Google best coffee san fran, this one sits near the top of every list. And, I’d be damned if I didn’t visit a coffeehouse while in San Francisco… would be akin to visiting Germany w/o frothing suds! Check-out my route… 13.5 km (40 minutes… you’d shit at what it cost). And, because I detoured briefly to Lands End, I was able to jump out and onto a park bench for this cool pic of Golden Gate Bridge. Andytown is WAY out from Union Square, and for that, this was my most planned (and, greatest) venture! I snapped a pic from the street, then turned 90º west towards the Pacific Ocean and snapped another… it’s that freaking close to the coast! Oh, and I gave the barista carte blanche in making my drink. I know it’a mocha, w/ chocolate… and whipped cream! She asked me if I ever tried their whipped cream? I said no… she gave me a sample spoon! Awesome times!
This is an impromptu iPhone post (hope it works). Was too good to hold back! This lineup is for cruffins only (other lineup for all pastries). The sticker is for two cruffins per person. Not sure today’s flavour, only know it contains liquor. Ok, now are you jealous Tiff K?!
… my first time running since November 1st, and considering poor conditioning… killed it!! I see so many daily runners in this mild winter weather, luckily being able to continue running/training throughout the year (me, w/my job makes it next to impossible), and am SO jealous… yet, they’re still slow-poking it? What’s up w/that shit?!
Chuffed as fuck w/my x-mas run… 15 minutes for 3K is only 2 minutes-ish from my PB… and w/regular sessions 13:30 would be easily attainable day after day! I’m also happy as hell w/negative splits (lungs began burning 400m in, lol)!
… my Portuguese family! Just got back home… getting my hair looking all pretty… in for the evening… kicking off my 4 day holiday, when Antonio surprises me w/this… wishing me a Merry Christmas!! He says the cake is called King Cake (Bolo Rei, in Portuguese), and it’s still warm when he hands it to me! Yum-F-O!! I see from the sticker, this one comes courtesy Seara Bakery… what a lovely presentation! Funny; minutes from home when stopped at a traffic light, snuck a peek and was in disbelief the amount of cars, and the lack of room w/more cars trying to get in (and out) of Seara… welcome to a Portuguese Christmas Eve, lol! He tells me the port wine is to be enjoyed after dinner! I’m enjoying everything right now just staring at it… can’t stop thinking about all your kindness, and love! Thanks big guy… and, thanks Lina too! Much love!!
Plus; was a sunny, balmy 13º C on a global warming Toronto’s Xmas eve? Yep, today was a GOOD day!!
… happy run! only my second time since September 1, so am chuffed w/the time. wanted to do at least 4K, but was windy, and got tuckered. did run a solo 1K after catching my breath, so essentially did run 4K, lol. being a non-runner of late, love it… love my negative splits too!
done deal! i’m locked in… ain’t no turning back now no matter what!
… and may just blog shit ’bout the whole thing – well, not the WHOLE thing, lol. but as per usual, am cryptically holding my cards close to the vest. poker face game face is on y’all… dead man dans hand w/my aces&eights … lol!
My favourite month by far… blogged about it 3 years ago – July – that year was a particularly good one! Same goes for this year, July 2015 (hell they’ve all been great – ain’t judging Julys, lol)! It’s been 2 long months since my bank account sniffed a deposit, while busily pissing withdrawals. Tomorrow… the buck stops here! Begins w/a bang (fireworks?)… OhCanadaDay, followed by the 2nd, 3rd, 10th, and 16th!! That’s five fecking direct deposit paydays in half a month?! Not to mention another cool day tossed into the mix, making it an even half-dozen great days to kick off the month of all months! Lots more great/personal stuff from a lifetime ago… I still remember, and reflect! C’mon, admit it… y’all LOVE July!!
primed! remember this? my Smythson Xmas gift, two Christmases ago? was my fave/best present to me (sadly, from me) merry fucking Christmasdanistrulytheman! iPhone 5s sleeve’s been put through the motherfucking wringer, yet still looks brand-spankin’ new… Smythson quality is the bomb y’all (Italian made)! I absolutely LOVEit… AND, I LOVE me!!
This post is of recent thoughts and ramblings, a few pics from last night as well. Strap yourselves in, hold on tight!!
Tomorrow marks one month my life changed. I have never professed to believe in God, but I always knew someone was/is watching over me. I know many of these occurrences where I feel being helped in my life can easily be dismissed as pure dumb luck, etc.. Fair enough. This sensation of having my own Angel has been with me for a long time, pushing 30 years – where things happen that help me, that I don’t believe are random or is any reasonable explanation for. I won’t fully expound on this latest one, getting into specifics, I have trouble identifying with the masses, conventional thinkers. I get frustrated with wading pools, I’m the Marianas Trench. That’s the truth folks, not arrogance. If I told you about my latest, most definitive proof my Angel exists, sure all I’d get would be “that’s cool”, “wow, weird” at best. That would frustrate the fuck outta me, so I’ll be mum, keeping everything close to my vest. Better this way, trust me … y’all swim near the surface, I’ll keep deep! Since this whole thing happened, since we met, the way we met, the circumstances surrounding it … every detail, I examine the minutiae, every nuance, every possibility, how, and why?! There is NO OTHER explanation … I have an Angel! Btw, technically was the 11th, but really the 12th. What a day … white wine, beer, and Chinese food! Six and a half hours never disappeared so quickly!
Four days later. Again!
Hells motherfucking yes!! More wine, more beer. No Chinese food, not for lack of trying. It was a Tuesday night, and all closed up shop. Our next time together was last night. My Christmas. I’ve spent 20+ years celebrating Christmas on the 24th, I’ll be damned, I did it again! And, we did Chinese again, lol!
LOVE THIS!! You waltz in, hook up your phone, your playlist like you own the place, AND crank it. No volume police here!
Flowers, food, drinks, good times … and dog, lol!
I met you a dozen days ago. You are my friend, last night, I went further and designated us family. Why not? Being fully aware of the pitfalls, the precariousness, the tenuousness of the word supposedly exemplifying union, togetherness, forgiveness?! It’s all a crock of shit, trust me. Don’t believe that crap, fall into that trap for a second y’all! However long this thing we have lasts, you are my family. I have proof too. My recently arrived in the mail Air Miles membership provided me with a supplementary card to give to a family member, obviously encouraging more shopping, more points. Points be damned, I couldn’t have been happier giving it to you knowing I’m in your wallet, always close by. From now to then, whenever then is … WE ARE FAMILY!!
(wearing her xmas gifts. gloves, panties, and Angel)