Monday, January 14, 2008

Enchanted ebay walks

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. Things have been very exciting around here...for instance, I won my first ebay auction tonight! It was SO stressful. Sheesh. I knew there was a reason I search for good deals online, and then simply whisk them to my cart. Unfortunately I've been trying to find a special present and I couldn't find it anywhere else, so I had to suffer the heart-pounding last minutes of bidding. But I won. Yay! It's never been so exciting to have to finalize my payment details online.

On Saturday I forced husband to see Enchanted with me and it was wonderfully witty and sweet and just so funny. It's a perfect date movie, and I bet the boys will enjoy it more than they would think. Husband did.

And finally, I'm moving a little slowly today after dragging an old friend all--okay, not quite all, but pretty darn close--around San Francisco. The weather was beautiful for a January in SF--but as Twain famously (did not) say "the coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." We began in Union Square, marched through Chinatown and Little Italy, down the hill past the cable car turnaround to Ghiradelli Square where we enjoyed some free chocolates and an exceptionally long line for warm chocolaty drinks before heading toward the beach and walking through Fort Mason and along the Marina to the Palace of Fine Arts. We continued on until we reached Lombard Street, then walked through Cow Hollow and eventually up the very large hill until we crested and looked down on 'the crookedest street' before moving on. At this point, we knew the direction we should head, but we were walking into unknown territory, so we overshot our turn by more blocks than I care to admit and ended up showing off some less-interesting areas before walking down Market back to Union Square and on to a well-deserved and unfortunately unfilling, but very tasty asian-fusion dinner.

8 comments:

Lane said...

Sounds like some walk! I thought SF was really hilly. You deserved a big meal after that!

Kristen said...

Ah, I miss SF! How fun! Was a friend from Oregon visiting? You are quite the tour guide for a non-native! And congrats on the eBay win. I'm dying to know what you purchased! My mom and I were talking about Enchanted during my visit home in December--we both really want to see it. Glad to hear it was worthwhile. :-)

Alix said...

Oh I loved Enchanted too so much fun!
I love SF it's such a cool place to visit, glad you had a fun walk.

Yvonne said...

Oh I love San Fran, you're making me jealous! Congrats on the ebay auction!

Angie said...

Lane, it is really hilly. I forgot to mention the brownie I picked up at a coffeeshop after the meal since I was still hungry...;)

Kristen, yes a Bendite in town for Macworld. I'm a quick study. ;) I'll have to shoot you an email in case the birthday girl reads the blog.
You and your mom would love Enchanted!

Alix, I read your review of it and it tipped my decision to go see it!

Yvonne, sorry to turn you green, but I'm still jealous you get to trek around Dublin every day!

Hullaballoo said...

Well done for hanging in there and winning the ebay auction.

Walking round San Fran with a friend sounds great, is there a good website you would recommend that would give me a virtual view of the city? I have never been and it has always sounded exciting.

SpiralSkies said...

I loved reading that post - I had one of the best hols ever in San Fransisco. It is absolutely the coolest place. I visited in August and had to buy a big suede jacket,it was soooo cold!

Am feeling all memory-warmed now, thank you...

Angie said...

Hullaballoo, thanks. (Ended up not being quite what I wanted after all - two unmentioned stains were on the item so I had to return it and find a new one after all that!)
It is an enjoyable city to walk around. These websites seem to have good virtual tours:
http://www.virtuar.com/ysf2/index.htm
http://www.inetours.com/Pages/SFHm.html

If you ever get the chance to go, I would recommend it, though I think the city you live in is much more interesting (I guess that comes with living here... ;)

Aw thanks, Spiralskies! Glad to memory-warm you. :) SF has very iffy weather - one minute you're warm and the next you're freezing!