Friday, July 29, 2016

from Ithaca with love

g. dot Kate

great g.son Gavin
Thank goodness for Precita Park playground two blocks away where Gavin
could run and run and do all sorts of "I have more energy than any living
human being" kind of stuff for a couple of hours. G. dot Kate spent an
entire summer here once in our back room, so we had lots of good memories
to talk about. Husband Adam took the day off to go to San Jose for a
soccer match and we had an early dinner at La Taqueria on Mission Street.
They were packed at 4:30pm. That place is in all the tourist books now,
or so it seems because we saw lots of camera-carrying folks. So glad I am
retired because I need today to recover...

Thursday, July 28, 2016

oh, what a night


Yes, we felt hope and pride last night. I loved the two VPs (Biden and Kaine) and
POTUS was at his very best when he said that Hillary was more ready to be
President than either he or Bill had been. So generous and loving.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

it's official!


HRC is indeed the first woman nominated by a major party to be POTUS.
Yesterday and last night proved great fun ~ I cried when Bernie turned all the
votes over to her at the end of that historic roll call. Bill Clinton's speech
was (as always) long and provided us with insights into her caring approach
to life and politics. Tonight President Obama speaks and we know that will
be superb. I think one of the things I like most about Hillary, is that her group
of close advisors are women who have known her for a long time. That says
so much, doesn't it?

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

front row seats


Well, I did NOT want to spend my first full retirement week watching the
DNC folks squabble and babble in Philadelphia. The Bernie people are wet
and weepy, but at least their voices weren't squished like dissidents at the
RNC last week. I didn't expect to be impressed last night, we've been
through a few of these before, but I was. thanks to: Sarah Silverman,
Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Michelle Obama (!) and Bernie Sanders.

Monday, July 25, 2016

a temporary new blog to follow


Our friend Eric is traveling now and he always writes a fascinating blog
when he's on the road. Spottywest Goes East ~ enjoy!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

yup, it's a good one


Last night we both really appreciated Straight Outta Compton, the movie
about this group of rappers that we knew nothing about. The Great Plottie
said we would like it and we did. A whole different world of music, but
very well done with an ending we really didn't expect. See it ~ DVD Flix®.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

loving Crissy Field



I know, I know ~ a million photos like these in this blog and everywhere.
But it was a day meant just for me, the new retiree. The fog burned off,
but not before it brushed along our GG Bridge allowing for fabulous
photo shots. Lots of tourists, dogs and kids and too many rented bikes,
but Husbando, Ginger and I had a splendid few hours out here. as usual.