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What I Love About San Francisco

Posted by Velox , Aug 13 2010 · 142 views

The Weather [yes, capitalization is necessary]. Oh. My. Gosh. It's like, always foggy, and if not, it's always cold. <3 Unfortunately, however, I hate the city itself. Like, if Los Angeles [the perfect city =P] had San Francisco weather [the perfect weather], then that would be amazing.

Anyway, I just spent the day there, going to Ghirardelli Square, a used book store [The Green Apple, if anyone's curious], my aunt's house [unfortunately my uncle wasn't there (her husband), but my other uncle also lives down there (not married) so we had dinner with both of them], and just some random places around the city.

Which is basically a bi-yearly tradition for us, as we often come up to Sacramento to visit my grandpa [like twice-ish a year, sometimes more I guess], and usually spend a day in San Francisco.

Anyway, books I got at the aforementioned book store [all for ~$25]:

- The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien. I was actually surprised we didn't have it already, as we do have a few Tolkien things, but since we didn't I definitely wanted to get it. And also because it'd be cool to read the Lord of the Rings again, and read this when I do that as well.
- The Princess Bride, by S. Morgenstern. The movie is one of the best movies ever made, and so naturally I've always wanted to read the book.
- Agatha Christie Crime Collection, which has the three books Peril at End House, The Body in the Library, and Hercule Poirot's Christmas. This just because it was the only Agatha Christie book there was [besides the one below], and Poirot is a cool character.
- The Complete Short Stories of Miss Marple, also by Agatha Christie. Miss Marple isn't my favorite character of hers, but she's still not bad, and since the book was fairly cheap and they're short stories and the only other book they had of hers, I got it. =P
- Executive Power, by Vince Flynn. I actually haven't read anything by him yet, but I when I was browsing the store I happened to pick up one of his books and thought it looked really cool. I was going to buy a couple, but I decided I'd just buy the one that sounds the best just to see if I like the way he writes and stuff.

Aaand I'm going to bed now. Hope all of you have been doing well.

- Velox

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Lord Kini Hawkeye
Aug 13 2010 04:57 AM
Ok, that is seriously cool... i Love fog.

It's unfortunate i live up here in alberta, dratted... cold.... weather. *pouts*

Anyways, you're going to have to tell me how the actual book of The Princess Bride is, cause i havn't read it either... hopefully it's as good as the movie.
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FOG. <3
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"The coldest Winter I ever experienced was a Summer in San Francisco." -One of my dad's work friends.

I love San Francisco, city, Weather, and all.
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Toa of Dancing
Aug 13 2010 09:00 AM
Be forewarned, Princess Bride is definitely a book that wasn't as good as the movie.

Anyways, fog + cold = win.
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Brave Dragon
Aug 13 2010 12:23 PM
idk, being a desert person and loving the sun, SF was too cold for me. What drives me nuts that the temperature stays pretty constant throughout the year. Too bad I'm still studying there.
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Shadow Kurahk
Aug 13 2010 03:06 PM
You might live in LA, but you live in the worst part of LA. :D

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QUOTE(Shadow Kurahk @ Aug 13 2010, 01:06 PM)
You might live in LA, but you live in the worst part of LA. biggrin.gif


Right. Because Pasadena is so much better than Long Beach. sarcasm.gif

But seriously, SK, let's be honest here -- everyone knows that Long Beach is better. =P

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Wow, I had no idea you lived sort of close to where I used to live. You said you went to visit your grandpa in Sacramento? 20 miles from there is where I used to live at. I also remember going to Ghiradeli square last year, it was fun.
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QUOTE(Toa of Dancing @ Aug 13 2010, 07:00 AM)
Be forewarned, Princess Bride is definitely a book that wasn't as good as the movie.

QFT. The book really isn't that great compared to the moive, which is amazing, IMO.
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