Weekend Round-up: Black Knees and Blue Skies

Weekend Round-up: Black Knees and Blue Skies

On Friday, Rob and I crashed our tandem bike during a lunch ride. What a bummer. We both escaped with bruises and scrapes, but otherwise fine. The bike fared worse and needs a lot of repairs. It put a bit of a damper on the weekend. We spent Friday night at home with ice packs and a nice salmon, potato and asparagus dinner.

Saturday, Nicole came over to catch up. We decided to take advantage of the gorgeous weather (80 degrees in November?!) and hiked in Marin to the German Tourist Club. Mmm…nothing like beer and pickles in the woods.

Back at home, I prepped for a night at the theater. Margaret and her friend invited me to join them at Gershwin’s Girl Crazy in North Beach. Lots of singing, dancing and corny jokes from the 1930’s that only people with hearing aids and I laughed at. Fun! We went to Gordon Biersch after for garlic fries.

Sunday morning, up early to help set Rob off on his mountain biking trip. I had a nice breakfast of chai tea and political news shows. Then off in the heat to run errands. I walked down to the Mission to stock up on crayons and other supplies for the LAC party this week. And then up to Divisidero for a stop at the green grocers. I stopped in at an estate sale in the neighborhood on the way home…what a great motivation to declutter my life!

Margaret and Rob were around for lunch, we had an enormous salad and with buttered baguette. Margaret and I took the bus over to the marina for some shopping. I fell in love with some antique trophies at Past Perfect. We met Nicole on Chestnut and saw the latest Bond film, pretty good but sadly no Daniel Craig in a speedo. We made a great dinner of fish tacos and plum merlot sorbet.

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  1. Sarah at 3:43 pm

    Hi Emily,

    I have been reading your blog for about a year now and this is the first time I am coming out of the shadows to comment on it. Plum merlot sorbet sounds delicious! Where can you buy it?

  2. mrsem Author at 4:41 pm

    I made it! I’ll post the recipe – what there is of it – later this week.