Sunday, May 11, 2008

Saturday afteroon on College Ave.

DJC and I woke up fairly early on Saturday and decided to head to Berkeley for coffee, pastries, fresh air, sunshine, and whatever else we could find. I took lots of pictures. Here are a few:

This was the store window at Lululemon Athletica. I think we'd all do well to remember this once in a while, don't you agree? More playing! YAY!

The tall glass on the right represents the first vanilla latte I've had since becoming unemployed. Along with the acrylic nails, my thrice-weekly cup of overly sugary Chargebucks goodness was another habit I had to break in the interest of money. Let me just say that I'm no longer used to having caffeine in my system and after downing The Beanery's perfectly sweetened cuppa joe, I felt whacked out for the rest of the day. Incidentally, the cup on the left is DJC's double espresso.

The small street herb garden at Nabolom Bakery, home of the tastiest cinnamon twists in the Bay. I've been patronizing this place since college, and I'm happy to say that its still as hippie and weird as ever. The pastries are divine, though, and really, that's all that matters.

These folks provided some interesting music at Nabolom. I can't even identify two of those instruments. And I'm pretty sure that the guy looking at me was not happy about getting photographed. Oh well.

My experience at Ici deserves it's own post...and I'll get to that soon enough. But in the meantime, feast your eyes on all of the wondrous confections and pretty packaging they offer. Heaven, I swear. Here's their case:

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! I love ice cream! =)

This pooch was hanging out in the doorway of 14 Karats Fine Jewelry, which happened to be right near where we were parked. I came in to snap a picture of her, but stayed because I was fascinated with the stunning hand-crafted jewelry. Carey and his family were delightful, and if I had the money, I easily could have left with three or four very unique pieces.

On the way home, we stopped at Whole Paychecks Foods (which is actually on Telegraph Ave.) in search of some mystical beer that DJC has had a serious beer-boner for lately. I stayed outside and snapped a shot of the flowers for sale. As I was putting my camera away, a store employee stormed over to me to inform me that Whole Foods has a strict "no photographs" policy. He asked if I'd visited the customer service desk to obtain a "photo pass". When I said that I had not, he instructed me to delete the picture. I fumbled with my camera until he seemed satisfied and walked away. I did not, however, delete the picture. Here it is:

I intend to devote a whole post to this interesting policy, but for now, I feel like I got away with something. So dangerous, I am! And goofy, too! ;)

Anyways, the weather was perfect and DJC and I were content to just walk around with no real plan. We need to slow down and do things like that more often.

All in all, it was definitely a great day.


Amisk8er said...

Sounds like a typical German day if you ask me... cept for the part where you ended up NOT wasted from lots of good beer... :-)

lucky_girl said...

sounds like a perfect sunday! -LG

The Enforcer said...

It was...except it was Saturday! =)

DJC said...

amisk8er: That probably would've happened, but my beer drinking buddy is in Berlin at the moment..