Thursday, February 18, 2010
Family is the recent theme around here. As you can see from the picture above, my dad and Liz came in for a visit on Super Bowl weekend. They spent some time in wine country with another couple before some time down south. We had a fabulous Super Bowl Sunday with a nice lunch at Slanted Door. We then headed to their suite high above San Francisco to watch the GREATEST SUPER BOWL EVER!!! I have to admit I never really had a doubt they were going to win. I didn't even know they were the underdog ... I mean it makes sense, but I hadn't realized it. Like so many Saints fans this year, I just knew this team was going to win it - there was something about the whole experience that was quite unique. Also, like so many Saints fans, about 2 plays before the most beautiful Pick. Six. I've ever had reason to celebrate I voiced, "This will be weird if the Saints win this game without a takeaway." It was all destiny.
Anyway, our post-game celebration was a giant Chinese meal at R&G Lounge. And like Anthony Bourdain, we tore into some Salt & Pepper Crab.
We also had some good Peking Duck, tasty Special Beef, mediocre lobster in a snot-like broth, salmon rolls ... it was quite absurd the variety of protein I ate that day (you can throw in catfish, chicken, pork and prawn from lunch!)
Anyway, the day of eating was followed by a nice drive to view the Elephant Seals at Chimney Rock Point Reyes. They were making quite the ruckus. It was fun to see them at the peak of their population.
A majority of my time is consumed by school these days. Learning the roughly 80 new faces, names and personalities I have in my classes as well as prepping one of the larger planner portfolio classes we've had. The semester appears to be going really well. I've finally started putting class content online, in a blog built for function, not aesthetics.
OK, it is time to hit the road and get back to play! I am very excited it is Thursday! Mary and Sam have been in L.A. doing the sibling+parental visit thing since Saturday. I've really missed their hugs, laughter and joy. Happy to see them tonight! (The continued family theme is my mom will be flying in from Holland next month! All the parents in like 6 weeks time!)
Oh, if you are around S-F - come by Likemind @ Blue Bottle tomorrow morning so we can share a cup of coffee.
(I remember wearing a watch at some point in my life!)
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