The past couple of weeks have been dotted with several days over 100 degrees, including 108 degrees on Tuesday. The annoying thing is that my office amps up the air conditioning a little too much when it is hot so people end up wearing cardigans. Some people even have space heaters under their desks.
Monthly Archives: June 2012
Two weekends ago, Taylor and I finally made it out to San Francisco to visit our friend from college, Matt, and his fiance, Peter. I say “finally made it out” because we have been telling Matt that we would visit ever since he moved out there over 2.5 years ago. Taylor and I both really liked San Francisco – the city is really walkable, the houses are all cool, and the weather is fantastic.
On Friday, Taylor and I went to get breakfast at a local chain called La Boulange. The food was excellent and Taylor’s coffee was served to him in a giant bowl.
Starbucks recently bought them out though because they want to use their baked goods in their stores. I’m okay with that since we live nowhere near a La Boulange but I’m sure all of San Francisco thinks they are sell-outs. Our first stop that morning was to see the “Painted Ladies”.
Not because of their beautiful design or the great view but because of this:
Matt was kind enough to download the Full House theme song and play it for us as we drove up. Taylor refused to take a video of me running up the hill like Stephanie and DJ do in the Full House opener. Matt then dropped us off at the pier for our tour of Alcatraz which included a very breezy ferry ride
After Alcatraz, we walked to the Ferry Building Marketplace to pick up some food to cook for Matt and Peter. It was the least we could do with them showing us the city and letting us have an apartment all to ourselves. Well, we did share it with Lily.
Who loved Taylor and slept on him all night for three nights straight. On Saturday we drove up to Sonoma and visited three wineries. The views and the wine were lovely but it was 108 degrees. We cannot escape the heat apparently.
On Saturday night we went out for a really great dinner that I will post about on Friday. It was a wonderful weekend and we wish we could have stayed longer. There is so much more we would like to see.
I recently discovered an app for my phone that has helped me tremendously around the house. Taylor and I split chores and I have ones that need to be taken care of weekly, twice a month, and monthly. I have the hardest time remembering when I last did one, especially for those extended chores. With this app, I can define how often I want a chore to take place and it will give me reminders as the due day approaches. Once I complete the chore, I will check it off and it will remind me to do it again after the same time period has passed. If for some reason I do the chore earlier or later, it will remind me to do it the next time based on that date. That way if I forget to vacuum on Wednesday and do it on Friday, it won’t remind me again until the following Friday. A minimal thing that has made a huge difference for me.
A big part of North Carolina continues to disappoint me. I plan on going back and fixing all the things they have screwed up this year. Click here to see Stephen Colbert’s take on the most recent decision North Carolina politicians made.
I once had someone tell me they didn’t “believe” in climate change. As an environmental engineer, it made my ears bleed to hear someone talk about science like it was a belief and not a fact. I will leave it at that. This is one of those topics that makes my blood boil and Taylor loves to see me get worked up over it.