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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Memorable Memorial Day weekends are the new awesome

Since moving to San Francisco, we've had a lot of houseguests. And if it's a three day weekend, forget about it, you can just call us Hotel San Francisco. Memorial Day weekend was no exception. We had 8 people sleeping in our living room at one point and if you've been to our apartment before, you know that's serious business.

Friday morning our phone rang and it was Rob, Nathaniel and Cassian. Rebecca and I were on our way out the door so they came inside and did who knows what while we were gone all day at work. That night we all met up for dinner at our favorite restaurant in our neighborhood called Chow.

Anxiously awaiting the arrival of our delicious food.

Nathaniel is dreaming about how delicious his food will be. Rebecca is so t-o'd.

When we got home we decided to start playing MarioKart on my N64 (this will become a theme of the weekend).
Remember how Rebecca and I like to hi-five in your face and make you feel bad? Turns out Cassian also thinks it's fun!

Holga's are no longer the new awesome. Polaroids are. Just ask Nathaniel.

Cassian and I were so tired from all the winning we'd been doing. Rebecca was jumping all over us and Nathaniel was not stopping her.

Saturday afternoon (while Cassian was touristing with four other Provo visitors that aren't even going to be featured on our blog, but yes, that makes 12 visitors in total from utah) Rebecca, Cameron, Nathaniel and I took the train to El Farolito for lunch.

Sometimes pictures from the train are blurry.

Everyone must eat burritos at El Faralito. Brigham knows this. Di and Karisa know this. And now Nathaniel knows it too. It's no secret.

Also not a secret, the meat painting.

If you're an avid reader of the new awesome then you already know we went to Mitchell's. But did you know that Cameron was also pointing and making fun of everyone who doesn't get to go to Mitchell's? Because he was. Also, when did Rebecca become so hardcore?

Drink the milkshake Cameron. Drink it hard.

On Sunday morning our house full of guests decided it was time for a community meal. So we all went to Squat & Gobble for brunch.

Suzanne, Marsha & Rebecca.

Kristen and Cassian. Ehem.

Left to right we have Suzanne, Rebecca, Emily, Marsha, Kristen and Betsy. jk, jk.
Left to right we have Marsha, Betsy, Rebecca, Emily, Suzanne and Kristen.


After brunch Rebecca, Cassian and I decided to go to church while the others decided to do some San Franciscoing. Cassian didn't have any socks left so he had to borrow some girl socks from me.

Also, Cassian didn't have any shades so he had to borrow some boy shades from Brigham.

We had such a great speaker at church named Matt Damon. (Sometimes it's so scary to take a picture during sacrament meeting but Cassian wasn't even afraid.)

After church Rebecca, Cassian and I snuck up on our roof for a photo session.

Cassian was so nervous to get near the edge.

We spent the rest of the afternoon competing in a Dr. Mario tourney (not bragging but I WIN!!!).

And napping (our white couch is so good for napping. also, cassian is so good at napping and snoring on it for 4 hours in the middle of the day with lots of noisy things happening around him).

The girls left on Sunday evening which left Rebecca and I one more night to entertain a house full of boys. And what better to do with boys than eat? Notice how Rebecca and I are getting so tired from all the Memorial Day fun.

If you'd like to see more crazy fun from this weekend, check it out here.

And thus concludes the longest post in the history of mankind.


  • At 1:16 PM, Blogger dann potter said…

    Betsy, I'm extremely sad that when I visited your apartment I forgot to challenge you to a round of Mario Kart. Ask anyone from Tingey Hall (circa 1998) who's the best at Mario Kart and without hesitation they'll say, "Dick Baldwin!" Then I'd kick them in the shins and they'd say "Dann Potter!"

    Cassian is going to spirit prison for taking a picture in sacrament meeting. It's in the official church handbook.

  • At 2:02 PM, Blogger k8 said…

    it's amazing how popular you get when you live in a cool city. my guest towels are gettin' worn out.

  • At 2:14 PM, Blogger Aluwicious said…

    Holga's are still a lot cheaper to get developed. Plus it's fun to have film in your camera and then forget about developing it for a while and then you find it a year later and get it developed and surprise...memories. Unless you're into instant gratification. I prefer surprises.

    I love that girl Suzanne.

  • At 4:01 PM, Blogger Brig said…

    866 Vuitton, a.k.a. "The Fullerton"
    MUCH doper looking in real life

    But maybe I should've been more patient with "The Cassian"?

  • At 4:16 PM, Blogger jordan said…

    It looks like it was really boring. I'm glad I wasn't invited to any of it.

  • At 5:55 PM, Blogger Manfoom said…

    I feel like the old awesome.

    mayhaps that is what I will have to name my blob(g)

  • At 6:03 PM, Blogger emily said…

    I'm with jordan. Not nearly as much as Canons and Guns.

    and no, I don't hate anyone.

  • At 9:01 PM, Blogger bets said…

    Dann, we will have our opportunity someday.

    k8, I can't decide who is more popular, Bex and I or our living room floor. i think it might be a tie.

    brig, we will keep "The Cassian's" safe. or maybe we'll send them to you in a box full of nuts and pictures of us. oh wait.

  • At 7:39 AM, Blogger bex said…

    i am never missing church again if they keep having these guest celebrity speakers. and cassian? it was soooo worth spirit prison to have documented matt damon at the pulpit

  • At 10:52 AM, Blogger English said…

    You guys. I've never been up on the roof.

    Dann, i'm cancelling the Bex + Bets portion of our hands across north california sight seeing extravaganza and wiffle ball tournament as of now. They're selective roofers.

    ...and commie pinkos.


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