something to look forward to.

much needed update: new job, camera obscura, new place, summer of love 2009 and major changes.
June 9, 2009, 10:48 am
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i've negelected you, pretty things. don't cry -- i'm back and better than ever!

i've negelected you, pretty things. don't cry -- i'm back and better than ever!

hey everyone! i’m pretty sure i’m back. considering that i spend a lot more time at home now [because my roommates are AMAZING!] and the fact that i haven’t got jack shit to do until september, you’ll be hearing from me again.
first of all, my new place is awesome. huge, cozy and beautiful, i’m working on turning my room into a little bungalow. i just got my desk this past weekend, and everything is falling into place. although i may only be here for a year, i want it to feel like my place. my roommates, tom and daniella, are hilarious. i’ve forgotten how nice it is to have friends for roommates and to be able to come home for a long day and just get blitzed.
second, i’m managing editor of the paper next semester! i ended this run of the paper with a bang and i’m ready to work my magic on publication next semester. i’m probably going to be stressed, but i can’t deny what i’m good at, no matter how insane it makes me.
and my new job! i basically sit on my ass and listen to music all day and its amazing. i’m working four days a week, which is going to be the perfect amount for being able to
summer is getting off the ground finally. i have been waiting for it to hurry the fuck up forEVER because of some things that happened in the beginning, but it seems to finally have caught up with my spirit. i’m hanging out with tons of people this week and its already improving my mood.
last night, i went to see camera obscura at the fillmore and it was AMAZING. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. i’m pretty sure we caught most of the set, but we ran in mid-song, so i’m hoping that we caught everything. that girl is fucking adorable. i really want to hang out with her and write songs and drink tea and stay up really late joking about boys. yeah, that kind of adorable.
i was a little drunk, but this is what i can remember of the setlist:

“away with murder”
“my maudlin career”
“french navy”
“lloyd i’m ready to be heartbroken”
“lets get out of this country”
“eighties fan”
“books written for girls”
“i don’t want to see you”

there may be a few that i’ve forgotten, but that was the gist of it, which was great. all the songs i wanted to hear, especially “eighties fan”, are all on there. i just tried to upload some of their tunes for you, but mediafire is being a cuntbag right now. i wish i would have bought a t-shirt or something to wear with my skirt and heels, but you know how the fillmore is when you’re trying to get out — its like trying to fit a fat girl in a smart car.
yesterday was also choice, since i got to go to the uptown AND weird fish, all in the same night. their vegan smorgeshborg of deliciousness is still keeping my belly full the next day. also, my company was extremely enjoyable — i hope i get to go out with him again.
until next time, catch up with me at stu’s site. i’ve written some pretty hilarious shit since we last spoke, and i think it deserves a read. :]


ike’s place.
January 29, 2009, 9:43 pm
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if you live in san francisco, drop what you’re doing. RIGHT NOW. and click here.
then, make some plans tomorrow or this weekend involving this sandwich shop.
i will tell you right now that it is not for the faint of heart — only those who aspire to take anything above and beyond, one toke over the line or to the next level will love this place. ike is amazingly nice and he will treat you well — there are a lot of choices, so the website will help you decide what you are feeling. he can help you out with something if you decide to change your mind last minute, as there are about 150 combos on the menu.img_2537-pola1
i made one of my writer’s review it in this week’s issue of the paper, but the other day i needed an afternoon off so i had to drop by and see it for myself.
i ended up deciding on the “change” sandwich last minute. it was a hasty decision that i wouldn’t have made with a conscious mind, but i was so ravenous by the time i showed up that i would have eaten two pieces of beef jerky between some stale white bread.
my sandwich was the perfect texture and taste — great balance between veggies and meat. the one thing that was a little much was the bbq sauce though. i’m sure they have customers that love them for it, but it was just a bit too messy for me.
anyway, spend this weekend in the castro — do some shopping, some laying out in the sun and GO TO IKES. you won’t be sorry. [emma, lets go!]

humphry slocombe — a mouthful of twisted goodness!
January 16, 2009, 2:38 pm
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if you live in the mission or are there a lot, you know 24th street is the next big spot. first it was divis, then polk and now 24th street is getting a gentrified, hipster makeover. phat philly has found a great home near mission street, and i hear their sandwiches are to die for [despite the fact that cheese whiz is not used on them! i’m sure philly is outraged, but all in the name of great food, right?]. george’s on 24th already has an avid fan base for their delicious roasted potatoes and tender, juicy meats. but the best one to move in so far? humphry slocombe.
though the ice cream shop is hard to miss with this blue awning, chances are you’ll spot the huge line outside the door first. the hot weather in january has made the perfect atmosphere for an opening — almost to the point where you’d think they’d planned it. but its their great customer service, warm smiles and very unusual flavors that make this place a must visit next time you’re thinking of taking the 14 or the 49.
for just $4.50, you can get three scoops to share with all your friends and, let me assure you, there is something for everyone. we tried the:

  • valrhona fudgesicle. [extremely rich — for serious chocolate lovers only!]
  • guinness gingerbread. [with real chunks! delicious and somewhat savory.]
  • balsamic caramel. [the real winner. so tangy and amazing. if you doubt it even for a second, just dive straight in. you won’t forget it.]

they offer free tastes of everything, just in case you’re a little unsure about the salt and pepper or foie gras. [yes, they really have foie gras ice cream!] and though they are looking to produce the 20-30 or so flavors on the back of their postcards, they are producing small batches for now to ease into the demand. soon they will be offering sundaes and cones as well — i can’t wait!
the ice cream is rich and creamy and is not for the faint of heart. trust me, you’ll want to try them all, but if you’re alone, one scoop will definitely do you. go support some awesome local frozen goodness!

humphry slocombe.