Over the month of December I got to meet up with some of my best friends from high school a few times. We keep in touch pretty regularly, but two live in New York, one lives in Chicago, one in San Diego (shout out to Felice!), and then of course Lily and I live in San Francisco. Oh yeah and Lauren lives in Austin (shout out to Lauren too!) So, when we get a chance to be together in the same physical space for catch up time, it's always extra special. Thank god their families still live here or we might never have group hangs! On one such excursion, we went to SoMa StrEat Food (previously ref'd in this post and this post) since there were so many truck options and we could chat without worrying about anything beyond refueling the parking meter. I went straight for the pulled pork sandwich I'd had a couple times before - there were great trucks there, but I'm sorry, you show me the pulled pork glistening with barbeque sauce and dripping from coleslaw down the bun, and there are no other contenders. Case. Closed.Freyan and Nico:Kate and half of James's face:Freyan had just spent time traveling in India and Europe, and brought back souvenirs for us from her adventures! So sweet. She brought me some incredibly fancy looking tea and a gorgeous notebook. She knows me so well (no sarcasm!)Rachel got hand carved block stamps, which is perfect for her arty passions. Is that a thing people say, "arty passions"? Alright, it is now. Moving along.Lily got this gorgeous scarf, which is the best shade of blue for her!And Kate received...Triangle earrings! I wanted to steal them but I thought that would be rude. Ok I didn't really want to steal them, but I might borrow them the next time I'm in New York. If I'm flying all that way, it's the least Kate can do! Right?The best lesson I learned from this day was not to wear that shade of eyeshadow without eyeliner, because I look like I have some kind of strange eye disease. Oof. Ignore the eyes! Don't look into my eyes! Just warning you now.
The yellow background is from an old trolley car that SoMa StrEat Food Park has converted into a seating area with booths inside and picnic tables out on the porch.(I was very excited about my tea.)I hope we don't have to wait another twelve months before we're all in the same place at the same time again. Miss you lovely ladies!