Sunday, July 3, 2011

Busy Weekend in Pictures

Why did I think summer would be so low-key and relaxing?  I had visions of spending my days lounging on my back porch with a Blue Moon, big sunnies, and some books . . . and yet, not so much how it's turned out.  Working a lot on my curriculum, meetings, babysitting, social engagements, stalking motorcycle clubs, visitors + travel = one busy girl.

Here's what I've been up to this weekend:

eating lots of these

dinner (Delfina Pizzeria) and drinks (Double Dutch; my fave) 
with my dear friend Monica

p.s. anyone know how to get the iPhone 4 to take better pics in the dark?
p.p.s. check out the awesome boombox on the Double Dutch homepage
p.p.p.s. go to Delfina Pizzeria and get the broccoli raab pizza stat.

sunny days at the pool with this guy & his impish brother

immersed in my new book

p.s. the co-authors, Keith and Kent Zimmerman,
teach creative writing in my unit at San Quentin

a beautiful San Francisco Sunday in Freeman's back yard

Tomorrow I'll be missing Leeann, who was supposed to be visiting this weekend, until I dropped the ball and took too long to email her times (the airfare sale ended) :(.  No doubt we would have torn up the town.  Instead, I'll be BBQing with friends during the day, and teaching at San Quentin at night.  Normally I wouldn't teach on a holiday, but I'll be out of town the next two Mondays (here I come, Georgia!  here I come, Cabo San Lucas!), so I'm sucking it up for the greater good.  Needless to say, my students don't have any other plans. ;)

Fittingly, I'll be teaching this poem.

Happy 4th!  

30 comments:

April said...

Looks like you're having lots of fun, even if you are busy! :)

Micaela said...

oh baby jude, i can't get enough of your adorableness!!!!!!

beet chips? i have never tried them but you know good food so i bet i could easily eat a bag ;) i seriously can't wait to make that ice cream bread!!!

busy busy girl!! so much traveling-- i only wish one of your destinations was texas ;) Cabo-- OMG, a dream! can i come? i'm sure the freitag's wouldn't mind another baby-sitter. actually i'll do the baby-sitting and you and the butler can go out -- HA!!!

Happy 4th! i miss and love you!!! and i just know your students at the prison will be happy to see you on a holiday. xo

ps. i'm loving your hair!

Megan said...

Oh I have never had a beet chip - am I missing out? It shouldnt be funny but I had a little giggle at your last comment - sounds like you have some fun trips lined up :-)

Gracie said...

You are having such a busy summer but as long as you are having fun I think it's great. And you little trips. They will be awesome I'm sure.

Beet chips?! I'm going to have to look for them now.

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Love it! Happy 4th!

kimbirdy said...

plus, it's usually too foggy to see any fireworks in san francisco anyway, right? this is our first 4th away from sf and we're realizing how little we care about the holiday since we spent so many years up there not being able to celebrate it. meh. plus it's things just like that poem describes that makes it tough to celebrate the US. what an amazing poem.

sheba said...

fun weekend! beet chips sound good!

Erika said...

Ohmigosh he is the CUTEST! I'm so glad to hear that you are having a fabulous weekend!! :)

~KS said...

Summer is always INSANE!!!
And I owe you an email... life has been, well, insane. But all is good.... check the post today :) Totally shouldve texted you sooner!!!!!!
Hope you're 4th has a touch of relaxation to it!!!
Miss you!

AmericanBridget (Jones) said...

Ahhh, those awesome SF summers. Miss those. But, I am glad you are headed to GA and Cabo. When do you go to Cabo? I am going down there this summer as well...Aug 18. How cool would it be if you were there the same time I was?????

Glad you are having a great (and busy) summer!
-AB

Meghan said...

Cute pic of you and Monica! I love that you are continuing your Hell's Angels research, too! I am so intrigued!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

This is THE summer for eating beef jerky for me! I've been addicted all summer! That book looks really interesting! I might have to get it!

Faiza said...

happy fourth claire! hope today is as great as the rest of your weekend has been!

Krystal said...

caboooo, i am so jealous! that was my last beach holiday and i loved it! we got massages on the beach, haha :)

miss katie said...

yay georgia!! tell me when you'll be here again? i want to meet up!

J. said...

I'm so glad you're reading Barger's book. I love it.

homemade grits said...

can't wait to see you so soon! i'm in my pajamas watching the bachelorette (ps it's a rerun). woohoo!

bananas. said...

yea i know how to get your iphone to take better pictures in the dark...don't use an iphone! hahahaha!!! i crack myself up...

lol at your new book. you are OBSESSED woman and i kinda like it.

happy 4th to you! xoxo.

Phoenix Peacock said...

You are busy! YEa, I had that same delusional thinking about a relaxing summer. sigh. kids don't know how good they got it!

heather said...

hope you had a great 4th and wonderful trips to come!

Gracie said...

To answer your question. A Hens night is what we call the Bachelorette party. It's called a Bucks night for the guys :)

Marz said...

I have to say I absolutely LOVE how stalking motorcycle clubs and reading up on the Hell's Angels are some of the things that's kept you a busy girl haha :) I love it! You are tooooo adorable :)

Pictures of precious Jude always, always make my day! I can't wait to video chat with ya'll later this week!!!! :) And when you're in GA please send us lots of Ig photos :) I wish I was joining you in Cabo :( I'm so jealous! I would do anything to be on the beach! I think that's why I was so happy on Baker Beach even if it was freezing! :)

I miss you sooooo much Claire! I think of you every single day! xo

p.s. Beet chips sound awful! lol

Someday In Paris said...

Are those beet chips good? I've never actually gotten the nerve to buy them.

I hope you get your sun, blue moon and reading in soon!

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drollgirl said...

girl, you are living the life! so busy, but in a GOOD way!

and you are taking some awesome trips soon. you lucky thang!!!!

p.s. i can't take good photos at night either w/the iphone. they never turn out very well, which is annoying! i refuse to use flash, EVER, so maybe that is part of the problem? i just hate the way flash makes a photo look, but i guess you could try taking night shots w/and w/o flash and see which are better? or not! lol

Summer Athena said...

i want those beet chips and you next to me.

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

AW I am sad we didn't get to hang out but we will soon!! :) You are going to have so much fun going home and to Cabo! can wait to hear all about it. I owe you an email, I've been so lazy though lol!

I think we should plan a trip to New Orleans! I've always wanted to go and I think you'd be the perfect person to go with hint hint!! ;)

this free bird said...

Woman I hope you come down here soon--although I can't blame you on the Cabo front! Would be great to just hang out and cocktail. Lots of catching up to do.

xo,
C

Kara said...

Um, true story, my dad read that book because he was so fascinated by the whole culture BUT he's the slowest reader ever so it literally took him YEARS to finish it. Makes me giggle every time I see it!!!

Also, yay Blue Moon :)

Holly said...

i wanna try beet chips! are they good even if you dont like real beets? sometimes thats true! ;)

Oh, My Darling said...

Beet chips?! How have I never heard of these, they sound great!