Call me to the ocean, take me wandering through the street/’Cause I feel like going home

spoonful of suga
Spoonful of Suga, originally uploaded by yaznotjaz.

Sorry for the radio silence at this end, buddy boys. The Grand Move of 2009 occurred last month, and the familia and I are still settling in – not to mention still busy clearing remnants of the last decade out of Casa420. Who knew that, once we relaxed our nomadic tendencies and allowed ourselves to become too complacent in one place, we’d manage to stockpile so much STUFF while we were at it?

My internetS at the new house is still on crack, so things are a little slow at this end, I know, I know. Stories and photos coming soon. Meanwhile, the above photo is from a few weeks ago. D came to visit the new house, and then we spent the afternoon in a neighboring city, catching up over applepie & vanillabean icecream (me) and salad (D), ducking in and out of the charming (read: expensive) little downtown boutiques, strolling through the farmers’ market and finding ourselves at the waterfront.

This, by the way, is still something I marvel at every day – that the North Bay Area is all about water, and that we, the landlocked agricultural Pukhtoons, have somehow ended up in a city where we spend our days gushing over the views of the bridge and the bay and the feel of the cool breeze that floats in over the water.

bridge

I’d forgotten how much I love bridges until my commute recently altered so that I have to pass over one twice a day again.

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During the course of our aimless wanderings, D, ever the resourceful penny-pincher, talked me out of buying a(n amazingly rockstarish) $70 skirt by taking me to the candy shop instead. And I – well, I was so blinded by the colors and all the sugar at my disposal, that I completely forget to protest.

And you. Your turn now. What have you been doing?

5 thoughts on “Call me to the ocean, take me wandering through the street/’Cause I feel like going home

  1. Moving can be such a pain in the butt, and I’m dreading my upcoming move (just across town, but still). I’m glad that your move seemed to be relatively smooth and I hope that you’re enjoying your new digs!

  2. I never thought about the irony of “us” Pukhtoons living in oceanside towns. You have your coast, I have mine… but, your bridges are waaaay better. ;) Also, lovely photos, as usual.

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