I really only have a week back in San Francisco before I begin my two month-internship in Dallas (I leave Sunday morning!) and I wanted to make sure to rest up from the Inca trail and see as many friends as possible.
That’s Amanda. She’s one of my law school classmates and friends. She had appendicitis and had to go to the hospital right before our Constitutional Law exam so she took the remaining three of her finals a couple of days after surgery. So crazy and scary, I’m just glad she’s recovered fully.This past Sunday, we had a long day of walking around the city, catching up, and taking in the sights starting with brunch at Squat & Gobble. Creamy and fresh eggs Florentine for me and really tasty crab cakes for her.Amanda and I visited the Haight which has some of the best costume stores where you can rent or buy awesome outfits. Amanda wanted a gorilla costume that was truly terrifying, but it was enormous. She’s not “grown-man” sized.Along the way we saw so much vibrant art decorating the sidewalks, houses, buildings and vehicles. Really beautiful. I love San Francisco so much for being quirky and artsy sometimes. Then, in the middle of the Haight, I walked into Booksmith and was enchanted by their book matchboxes.
They had so many classic and eclectic book covers on little matchboxes. Totally smitten. I also bought a zombie versus unicorn book. Just started it and am already hooked. Unicorns are cool.Run, don’t walk, yourself to the nearest Ben & Jerry’s and get two scoops of Chocolate Therapy. Honestly probably the best ice cream flavor ever. As I was eating my cone, we walked past a garage sale with hundreds of vacuum cleaners and a vintage stove that I immediately wanted desperately for “my future house.”
Japantown was next. The takeaway? Daiso is a random/dishes goods store that will steal your soul. And apparently you can make animals out of felt. I was hypnotized by the how-to video tutorial.I kind of wish I didn’t know Daiso existed. Everything in there is $1.50. I’m completely serious. I would have gone crazy, but was limited by what I could carry home. Thank God. The cats were really excited about their jingly ball toys.
And we finally found ourselves at Leftovers, only my favorite home consignment store ever. Not only does it have a carefully selected inventory, Leftovers also has a couple of rescue cats roaming around. That black furball only has three legs. He was shaved into a lion.
And so ended a perfect day.