JOMO (The Joy of Missing Out)
“Oh the joy of missing out / When the world begins to shout / And rush towards that shining thing / The latest bit of mental bling / Trying to have it, see it, do it / You simply know you won’t go through it / The anxious clamouring and need / This restless hungry thing to feed.
Instead, you feel the loveliness / The pleasure of your emptiness / You spurn the treasure on the shelf / In favour of your peaceful self / Without regret, without a doubt / Oh the joy of missing out”
From an Instagram post by Andrea Shaw
1-22) So we went to San Francisco last weekend! It was amazing–what a gorgeous city. I was so inspired by the architecture, the layout, the colors, the fog, everything. We were fortunate enough to get to meet up with our old friend, Sloane, and her husband, Matt (how adorable are they?), while we were there! They moved to SF back in 2015, and we spent the morning (and early afternoon) with them enjoying coffee and New Mexican food :)
I’m already in love with the coffee ( + bread) shop Sloane and Matt took us to, it’s called The Mill, and it’s beautiful! Someday I’ll go back and take more photos there, but it was cozy and hip and pretty and delicious. We also went to a restaurant called The Green Chile Kitchen (which, weirdly, has a location in Yukon, OK) for lunch, and it was yummy too. Thanks again, Sloane and Matt, for showing us around and being our friends!
After lunch, Colin and I walked through the park surrounding the Golden Gate Bridge…and wow. I don’t know if you’ve ever seen a landmark like the Eiffel Tower or Big Ben or the Statue of Liberty (or the Golden Gate Bridge), but if you have, you know the feeling of the breath sort of being taken away from you when you see something in real life you’ve only ever seen in photos. Maybe you’ve seen a million photos of the thing, but when you see it in person, you suddenly realize why all those photos were taken. It’s so striking, it seems like it commands attention from you.
Anyway, that’s how I’ve felt around all those other landmarks, and I was a little taken aback by how the GGB made me feel the same. I guess I wasn’t expecting it? So after walking along the Bay a little, we stopped by the Palace of Fine Arts, which is crazy. Does anyone know of a good book about the history behind World’s Fairs? I’m looking for one, because this building was built as part of one, and so was one of my favorite parks in St. Louis, and so was the Eiffel Tower! So let me know, please, if you’ve read any you’d recommend.
We also swung by the Lucasfilm headquarters (they were closed as we were there on a Saturday) where we were totally calm and not freaking out about Star Wars at all. Just kidding, we were super excited! I’m hoping they give tours of some sort, because if they do, we will be going! Also, how amazing is their Yoda statue!?
After that, we at a GF pizza (by that point we weren’t trying to go anywhere special, we just looked up the closest place to us. It was good, but I don’t think it was a must-stop spot or anything) before heading back to The Mill to get a hot tea for the train ride home. My tea was ginger/rosemary/turmeric, and I’ve been dreaming of it ever since. We walked through Alamo Square Park after the sun went down, and it was the most amazing city view I’ve ever seen. It reminded me of Primrose Hill in London, except there was a 360 view of the city, and everything was much closer to us. So beautiful.
Do you have any must-see places in San Francisco? Tell me, tell me!
23) Well, obviously this week hasn’t been too eventful since these are the only non-SF photos I have! Haha, I had a work-from-bed day (#perksofbeingaphotographer) earlier this week, and Bozeman was very happy about it. He loves to snuggle, it’s his favorite.
24) This shade of green is my current color obsession. I love it!
This weekend we have a cookout for Colin’s office, and we are thinking of starting to shop for some furniture for our apartment. Excited stuff! :) I hope your weekend is exciting and happy!