Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Happy Fall/Watch Hocus Pocus/Decorate the House/Welcome October Day!! Yes, today is the day that I decorate the house & watch Hocus Pocus. I am making Pumpkin Bread tonight too. I hope Evie understands that she needs to sit still and watch the movie.
In other news, I rejoined the gym and actually went today at lunch. It was nice to be back. I know I am lazy and complain and dont want to go but you know what, too bad. I rejoined because I am almost 30. I am not getting younger. I don't want to get heart disease. Or have a stroke. I want to be strong & healthy for many many years to come. So, this is a commitment I am making.
Well, if you are watching HP tonight....Enjoy!
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Me & Evie
She was so tired driving home.
Erik took some video of Evie running around:
We picked red delicious, golden delicious & Peppins. I never heard of Peppin apples before!
Erik, hiding behind the trees.
On the way home, we stopped at the one & only ON THE BORDER. I freaking love this place. It reminds me of being at home and I looove it. We stopped for dinner & it made me SO happy!!Of course, I took chips & salsa!! Can't wait for my leftovers.
The Usual - The 3 sauce fajita burrito with just queso.
You would've thought we had never been here before. haha.
When we got home, we made an apple pie! Then, we played monopoly & watched Ghostbusters. A great way to kick off fall.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Tonight, I am getting a manicure & staying in. I don't want to say it but I feel like there is a slight cold creeeeping up slowly on me. I know that eventually the stress of work.school.work.school is going to do me in. I am going to stay in & watch a movie. I love Fridays!
Have a good weekend!
We haven't had a Crazy of the Day lately. I mean, except for that vehicular manslaughter that happened in front of our house. However, here was a funny one I just saw. Apparently this dude stands on his head for money. Not sure where in the city he is located.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Today it was so nice out. It was warm & sunny! Betsy & I went to Shakespeare in the Park to see A Comedy of Errors. It was pretty good. It was nice to sit outside with the breeze with lots of food & wine. We used to go every year in CT to Shakespeare on the Sound. I just love going.
Saturday was a chill day. Erik went down to pick up his new surf board and went surfing. I cleaned. I like being home alone to clean. I get into it. I did heavy duty cleaning while Erik was gone. For dinner, we went outside the city up to a friends place in the Walnut Creek area. This is about 40 min east of SF and is the suburbs. It is dark and nice & quiet. Sean plays hockey with Erik. Him & his wife Kelsey have 2 little boys. They had a few other friends over. It was a nice night sitting on their deck drinking beers. Sam Oktoberfest is out in stores. It's officially fall!
Saturday, September 19, 2009
This time, there is. Harry's wife, Lee, is now at the stage where she is not responding to the medicine for her cancer anymore. They are moving her to opiates to help her with the pain but ultimately, preparing her to die. Their families are both here and the doctors have told them they do not know much longer she has - days, weeks?
Although I couldn't tell you Harry & Lee's last name, we know alot about each other. We see each other lot and spend time with the dogs in the park. It's like going out with your friend for a drink for an hour twice a week, except we just stand in the park! When he told me the news, he started to cry. Which in turn, I did too. What do you say to someone who's wife is about to die?
Well, I am not very religious but keep them in your thoughts and pray that he has the strength to get through all of this.
While the rest of the country is breaking out the corduroy and hot cocoa, we are putting on our shorts & flip flops. It makes up for August(worst month here!!) dense fog we sit in for the month.
It is a little strange going to get your pumpkin in shorts. Plus, last year on Thanksgiving, I had on a tank top. I guess that is CA living.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Tonight, I am so ready to just relax. I am going to get my eyebrows done & a manicure. Then, I'm going to take Evie out for awhile. I am picking up a ton of pictures, going to have some wine and hopefully do some scrapbooking. I am going to catch up on my DVR'ed shows. Fun night. :-)
Have a good weekend!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Anyway, today was exhausting. Of course, I left work late. I walked Evie, and saw her puppy (from above) friend. Promptly went to smell Izzy's poop and STEPPED in it. Had to drag her home, wash off her feet, eat & leave.
