Weekend in the Bay

We headed up to San Francisco/Berkeley this weekend for a much too short trip. The Bay area is a second home, which is why I always love visiting and never want to leave. Here are a few flicks from the weekend.

Processed with VSCOcam with c3 presetIt’s not a trip to the Bay without a stop at Blondie’s for a slice (or two and maybe three) of pepperoni.

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Processed with VSCOcam with b2 presetThe San Francisco trolley’s are always a crowd/tourist pleaser.

Processed with VSCOcam with s4 presetAlthough, the cable car’s are my personal favorite.

Processed with VSCOcam with t2 presetOf course, the real reason we were here: wedding stuff. I’ve only started taking photography seriously recently, but this is the best picture I’ve ever taken.

Processed with VSCOcamSocola is a new chocolatier and barista shop in San Francisco. The chocolates and Soca-late are must haves.

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetSocola happens to be across the street from the Mexican Consulate, which is awesome for me because I love the Mexican flag.

Processed with VSCOcam with a1 presetFew things give you that authentic city feeling like Police telephones on a street corner.

Processed with VSCOcam with g1 presetSaturday also happened to be San Francisco’s Chinese New Year Parade, which is awesome if you were expecting it. It’s not so awesome if you had a schedule that depended on your ability to walk around the city freely.

Processed with VSCOcam with s6 presetThere was an estimated million people. I don’t know how accurate that count is, but my estimate is a lot of people.

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Processed with VSCOcam with a3 presetThe story behind the dragon in Chinese New Year history is actually pretty cool and interesting. It helps that they look really cool. Although, I’m not sure if having one look straight at you is good or bad?

Processed with VSCOcamNo trip to San Francisco is complete to me without a visit to NikeTown, somehow these hadn’t sold out yet, which was good news for me and bad news for her.

Processed with VSCOcam with k3 presetWe couldn’t leave without visiting our old stomping grounds. It’s kind of crazy to see how much Berkeley has changed in 8 years. Also, I’m getting damn old.

Processed with VSCOcam with t3 presetLeaving the Bay is never easy. See you next time folks.

The Major Problem of Life Is…

The major problem of life is learning how to handle the costly interruptions. The door that slams shut, the plan that got sidetracked, the marriage that failed. Or the lovely poem that didn’t get written because someone knocked on the door.

-Martin Luther King Jr.

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Super Bowl XLVIII

So, how about that Super Bowl?

No one saw that coming. Watching Peyton Manning and the Broncos get beaten up and down the field for the entire game was much more than disappointing, it was downright sad. It was also hard to watch. Hell, I spent most of the 4th quarter playing trying to set a personal best in Flappy Bird.

The last time Denver had a real chance in this game was when Broadway Joe came out to the coin toss in a fur coat.

I blame those orange uniforms. They’re just horrible.

And so was the Broncos game.

What about the ads?

They were just as much a dud as the game. Apparently, every company advertising during the game got together at some point and agreed that they would all tell really long stories that made no sense and took forever. Congratulations you guys, you have huge advertising budgets, too bad they didn’t do anything good with them.

That’s really the takeaway from Super Bowl 48. It was forgettable. I mean, unless your a diehard fan of either team, you’re not going to remember this game and you certainly aren’t going to remember the ads, which is a shame. The most entertaining part of the night, by far, was Bruno Mars’ halftime show. It’s a shame they dumped the Red Hot Chili Peppers on him, though. The NFL just can’t seem to stay away from rock for very long, can it?

When you hold the Super Bowl, in the world’s most popular and recognizable city, the last thing it should be is forgettable.

Too bad that’s exactly what happened.

The ads weren’t ALL that bad. Here are a few that were good:

You can really go wrong with The Muppets or Terry Crews, so good job Toyota:

Microsoft probably had the best ad of the night. Coming from an apple “fanboy” that’s saying a lot:

Apple chose to save its money and just release their shot entirely with iPhone 5s’ ad on social media the day after the big game and it still turned out to be one of the best Super Bowl ads:

This Was Awesome

Congratulations to my Golden Bears for beating a #1 ranked team, Arizona, at Haas Pavilion for the first time in Cal history!

Makes me wish I was still in school.

Roll on you Bears! #GoBears

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Pique really wins at life.


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Team USA is getting some nice boots.

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