we did more than just watch fireworks last weekend, we also drank lots of beer, made beer bread, and bbq’d stuff. this year we opted for a 5lb cut of sirloin from a butcher shop in the north bay (where cows are out standing in their fields – ha!). we smoked it for 5+ hours and not one neighbor was annoyed with our sidewalk setup. because we were out there for so long most happened by more than once, and they all cheerfully checked in on our progress :-)
the meat turned out beautifully! but since our party wandered off before it was ready to be served (*ahem* 5+ hours), a few of us were left with a large pile of leftovers.
the morning after it was just as delicious. a little hair-of-the-dog for your July 4th recovery? ;-)
we’re a rowdy bunch, Americans. opinionated, entitled, empowered – and as much as some like to position those as negative qualities, there are others who rather enjoy what this inclination enables. out here in the wild west it’s as much about doing it your own way as it is live-and-let-live.
but i digress.. July 4th in San Francisco means everyone celebrates what it means to be American, the land of the free and all like that. we drink lots of beer, BBQ piles of deliciousness, and we blow sh*t up!
note: all this occurred in a weirdly maintained setting. i can’t explain how well these guys managed such a dangerous party! even the police seemed to be too busy with real work to bother to interrupt the festivities.
*video also available here.
4th of July on Bryant Street, Mission District, San Francisco.
it begins! i’m calling Arizona, Duke, Kentucky and Louisville in the final 4. you..?
everything is blooming in California. in the Bay Area all the trees and flowers are in full bloom, and it smells really nice..
i’ve heard that the hills in the countryside are covered in wildflowers – bright yellow, orange, purple, red, pink, blue, white.. :-) this is my favorite time of year here!
among other reasons..!
Monday was a very special day for me, it happens to be Dr. Seuss’ birthday. ahhh people born on March 2nd, such good company! ;-)
so yes, Monday.. it started off with the perfect breakfast – coffee and Vogue (yeah yeah, but i love looking at pretty things!). then, i found flowers and shortbread cookies waiting for me at work. and finally, dinner by Sanch.
#0 pink wine and cheese. #1 smoked trout & pickled carrots on toast. #2 black bean and chili pepper soup. #3 italian sausage stuffed with Petaluma cheddar, topped with shiitake mushroom & greens. #4 lamp chops with broccoli, apple & chard salad. #5 fresh mango & french yogurt.
it was a good day :*) thanks to everyone for the well-wishes!
more stickers, found in Baltimore.
last night i heard a Dutch saying:
“One never knows how the cow catches the jackrabbit.”
i also saw some beautiful murals. (RIP Kiki and Mr Sir)
seen in Baltimore, while cruising Charles Street..