The bar downstairs was packed already by 3pm. It's gonna be a noisy night...
The Pride week is already here and on Sunday over 1,5 million people are expected to attend the parade. It's gonna be as sticky as the weather. The temps are gonna be scorching this weekend while a heatwave hits California. Triple digits are expected in the Tri-Valley. Sarah needs to go to her apartment in Livermore to get some stuff but she understandably hesitates. When there are heat advisories around the Bay, the Tri-Valley is even worse.
With two cities on the top of the Glassdoor list the Bay Area has once again shown its prominence as the best place to work in. San José and San Francisco are the best cities to work in on a list of 50 major cities in the US. Why am I not surprised?
Quite a few friends have asked me if I still play video games after I left the games industry behind me (for good). It depends. I've been in a "quarantine" for a few months but when I came back to San Francisco and met all my friends who live for this crap I couldn't resist start playing again ;-) At the moment I'm playing the mandatory Bioshock Infinite and the notorius Dark Souls. When I'm not "taking care" of the house in Sausalito (for better or worse) that is. Or when Sarah isn't reaching for the remote.
"Honey, that leaves us with two options. One, grab some grub right here in Chinatown or two, grab some grub somewhere else." (Dry logic by Perry on a Monday afternoon, when hunger is a demanding force that blurs reason, manner and patience).
From Sarah's phone
From Sarah's phone
A photo of the artwork outside The Spinnaker Restaurant in Sausalito. We have eaten here hundreds of times (nah, that was probably an exaggeration. But say 40 times, give or take). A lot of seafood of course but they have great veggie options as well.
From the crest on Hyde you have a great view of "that island that's named after that cancelled TV show" as I heard someone say quizzically the other day ;-)
I like them, I really do. But these old lawn chairs from like the 70's or 80's got to go. If they weren't jampacked with repellants they could probably make an honorable exit as fuel for our next BBQ. What do you say, honey?
As a newly self-appointed gardener I have to take care of our backyard (and our front yard but it's less demanding). And there are a lot of these aloe vera cactuses which I like as they don't need very much attention under the fierce Califonian sun. Non at all, actually. They look a little scary but are a self-appointed gardener's best friend :-)
For lunch today I had a Roasted Duck Curry. Veggie duck with pineapple, tomatoes in red curry. The place is located on Polk in the notorious Tenderloin district. But everyone in The City knows the best chow can be found in the worst of neighborhoods. The name of the eatery? Thai Idea Vegetarian. Not very tasty name but the food sure is great. You can check out the menu right here.