During our last visit to see my folks, my father responded to a scene from my romantic memoir.
I quit my morally-questionable job and started dating a hippie.
"I was at my group meeting and I bragged to the other members about my daughter, the PUBLISHED AUTHOR."
He was a barista at the local coffee house. I had a crush on his roommate.
It was a week after the fact when she first noticed it growing.
A ploy to feign innocence.
I let my new mother-in-law read my memoir. Luckily, she enjoyed it.
Wow. That's a much nicer word than what I had in mind.
I attended a nabe party. There was beer involved.
Lucky for me, my passion was stronger than my pain.
One of the giraffes licked me with its gooey, purple prehensile tongue.
Dining at Iroha is one of my earliest memories from after my family moved to California.
I've been coming to Avatar's since they opened in 1989.
If you don't go to sleep, Santa won't come.
Why did I just tell her all that?
When I left Walgreens, I felt invincible.
Voting compassionately isn't always easy.
When I see hand gliders at Fort Funston, I'm reminded of a guy I used to know.
I love it when we come together over beautiful things.
I'm tired of hearing about how Americans are so out of shape.
What drops on a hill sometimes rolls down a hill.
Hold your breath through the rainbow tunnel and make a wish. But for what?
North Beach's famous cathedral has its romantic side too.
A day at the beach with my pup, Yoko Ono.
How had I not known about this park before?
Our server, Ben, was attentive and put up with our shenanigans.
The de Young Museum has been a fixture in Golden Gate Park since 1895.
They've got an authentic Japanese atmosphere, right down to the hotel jazz music.
Dr. Chee has a gentle hand. (Mrs. Chee is lucky!)
The best lamb I have ever tasted.
The music is sweeping me away. How do they make such beautiful sounds? And all together, as a team! When I pick up a guitar, the noise it makes is like falling silverware.
Little Vine's artisanal products are carefully curated by the friendliest staff.
The prosciutto cotto really blew me away with sweet notes of fennel.
Crissy Field is the perfect place to go for a ruminative stroll with a broken-hearted friend. Or to dress up like food and scare tourists.
In addition to making us look like rock stars, Tanya is also a filmmaker.
All Bay, All Day