We are so afraid to grow old.
I can't wait to be 40. I've looked forward to my 40's my whole life. Ask my friends from when I was in my 20's I would always say, the 40's are the best. It's when you know who you are, what you really want and don't want, have the courage to pursue your dreams and the ability to do it financially.
And I'm doing just that. This year birthday celebration was riding dirt bikes on the track.
Took him to Trader Joe's for some shopping. I put him in charge of the cart and every time I turned around to drop something in it he wasn't there. I actually dropped some yogurt into a woman's cart next to me. So I said, get back here! Tran's defense is that he sends his "boys" to the store to do this kind of stuff, he just pays. So I explained.
The cart follows the person doing the shopping.
I decided to have some almond butter on my toast but after inspection found that the oil had pooled at the top and since Tran was bored as evidenced by his staring at himself in the mirror for a little over an hour I decided to put him to work.....mixing it back. After about 5 minutes of pounding he quipped "Are you looking for manufacturing consistency because I'm working this peanut butter like it was a young hot stud"
Messenger bag: CHECK
I've been taking him to the San Francisco host spots. Tadich grill for a perfect Gin martini.
Custom T Shirt that says Gay Pimp: CHECK
Double wide belt: didn't have the belt buckle.
The best was a orange and red fringed hoochie mama salsa outfit that shows more skin than covers it. (no photo available)
"That's a long piece of bread you got there". The boy actually looked like he blushed. Tran is so alpha he converts straight men.
Took him to Symphony in the Park at Dolores on a hot and sunny day in San Francisco. Now Tran wanting to impress my friends started quoting death rate statistics on Memphis TN. Some East Bayer's wouldn't be shown up and argued that West Oakland topped the death per capita charts. Here's the Wiki answer:
July 17th! Happy Birthday. We started it at Bourbon and Branch where you are not allowed to take photos. hehe That's an 18 year old cask strenght Bourbon Tran is sipping there.
Then Leo caught up with us and we wandered over to Cortez for some bubbly.
Oh Leo you are so handsome!
Of course the obligatory Irish Coffee at The BV as known by locals and Buena Vista as known by tourists wearing "San Francisco" sweaters and shorts.
Now this hat I bought myself for my birthday deserves to be explained. It's a 100 year old San Francisco naval officers hat and elicited an amazing amount of responses. Most drunk people want to pet it like it's a fluffy poodle but our favorite was the cute guitar carrying 20 something that was nearly giddy with appreciation "nice hat". :)
And for those of you who missed my baby shower here are the photos.
So in phoenix if you recall we went to Pizzeria Bianco, 3rd best pizzeria in the US...so Tran found that Delfina was the 2nd best. Took him there for a great lunch.
Between Tran's visits I decided I was ready to graduate to a bigger bike, similar to the one I'm riding on my Eastern Europe trip this Fall. So I found a BMW F650, '97 with only 5K miles!!!
Next stop Prague Sept 14th!