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so much going on lately, and so hard to find the time to post about it. I'e barely even been twittering!

we took the train to sacto for the 4th, to see Jovino's mom on her birthday. I always enjoy visiting his family and I think this was my favorite time so far. I really enjoyed hanging out with his nephews and being the cool uncle's girlfriend. ;-)

this morning the guys went to the shooting range to fire off guns and I went out for lunch and shopping with jovino's sister (here from Alaska!) and mom. it was actually a lot of fun to have a "girl day" and we all really enjoyed ourselves. I even gave Nancy (who is getting ready to start a new job soon) some makeup tips.

I got a terrific long sundress that you will definitely be seeing at the Company Picnic. as soon as I washed all the sizing out, it became an instant favorite. it's very '70s, and very Fire Island... wearing it is REALLY making me miss being there!

Jovino's mom, sister from Alaska and two of his nephews were here (in SF) on Thursday, and we barted over to the city to hang out with them. we went to the aquarium down on the wharf, and it was amazing! they have a lot going on in their compact space, and Jovino and I were enthralled. their biggest tank has a walkway through the bottom of it, so the fish swim above you - it's really fantastic!

after spending the day with them, we walked up to north beach for a late supper at Stinking Rose - one of our favorite restaurants. our dinner was romantic and silly and fun (and of course very tasty!) I felt so fortunate to be there, celebrating four years together. we'd also had an unbelievable dinner out on Tuesday (the first - the actual anniversary) and it was a super sweet treat to continue celebrating!

tomorrow, we're going down to Santa Cruz, attending a benefit bellydance show being put on for a very dear musician friend of mine, Sulyman el Coyote, whose house burned in the recent wildfires. we're staying overnight in SC, hitting up the boardwalk on Monday, and then coming back home to jump into work with all four feet. yay!


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porsupah From: porsupah Date: July 6th, 2008 01:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I got a terrific long sundress

We shall, of course, be expecting photos - or even a video clip, given Flickr's recent acceptance of such (up to ninety seconds long, as I recall), for paid users. Company picnic.. hmm. I should push the matter here, actually..

I've never been to that aquarium. ^_^; I suppose I should fix that. True, the Wharf's a total tourist trap, but it's still quite a fun little nook all the same. (Saw some spectacular scrimshaw there several years back - probably way overpriced, but quite astonishing in its detail and breadth, covering perhaps about a foot in all. Sort of a Chinese market town tableau, plus some wildlife scenery. There was a red panda, too, but thankfully $4k was out of the question =:)

Oof, to lose one's home.. hopefully such fundraising can help set things right.

djmermaid From: djmermaid Date: July 6th, 2008 06:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
the wharf is a total tourist trap - but they always want to go there, so we go too, to hang out with them.

the aquarium (and the musee mechanique) are the jewels in its crown, for sure. I haven't been to the musee since they moved it form the cliff house, so I'm hoping we'll be able to convince them to go there next time. it's actually pretty fun pretending to be a tourist!

if you really want to see an astonishing aquarium, it's Monterey all the way, of course. but if you only have time to do things in SF, the aquarium at the wharf is definitely worthwhile. starfish are carniverous! who knew?

love the icon. and thanks for the good wishes for my friend. it's really tragic as his collection of musical instruments were among the things that were lost. it will be good to see him and other friends tonight.

Edited at 2008-07-06 06:54 pm (UTC)
From: ninarawkstah Date: July 6th, 2008 07:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
So much awesomeness! YAY!
From: damongolian Date: July 7th, 2008 03:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
wouldn't that make you the cool uncle's, cool girlfriend?


never been to the aquarium at FW....but I'm really looking forward to when the Steinhart reopens in a few months....

mmmm.....company picnic....mmmm.....sundresses.....

man you know how to push all my buttons!!

theassassinnox From: theassassinnox Date: July 7th, 2008 08:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aw man! You guys are in town and I bet I've missed you by now. Next time, more warning. *nods*

I'm glad you've been busy with good stuff.

djmermaid From: djmermaid Date: July 16th, 2008 08:49 am (UTC) (Link)
sorry about that! for some reason I think of you as being in San Jose, not Santa Cruz...
theassassinnox From: theassassinnox Date: July 16th, 2008 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I live in Santa Cruz (or rather, my home is there), but am going to school in San Jose. So I live at home during the breaks, and in the dorms during school time.

It's a reasonable mistake. Hehe

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