Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Trip to Chicago

I had to make a last minute trip to Chicago last week for a WNBA TV shoot.

Of course it is baseball season, so I had no other choice than to stay the weekend for a Cubs game and take in as much Wrigleyville as I could get my hands on.

We had a smooth shoot, saw all my good friends and the Cubs swept the Pirates - doesn't get much better than that...

the set of the WNBA shoot

Cheryl Ford - Karl Malone's daughter - on set

Sheldon Williams - Candace Parker's fiance - watching her in action

Candace Parker dunking on camera

Me and Candace

Friday Day Baseball - nothing better

The Closer

Me and Officer Dale

Cubs win...Cubs win...Cubs win!

Wish they would've played two

Our friend Jessie Baylin was in town playing a show at Schuba's

Me and Jessie

Me and Rhino after the show

Keith apparently really, really likes Shiner Bock

At Slugger's in Wrigleyville on Saturday

Batting cages in a bar - only in Chicago

The Bedford kids

Wondering what sort of transportation we should take after a day at the bar

A limo, of course...

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Happy Birthday, Mike!

For those of you who don't know, Mike celebrated his 31st birthday this past Monday. The Saturday before, I decided to host a little party for him. Now, to be honest, I was a little nervous. We don't exactly know a lot of people here...and I was so worried that no one would show up and it would just make Mike wish that he was back in Chicago. However, by some chance miracle...or the fact that we have a great roof deck and it was a beautiful day...nearly everyone showed up and we had such a lovely time. At one point, I think that 90% of the people we know in SF were standing on our roof...really a pretty nice feeling.

Of course, as usual, we had lots of treats...

Our neighbors wanted to share a romantic dinner on the roof, so we moved the party downstairs...

Although Mike had a great time, even an extra cupcake can't make him feel better about the Cubs' loss.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The Queen Anne

As an anniversary present, my parents surprised us with a night at The Queen Anne Hotel in Pacific Heights last Saturday night. The hotel is a bed and breakfast in a historic building built in 1890.

We went to dinner at one of our favorite places in the neighborhood that night, and went exploring through a couple of the area parks and Japantown the next morning.

All in all, it was a great 'getaway'. Thanks again Mom and Dad.

The Queen Anne Hotel

us in the lobby

the parlour

our room

here I am enjoying some of the finer things the hotel had to offer

Kate in Lafayette Park

on the steps at Alta Plaza Park