Yesterday Ant came home from work early (I don't really believe he even has a job) and we loaded up the Sprinter, got into our smelly wetsuits, and headed to Crissy Field to do some paddling. I think I set a new record for most number of falls in a 5 minute time span. Ant, who was probably a fish in all of his past lives, was like, "It's a little bumpy today, right," as he zoomed past me at warp speed. I was like, "BUMPY?!?!? #@!!$@#! A tsunami would be easier to paddle through than these freakin' waves!!" And SPLASH! I was in the water again!
Despite the fact that I spent more time in the water than on the board, it was a super fun time. The water was freezing but it was warm and sunny so it felt awesomely refreshing every time I fell. Enjoy the pics. In the ones where I'm actually standing, that's Angel Island in the background. In the sitting ones you can see Alcatraz. And the one with the blimp? I'm the teeny tiny speck waaaay out there.
Man oh man I got a lot of shit to do! You know what that means...I'LL BE WASTING TIME ON THE INTERNETS ALL FREAKING DAY!!!
But first - coffee and a little boo-tay shakin' to the Chicago Blues Harmonica Project!!
And in case any of you were wondering, you must pedal 3 times to ride a bike from the window in our living room to the fridge. You could probably make it on 2 and just coast in, but I was going for a strong finish.
My time in SF is coming to an end - for the time being, at least. It's such a big world and the time has come for me to get out there and experience a little more of it. I hope wherever I end up I'm blessed enough to find a place that will nurture me and keep me safe in my darkest hours, just like these trees did. I will miss these woods more than any person I've met here. I hope all you guys are lucky enough to have your own Muir, too, and I hope you visit it often.
How's that for a fucking road trip?!?!? WOOO FREAKING HOOOO!!!!!
It's a very rough draft, with lots of possible changes swirling around in my big ol' brain, and of course much of how I actually get into PA will depend on the weather as I get closer to the East coast. But I'm soooooo excited!!!!!!!
I leave Monday! Lots of updates on the way!
I hope all of my friends in Korea had a great time celebrating! I loved Lunar New Year when I lived in Seoul...mostly because there were fireworks and I got a crap load of time off work!
Having been born in '76 makes me a dragon. Not to be confused with my other animal identity - the cougar! HAHAHAHA!!!
Friday night we stayed in with some really good music and some really bad wine. We started out by playing Scrabble, but Ant always quits when I start really kicking his ass, so that didn't last long. Let it be known, my little blog readers, that I am the CHAMPION OF THE UNIVERSE when it comes to Scrabble!
When we got tired of drawing on the surfboard, we switched to paper, and when we got tired of that we decided to draw on me. It was silly and fun at the time, but days later I'm still trying to get that shit off my skin!
The SF Zoo is a bit small, and reminded me a lot of the Singapore Zoo because they use so many natural barriers and they have a pretty large aviary. Gotta say, I've been to zoos all over the world and I haven't found one yet that beats the Philadelphia Zoo.
On our way out we stopped at the children's zoo, and all hell broke loose when a fight broke out!