Posts Tagged ‘beer’
Over the last few weeks, my schedule in the newsroom was a roller coaster ride of responsibilities.
Last weekend, I tracked grass fires and fireworks for the evening news shows. During the week, I produced slideshows and logged a news conference on a scary house explosion for the website. I suppose it all adds up to a typical week for the gal who produces shows and web content.
North Beach and Chinatown restaurants blocked off streets and served up tasty twists on noodle dishes.
From San Francisco noodles to Lodi Wine – we checked out LangeTwin’s BBQ party at the Tin Roof with Susan and Tom.
For Mark’s birthday weekend, we checked out the Raley Field Brewfest.
Finally, Susan and Tom introduced us to Compassionate Chefs at New Dehli. This fundraiser made sure Tenderloin students had the chance to make beautiful music with the help of world-class musicians.
For a small price, we ate amazing Indian food and a did a little belly dancing. OK – I was the idiot who allowed herself to be pulled up for the belly dancing. Seriously. Yes – there is video of the dancing. No, I don’t know if I’m posting it.
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When you get older, leave your ordinary life behind and hit the open road.
I’m trying to get used to the fact that I’m officially in my 30s: married, working, domesticated and totally reliable. We have a good life in Cow Town and we have stable jobs. After a few bumps in the road, I am happy to be working as a journalist.
So when May rolled around and we stared at the reality of turning a year older, we decided to celebrate with a couple of weekend getaways.
In fact, it took us two weekends and 1,000+ miles on my hubby’s Corolla to celebrate our birthdays in May.
At the beginning of the month, we took advantage of my 3-day weekend (a prelude to my 10-day work week in the newsroom) and drove to Lake Tahoe. We left the chains behind and looked forward to hiking on the cliffs next to the lake, all under sunny skies.
Instead, we ended up bundling up by the fireplace and staring at a snowstorm in May. Overall, it was a relaxing weekend, reading inside our favorite South shore cafe and finishing off a bottle of Boger wine. Since the crowds left for the end of the ski season, we also enjoyed a nearly-smoke free casino at Montbleu.
I savored all the palm trees, sunny skies and beautiful beaches in San Diego. I also made the mistake of challenging one of my cousins (who is twice my height and carried almost twice my weight) to shots. It was a bad idea.
As I nursed a hangover the next day, we crossed the border into Mexico.
I can’t wait to visit Ensenada again.
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COVINA, CALIF – It’s 60 Degrees and Sunny in Covina. We’re spending Mother’s Day with my family in Southern California.
So, Happy Mom’s Day! Yah!
This weekend trip home gave me a break from all the stress at work. We’re in the middle of Sweeps and it’s been intense inside the newsroom. I’m so grateful that my hubby does most of the driving on the road trip down the 5.
Yesterday, I ran about 3 miles by the beach in Newport Beach. It felt good to shake off the bad vibes from the bad shows. Then we did a light breakfast of grilled cheese and water on the pier. It always feels good to be home.
Beer also helps me feel good. Here are some pictures from the Boonville Beer Festival last weekend. It was rainy outside. That didn’t stop anybody from having a boozy good time in Mendocino County. We sampled pints from so many breweries. Among the beer-guzzling throng, we raised our glasses and cheered for any random holler.
We enjoyed the Bitch Creek ESP and the Waikiki Beach Wheat. I also liked the pints from Rubicon, Blue Frog and Pizza Port. Pizza Port served up an intriguing Chocolate & Vanilla-flavored Port.
So, Viva la Beer Fest!
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