Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Activity recap

Last Wednesday night we saw the play “Dolly West’s Kitchen” by Frank McGuinness at TheatreWorks. It was an enjoyable but very improbable story. It is three love stories that take place in a small Irish town during WWII. One of the stories is a touching tale involving two gay soldiers.
Thursday night we finally saw the San Francisco Giants win a game. It was against Cincinnati Reds.
Friday night it was back to SF for dinner with friends at Sauce. We all had the same meal. For Salad: Asian Pear & Spiced Cashew Salad, baby lettuces, spinach & strawberry vinaigrette; Main Dish: Pan Seared Halibut Cheek, baby carrots, English peas, herb risotto & beurre blanc. Wine: a bottle of Pinot Noir.
After the meal, E and I then walked a couple blocks to New Conservatory Theatre Center to see “What’s Wrong with Angry” by Patrick Wilde. It is a nice coming of age play of two British school boys that explores the social taboos surrounding teen homosexuality. It was made into the movie “Get Real” several years ago.
Saturday morning we were up at the crack of dawn for a bicycle ride. The last time we were on our bicycles was over 11 months ago when we did a bike tour from Vienna to Prague. We have not been on a bicycle since. Today we were signed to do either a 50-mile or 62-mile ride for the American Lung Association through the scenic rolling hills of the San Francisco Peninsula. E did all 62 miles. I only did 50. I got a flat tire at one of the rest stops. E went ahead and did a 12 mile loop while I changed my tire and waited for him to return. We were exhausted at the end. The last 12 miles was flat but it was cycling straight into a strong head wind. That night we stayed home and had a nice romantic dinner.
Sunday we took E’s two teenage sons to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. We spent the day riding roller coasters, bumper cars, Ferris wheels, and carousels. The boys also went on many of the other thrill rides. It was a beautiful sunny day at the beach.

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