Final hurrah

IMG_7892I was going to blog about this really sweet man I met at SoulFire who I am going out with today, but then I thought the better of it.

No sense mucking up this blog with more burner details that no one wants to hear, right?

Well, OF COURSE everyone wants to HEAR the details. It’s just that not everyone wants to be the SUBJECT of the details.

Suffice to say that I am really excited to be going out this weekend with someone who I met and really liked.

I’m driving ALL THE WAY TO THE CITY IN MY BIG TRUCK which must mean I’m into him because y’all know how much I HATE taking my truck into the city and trying to park it.

It usually costs me $60 to park an oversize truck in parking lots, and that’s if the parking lot even ALLOWS it. Most refuse to take my truck.

And let’s not even TALK parallel parking.

That’s almost an impossibility in my truck.

In any case, it’s going to be another date where I get to wear a costume. I swear, I’m spending more time in costumes than I am in street clothing.

So I’ll be with this new guy in the city for the last day before my 37th birthday. (Tomorrow’s my birthday! 🙂  )


Not a bad way to spend the day, if you ask me.

Wish me luck!

Coming Up: Beer Making

Beer making class is this weekend and I’m totally excited to see how you can take grains, hops, water and yeast and make something amazing out of it.

I’m so excited, I’m not the least bit bothered by the fact that I’ll be taking this class alone, without a friend or date joining me.

Although I have had a few friends contact me wishing they could go with me.

Here’s my current knowledge of the process of fermentation:

Take water, grains, and hops and boil.

Let it cool until it’s a safe temperature to add the yeast.

Add yeast and let the mixture ferment for a few days. The yeast’s digestive process releases alcohol into the mixture.

Pour off the liquid and make beer with it.

Or something like that, I guess.

I really have no idea how to make beer, which is why I’m taking the class.

That and to maybe meet some cool people in the City.

Sailing the Bay with Jeep

I took Jeep sailing last weekend.  To be more accurate, I took him to my Aunt and Uncle’s house for a BBQ graduation party for my cousin David and THEN I took him sailing.

Yes, Jeep has met the family.  I guess I’m comfortable with his long term possibilities.

So after we hung out at my aunt and uncle’s debating car repairs, we drove off and headed into the City.  San Francisco, that is.

My PTSD kicked in while I was driving with Jeep and I told him I hated his driving.  I was white knuckling it all the way.

He took it all in stride (being in the military made him familiar with PTSD so he was sympathetic).  He tried to drive better.  Tried.

We got to the dock with minutes to spare and hopped on the sailboat.  A sunny warm day in SF turned into a freezing, cold, wet day.

Jeep and I froze our tails off:


Surprisingly, we didn’t make out.  Although we did huddle together for warmth and held hands.

We got sprayed a few times by the ocean waves, so we were wet by the time we got back to shore.

Effing cold.

We practically ran to Jeep’s car to get to the heater and warm up.

Then we decided to go back to my aunt and uncle’s home for some tasty grub.

My cousin Jennifer, her husband, and their daughter were there along with my cousins Nick, Matt, and Matt’s boyfriend Gibby.

While we stuffed our faces we were entertained with my cousin Jennifer and my Aunt Stacey at their finest.

They explained the “Stop and Laugh” to me.

It’s when you’re laughing so hard you have to stop. And get your shit together.

All in all, it was a wonderful day and a great night.  The sail, while cold, was beautiful and refreshing and the company was simply the best.