the pursuit of quality in a fleeting life

i haight street

(paul frank sunglasses, g-star skinny jeans, illinois for obama tee, spearry topsiders, gucci messenger)

(paul frank sunglasses, g-star skinny jeans, illinois for obama tee, sperry topsiders, gucci messenger)

To facilitate a general idea of my (& marianne’s) past weekend in San Francisco, I will simply list the activities in which we participated and some short commentary if warranted.  I hope you enjoy our enjoyed weekend in San Francisco.

  • super quick flight from John Wayne to SFO.
  • took an expensive taxi cab ride to the household.
  • met our hosts for our first night – Thank you so much Anh Huy, Chi Tuyen, Isaac, and  for letting us crash at your place.
  • took a seemingly short, but very long stroll to a late lunch of Chinese food take-out.
  • enjoyed lunch in a neighboring apartment complex – yes, very ghetto, especially with the residents walking by.
  • jumped into another expensive cab ride to the entrance of the beautiful Golden Gate Park.
  • broke a sweat walking to the museum.
  • on the way, we stumbled upon a grassy knoll where we took some great studio pictures.
  • continued walking with the cars zooming by.
  • arrived at the De Young museum – Thank God.
  • skipped the overcrowded Tut exhibit.
  • checked out the African art exhibit – interesting interpretations of African head gear and genetalia (TMI).
  • dreamed beyond the horizons in the museum’s observation tower.
  • dreamed of the horizon in an amazing mural painting.
  • walked to every hall of the De Young museum.
  • walked across the beautiful courtyard to the science museum.
  • saw that it was $25 to get in – hell no.
  • walked to the Japanese Tea Garden.  Paid 5 bucks to get in then pee-ed.
  • gorgeous trees, arches, temple-like-structures-that-do-not-really-have-any-real-purpose thingies, lots of Paris By Night-esque pictures taken, etc.
  • finished with all the trees and lakes stuff.
  • walked a bit more to the world-famous Haight Street.

  • before we even crossed the street onto Haight, there was a knarley (I don’t think that is a real word) heterosexual couple with dreadlocks, baggy/dingy clothing, and large backpacks.
  • onto Haight, it was an absolute zoo filled with foreign tourists, homeless people, and vintage stores waiting for us – yippee.
  • we went into soooo many shops on that one little street and each had its own variety of oddities that would make any conservative cringe.
  • I ended up with an absolutely bad-ass vintage burgundy Members Only leather jacket that is absolutely perfect and a vintage YSL /Dior tie to change out everyday.  Thank you The Wasteland and Static.
  • all the while, I ran into an old acquaintence, ate crepes, went to some more shops.
  • finally decided to stall with a plate of red velvet cake and devise our get-away plan.
  • brave and courageous, we decided to high-tail it back to the mothership by means of bus then a shorter taxi ride.
  • waiting for the bus at the correct bus stop, after getting on the wrong bus, we met a nice, tall, young gentleman who was the typist we had seen earlier that day.
  • ironically, he was selling custom, on-the-spot poems written about any subject for a mere $10.
  • quite brilliant for a guy who makes his living on a street corner.
  • come to find out that he is a traveling typist who does his thing all over the place.  Quite the jet-setter-but-not-on-jets kinda guy – I’m kinda jealous.
  • another friend we met at the same bus stop was a nice, young lady who aspires to fill the world her acrobatic skills as a trapeze artist.
  • cute in her eclectic ensemble and a fresh perspective on life, she was a brave soul traveling on her own – I’m kinda jealous too(of her life, not her ensemble).
  • we people watched our entire bus ride until we landed in Daly City.
  • from there, we jumped into a cab and concluded our day’s adventure safely at home.
  • lights out at 10:30pm – wow, never been to bed so early in my life.

That concludes Day One of Joe and Marianne’s Wild San Francisco Adventure.

More pics for you to enjoy…

me & marianne enjoying lunch outside random apartments

me & marianne enjoying lunch outside random apartments

me & marianne having fun with art

me & marianne having fun with art

absolutely gorgeous

absolutely gorgeous

being silly on haight street

being silly on haight street

Day Two coming soon!!!

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One response

  1. kimee le

    Waiting for Day 2!! Love the BFF photo there buddy!! I’m glad you guys hit it off so well 🙂

    August 17, 2009 at 5:20 pm

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