Monday, July 11, 2016

Happenings | Weekend Rewind

On Thursday night, my phone died. Not lost power. Died. Without reason, cause or warning. It just peaced out and decided to take the weekend off. Never mind that my Friday workday included almost 4 hours of me being a passenger in the car traveling to and from clients, likely in desperate need of entertainment. Or the fact that my connection to many area landlords had already been established through that number and we had multiple apartment appointments. Nope. Who cares? My phone did what I fantasize about doing constantly: Sizzled out and took a fiver without regard to anyone else. Annoying but I kinda respect it on those grounds alone.

And somehow, I made it through that. Well "somehow" = twitching and freaking out and using Jay's phone as my own to the point where he kept saying "Seriously, Caitlin- do you want to go to Verizon right now to get a new phone? I will pay for the Uber." But I did it. And by the time my phone powered back up on Sunday evening (with a little help from the Apple store), I felt so accomplished in my forced unplugging. Well, kind of unplugged. I used Jay's phone all weekend to capture how we spent the last couple days. And they look as follows:
^My BIL's birthday was Friday night so we rounded the bases on some places in the Mission District. He ended up staying the night at our place and we arose in good spirits on the beautiful day. Thus, we celebrated like proper city kids and got a big ol' brunch in Lower Pac Heights.
^Followed-up by some apartment hunting in North Beach. This unit had this amazing rooftop view. However, the apartment itself was sadly lacking. Shucks cause that's like a 10-minute walk to work to boot! I can see my office in this view.
^Though Chandler looks like a kid with the flu, he was sleeping until he heard me moving and his eyes opened. I love my little snugglebug. I seriously don't understand how people don't let their pets on the furniture. I would be severely worse-off without all the cuteness that happens on the couch.
^On Saturday, after brunch + apartment hunting + happy hour in North Beach with Jay and his bro, it was time for the highlight of the entire weekend: Louis CK in Oakland. You guys... Louis is life. He is so GD funny and it was the best date night ever. Ahhh, comedic genius. If you're not sold on Louis yet, here's a totally safe for work bit of his
^Jay and I don't generally leave the city of San Francisco to attend events on the other side of the Bay, with d*mn good reason. Bay Area traffic is a nightmare. This was proven to us on Saturday. We creeeeeeeped on the highway from SF to Oakland for like an hour. Then waited in a huge line outside Oracle Arena to enter the venue. Then we creeeeeeped out slowly in the slowest traffic ever. Egad! Way worth it for Louis (and I liked the view in the Lyft of City Hall on way back in as seen on right) but a bummer indeed.
^More apartment hunting Sunday. Hoping to find a match here soon. Everything is either a horrible fit for us or snatched-up by another 5 minutes after we view it. It's such a bear of a task mainly because I'm just so stressed about finding somewhere we love.
^One good thing about apartment hunting in the city is that we have time between all of these open houses to chill in the neighborhoods we're potentially moving to. We've found little sandwich and cheese shops, musical venues, wine bars & decadent cafes in all sorts of little nooks and crannies as we await our meetings. That has been a pretty fun (& necessary) reprieve as we go about this quest.

Anyway, Monday, Monday, here you are again. I will never get over how much I loathe this day. If you are one of those cheerful people who can see past it: Bravo to you. Please send me some energy!
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13 comments:

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I would've been at Verizon for the landlords possibly needing to contact me alone! You go girl. My fragile brain cannot handle that stress. LOL

Agreed with pets on the furniture. Like, how do you not?

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

I don't know how you were able to survive without a phone for that long! I definitely would have been going crazy and using my husband's cell phone like you did! It sucks that y'all still haven't found a good fit for an apartment just yet, but it sounds like y'all are having the best time exploring! Especially since you're finding cute little places that y'all love in your new neighborhood!

Nadine Lynn said...

Hehe look at Chandler!!! So cute!!!! So my phone's silent/ring switch broke this past week for no reason. Like it just keeps springing back up to ring and wont silence itself to just vibrate anymore. Why is technology failing us?!?!

I always love all of your pictures, they are so pretty! Your food looks delicious and it sounds like Louis CK was a great time!

Ellen Ross | Ask Away said...

I love your photos. And omg thats crazy about your phone. i'd be dying!

MilitaryPugWife said...

Always looking pretty! Ugh if I don't have my phone I lose it!!

Pat Hatt said...

Yeah, it's just furniture, can be replaced. May as well let them hop on up. I think you may have been unplugged through proxy, kinda cheating with his phone haha

The Siberian American said...

My phone completely died a few months ago and being without one for a week was so crazy! I hope y'all find the perfect place for you soon-apartment hunting in a big city is so hard!

Brittany said...

I'm pretty embarrassed by how much my life comes to a screeching halt when something is wrong with my cell phone or Internet connection. Sign of the times? Best of luck with the apartment search. The exciting newness of the search seems to wear off after a couple misses.

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

A forced unplugging sounds scary and wonderful all at the same time, glad to hear you're back up and running! Apartment hunting can be stressful, but you can't beat checking out local spots in new neighborhoods. Can't wait to hear what you guys choose :)
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Emily said...

Oh that would annoy me so much if my phone just died and just when you feel like you have so much to accomplish that relies solely on that communication device. Your photos make me miss SF! How lovely it must be to apartment hunt while also moseying through the neighborhood to check out the local spots. Chandler is too cute under the covers and I agree...as much as I hate that my couch and throw blankets smell like dog, that's where all the snuggling happens! lol

julie @ jewelswandering.com said...

Isn't it crazy how reliant we are on our phones nowadays?? Sheesh! Hope you find the perfect flat soon...! I love checking out place and their neighborhoods!! George the DogCat is most definitely allowed on my bed :)

Stephanie Wilhite said...

That last view from the apartment is breathtaking. When we were looking for a house I felt like it was one of the most stressful time of our lives. We shopped for almost 5 months... ahhhh. But looking back I wish I did not stress so much about the interior and focused on the environment and the backyard or view. Can't wait to see what you end up moving into!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

ugh i am sorry about your phone! that sucks, but i'm glad you were able to get by at least. that also sucks about the lack of the perfect apartment, i shall continue to keep my fingers crossed for you that something pops up soon. i agree about pets on furniture, my cats get on everything and i'm down with that. the only thing i don't like is when they are on the top of the bookcases because it's scary and high, and my cats are stupid and fearless, not a good combo. but yeah. i have friends that don't allow pets on furniture because of the hair, but cat hair gets in and on everything regardless, so whatever.