Greetings friends, kooky people, and random onlookers:
Happy Year of the Dragon to everyone! This new year
is supposed to bring luck, passion, creativity,
nobility, and great changes. Best wishes to you all!
San Francisco is still in the height of its "winter"
and its been raining a lot; though I don't think it's
been raining as much as we need. But, I'm very glad
that the days are getting longer and that I wake up to
see light in the morning instead of darkness. I hate
being seasonally affected and I'm glad that spring is
on its way.
Not much has been going on. Life has been reasonably
decent ... still experiencing the same old problems but
trying to get out and about.
I have been partying like a rock star every weekend.
I've started chatting online again (at the infamous
gay.com chatrooms for SF). I've met a bunch of
fellows that have become pretty cool club friends.
Every weekend, at least one night, I head up to the
Castro to go to the Cafe (a no-cover dancey type bar
that plays bad house music ... but I'm poor so I can't
complain ... but I've started to get to know a bunch of
the people that go there and work there including a
few barbacks and bartenders). SF is truly a city of
travelers. The last few weeks I've hung out with a
group of students studying English language in the
city. It totally makes it fun to go out and hang out
with familiar faces.
I'm trying for quantity at the moment. Hoping that
out of the dozens of people I run into, I'll make
friends with some cool ones. We'll see if it works out.
For those of you UMCPers who know Carol Bushar, she
and her friend Stacy Noelle visited for a few days (on
their trek across country to Seattle). It was fun
having house guests for a while and it was neat to see
two people on a similar journey moving away from home
to a completely new place, a completely new coast. I
wish both of them luck...they are now settling into
the rain of Seattle!
I have recently discovered the great pleasure of
sushi! It's become one of my favorite foods and it is
easy to find and relatively cheap out here in SF.
There is a great little sushi restaurant right around
the corner from my apartment called We Be Sushi.
Yummy! I just love it. I think my favorites are sake
nigiri, ika nigiri, avocado maki, and spinach maki.
For those of you who like sushi and come visit me,
we'll definitely eat it up.
I wish there was more to tell. Hmmm. I think our
apartment is haunted. Fun, huh? Nothing psychotic
(yet) and definitely not worthy of much paranormal
exploration. But, there is definitely a presence that
seems to linger around Sarah's room and the hallway
near the kitchen and bathroom. Sarah's felt like
there's been someone hanging around. When I'm in the
kitchen I sometimes catch something out of the corner
of my eye and look up to see if someone is standing
int he doorway but there is no one there. And when
Carol visited, she said while she was in the bathroom,
she look in the mirror and thought she saw someone
standing behind her in the hallway. Interesting, huh?