Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday I'm (Daydreaming)

Instead of yammering on about what's really going on (let's just say that after paying $722 in parking tickets last night, today I have to go to San Francisco Superior Court to pay $383 for a "tinted windows" ticket . . . and yes, I bought my car with the windows as they are from the Honda dealership), I'm going to talk a little about what I would be in love with if I could do as I pleased this weekend:

1. Reading

on my nightstand

2. Lying on the beach

Baker Beach in San Francisco, taken with my iPhone

3. Working on my apartment


outside of my apartment building/my back deck

Being as busy as I am, I rarely have time for things like framing prints, decorating, rearranging, etc.  Lately I've been longing to fix up my apartment a little bit . . . cause after all, I may be spending a bit more time there after I lose funding for my job!  

But tonight I'm going to see this, which I'm pretty excited about:

A Way Out consists of three short plays that offer a glimpse into the lives of women struggling to break away from cycles of abuse, incarceration and codependency, written by the women of Rising Voices.

What's going on with y'all this weekend?  Happy Friday!


22 comments:

Lauryn said...

Your apartment is adorable! I'm in the waiting game to find out if I'm going to get a condo I just submitted a lease offer for! Fingers crossed!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Rebecca Watson said...

you apartment looks like so much fun :)

Happy Friday! :)

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Damn you and your apartment posting!! ;) OK I can totally imagine us sitting on that porch sippin on some wine...or vodka! Bahaha!

Wait - did you say you have a backyard also? And is your place two story? OK you may not want to share all of this on blogger lol. Did you get my last email about deets? :D

Have fun tonight. Those sound like a pretty awesome plays!

melifaif said...

Ahhhh, I am in love with where you live!!!! Love that back deck...so,when can I come for a visit? ;-) Read Water for Elephants TONIGHT!!! It is so good. I just finished it...now I am on to Steven Tyler's book. Talk about a wide variety, eh? Happy weekend...you have NO idea how badly I wanna go to your beach.....

shelly said...

try to have a good weekend lady! those are some stiff fines...i might have steam coming outta my ears if i had to pay those :( if you lived closer, i would bring my little green thumb over and help you pot some plants for your cute lil deck :)

erin elder said...

Your apartment is absolutely darling!! Such a bummer about the tickets... sometimes that sort of stuff just doesn't seem fair in the grand scheme of things going on in the world.

I hope you find some time to enjoy the weekend and read those lovely books! :)

Micaela said...

your apartment IS adorable and i can't wait to see it!!! i'll help you hang up things -- i'm queen at it as you saw from pics of my living room lol there's hardly an empty space!

haha on Leeann's comment ;)

when you're done with "something borrowed" i want to borrow it! i just started "one day" and i can't put it down. i love british humor!

i have been meaning to read "the namesake"-- i have a copy and haven't had a chance to get to it. Let's read it together! a micaela + claire book club.

i can't wait to hear about the plays! xo

heather said...

wish i could go to the plays with you! i want to read the books on your nightstand!! hugs, my dear!

Joyful Sparrow said...

Let us know about the plays! Sounds very interesting. Happy weekend!

Phoenix Peacock said...

oh my goodness it sounds like you need a hug. I'm there daydreaming with you. Here is to us meeting in a tropical location with drinks that come with umbrellas and piles of books that need reading and a whole wolrd where there are no problems we have to deal with

Megan said...

Oh gosh parking fines are the bain of my existence!! Ridiculous fees and bills are taking over my life at the moment I dont even want to talk about it.
Oh Water for Elephants is so good! Do you love it? I need to see the movie.
Oh love that photo of San Fran, I cant wait to be there in September :-)

Megan said...

Oh and yes I do hope we get to have a wine together when I am in SF! I am only there for two nights but will send you an email to see what we can do, how exciting :-)

sheba said...

do the parking police have a device on your car that tells them whenever you're illegally parked? hope you get out of the tinting stupidity!

namesake is one of my all time favourite books! i still have to read water for elephants even though it's been on my shelf since it first came out.

your apartment has a great deck for us to sip cocktails on. one day . . .

Megan said...

I thought that picture was saved from online somewhere. That's an awesome pic of the beach! That is absolutely terrible about the tickets! Water for Elephants is next on my list to read.

heather said...

and, oh god.. what the heck is up with all your parking tix and that dumb ass tint tick... i hope they cleared that one up for you! ugh this country!!!!

Ocean Dreams said...

Aww, the beach. I love the beach and miss it dearly! I know how it is not having enough time during the weekend - it's hard to keep up with everything!

April said...

That play sounds AMAZING. I hope you enjoy it. :)
Also, I think we are book/reading kindred spirits! haha I love Water for Elephants, I'm reading Something Borrowed, and I studied Jhumpa Lahiri in Short Fiction! :)

this free bird said...

what the hell w/getting a ticket for windows you got from a dealership? is THAT legal?? UGH

and what's this about losing funding for your job? for real??

ooohhhhhhhhhhh claire. mad hugs to you!!
carrie

Jax said...

HOly moly-window tinting tickets?! And everything else? Major.boo. and major hugs. But, I am definitely loving your apartment and interested to hear more about A Way Out-sounds really interesting!

Marz said...

Oh Claire so sorry about the dang tickets :( It sucks to shell over that kind of money for something so ridiculous (tinted windows?? when you got it like that??? UGH) I hope you did something fun this weekend to forget about all of that! "A Way Out" seemed like the perfect way to escape!

I absolutely can't wait to be sitting on your back deck enjoying some girl talk with you, Micaela and Jessie!!! And I can't wait to be at Baker Beach with you girls! Less than a month until all of it happens and I am beyond excited! :)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I would totally fight that ticket since you got the car from the dealership like that already. Your apartment is sooooo cute!

Faiza said...

is it mean that i just gave my buspass a nod as i read about your parking tickets? someone atu. the DMV is getting some pretty perks off of you. what do they say when you show up to pay all those fines?

i loved the namesake. probably because my parents immigrated to north america and i wonder if they felt any of the same things that gogol's mom and dad did. let me know if you want to borrow the movie. i'll send it your way.

hugs!