Many of you have asked what I have been up to in San Francisco over the past couple weeks of being here. So I thought I would answer everyone’s questions and write a blog post about it.

Our daily schedule at the moment is not very “normal”. Lloyd’s working hours are pretty much anytime he has, he works. Typically he gets home nightly at around 1 or 2 am, we go to bed by 3am, and sleep until 11 or noon the next day and start the cycle all over again. Because I would like to see him, I have been keeping the same hours as he has. We are going to make a concerted effort this week to get up earlier however, so I too can get some things done during the day. It’s difficult because I want to be able to see him, but also need to start doing things and getting out myself.

I have been spending a lot of time on the computer, including writing emails, surfing the net (for wedding stuff etc), and surfing flickr. If you haven’t already, check out my flickr photos page that I update every couple of days: http://www.flickr.com/photos/julessilver

I also have spent a lot of time unpacking, and attempting to get things organized in the apartment. It is looking a lot better than when we first arrived, but still a long way to go. We would like to get a futon couch (so we can have visitors!) and also we want to re-organize the space our furniture is in, and perhaps get a better desk for the 3-4 computers he has.

Getting groceries and just doing the regular living stuff also takes me a little more time than usual, because I don’t know where to go or shop, everything is new to me! So I have been experimenting at a couple different places. The ones closest to us are organic, but also more expensive. The closest one is about a mile walking. We have driven to Safeway a couple times to shop as well.

Lloyd has the car during the day, so I am on foot most of the time, and have not looked into Public Transit yet. We live in an area called “Soma” which stands for South of Market. It is about 15-20 minutes to walk to the heart of San Francisco, Union Square. Most other places (besides groceries) are all within walking distance.

I have also spent a significant amount of time checking out the workout facilities here. I went to the YMCA in downtown SF (San Francisco) one day and used their pool, and got a tour of the facility. Nothing like what we are used to in Canada, very old and not well taken care of at all! I went to Golds Gym for a week, because I found a free week pass on the Internet! This week I am going to The Sports Club LA, in downtown San Francisco. A friend of a friend works in membership and gave me a pass for a week and a half to check it out. I would love to get a membership there, however the start up fees are $500 plus $120 a month, which is probably a little too rich for our blood!
YMCA downtown San Francisco:
Flickr Photo
I have gone wedding dress shopping a couple times, once solo, and once with some San Francisco gals. The evidence is on my flickr and MJ’s accounts! Here are a couple pictures from my wedding dress shopping experiences. You can see MJ and Nicole in the background of this one:

Most weekend are filled with events related to the techy crowd he hang out with. The weekend before last, Friday night we went to a gathering for a 10th Anniversary party, and the following night we went to the actual event. It was the 10th Anniversary Party for Laughing Squid http://www.laughingsquid.com It was an awesome event with lots of wonderful people and artists’ displaying their works. Here are some photos from the event.


This past weekend, Friday night Riya had their launch party (not far from Palo Alto where Lloyd’s office is situated).

Saturday night some friends (Courtney and Jason’s) had a housewarming party. This is what the view looks like from their place (so jealous!):

Sleeping on the weekends has also been one of our favourite pastimes. Which helps us recover a little from the evenings previous.

I still have yet to check out the artist and jewellery scene in San Francisco, and just be a tourist! Finding it a little hard to be motivated and find my own niche out here, but I am sure that will come šŸ™‚

Not to worry, for all those San Franciscans, when we have a couch and have our place organized we will definitely have a little house warming party to keep up with our other langpad-ians! šŸ˜‰
(P.S. for those who do not know, “Langpad” is what we’ve nicknamed our apartment because we live on Langton Street…”we” meaning all the people that live in this building… but we can’t take credit for coming up with the nickname… that credit goes to our neighbours ;-)).