***Just a note: I started this post in January of 2012 and never went back to finish it so I am publishing it in its rough form just so I can start a new post. Now back to your regular reading.***
So another year has come and gone. 2012 is off to a pretty good start. I’ve resolved not to make any resolutions since they are almost impossible to keep anyway. I just know the type of person I am and the type of person I want to be and my goal is to keep getting those two people as close as humanly possible.
So what has been going on in life? Quite a bit actually. Let’s see…I’ve been having a good old time being a tourist again in my hometown. The Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, Golden Gate Park-I’ve been to them all so far and I don’t get tired of them. I find them as much of a draw as someone who never grew up here. There is something beautiful and inspiring about the bridge in the fog. Granted it is colder than I care to stand sometimes but still makes for a fun day. Golden Gate Park on the other hand is fun for a different reason. It isn’t too far away from where we live and I can take Roxi there for a walk now and then. I think that she enjoys it and likes the new smells and, most of all, being outdoors.
It’s really fun to see Roxi in her new home. Being a suburbia dog, she always had a yard and lots of trees and such on our walks. Now she’s living in the urban jungle with more concrete than anything else but she still gets her sniffs in now and then.
Another thing that Mabel and I have been doing is exploring our food options again. Back in Valencia, there were mostly chain restaurants. Mom and Pop places were around all
over but you had to drive quite a ways to get there which is sometimes rather taxing. Being back in SF there is just food everywhere. You name it you can find it. We’ve been able to try a few new places and some that have been around for years that for whatever reason we never tried. Take Little Lucca for example. This little (and I mean tiny) sandwich place has been around for years and we just went there for the first time in 2011. The sandwiches are huge and the prices are cheap. Not to mention their sandwich
spread and sauce is amazing. Mabel and I have used it to flavor pasta and mashed potatoes. Both out of this world.