"I Was Talking to David...REALLY!" (San Fran Mini Meet with Julz, Jillian, Sal, and David)

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Julz and Jillian on the Muni :D

Wow....where do I begin? After spending a long weekend with Jillian and Julz in Los Angeles last weekend (see LA TravBuddy Meet Up blog), I knew hanging out today would be adventurous!  Sal was coming to San Francisco for the weekend and wanted to meet up with co-founder, David since he had just met Eric last weekend at the LA meet.

My first Muni Ride!
  Julz and I scored an invite to brunch with Sal, David, and Jillian and we opted to meet in San Francisco for Dim Sum.  **YUM**

The day starts off on a gloomy note with the fact it's raining in San Francisco and even out here in Sacramento. My attempts at sleeping in are thwarted by an eager Jillian who's texting me by 8am who advises it is raining there. A few texts to work out outfits and we are good to go! :D (Uh, thanks Jillian for not letting me sleep in! "Uuuuh, I waited an hour before I texted you!".  LOL) We finally decide that we are probably going to drive into downtown because of the nasty weather so I am now able to leave 1/2 hour later.  It wouldn't be me though if I didn't end up running a little late and arrive at Jillian's house at 12:15pm instead of noon.

Me and Julz! :D
  (And thanks Jamie - I was talking with him on the phone on the drive down and told him I was worried about being late since I've been late the last couple times to pick them up.  He said, "Well, at least you are consistent".  HA HA.  I later find out he sold me out on TB too and sent Jillian a msg to point out I was running late!! LOL). 

I arrive shortly after Julz and we decide to take Muni because driving in Downtown is frightening to say the least, especially on a long holiday weekend.  **EEEKKK** We get the hugs out of the way when I notice all the cop cars outside Jillian's house.  Uuuuuhhh, yeahhhh....she says to ignore it because she has no idea what was going on.

Me, David, Julz, and Sal
  Musta been something good to bring out like 4 patrol cars though!  We get down the hill to the Muni stop and I am ready for whatever adventures the day will bring. 

We jump on the bus and Jillian has our fare set aside when the driver just waves us on the bus. Jillian sorta stands there for a second, unsure what is going on.  Another lady says to just go, he's not charging us.  SWEET. Need to bring Jillian more places (Jenn79 used her in LA last weekend as bait to attract NFL guys, Julz and I are going to use her for free mass transit in the City!).  Now, one would assume Jillian has mapped the location of the restaurant from the Muni/Bart station since she is the SF local, right?  Wrong. We get off and we have two chances to get it right.....of course we go the wrong way.

Sal and I - look Jilly...this is how chopsticks work! :D
  We are walking around outside and she has no idea where we are supposed to be.  WTF?!?! She calls David who helps direct us the right way and we end up beating him to the restaurant.  I get voted to go in and leave my name....they are crazy busy and the lady taking names doesn't want to acknowledge my existence.  She helps two people around me and answers questions but looks straight through me.  When I try to get her attention and leave my name - she looks at me like I've asked her to turn over her first born! LOL.  Jillian asks how long the wait is...heck if I know! I am lucky she was even willing to write my name, you think I am going to risk that by asking how long the wait is on top of that....uh, I think not!!! 

We get called in and Sal's still MIA. I had talked to him a bit ago and he was running a bit behind schedule but was hurrying.

OMG..had to snap a shot of Sal texting...Jillian is contagious!
We get situated and boom, food instantly starts coming out.  Ok, this is where it gets interesting. Jillian is a vegetarian but does eat seafood. Julz eats meat but hates seafood.  And David and I, well we were willing to eat anything.  I text Sal to hurry and that we are seated and food is starting to come out left and right.  Sal arrives about 10 minutes later and we manage to pig out on quite a bit of stuff.  Jillian finds a new set of salty balls, this time shrimp stuffed balls! LOL.  (Joke from last Friday's meet at the Mediterranean Grill in LA)

After lunch, David is brave enough to agree to hang out with us a little longer rather than run for the hills. YEAH! Julz and I met David back in January at the San Francisco meet up so he had some idea of what he was getting into but you add Jillian to the mix.

David enjoying his chocolate velvet (poor Jillian)
..anything could happen.  We decide to head down to Ghiradelli Square so we can try the infamous Kara's Cupcakes that Jillian reviewed recently.  Of course, Jillian has to text Melanie pics of the cupcakes which is met with pics of food from wherever Melanie and Melissa919 are eating.  Grrrr! LOL!! After enjoying sinfully delicious cupcakes and goofing around there taking some more photos, we decide to walk down the street to the Buena Vista for an Irish coffee and to chit chat for a bit more. 

