I finally uploaded a ton of photos onto my computer. Here are a few highlights from the last few weeks:
Weekend #1: Kentucky Derby Party
Ryan’s friend Doug threw a wonderful party for the famous horse race. Who can turn down the chance to gamble, drink mint juleps, eat kentucky fried chicken, and wear a big hat?
This being Noe Valley, Doug had a backyard-and it was so green and beautiful (for about an hour).
Astor was so happy.
Then my hat blew off! But Ryan got it…
And now a game of horseshoes…
I played a round. It was actually really tricky.
A trip to Berkeley to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Berkeley Science Review...
There was free beer, but that isn’t normally enough to get me to go anywhere. It was just nice to get out of the city and support our friends, who are all “famous scientists.”
Look at this here science!
After all that science excitement you might say I got a little “Pepe LePew.”
Weekend #2: Of Montreal at the Fillmore, Man Man at Bimbo’s, Bay to Breakers
Really a blowout weekend… Unfortunately my Of Montreal/Man Man pics were miserable. Trust me that they were wonderful shows. Go and see them sometime!
Here’s a few pics from the ING “Bay to Breakers” race. It’ s a race that starts downtown in SF, cuts across the city, and then finishes at the ocean. There are actual runners in the race, but the event is more famous for being an excuse to wear a costume and drink heavily while walking/watching the race. It’s very “San Francisco.”
The scene from Alamo Square. 8:30 am (There is intense dance music playing in the background)
There were so many naked people running it wasn’t even funny. Also a lot of Marios. And Osamas.
Ground level debauchery.
While I ate breakfast and watched the crowds go by, I was torn between regret that I wasn’t running the race in costume, and a desire to get the hell out of there. It was a HOT MESS. Who knows, maybe next year? It’s only 7 miles-ish.
You’re making me want to visit SF more and more.