Monday, June 27, 2011

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Happy Pride!  First up for me on Pride Sunday was the parade.  I was in the Parade with AIDS Lifecycle and it was lots and lots of fun.  I wore a skimpy red outfit and a lot of glitter for the occasion:



My friend Eric and I:





Thomas and Elton.  Cute!



Russ:





Bob and Ramon.  Ramon was trying to fashion some last minute breasts for himself out of balloons:





Emily and I:



After the parade I headed home and got cleaned up and then we headed down to the Different Spokes booth at pride.  Which was so much fun.  I brought more cheese bread along with some chocolate cake I'd made and  a couple kinds of cocktails.  Which made the booth all shades of awesome.  Natahan came and visited us for a while and I had a wonderful day.  It got a little raucous towards the end of the day but I have that affect on people.

Joe:



Me:



Mr. Poe and I:



We left Civic Center around 4PM and had an early dinner at Osaka in the Castro. Then I went home and went to bed.  It had been a very, very long day and I was beat.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Saturday was a busy day.  I got up early which wasn't easy because of the night I'd had before and started cooking.  Were were going to the Pos Ped Potluck at Crispin and Matt's and I made a festive casserole for the occasion.  It was like Mac and Cheese except I made it Ruben style with Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and pastrami and covered with rye breadcrumbs that had been buttered, toasted, and then buttered again.  The initial idea was from a Rachael Ray recipe but I think she's kind of a hack so I made my favorite Alton Brown version and made a few substitutions.  The consensus was that it was totally delicious and I think Mr. Poe will be requesting it again.

Here are some pics from the potluck at Crispin and Matt's.  Their house is super fantastic:











Grady's dog Zippy was there and was incredibly well behaved.  Any of my dogs would have been awful:



Crispin in his boudoir. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm:



We left there at about 2PM and dropped the dish off in our laundry room and headed down to Union Square.  I needed a little lunch because there hadn't really been anything for me to eat at the potluck and then we went to Macy to go buy Mr. Poe some shorts.  They had skantily attired models:





Then we headed home and I took a nap.  After dinner we went to a party at our friend Jeff Nanney's party.  I brought spicy cheese bread that I'd cut into heart shapes and were reportedly pretty good.  We saw Tia there which is always a treat and the party got pretty racaus.  Evidence:



We left the party around 11 and headed down to the Castro.  I didn't feel like being in that enormous crowd of people so we listened to music and then headed home.  Hello gorgeous:



I was indeed rocking that much cleavage all night:



We went home and went to bed.  I was completely exhausted.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011

I worked from home on Wednesday and Thursday.  Friday I came down into work on my bike and went home at the end of the day.  I hung out with Mr. Poe and had dinner and then met Mr. Chris for cocktails in the Castro.  Pride weekend is definitely here and it was packed pretty much everywhere we went.  We settled on the Mix where we ran into this hot mess:



David joined us before too long and I headed home almost immediately.  I saw this on the way home:



I headed home and went to bed.  I'd seen enough.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tuesday the weather was gorgeous.  A little cooler than Monday and fabulous all over.  Pride flags are going up all over San Francisco and I got some pics as I headed up Market on my way home for lunch:



The Gay and Leasbian Center all decked out for the occasion:



I was pretty beat after work so I headed almost directly home.  I took Sutter into Japantown and stopped for a pic:



I continued on Sutter to Webster and got a pic of this pretty bridge over Geary:



I took Webster to Waller to Steiner to Sanchez to Market to 17th to Ord and home for dinner.

Bike Mileage:

                          
Today14.8
Week to date40.0
Month to date699.9
Year to date4,101.5
To Goal3,898.5
Over (Under) plan331.6
YTD Mileage vs Last Year(425.7)
Rolling Year6,924.0
Since Inception 10/1/0732,607.0

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

I stayed off of the bike for four days which made me feel very lazy but was probably a good idea.  I sat around and did nothing all weekend which is OK only if it isn't a trend.  Monday the weather was gorgeous and I went for a great ride after work.  I headed off Columbus to Stockton to North Point to Columbus to Beach to Van Ness.  I headed out to the beautiful pier and took a bunch of pics.  It was a gorgeous day.

The pier with Alcatraz in the background:



Aquatic Park with the Fontana buildings rising behind:



Ghiradelli Square



The Financial District rising behind Fisherman's Wharf:



The Balclutha which you can read more about here:



People were swimming in the freezing water!  Crazy:



The Golden Gate Bridge:



Gashouse Cove:



I went through Fort Mason and made my way over to Marina and into the Presidio.  I headed over to Crissy Field and then made my way up to Lincoln and then up to Immagrant Point where I stopped for a pic:



I took Washington to Arguello to Jackson to Cherry to Washington to Lyon to Broadway and took a bunch of pics of the fabulous Gold Coast homes:







I continued on Broadway.  This is the view looking Down Divisadero to the Marina.





I took Divisadero to Pacific to Jones to California where I stopped for pics of pretty Grace Cathedral:







This is the view looking south down Jones:



Me:



The spectacular Fairmont.  Which is for sale. 



The view of the Transamerica Pyramid from Powell and California:



I took Powell to Ellis to Hyde.  The Tenderloin has some beautiful buildings which sadly don't make up for all the sketch:



I continued on Hyde to Market to 17th to Ord and home for dinner.  I had to work a little in the evening and went to bed late.  I had a lot of trouble falling asleep because it was still pretty warm when I went to bed.

Bike Mileage:

                          
Today25.2
Week to date25.2
Month to date685.1
Year to date4,086.7
To Goal3,913.3
Over (Under) plan338.8
YTD Mileage vs Last Year(426.5)
Rolling Year6,909.2
Since Inception 10/1/0732,592.2