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Limonaia on Vallejo between Polk and Van Ness is a cute little shop with a very eclectic, over-priced, assortment of stuff that I absolutely don’t need. So, of course, I go in whenever I walk by. (It doesn’t help that I walk by on purpose either). I was there with my mom a couple of weeks ago and spotted the cutest mugs ever. My mom would have keeled over on-the-spot if I’d bought one because they’re pricey as far as mugs go ($14.50 each…gasp!). So, of course, I said to myself…”Self, you are coming back for one of those as soon as mom goes home.”  And go back I did. And I bought two. Oops.

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I’ve seen Buckwheat three times today. THREE. Once on my way to work, once on my way home from pilates, and again on my way home from pilates because I stopped into Walgreens and he got ahead of me. Buckwheat is about 6’4″ and shuffles around with about 4 blankets wrapped around him. He’s not a regular, but you can’t miss him when he’s around. I tried to discreetly snap a photo, but my camera was out of space. I was going to try again, but then there was a couple behind me who seemed to be the type who would chastise me for my lack of sensitivity. Don’t worry, I will get a photo of the “little” rascal. O-tay?

Update: Buckwheat appears to be as elusive as Bigfoot. I have not seen him since this was posted, but will let you know when I do!

When one rides the bus one expects to encounter people from all walks of life. One also wishes she encountered more bus people who washed themselves appropriately. I’m a big fan of the shower, but even I adhere to no-shower-Sunday so it’s not like I’m a shower snob. The difference between me and the “stinkers” is that although I might skip Sunday I do shower Monday through Saturday (sometimes twice a day). So, for those of you adhering to no-shower-Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday-Friday-Saturday-AND-Sunday…go grab yourself a fresh bar of soap and lather up. I don’t remember hearing that Saturday’s child is full of stink.

Mom visited this weekend and, while out shopping, I was able to show her how safe it is to live in SF. We passed a lovely, robust lady on our way into Walgreens (Polk @ Broadway) who was in cuffs waiting for a ride to the slammer. Nice! And then while on Market we quickly ducked into Marshall’s to avoid on-foot police in persuit of a light-footed, white, petite male. I told mom it was all “live art” and part of living in the big city…she totally bought it. I haven’t left my apartment since!

I saw Wicked at the Orpheum yesterday afternoon and was blown away. It is absolutely fantastic! There is no way I can do it justice, so don’t be a cowardly lion…buy tickets now and check it out for yourself. Also, my mom had a great idea and reserved a table at Cafe Bistro in Nordstrom before the matinee show…super yummy, super quick, and  super convenient.

Orpheum

There was a lady in front of my local coffee establishment yelling at her suitcase. I don’t know what it did to deserve such a tirade, but I hope it gets its act together. I thought I saw it making a funny face at her which is disrespectful, but that doesn’t warrant such a tongue lashing (does it?). I was going to suggest to her the idea of a “timeout”, but I had my purse with me and I didn’t want her to yell at it too!

Sometimes it is so nice to get away from all my homeless “friends” and head just a bit north. I’ve enjoyed a very nice day in Napa and love to see that spring is springing in my parent’s yard! As my R&R continues we are now going to watch Three Coins in the Fountain. Relaxus maximus.

Irises