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Tea & Escape Room

Went back to Tea Buzz Global Tea Bar yesterday with some friends.



This time I tried the Marco Polo by Mariage Frères, a black tea which was delicious.



Cheers!



Afterwards we went and did an escape room. Have you ever tried it? It is FUN! So here (my location) there are four different escape room options and the difficulty levels vary from a 43% success rate down to 9%. We did a room called "Winter Fall" where we had to locate a hidden hard drive. A 27% success rate and we solved the puzzle with 12 minutes to go! YEAY!



To be honest, one of us had done that same room in the past but she wanted join and she sat back and watched most of the time, she did offer some help but not much. Now we have three more escape rooms to go. It's quite mind boggling.



What else have I been doing lately? I know I haven't been writing here a lot. Since I got back from New Years in San Francisco the blog was down for one week due to a glitch and then I have been busy with something new in my life. All I can say for now is that it is a GOOD busy and I am very HAPPY!



Tesla

I went to a theatre play today about Tesla (the man, not the car). A few years ago I got a book on Tesla and his life, quite fascinating. Again....number 11 all over the place for me.



Afterwards I gave one of my "Tesla wands" to the person I saw the play with tonight. I got two of those sticks a couple of months ago because I thought they were fun. Tonight I had a reason to give one away to someone that I think will appreciate it.





What else can I say? Oh....I started drinking water. I have been really bad at drinking water so I decided that I needed to up my water intake. It is going pretty good so far.



Besides this I have been busy with......stuff. And now it is late so I am going to get ready for bed so I can get some sleep.

Teddy

Two girls....same teddy.
First Desi with the teddy.



I took the pic. Isn't it pretty? Hanging out with Desi is like being with the prettiest cupcake in the bakery. More pics of Desi can be admired here
And Chhaya with teddy. My pretty baby!



It has been raining all day today. I went to the gym earlier. Now I am doing laundry and relaxing with Chhaya.


San Francisco

I fell in love with San Francisco. ❤



Driving in across the Bay Bridge, the sun was down....it was the last day of 2017. I felt anticipation and happiness.



The following day, New Year's Day was spent exploring. I thought it was scary to drive up and down some of those really steep streets.....I don't know how people drive like that every day and park their cars on steep hills.
Here you can see Alcatraz in the distance.



The years's first meal. My Mom once told me that a year's first day - your food intake, your mood and what happens, sets the tone for the rest of the year and the tone for the first day of 2018 was great. Plus this is an 11 year and there were a few 11's surrounding me in San Francisco.



We had to go here - Haight and Ashbury.









We went to Amoeba Music.





I am glad I have this friend. ❤



So this January is special because of two full moons, both supermoons, one already happened on January 1. It was called the Wolf Moon. The next one is on January 31 and it is called the Blue Moon but also Blood Moon since there will be a lunar eclipse and the moon will turn blood red at some point. Don't miss out on seeing that! This can't be seen from everywhere but I hope to catch a glimpse of it.
The Wolf Moon in San Francisco.



Until next time San Francisco!

Cat Club

How was your New Year's? I drove to San Francisco with Desi and we went to the Cat Club. 80's music! So Planet Earth at Burning Man is modeled after the Cat Club and I love Planet Earth. Therefore I have really been wanting to check out the Cat Club....so we did.
This was my third time to San Francisco, the first time I went to a rave at the Cow Palace to see Keoki play and the second time I went with a dj friend to be his company when he played at a club. I only did minor sightseeing then, Fisherman's Wharf and Amoeba Music where I bought some vinyl. This time I had my car and drove across Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge plus I drove around some in the city and did some sightseeing. And I right away decided.....I LOVE San Francisco - interesting, beautiful and I HAVE to go back, spend a few days, explore and feel the place out some more. My kind of city.
Here are pics from New Year's Eve....





There was a photo booth in the club.....with my fave band.





I grabbed a poster at the end of the night to keep as a memento.





And before you know it the party is over....well at least that party. So we went back to our room and went to sleep. Sometime close to 5 am. Happy New Year everybody!

Glitch

As you (readers of the blog) probably noticed the blog was gone for this past week. There was some kind of a glitch but it is fixed now thanks (MANY THANKS!) to my friend KISA in Germany. I have zero knowledge in computer code language and it is difficult for me to even grasp it. Although when I talked to hosting support yesterday, the person I talked to told me he was selling cars before he started working with computer related stuff and he learned everything at work. So I guess it is possible to learn but probably not for me. Anyhow, my KISA fixed the blog yet again. I have been wanting to send him at least a thank you card and a small gift to show my appreciation but he refuses, so if I ever make it to Germany I will insist on taking him to coffee or dinner.
I have a few things to write about.....I spent New Years in San Francisco....wow it has already been a week. We are one week into 2018! ⭐ HAPPY NEW YEAR everybody! ⭐ I have a very good feeling about this new year.
But before I tell you about New Years I have to take Chhaya for a walk and do some errands.
She got a new comfy bed for the car yesterday. So I talk to you later....!



Show

Some photos with me in them were displayed in an art/photo show recently. And sold. Kind of fun to know. Most of my pics taken by various photographers can be found under the "I'm Vain" category in the blog.
Scroll through in case you want to put in an order for a print for yourself. Everybody needs Tati hanging on their walls, my presence will add a lot to the overall ambiance of your home.




Chhaya's Christmas

What did Chhaya get for Christmas? Something to play tug with and something to nibby on and eventually rip apart.
But first some posing for pics.....She is the best. Desi thinks that I should start an Instagram for Chhaya because she is so pretty and poses so well. Here is Chhaya's Christmas in a few pics.





What's in the bag?







Nap time.




Our Christmas

So Christmas is over.....our Christmas 2017 was nice. I decorated and put up a small plastic tree. I would feel bad having a real tree, I think that's wasteful plus I would feel sad and bad for the tree. The plastic one I can reuse forever basically. I usually leave all the decorations out until about January 13 as per Swedish tradition.
Here are mine and Chhaya's Christmas pics for this year.







Some of the Christmas decorations.....











And no snow on the ground! I thought there would be snow around now but no. Warm and sunny instead but I am not complaining.

The Shape Of Water



On Christmas day I went to the movies and saw The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro.
I have been waiting for the release of this movie since last summer. I love his movies, in fact Pan's Labyrinth is one of my faves - it is a beautiful masterpiece that resonates with my soul. And this last one is a masterpiece as well.
I loved it. Once it was over the two ladies I went with and I briefed each other on the movie like one does.....you know "how did you like it"? The ladies said that they would not have had a romance with the creature but guess what.....I totally would! I grew up with stories about princesses, faeries and trolls and I still love that old Scandinavian folklore. In my fantasy I am Tuvstarr.....I love all the paintings with princesses with long flowing locks riding through dark thick forests on a moose, interacting with and talking to animals. That is so me.
So yes....to me REAL love is the kind of love that is worth doing almost anything for (I am sooooo romantic I know) and if my true and real love happened to be some kind of a mythical creature then yes, I would do the same thing, I would go live with him in the ocean.
Thinking back to some of my other "loves" (cause hindsight is as we all know 20/20) they were a complete waste of my valuable self and my precious time. Honestly.....none of them were worthy ME but sometimes you don't realize certain things until afterwards. But you live and learn and I am still living. So yes....mythical creature any day of the week if that means real love.
Here is a pic of me and a book I got the last time I was home in Sweden....I love this book.