Lab was tonight & lab is easier than lecture on Tues. It's more relaxed, he gives us the assignment & we do it. Tonight, we had to look at bones.
I'm so glad tomorrow is Friday. Here's to a fun & relaxing weekend.
Car claims life of S.F. pedestrian
By: Katie Worth and Tamara Barak Aparton
San Francisco Examiner
September 16, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO — A recent San Francisco State University graduate who friends described as hilarious and quirky was killed after a car hit her on Fell Street early Tuesday morning.
A 19-year-old who lives on the Peninsula but was commuting to work in The City drove his Honda Civic to the right around a car that had stopped in front of him — a legal maneuver — according to police spokeswoman Sgt. Lyn Tomioka.
The Civic then struck Melissa Hope Dennison, 24, of San Francisco and the impact threw her “a significant distance” from the intersection of Fell and Broderick streets, Tomioka said.
The accident was reported at 6:27 a.m., fire dispatchers said.
Dennison died at the scene. The motorist initially left the scene, but drove back and told police he had been unable to find a place to stop his car, Tomioka said.
There are crosswalks and traffic lights at the intersection, but police are still investigating whether Dennison was inside the crosswalk.
“There were quite a few witnesses, or at least people who stopped to help,” Tomioka said.
There’s no evidence excessive speed, alcohol or drugs were factors in the collision, according to police. A complaint against the driver will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office, which will decide whether to file charges.
“Inspectors are still determining who had the right of way, but the driver is required to proceed with due caution, so that’s going to be an issue here,” Tomioka said.
Betsy Hansen, a longtime friend of Dennison, described her as “probably the biggest character that any of us ever knew.”
“She always had a hilarious story of something that had happened to her,” Hansen said. “She was the type of person who would strike up a conversation with anybody. She was always meeting the most random people and then would call us and tell us about it. She’d bring a smile to our faces every day.”
Among Dennison’s many quirks was her habit of calling friends with “random factoids” she’d just learned that she was convinced they would find interesting, Hansen said.
She said Dennison grew up in Truckee and was an avid snowboarder and loved music, especially hip-hop. She went to school in Santa Barbara and finished at San Francisco State University — graduating with a degree in political science — and went on a trip to Bali immediately after graduation.
Hansen said Dennison was likely on her way to get a cup of coffee when she was struck.
Dennison’s uncle, Chris Dennison, said the tragedy is not the only one to strike the family recently. Her father is currently in an intensive care unit for medical complications.
Manish Champsee, president of pedestrian-safety organization WalkSF, said pedestrian injuries and deaths are often the result of vehicles swerving around stopped cars.
“One vehicle stops and the other people in their cars think the guy has stopped for no reason and they’re going to swerve,” he said. “If a vehicle is stopped, it’s probably stopped for a good reason.”
State law dictates that an intersection doesn’t need to marked to be considered a crosswalk, Champsee said.
Fell Street flows with swiftly moving traffic, but it’s also lined with residences and shops and has been fairly dangerous for pedestrians, he said, adding that he was pleased charges against the driver are being considered.
“Far too often, crashes occur, someone dies and no one is held to account,” Champsee said.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Last night, I had school & we had a quiz. I think I did ok. Literally, the Prof was trying to get through ALL of the joints in the body in 2 hours. He is nuts. He does not let us out until 10:05. At 930, I shut down. At 10, we all start moving around and he says 'We still have 5 minutes!' Seriously last night, he said "We still have 1 and 1/2 minutes left".
They released the name of the girl in the accident. She was 24 and her name is Melissa Dennison. If you google her, you find articles about a Prof Snowboarder from the Tahoe area. I wonder if that was her. I do not think I know who she is. There are flowers & stuff outside. It's just so crazy to me that yesterday all of that happened and today, it's traffic as ususal!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Woman Hit By Car, Killed On SF's Fell StreetSAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5 / AP) ―
The woman was crossing Fell Street at Broderick Street about 6:20 a.m. when she was hit by a four-door Honda traveling west on Fell Street, police spokeswoman Sgt. Lyn Tomioka said.
