The post about the crazy stuff I’ve signed up to do

a49c471483d7afc3c5d2566ae82a8ef6So, in an effort to get myself out of the house and doing fun things while meeting new people (hopefully guys), I signed up for the Outdoor Adventure Club, How About A Date Meetup, the Los Gatos Buddhists Meetup, the Hot Springs Adventure Group, and the San Francisco Homebrewers Guild, and the Bay Area Outdoor Adventures Group along with two new dating websites – How About We and How About A Date.

Whew!  I am literally exhausted trying to keep up with all the emails.  But I did manage to do the following:

  1.  Arrange for two men to take me on the same date AT DIFFERENT TIMES (glow-in-the-dark Frisbee on the beach plus a bonfire)
  2. Sign up for my Boudoir photography shoot with Celebrate Your Sexy (May 18th y’all, sorry you’re going to have to wait for the fruits of that labor)
  3. Go on a rainy hike through Elephant Seals at Ano Nuevo State Park
  4. Sign up to go ocean kayaking and whale watching in Santa Cruz on March 22nd
  5. Arrange for a Lebanese-American to take me to Arabian Nights in SF for dinner (fantastic, if you know my dad is Lebanese
  6. Take an Introduction to pole dancing class (remind me to buy some hot pants to wear)
  7. Sign up for a beer making class at workshop SF in SF (woo hoo… beer! Let me be your brewmistress!)

In retrospect, going on the same date with two different men is a little ballsy of me.  But hey, all’s fair in love and war and this is a bit of both, don’t you think?  I’m actually really looking forward to all of it with the exception of taking off my clothes in front of a camera which will capture it all.

But I’m already working on figuring out what four outfits to wear for it, and since you’re all so helpful, come back and vote as I suggest possible lingerie outfits (with pics) to wear for the photoshoot.

And wish me luck with all the other activities, I’m going to need it!

Hiking in the rain with a bum foot, continued

Well, let me tell you, even in the rain, the hike at Ano Nuevo State Park is Ah-Mazing.

Yes, the rain comes in sideways and gets your face all wet.

Yes, you have to walk in between scary HUGE bull (male) elephant seals with large floppy noses.

Yes, the bulls roar and sound like lions (OMG).

Yes, you’re not allowed to make eye contact with the bulls for fear they will charge.

But overall, and in sum, it was a grand adventure!

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It was all great fun but by far the most adventurous thing I did while out on this hike was eat TOFURKEY at the picnic afterwards.  Kinda like smoke flavored cardboard, it was pretty disgusting but I managed to eat the whole thing, just to be sure I hated it.

Yes, I hated it.

So there you have it.  Elephant seals at Ano Nuevo SP = good.  Tofurkey = bad.

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Hiking in the rain with a bum foot

I am sitting in my car at Ano Nuevo State Park waiting to go on a guided hike to see the elephant seals. It is pouring down rain. And even though I am wearing waterproof clothes, I can’t imagine staying dry in this weather.

I originally signed up in order to be more adventurous. The group I am going with – San Francisco Outdoor Adventure Club is a great organization I have gone rafting, kayaking and hiking with.

And although I fully intend to do this hike no matter what (even with my janky foot), I just have to ask myself….what are you thinking?!

Did I mention there are rivers of water running through the parking lot?