Sunday, September 26, 2010

Half or Full

 One thing I would really like to do in my life is run a full marathon. I talk about running a marathon at least a couple of times a year and start to train but always end up quitting. I wrote a list of goals that  I'd like to accomplish in 2010 awhile back and one of them was to run a full marathon. The San Francisco marathon came and went and now my only hope left is the Las Vegas Rock and Roll Marathon. I've started training once again and went to sign up for the marathon today but struggled when it came to deciding what marathon to sign up for. I know with a little training I can run a half marathon with no problem, but will I be able to complete a whole 26.2 mile marathon? Where's the ummm... I'm not sure so I'm going to sign up for the full marathon but can quit at 13 miles and still get a medal for finishing the half marathon option.  I already work full time and am in two classes, so my schedule is already a little full but if I could just give up an hour a day of wasted social networking time, I could do this. If anyone has any advice in which route I should go (half or full) please let me know.
in my morning run gear
what morning runs in golden gate park look like

foggy run

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Deer Silhouette Give Away

I really love the look of silhouettes.  I've recently been working on some cards with my own hand carved silhouette designs on them. I would like to start making more of these cards and start putting them on etsy. I feel I have a little ways to go before i start doing that though so I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to give one away on my blog. All you have to do is leave a number between one and one hundred in my comment box. on Monday October 4th I will be announcing the winner of the Deer Silhouette give away. If my two followers are the only ones to enter, I will make both Heather and Rick their own. If I have over a hundred responses, well....... well I worry about that problem later.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Two years of San Francisco

I am coming up on (or just recently passed) my two year mark in the bay area. Although I am always saying I want to move to New York, Seattle or Chicago, I really do love this city. There is so much to do and see here and best of all so much good food to be eaten. As you might know, I like to take pictures of everything I do or eat. So here I present to you my favorites of San Francisco in photos, some might be cheesey touristy places and others are filled with locals but together they make up my favorite places in San Francisco.

Favorite place to spot ducklings- Golden Gate Park

Favorite bar- Elbo Room

Favorite Garlic Festival- Gilroy Garlic Festival (favorite food there-garlic bread)

Favorite flower vendor- corner of Stockton and Geary

Favorite plantain burrito (or favorite burrito of my whole life)- Little Chihuahua aka Lil' Chi

Favorite piano player who plays modern songs- Piano man at Madrone on Friday nights.

Favorite Margarita Monday joint- Puerto alegre

Favorite Taffy supplier- Pier 39
Favorite tea party- hosted by Erin Fong

Favorite almond croissant bakery-Tartine

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Paper Flags

For the first blog post of my life I had to think of something that I really liked. I thought of the usual (cute baby animals) but didn't know where to go with that, so I thought and thought and finally landed on these little gems, Mexican Paper Flags.

I don't know what it is about these but whenever I see them they automatically brighten my day. If you want to purchase them, you can do so here.  BUT I think the real fun comes in making them. With just an exacto knife and tissue paper you can make these little beauties yourself. I made these fawn flags
 awhile back and found them today.


I would need to make a few more for it to look like the amazing examples above, but they make me happy none the less. I can't wait for the next party or occasion that I need to make paper flags for. Hopefully this post will inspire someone to start a new love for paper flags or even better, make them.