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Andrew's Journal: Happy Hot Saturday

It's a super hot Saturday and the Mister is out of town so I'm heading to a dive bar to have a beer and a hot pretzel (because this is how I roll when he's out of town... I'm a MANIAC!) :) 

For friends wondering where MEMO has gone to - the usual answer - 'work has been nutty, crazy and stressful and Ive been working too many hours to have the creative strength". This is a total bummer. The corporate world sings a great tune about a life/work balance but they don't really follow it. And as a bunch more people are leaving the events department, I expect to continue to be overworked. (grumble)

However, while we were vacationing in San Francisco last week during a scheduled firm-wide break, I found myself having some minor chest pains. We went to the ER and although the blood work/EKG did not indicate an actual heart attack, they did strongly recommend that I go to a cardiologist as soon as I can. So I'm going next week and I'll see where that leads. Still having some pain when do some deep breathing so who knows what is going on. 

Despite that, we had an amazing time seeing my bestie Matthew. We were supposed to be his guests in March 2020 but then Covid hit. We were his first house guests in the current era of "we're sort of getting back to our lives with very cautious optimism". Shockingly, both our flights were on time and not crowded. I can't remember the last time, actually that I had such an easy R/T (outbound on American, return on Delta). 

Finally, here's a pic from our trip to San Francisco's Conservatory of Flowers - enjoy! 


Time to Vacation in San Francisco! #sanfrancisco

26733479_10156176062864432_5902698867720176978_nHi all! You know, there are times when you're tired of beating your head against a wall in ... well, frustration would be a word that I've used quite often over the past few months/couple years. And there are times then when you have to say "I need a frickin break from all of... this" (while gesturing at, well, all of ... this). So it's with great happiness that the Mister and I are taking a few days off of the Island and traveling to San Francisco which, frankly, always seems like an island of sorts to me as well. One of my bestestest pals lives there and we're visiting him and a few others. If you're reading this, and you live in the San Fran area and want to meet up, drop me a line in the comments section or Facebook or email me or whatever. I'll probably run into you on the street at some point and you'll admonish me for not making a concrete plan with you and well, I will nod and smile and say sorry and then we'll get a drink and forget about it. Even if it's 9am. Because, it's vacation and there are no rules on vacation. It's kind of like Fight Club. or Vegas. Or. Well, who cares. :) 

Enjoy the video below, Jeanette MacDonald's San Francisco is one of my all time favorites so enjoy. And I'll catch when (and if) I resurface).