I have been terrible about posting. Sorry! So let’s see, what’s hapenned…
Our friend Tim was visiting from Austin two weekends ago and he came back for round 2 on Thursday. He basically played video games all day and I peeled him away for lunch before I took him to the airport. Every time he visits he finds a game he really likes for the xBox and plays most of the night. A previous time he discovered Baldur’s Gate. This time it was some superhero video game. He did take some awesome cat pictures that I will post when I sort through them.
While he was here, we did go to La Taqueria in the San Francisco Mission District. That is always a crowd pleaser. We also had dinner at Fiesta del Mar which is the best Mexican seafood (and carnitas for the husband) that we’ve had. It’s expensive for Mexican food but it is all really good. The only “weird” thing is that I’ve never seen a female employee at the restaurant. We had lunch at Cafe Sofia, which was a coffee place with Afghan food. It was our second choice after the Thai/Vietnamese restaurant next door was closed. The food was not that great. I love the Afghan food at Kabul and this place wasn’t nearly half as good as Kabul. Too bad.
Over the weekend I went on a long hike with my friend. We went to the Purisima Creek Open Space Preserve in Half Moon Bay and hiked for about 2.5 hours. We finished off with some delicious, and famous, clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl from Barbara’s Fish Trap. It was delicious! I've heard their fish and chips are also really good. My experience with fish and chips in America is that I hate them all. After having the real thing in the UK, the ones here just are not that good. But the next time I eat at Barbara's, I'll try the fish and chips (as long as someone orders the clam chowder and they let me have some).
Over the weekend I also coached a couple of indoor soccer games. The first one was at 7:30 am! That was painful. We lost. For the second indoor game, we only had 6 girls total, and that’s after we convinced one of the girls that had come just to watch (she was sick) to play. In indoor, a team usually plays with 6 on the field and a goalie. Not having any subs is painful. Playing short is even worse and I’m glad that hasn’t happened to me. Having a sick player on the field only makes it worse. But the surprising thing is that we scored the first goal and for a good ¼ of the game, we were winning. We haven't won a single game indoor game because all the teams we play against are club teams that have been together for years. Our girls play AYSO and they have been playing together for 3 months. We ended up losing 8-2. Still, I was proud of the girls.
I had an indoor game last night. It was a playoff game. We won, 3-0. I am still surprised we won. Our record this season was something like 2-6. We had lost to this team before during the season. But either they were missing some key players or we’ve improved a lot (we too were missing a lot of our team and had some injured players). But, it felt great to win. And I scored (I was too tired for any celebration). Our next playoff game is next Monday.
I was looking through a list of what movies are out right now and I was happy to see that most movies are less than 2 hours long. For a time every single movie was super long – 2.5 hours, almost 3! I just can’t sit still for more than 1 hour. But the bad news is that most movies nowadays are crap. If I were to go to the theater today, I would probably see Vantage Point, or maybe 21.
I have been really good about working on my scrapbooks. I’ve finished the Bremen, Bergen, Montreal, Mexico summer, and Mexico Mardi Gras (La Danza) sections and am moving on to the Mexico summer 2007 pictures. So I’m less than 1 year behind. The way I organized everything is one album for trips (as many trips as I can fit in there) and I will have separate yearly (or more than 1 year) albums for the small stuff that happened (birthday parties, weekend getaways, cute kitty pics, etc.). I am going as far back as 2005. Sorry if this is all boring to you, but it is my blog.
Pictures coming soon! Happy Tuesday!