It was not immediately clear whether the woman had been in a crosswalk at the time. The impact threw the woman "a significant distance" from the intersection, Tomioka said.
The 19-year-old man driving the Honda stopped at the scene and was not arrested, though Tomioka said prosecutors could weigh charging him "because the driver is required to drive with due caution," she said.
"Apparently, another car had stopped (for the woman) at the intersection and this vehicle went around it," Tomioka said.
Tomioka said the driver was not from San Francisco but was heading to work in the city at the time.
The name of the woman is not yet being releasing pending notification of her family.
The incident is still under investigation, and police are still interviewing witnesses, Tomioka said.
Evie woke up at 630 barking and barking. I get up and look out the window and see a lot of cops, fire dept, and lanes of our street blocked off. We live on a main road so I thought it was a car accident. Actually, I first thought, is this that TV show they are filming? Then, I saw the police tape go up and the trucks were blocking something. I thought someone was hurt in the street. There have been a lot of incidents of bikers getting hit by cars so I thought it could be that. Well, I just had to see what was going on.
(my photos from the window)
I took Evie out for a walk and looked across the street to see what it was. I saw someone laying on the street covered in a sheet. That only means one thing - a dead body. I was shocked!! I saw their flip flops laying in the street like 10' away from them. It was like watching CSI. The cops pulled out the markers, they were taking pictures, and the news showed up. The medical examiner came and I actually saw them pull up the sheet and take pictures of this person. They were face down.
Erik and I thought maybe it was a homeless person but I don't think so. Turns out it was a female. I am finding articles online but no full details are out here.
That yellow sheet on the ground near the tree is the body.
So so so crazy!! I seriously hope I did not know the person. We know a bunch of people in our neighborhood just who own dogs and such.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Anyway, today, I am feeling depressed & wondering why we live here. It is lonely. After being in CT with friends & family, we are definitely missing it. I know not every weekend will be super fun like last weekend in CT/NY. But, just having the option of being with your friends & family seems fine to me! I don't know....we need a life advisor.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Lab was very easy. We had to ID tissues and he let us go early. Thank God.
Our house is a complete disaster. We never really unpacked and the bags are just open & overflowing. I plan on starting the laundry tonight and then going crazy cleaning tomorrow.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
So, my class on Thurs(the day I flew to CT) was canceled. Therefore, I didn't miss class! My class on Tues was 2/3 full. I wonder if it had anything to do with the event last week.
Anyway, I feel safe on campus. I think it was a one time thing.
Tomorrow is going to be a hard day. I am at the Client alllllllll day. Then, class(lab) all night. I will need a coffee around 8pm. whew.
The good news is that my quiz is moved to 9/15 instead of tomorrow(Thurs). Whew. It is on 4 chapters and will be tough. I will be studying all weekend.
SF NEEDS a Dunkin Donuts. I ate so much of it. I ate bagels, coffee, and donuts. I rarely eat donuts but they are so good at DD.
Eating a donut
Awwwww yeah. Iced Coffee
So, we said farewell to the East Coast. Surprisingly, I did not cry. I think it is because we will see my Dad for Thanksgiving and be home again for Christmas. We left CT almost 2 yrs ago for SF. I can't believe it's been nearly 2 years. We left to go live somewhere else & try something new. However, we will eventually move back to the East Coast. It is where all of our friends and family are. When I am home, I feel full. Loved & happy.
Watch out NY, Time Square has a new cowboy in town
Jess, Me, Marla at pizza
After the show, we went to dinner at TAO. It was awesome!
I looooooove new york. I can't wait to live there someday. NY just has a certain smell & energy & feeling about it. Can't wait to go back when we are there for Christmas!
Every cowboy needs a horse
Marla toting Khai around. Yes, she also did her splits. Oh and we pulled out the scrapbook from high school.
Erik and Souk
Marla, Me, Eva
Me & Marla - Buds since 7th Grade!
Me & Tara
Me & Grandma
Awww. Baby Natalie!