It's a toss-up. Either the most productive thing I did this weekend was come close to cracking 200 on Wii Bowling, or get the Facebook promotional widget in the sidebar of my blog. If I knew more about coding, I could probably make it not look so dumb. On the other hand, I kind of love that everything is in ALL CAPS and that my blog's self-selected descriptive tags are LIFE, HUMOR, BIG ASS.
Not inaccurate, but the ALL CAPS font kind of makes it seem like my topics should be more important or formal than they are. Then again, I could have added CAT PEE to the list. Meaning it could have been worse. Won't you join my blog network on Facebook? So that...uhm...
Really, I have no idea what your joining my blog network on Facebook will do for you. I don't know what it will do for me, either. But it seems that joining things on Facebook is imperative, so let's all just keep doing it. Maybe someday we'll know why.
Anyway, the next two BlogHer events are coming up this week, on Saturday (Boston) and Monday (DC). This means one of two things: I will be too exhausted/harried/stressed/busy to post, or I'll post all the time because I will be spending a lot of time on planes and in my hotel rooms. I will make the effort to blog regularly, even if they're short entries.
(BTW, are any of you going to these events?)
Oh, so you know how you came up with all kinds of ideas for what I should blog about? I love you! You have very good ideas.
I agree that it's super dumb that I post so rarely about San Francisco, given that I live here and love it so much. I will definitely have to change this.
My biggest issue (related to blogging) (hi, so many other issues) is that I build these things up in my head and then think I have to write War And Peace about any given subject, which then gives me performance anxiety and then I get blocked.
And then I write another stream-of-conscious entry and AREN'T YOU SO LUCKY.
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For what it's worth, I'm currently sitting at a restaurant in Fisherman's Wharf because it's Monday night and I had a doctor's appointment in the area-ish, and I have (a cappella) rehearsal tonight. So between one and the other, I decided to get a bite to eat here.
It's a weird, weird place.
First of all, if you are going to visit San Francisco and want to get a feel for the city, do not stay in Fisherman's Wharf. It's lovely, but it's like a plastic version of SF. Even if all you did while in San Francisco was peruse the aisles of a corner Walgreens, you'd get a more realistic idea of this place than by anything you can do at the Wharf. Locals never come to this area unless they are entertaining relatives from out of town.
But one of our group's members works down here, in practically the area's only office building, and her company graciously allow us to rehearse in their conference room on Monday nights, and so.
The place I'm currently sitting is called Tiernan's. It's an Irish pub, created for I'm-not-sure-who. I don't think the food is as authentically Irish as it is authentically what Americans want in an Irish pub. The food is fine, and I know I can get something low-carb-friendly, so it's a good stop for me under the circumstances. Circumstances being it's a few doors away from rehearsal and I can park here without issue.
But here's where I get confused: EVERY time I've ever been here, there is a table full of white-haired British tourists.
Why, if you're from Britain, would you come to a faux "authentic" Irish pub IN SAN FRANCISCO? There are approximately eighty million fantastic places to eat in this city. It's like going to Paris and stopping in the only "Authentic American" bistro in the area. Why? What kind of advice are these folks getting? I honestly don't understand. There are light-up Heineken signs in the window.
Anyway, let's consider this my Advice About Visiting San Francisco, The First Entry. It can be summed up by the very useful "Don't stay in the Fisherman's Wharf area," followed closely by "And if you do, don't go to Tiernan's because there is no reason to unless you're from England and want to run into other English people, and/or just want to hear British accents. Well, also unless you need to grab a bite to eat near my a cappella group's rehearsal spot and don't want to eat at In-And-Out Burger."
I should totally be a travel writer.
p.s. My a cappella group is called The Loose Interpretations. We've got a website (here) and an upcoming performance, which you're invited to (here).