way. so naturally, we had a mini celebration in the park. cheers to friendship and new beginnings.
last night my friend amy and i went to our first giants game. we were super laggers and only made it for the last two innings. but we did make it in time to grab some beers. priorities! we had fun even though the giants lost the game. afterwards we ended the night with escape from new york pizza and another beer in the neighborhood. ah, the guilt. we had such a great time so it was worth it. but i have to admit a major run is on my agenda tonight!
so today when i was on my prep period (not working on the grading i should have been working on and wishing i could take another vacation/trying to figure out how to afford to go back to nyc) i stumbled upon some photos from my trip that i hadn’t posted. it was so nice seeing friends and checking out a new place. i want to go back to explore more of the city and the museums! i’m hoping to teach summer school so i just may be able to swing another visit sometime soon-ish. until then, a girl can dream (and enjoy the beautiful sf weather).