Posts Tagged ‘ San Francisco ’

Outside Lands 2013

..and incredible weekend filled with music:

Zedd
Paul McCartney
Jurassic 5
Phoenix
Hall & Oates
Emili Sande
A-Trak
Willie Nelson & Family
Matt & Kim
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Kaskade

..just to name a few incredible acts from this years line-up – along with great music, there were also great comedians and great food!

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(Just a sample of what went on in that little Golden Gate Park bubble for an entire weekend – let’s just say that there was walking, more walking, and more walking but with all that walking came great music, great friends, and great food)

It was pure bliss and pure joy to hear the Sir Paul McCartney sing “Let it Be”, “Hey Jude”, and “Yesterday” live – when Mr. Best Boyfriend gives me the video files, I will upload them for you all to hear. I doubt it will be the same experience as seeing it live, but I want you all to enjoy what I had enjoyed! We got a little taste of everything, sampled some new music, watched some great acts, laughed to some comedians jokes, and ate some expensive yet decent food. At the end of each night I felt like my feet were going to fall off since we had to walk back to our cars after walking out of Golden Gate Park and my nose was filled with dust and dirt but it was an experience in itself – oh and trying to meet up with friends and staying with them was also very difficult since we would walk together and end up getting sidetracked and lost (ie ZEDD, we met up with our friends and people kept pushing their way forward so our friends got pushed back and we got pushed forward and when his set ended we just went our separate ways because there were too many people to find each other again, and when we did find each other again we just got lost again). I think I walked 10 miles in one day going from Land’s End to Twin Peaks and then back to Land’s End..and then we repeated the cycle many many times in one day.

p.s On Sunday, while Mr. Best Boyfriend and I entered into Golden Gate Park (near Land’s End – the big main stage) we saw a girl wearing a hoodie running into the park and the police were chasing after her, as soon as we passed the tunnel (imagine a short tunnel) she was caught and then taken into custody! It was quite a show because there weren’t that many people yet since we got there around 1:00 PM and it was Sunday so she was easily spotted! Lesson learned: don’t try to sneak into Outside Lands, you will get caught and your bail might just cost as much as a ticket! Oh and a friend of ours got drunk the night before and sold his ticket on Stub Hub and he didn’t know so he came to Outside Lands and was denied – *sigh friends don’t let friends sell their tickets! Haha.

p.p.s Fun Fact: I am pee shy, which means that I do not like peeing in random places unless I really really have to but the whole weekend I had to use the port-a-potties and now I think I can go anywhere (maybe). Darn for no ins and outs! Mr. Best Boyfriend and I would usually try to find the ones that they just cleaned out but that didn’t really make it too much better but I still went, so proud of myself.

San Francisco 49ers Cupcakes: Superbowl Cupcakes

 
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Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Waiting for game day 🙂

the Golden Gate Bridge

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we are the GIANTS: Giants sweep Tigers

Giants won.

 

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1) 4-3.
2) Sweep, Sweep, Sw-e-e-e-ep.
3) It was an intense game – I was on the edge of my seat all the way till the end, we were chanting: 3 more outs, 2 more out, 1 more out, YEEEEEEES!
4) Giants won their second world series in 3 years.
5) Now let’s go celebrate with a parade!

–expressivesole

San Francisco Giants: 2012 World Series

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Let’s go get ’em!

a congratulatory message: Giants 5k Run

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On Sunday September 16, 2012, “The Giant Race” was held in San Francisco at AT&T Park – Mr. Best Boyfriend along with his friend ran the 5K (there was also a 10K and a half marathon). I am extremely proud of him because 1) he woke up at 6:45 am (the 5k race starts at 8:00 am) when he usually wakes up at 10:00 am for work – oh lucky him, 2) he finished the race without stopping at ~28 minutes, even though he said he really wanted to stop and start walking 3) HE DID IT!

I can not be any more proud of him, now it’s onto the Firefly Run, I am extremely excited! Mr. Best Boyfriend asked me if I was more excited about the costume contest or for the run, I thought about it for a minute and responded with, “I’m more excited for the run!”. I’m sure I will feel extremely rewarded after running the 5k and finishing it!

Congratulations on The Giants Race
I am infinitely proud!

–expressivesole

a thousand bad shots to get one good shot

Thursday August 2, 2012
Legion of Honor and China Beach

A friend and I went out to Legion of Honor to explore and do some test shots with the cameras (I have not been able to play with the Olympus PEN EPL-1, I do not know it’s full potential, and I still need to buy FD to m4/3 adapters that I said I’d buy three months ago). It was a day full of laughter and fun in the freezing San Francisco weather.

     

Legion of Honor columns and archway – it’s a popular spot for engaged couples and newly married couples to have their photos taken.

These flowers look like eggs, just looking at it made me hungry, my friend did not think they resembled eggs, what do you think?

A memorial for the Holocaust victims.

It was extremely foggy that day and I had to manually set the camera just to get a decent shot – oh San Francisco weather.

My dear friend setting up his camera to take a picture of a trees!

The San Francisco Bay Bridge under a pile of white fog – it was breathtaking, but I was unable to take a picture because the fog covered most of the bridge.

China Beach – we spotted dolphins swimming. China Beach can actually be seen where we stood at the Legion of Honor hills.

–expressivesole