Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Tuesday I went for a walk over lunch and was delighted to see PETA protesting at Hermes.  PETA never fails to deliver the funny and I think that's why they aren't more effective.  The sign and the girl on the table splattered with blood had a lot of impact and would have been best on their own.  But the crazy people with the signs, one of whom loudly accused me of complicity in the destruction of alligator families, made me roll my eyes and stop caring about whatever message they were trying to shout at me.  Then I started thinking about the horrible alligators in Florida where my mom lives and how gross they are and how I worry about the dogs getting eaten.  Then I realized that at the end of the day I could give two shits about alligators and that the only thing about Hermes that I object to is their price points.  Finally I wondered if I they had less expensive alligator accessories at the prada store across the street.  The last stage is acceptance:

I headed to Japantown where I discovered much to my delight that they had opened a Tony Moly store just two days earlier.  Tony Moly is a Korean skin care company that is all shades of awesome.  Their 'shiny foot' peel has left mine resembling human feet for the first time in recent memory.  I got some pics from their Grand Open:

I popped into the cathedral for got some space age pics:

I saw this cool mural in the Tenderloin on my way back to work.  Super cool:

After work I headed to the gym which kicked my ass.  I hadn't done body pump in 2 weeks and it's very hard.  Then I rode on a bike for an hour and then went home.  I had dinner and went to bed.  I was beat.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Sunday I went to the gym in the morning and then we headed to the Palace of the Legion of Honor.  I hadn't been there in a while and they've moved quite a bit of stuff around and put some new stuff out. Huge improvement.  I got a bunch of pics:

We finished at the museum and then headed down to Ocean Beach which was nice beach weather for San Francisco in the summer:

We headed home and went out for a couple of drinks and then out to dinner.  Then home for bed.  Fabulous day.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Saturday, August 8, 2015

I met Miss Smith for a walk on Wednesday July 29th and then pretty much didn't leave the house again until the following Saturday.  I tend to hunker down in the house when Mr. Poe's out of town with the dogs.  Sort of ridiculous.

Saturday was the Different Spokes Jersey ride and we had a fabulous ride out to Tiburon.  The weather was nice and it was so much fun.  Loved it.

I headed home and got cleaned up and then we went to bed early.  It's so sad how quickly your body becomes used to sitting around and watching tv and how hard it can be to break that.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Tuesday, July 26, 2015

Tuesday I dropped Mr. Poe off at the airport and then headed home.  I went down to the office and then headed to Grace Cathedral over lunch.  So very pretty:

I headed to the gym after work and then home for dinner.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Monday, July 27, 2015

Monday I went for a walk over lunch.  I headed over to pretty St. Patricks and got some pics inside:

The modern art museum isn't gonna open up till next year and the waiting has been agony:

I headed to the gym after work and then home for dinner and bed.  Mr. Poe was leaving to go visit the family the next day.  Already panicking.  I don't like it when he's out of town and the dogs feel the same way.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tuesday, July 20, 2015

I was back in the office on Tuesday and was absolutely not complaining about sitting at a desk after the crazy week with my brother and his family.  I headed up to Grace Cathedral mid day.  It's super fantastic:

I got a pic looking down Grant while I was heading back to the office:

After work I went to the gym.  I took body pump which kicked my ass and then rode on a spin bike for an hour.  Then I headed home for dinner and went to bed.  It's nice to be back on my schedule.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Monday, July 20, 2015

I had lots of fun with my brother's family while they were here for a week.  I got up early and went to the gym every morning and rode on a spin bike for 2 hours.  That amount of activity left me completely pliable for the rest of the day.  Mr. Poe came down with the flu Tuesday night and so they went to Berkeley without me but by Wednesday he was feeling better so we left him with the dogs and headed out to the zoo.  The kids had a good time, but our zoo is terrible.  It's in one of the coldest, drizzliest parts of the San Francisco and the older enclosures of the WPA facility seem very small for the size of the animals in them.  Here are the free range humans:

We went to the zoo on the L train because I thought it would take longer:

Friday we went down to the park at Devils Slide.  Highly recommended for guests.  It's cool and breezy but easy to walk around in and there's a lot to see.   We saw whales!

Then we headed down to Stanford to look around.  I love the gorgeous church there:

Saturday we met up with Miss Smith and headed to the De Young.  Mr. Poe had thankfully taken the kids to a movie.  I didn't like the Turner exhibit.  I'm not the hugest fan of painting and I'm especially not crazy about Turner but it's big and impressive so if you do like Turner you should go see it.  I've grown fond of the collection of African and Oceanic art that the De Young has, even though I can't always tell the difference between what's African and what's Oceanic:

Sunday Mr. Poe took the kids to the Academy of Sciences and Sam and Youngran and I went down to the Asian Art Museum to check out the contemporary Chinese painting:

These demons remind me of Ashley Jr and Mimi:

Monday I took them to the airport and they headed to Florida to see mom.  I met Mr. Poe in Fremont so we could drop off the car and we headed home on BART.  We had dinner early and then went to bed at 8.  It was an exhausting week.  The dogs are gonna sleep for a month.