After four wonderful days off doing a whole lot of nothing, I’m back!
But now I’m suffering.
Because it’s pretty much guaranteed that if your time off was amazing,
your transition back to reality is going to blow.
I’m sure some of you out there can relate.
Anyway, my 4th of July was pretty awesome.
This is one of the few times that I’ve been in the city for the 4th of July.
Out of the seven years I’ve lived here,
I think I’ve only celebrated this holiday in San Francisco a couple of times,
so I was excited to stay put this year and do local stuff.
A lot of my friends were out of town,
but fortunately Mo and Mish were both here,
so Kevin and I forced them (and their men) to hang out with us
and suddenly a party was born.
A Tainted Love kind of party.
For all of you non-SF people,
Tainted Love is a super popular San Francisco based 80′s cover band.
They are suuuuuuuuper cheesy
and play the best i.e. most horrible 80′s music ever,
and are, in essence, completely awesome.
They were playing for free over at Pier 39,
so we packed our bags with beers
and fought through hordes of tourists
and then pushed our way to the front of the crowd.
And it was a blast.
We grabbed boobs.You know, just a typical day in the life.
Apparently Mo felt left out and tried to grab a boob too. Except it was Kevin’s…
Justin was clearly impressed.
After embarrassing ourselves thoroughly,
we headed back to our place to continue the party and watch the fireworks from our roof.
Once there, I gave Michelle and Verner the housewarming gift I had been saving for them for months.
A hand painted replica of Cézanne’s “Still Life with Apples!”
So generous, I am!
The rest of the night is a bit of blur, as great nights tend to be,
but I am happy to report that it was one of the most fun 4th of July’s I have had in awhile.
Tainted love, new friends, good food, lots of drinks, fireworks.
What’s not to love?
How was your 4th of July?