Wednesday, November 2

day 10562: san francisco bay

I met the Bushman. Ok. So I didn't really meet him, just got freaked out of my mind by him. He made me spill my chai for the second time today when he jumped out at me from behind his "bush"... hence the Bushman.

Note to self... must learn not to be startled so easily...

The best part of being on vacation is not having to actually do anything. I can go sightseeing if I feel like it. But heck, if I just feel like lounging around in my underwear all day typing out God-knows-what while staring out to a fantastic view of some part of San Francisco, well, I could just do that too. I’m free, even of the obligation to “make the most of my time.” Sightseeing, schmightseeing…

At the moment, I don’t feel like doing anything. I’m relaxing after a long day of walking around town and hiking up the hills. My belly is full after a day of pigging out on obligatory San Franciscan foods. I’ve done the vegan burritos, the “best” hamburgers in the world, the obligatory clam chowder, and a really nice strawberry, lemon and sugar crepe to top it off. It won’t take a psychic to tell me that this trip will be bad for my waistline.

It’s been a long day, but I don’t feel like sleeping. No agenda, no plans means that tomorrow will bring what tomorrow brings. The only thing I want to accomplish sometime on this trip is to search out some really good Mexican food. Toronto, multicultural though it may be, is definitely lacking in a semi-decent fish taco. What I wouldn’t give for a good fish taco. Hm, a stop at In-N-Out may be in order as well… just for old times sake, ya know. I think my closet foodie-ness might be reemerging (except for the In-N-Out bit).

Do-do-doo… hm… what to do… what to see?

4 comments:

anita said...

native san franciscan here...

for mexican...i love Dona Tomas (it's across the bay in Oakland). it's more "fancy" mexican food though. for the regular stuff, go to the mission.

schmassion said...

awesome... thanks! i'm heading over there tomorrow...

anita said...

oh, and because you're a foodie now, go to the ferry building (if you haven't already). but DO NOT eat at the mexican place there. slanted door is really good (though it's hard to get a table). and if you like chocolate, scharffen berger has a store there. i love the 70% bittersweet chocolate personally...the hazelnut one is also really good.

in the east bay, try to see if you can have lunch at chez panisse (you'll need reservations).

schmassion said...

Sista took me to the ferry building within an hour of my plane landing! Mmmm... so much good food there, I'm definitely going to have to go back. Dropped by Bombay Ice Creamery today, and a mexican/salvadorean place on 16th... not bad, but I wish I had saved room for Pizza Orgasmica. It smelled so good when I walked in. ;)