Saturday, June 19, 2010

Saturday, June 5, 2010

'roid love

I was cleaning out boxes from under my bed (I was looking for a dress that I swear I didn't donate) and I found my box where I stashed my polaroid cameras. Why do I have them in a box and not running through the city using them? BECAUSE THEY STOPPED MAKING FILM FOR THEM. I brought up as much as I could before I stopped seeing them instores/online. I think I have 3 more boxes left in my fridge. Luckily, there is a company out there who wants to revive the art of instant film and brought polaroid's film making machines. Unfortunately for me, no matter how often I check, they haven't restocked since they debuted the new film. For now, I'll just have to keep checking and store my camera back safely in the box.

It doesn't really look like much, does it? If you pull up on the part that's sticking up....

and the camera pops out!

It's an SX-70 model if anyone is curious and the tab part that you pull on is the view finder. The fun thing about the camera is you have to manually focus and you get to see your images right away!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

messenger bag

Since I've been getting into a habit of walking home from work (yay, 2.6 miles!), I've been on the look out for a nice leather messenger bag. Not that it's a good enough reason to justify a purchase but it's annoying adjusting my regular bag because it keeps slipping off my shoulder! Here are my 2 contenders



or I can go back to using my timbuk2 bag that I used for school. Practical but not nearly as cute.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

SF recap

First of all, can I say that time is flying incredibly fast and now it's June?! Not that it feels like summer with the Seattle rain, summer is really just around the corner. I was super lazy after I got back from my weekend trip from San Fransisco and just uploaded my photos off my camera. I had a great time and can't wait to go back again.

Started off the trip with dimsum in Chinatown.
It took us a while to find the official gate of Chinatown.

Followed it up with ice cream from Ghirardelli's though we were not the least bit hungry. I could have easily shared the sundae but for some reason it didn't occur to us to split one.

Then dinner that night, we went to the burger bar of Hubert Keller fame. It was super tasty and they had sweet potato fries! Luckily, the next day we planned a lengthy bike ride to burn off all the calories.

We were warned that the bike route we were going to take wasn't easy and the guy who got our bikes ready questioned us to make sure we really knew what we were getting ourselves into. Apparently, no map of SF is drawn to scale and it's TRUE. At least it was gorgeous out and the views were amazing.




We thought we biked 20 miles (that's what the map said) but in reality it was close to 17. I still like to say 20 miles because it sure felt that way with all the hills. We ended the night with a night tour of Alcatraz.
They opened up the hospital on the 3rd floor and I would be lying if I said it didn't creepy me out. The place gives me the heebie jeebies!
I don't know why it looks so bright, it was close to sunset when we were there.
Definitely some gorgeous views of the city from the rock.
Whirlwind tour of SF and great times with friends. I can't wait for our reunion back in October!!