I'm talking playing with the cardboard bricks, fighting over the sit and spin, and riding side by side on the spring loaded ponies in the nursery at church, back.
So far back that I don't remember when we became friends.
But our mama's are friends.
Which means we are too.
Three and a half years apart.
Nurse Daughters, or ND's for short.
A sense of wanderlust and adventure.
We had a lot in common.
Which I think is why our friendship has stood the test of time.
I mean, check this photo out. You won't see any forehead.
We girls knew how to rock the solid bangs.
Pouty girl in the middle is my sister.
She perfected the pout before it was the standard MySpace pose.
Our mom's took us into the city to help serve the Seamen's Mission.
I don't remember doing any work.
Just eating their belgian waffles.
Although, now that I look at the picture, maybe they were technically scandinavian waffles?
We talk about those waffles to this day.
I have never EVER had a waffle so good.
Anyway, we have done a lot of adventures together. Disneyland. Hawaii. Tahoe.
Anyway, we were due for another sister date.
So we headed to the city to replicate an adventure we took last spring.
The San Francisco Farmer's Market at the Ferry Building and brunch at the Market Bar.
The morning started with Blue Bottle.
You gotta at least try it once.
But be ready to wait in line for 20 minutes.
The jury is still out on if it is worth the wait.
But their logo is cute.
And their waffle isn't half bad.
Not as good as the mission. But good.
We explored the Ferry Building. And all of its
I bought a super cute succulent.
In a mug.
It's my first.
I don't do plants.
I have a palm tree.
That I water about 6 times a year.
Which reminds me....
The best part of this farmer's market - is that it is in both the front and the back of the building.
The first time we explored, we discovered the entire back section.
Which is way bigger.
And way better.
And this time around, WAY more variety, quality, and even though it was crowded we actually were able to get to a lot of the booths and find out about the products and produce being peddled.
Um, or eat their free samples.
Does everything not look awesome?
Cindy bought us each a pluot.
Which I ate when I got home.
And I kinda wish she bought me seven.
The flowers were fresher.
All around lovelier.
I bought a bundle of lavender.
Which smelled divine.
Lavender scent reminds me of the nap class that I took in college.
You think I'm kidding about the nap class?
No. I got one unit for napping.
And I passed.
Like that was even a question.
I also drew naked people.
But that was a different class.
Those are different posts all together.
Back to the farmer's market.
And fully clothed people.
Like these guys...a live band.
Best comment of the day, was my sister's, regarding them...
"Well....I guess if Needtobreathe isn't available"
They kinda looked like them.
And sounded like them.
I don't know. Maybe that comment was just funny to me.
Some of the vendors get kinda bossy.
You don't want to mess with them.
Especially when they tell you samples are mandatory.
If you insist.
We wined and dined at the Market Bar.
There was a lot of bacon involved.
And more bacon.
After a fab brunch, back to the Ferry Building to
I could have bought one of everything.
But the visa bill and my jeans won't allow it.
So I settled for taking pictures.
And rainbow lasagna.
I think the black and white bow ties are adorbs.
And one is a nurse. Who loves all things nerdy.
We love them both.
Finally, we made a stop in Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf.
We don't have CB&TL in the burbs.
I know, call us underprivileged.
In fact, I have only been to Coffee Bean one time in my life.
When I went to a private Hilary Duff concert a few years back.
And stalked Perez Hilton - at what he then considered his "office".
See, this is the picture we took with him. But I cropped my sister and I out.
2006 wasn't a hot year.
Anyway, CB&TL is a bit of a novelty around these parts.
So we may have geeked out a bit.
But it was fun.
And Cindy bought me a light blended vanilla whirly doo.
Who knows what they call their drinks.
I can't keep it straight.
But it was delish.
And the nerdy shoe shot?
Taken by my sister.
But not posed.
We actually were just sitting like that.
Do you even care?
Time to stop typing?
Yeah, I thought so.
The good news is tomorrow is my actual blog-i-versary.
And I announce the winner of my mug swap giveaway.
Did you get your mug?
Did you mail your mug?
You have until tomorrow to do it.
Police yourselves people.
And come back tomorrow.
Maybe I'll post one of my sketches of naked people.* **
*I totally won't.
**At least not tomorrow.
Linking up with Heather at Life Made Lovely