Sunday, May 23, 2010

Do You Know the Way to San Jose...

i just flew in from Tulsa and boy are my arms tired...
i got into San Jose airport late friday night to be welcomed out of the cold air(where is the warm Silicone Valley?) by my bestest friend in the whole entire world, Carrie. i'm here for her wedding! odd factoid about me, i have never been in a wedding party. sure i was a candle lighter twice when i was a kid, but that doesn't count. this does. any who, been a busy 2 days already. i'll start off my trip with a little jealousy of the avocado tree in my Carebear's Mountain View yard. i would never live in CA, but a perk would be to go outside and pick an avocado off of my own tree. ughhh, one point for CA. zero, OK. citrus trees are another thing i wish could grow in my lovely OKlahoma. kumquats abundant in her front yard, ouch! 2-o, CA.
me playing with my new app in the "nursery". can't see my belly, can you?

i have my to-do list when i come and visit, which includes 2 of my "happy places". first happy place is Ikea, duh. why don't we have one in OK? doh! 3-0, CA.
i had to get some essential items for house. crib sheets, kids dishes, tubberware, scrubby brushes, etc. i don't care how crowded it gets there, i love it. the cheap furniture, gorgeous fabrics, $.99 things you cannot not take home, and of course the cafeteria! mmmm, swedish meatballs and sparkling currant drink! "happy place" #2 coming soon, you'll be jealous, i already am.
so, being a pre-wedding weekend, we had a bacholorette party. the first part being a day at the spa. we rented a room at Watercourse Way, in Palo Alto. we had 2 spa rooms, each room had a whirlpool, freezing cold plunge, and either a body shower or sauna. for close to 2 hours, 5 naked chicks(2 preggers) lounged in the heat and water sipping sparkling drinks and feasting on berries and cheeses! it was nice, i just wish i could have sat in the sauna for 30 minutes. don't worry, i hardly submerged myself in the waters for longer than a minute, just dangled my tootsies lots. it was still very relaxing. i recommend this place if you are in the area.
next item up for business, AsiaSF. carrie wanted drag, dancing, and food. worked out perfectly. at the corner of 9th and howard in San Francisco this place was a perfect party room. we had a prefix menu, a corner table, loud music, and men who looked more womanly than i prancing around half naked. many times i wondered why their body parts looked better than mine....but oh yeah, they bought theirs, i was born with mine, Thanks Mom!
there is a club in the basement, so before dinner we danced and after dinner we danced. we were quite the group. i think we were the only party that didn't have glittery male appendages on top someones head, or a silk sash displaying our status across the chest. we were an odd group really i guess, 2 preggo girls, no gay men in gold pants, no feather boas, no headpieces, we looked normal.
so after our night in 'da club, i walked outside and there was a Banksy on the wall. weird. it's not everyday you stumble upon one of his pieces of work. i heard he was over in our country putting some pieces up, but never thought i would just happen upon one without looking. this one is part of a SF series i think, it is one of his infamous rats with BP on his chest with a drawing of a rat skull and crossbones next to him. now i know there is more, i think i'll go try to find them later.
you know i can't just leave the score 3-0. i'll just mention some things i noticed. carrie has a garden in her back yard. it is a container garden that is adorable and sufficient. it is the size of my asparagus patch, 3-1.
she just moved to an adorable house with a garage, back yard, fruit bearing trees. it is great. it is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath all in a cozy 1,000ish sq ft. 3-2!
my mommi lives less than 5 miles from me, so does carrie's mom. 3-3.
3-3, huh? OKlahoma has seasons. take that sunny but cold silicone valley!
3-4, OK!

1 comment:

Mrs. Owen of Yorktown said...

What an amazing time! The spa looks fantastic, even if only your toes got to relax in the tub!

Did you send your ikea back to Tulsa via mail?

It sounds like you really got to relax. I can't wait to see you soon!