Monday, March 31, 2014

Weekend Review

Friday was an exhausting day so I took some "me time," drank some wine and caught up on Scandal. Oh Olivia Pope!  I'd happily spend every Friday night with you!

It rained on Saturday in SF so some girlfriends and I decided that the best was to pass a rainy Saturday was to spend it in Sonoma drinking wine!!  We were right ;)

At the last winery, we had the good fortune  of meeting the owners.  They were SO nice!! Be sure and visit Viansa

Sunday it cleared up so I played another tennis match and had brunch at Bar Tartine.  The food was really unique and delicious.  If anyone ever goes there, I highly recommend the smoked potatoes!!

I spent the rest of Sunday blogging, lounging and finishing up my book for our Book Club meeting on Tuesday.

How was your weekend?!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

My Dad, My Hero.

Me and Dad at Padres game

Today was one of those days.  I had to go to Stockton for a deposition and it was raining so I gave myself two hours to drive there because everyone knows Californians forget how to drive when it rains.   It usually takes me 15 minutes to get from my house to the Bay Bridge and sure enough it took me 45.  A tree had fallen down, blocking two lanes of a four lane road.

Tree in the road

When I was in Tracy (about 20 minutes from Stockton), I knew I couldn't push it any further and I had to get gas.  When I went to get my credit card, I realized that my wallet with my money, ID and credit cards was still at home.  MAJOR FAIL.  I had a checkbook, but the gas station girl refused to accept a check.  Like seriously?!  I was late for my depo, stranded in Tracy and it was raining.

First I did what any self-respecting women would do.  I cried.  Then I called my dad, because clearly I am an adult.  Of course, my dad being my dad, handled my anxious panic with ease and calmed me down. 

He looked up a Wells Fargo close to me, called the manager and charmed him into giving me $200 cash without an ID or ATM card.  He managed to co-ordinate the entire thing so that when I walked into the bank, Jeremy knew who I was and had everything ready.  I signed for my money and left within 5 minutes.  Jeremy was (adorable), very sweet and so helpful.  Who knew bank employees could still be helpful nowadays?

Clearly my dad is a gem and a total hero.  I made it to the deposition one hour late only to discover that the guy I was supposed to depose didn't bother to show up (ha! of course!).  My first inclination would be to say this was a complete waste of time.  However, it was a good reminder of how blessed I am to have such a great dad.  A dad who is willing to drop everything (while sick I might add), to get his daughter out of a jam.  

It is no wonder I can't seem to find a guy to marry!  I want to marry a man who knows how to calm me down (without getting annoyed) and who wants to save the day, even when I probably could have figured it out on my own.



Law school graduation (hence the funny hat)

Cousin's engagement party

Dad's birthday

Fishing with the sorority for Dad's Weekend

Undergrad graduation

Dad's 40th Anniversary at work

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Weekend Review

This weekend was one of those perfect San Francisco weekends.  It was sunny and warm and I did all of my favorite things.

Friday night I went to dinner and a movie with a friend.  We decided to make it an early night, which was perfect because I played tennis early Saturday morning.

I got to play at the beautiful Olympic Club in San Francisco.  I am playing in a higher level now so I lost, but it was really fun to take on the challenge and I feel like playing up will help improve my game.

After tennis, I went to brunch and some friends and I took an impromptu trip up to Sonoma to go to Ram's Gate Winery.  It was the perfect Saturday sitting by the pond drinking wine.

and this, my friends, is Baxter

Baxter did a tasting of his own

Autumn, Baxter and Sarah

Cara and me

After wine tasting we got Sol Food (Puerto Rican food)

And then we cozied up by the fire :)

Sunday I relaxed and cleaned in prep for another very busy week ahead!

How was your weekend?  What did you do?

Thursday, March 20, 2014


After I got back from hiking in Peru (you can read about that here & here) I was feeling really claustrophobic and restless in the city.  I wanted to get out and be on my own the way I had been there, so I decided to drive up to Marin and do a solo hike.

The hike was a great mix of ocean views and lush forest landscape.  I did a 6.5 mile loop that took about 3 hours.  It was so beautiful and exactly what I needed to feel refreshed again.

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