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Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day in my neighborhood is the new awesome

I think I've mentioned before that holiday weekends here in my San Francisco neighborhood are the best. Everyone leaves town, the streets are quiet(ish), there is ample parking. It's pretty much the greatest thing ever. It's like my dream neighborhood...all the cool with less of the crazy. Yesterday was particularly perfect. Heather picked me up at 9:30am sharp and took me with her to Rainbow Grocery for a tutorial in how to shop at a cool kids co-op. This was only my second time at Rainbow. The first time didn't work out so well. I think on my first trip I just got overwhelmed by all the bulk bins but Heather patiently walked me through the whole store until I felt a little more comfortable.

Rainbow is a vegetarian market. That's why they stock so many types of lettuce.


They have a lovely Rainbow mural so you always remember where you are.


Heather prefers to shop for food items that match her hair color whenever possible.


I should note, animals get to eat meat at Rainbow. They sell jerky treats for dogs and cats but no such treats for humans. All in all trip #2 to Rainbow turned out very well. I was even able to fill up a jar of tahini from the bulk bin like a pro. No big deal.

Later that afternoon Steve and I met Heather, Alex, Nate and Courtney at Golden Gate Park for a little BBQ. After a very cold start to the long weekend...yesterday it finally turned so sunny.


Here's a small sampling of our delicious cuisine.


For the record, Nate and Courtney are total lookers. I mean super hot. But for whatever reason, yesterday they wouldn't let me take any pictures of them where they didn't look like this.


Turns out I didn't get the memo that BBQ in GG Park was also an official gathering of Death Scab for Scootie members.


Later that night Steve and I grabbed a pizza from Pizzeria Delfina and I made us an arugula salad to go with it. Turns out arugula is my new favorite salad green.

I feel like this is where I should have some kind of culminating commentary about my long holiday weekend but there's really no place to go after I talk about arugula.

9 Comments:

  • At 10:03 AM, Blogger k8 said…

    you know, i got a little of static for not wanting to go somewhere for Memorial Day weekend-but why leave when you live in a super awesome place?

    p.s. i met Steve's roommate at the beach yesterday.

     
  • At 10:05 AM, Blogger bets said…

    I know you did! I saw him on your blog!! Your post made me miss you. And Greg. And Dave.

     
  • At 10:26 AM, Blogger Heather said…

    I'm glad that I could make your 2nd Rainbow experience more enjoyable. Also, how could I turn down rhubarb that looked that good?!?!

     
  • At 12:08 PM, Blogger B. said…

    There's more than one type of lettuce?!?!?

     
  • At 12:51 PM, Blogger bets said…

    b, yes. there are at least 15.

     
  • At 5:15 PM, Blogger the santos said…

    mmmm... bbq. So good!

     
  • At 9:00 PM, Blogger bex said…

    Photos that are so obviously cropped always make me so curious

     
  • At 12:59 PM, Blogger B. said…

    "b, yes. there are at least 15. "

    Madness! I'm glad I don't live in the big city. That way all my lettuce-related decisions are made for me.

     
  • At 1:20 PM, Blogger juder said…

    whatever,B.

    You always have a head of lettuce out when I come to your house. But come to think of it - it's always iceberg - which happens to go great with cheese-dogs.

     

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