At this point, Sal has to run to get ready for his big Techno party and David has some errands to run in the City before he heads back himsef.  Jillian, Julz, and I decide to play tourist and go check out Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39.  Figured we should check out the sea lions since we were hanging with the elephant seals on our road trip back Monday!!! After wandering around the wharf area, it's almost dinner time (OMG, how could we seriously be hungry again, right? LOL)  We decided to pick a random restaurant along the main street that none of us have been to and continue our great day by sharing a nice dinner!  We found one that had a nice patio area and gave us a good opportunity to people watch for a bit!! :D  Julz had a nice Filet Mignon, Jillian had the Crab Au Gratin, and I had a half of Dungeness Crab and in Joy's honor, a nice glass of wine!! We had two really nice waiters, who at first, I was concerned we might have another Crispy situation (Monterey dinner experience from our road trip back from LA last week), but I think it was Julz this time who caught the eye of the other waiter! HA HA.

YIKES! Watch out cupcake
  He ended up being a lot of fun so we took pictures with him after dinner as a momento of our day.  Thank heavens Jillian didn't get that bright idea with Crispy in Monterey...I would have been mortified!! LOL.

Now, we are done with dinner and guess what we decide to do again?!?!  Head to Kara's Cupcakes again for round two of desserts!!! HA HA.  Julz and I decided we needed to try another one before writing a thorough review!! :D That second cupcake did me in and wrecked any progress on the diet I had made after my fall off the wagon last week in Los Angeles.  Word to the wise as I am quickly figuring out, Jillian is a very bad influence on any diet!! HA HA. 

After our second cupcake session, we take a cab back to the Union Square area and wander around, except most of the shops are closing already since it's 9pm.

Jillian, David, Julz, and Me in Ghiradelli Square
  After a few more blocks of wandering and way sketchy folks, we decide to take the Muni back to Jillian's and call it a night!  Traffic headed home was smooth and I managed to get back to Sacramento in less than 1 1/2  hours.  SWEET! :D Can't thank the girls enough for a GREAT day in the City and to David for putting up with us for almost 5 hours!! HA HA.  And Sal, well, I am supposed to be seeing him Sunday to do a little wine tasting if he rises from the dead after a long night and probably morning of partying!

Now a day with Jillian and Julz would not be complete without some memorable highlights.  Some of the best from the day:

- Figuring out only Jillian could figure out a way to dress hot and trendy when it's raining and misting outside! LOL  

- Poor David surrounded by us crazies for most of the day, probably wondering what on earth he got himself into

- Learning that Jillian, out of the five of us, is the ONLY one that can't use chopsticks

- Jillian trying to answer the GPS unit in Sal's rental car when the little lady says "Enter destination please" and Jillian leans forward from the backseat and says "We are going to Ghiradelli Square" which is met with lots of giggles and Jillian saying, "Uh, I was talking to David.

Cheers!! :D
..really!"

- Julz apparently mistaking Jillian's pants for the seatbelt holder and sticking the belt down Jillian's pants

- Ordering at Kara's Cupcakes and Jillian unable to decide which one she wants and as soon as David picks the last Chocolate Velvet one, Jillian getting a pouty lip and saying, "That was the one I was getting!!". HA HA. 

- David offering to switch cupcakes with Jillian, having no idea even what she ordered! LOL

- Going back to Kara's the second time so that Jillian can try to get her Chocolate Velvet only to find they didn't bring any more back out the entire day!!! HA HA HA

- Talking David into being silly by agreeing to take foam mustache pictures with us from the Irish coffees, only to find out he cheated and kept the cup up to his lips the entire time! (Pic to follow - on Sal's camera only)

- Julz telling the ladies next to us, "Foam! Where's your Foam? Go borrow some then!"

- Me actually taking notes on Jillian adventures throughout the day

- Me getting stuck in the bathroom at Fisherman's wharf.

Giovanni...we saw this and thought of you - a tribute to our pirate queen, Melanie! :D
  "Guys! Guys? Guys, I am really stuck in here!"

- Having a heart to heart girls talk while watching the sea lions and realizing one showed us his pee pee!!! LOL

- Jillian too shy to ask anyone to take our pictures

- Jillian hailing her FIRST San Francisco cab (more like almost walking into it)

- Hearing these German guys behind us talk about how all Americans are ugly.  Seeing those same German guys later and they say, "You are ugly.  You are all ugly. "  WTF?!?!

- Jillian, "You just need to stick it in more"

- Jillian eating her first cupcake and trying to be dainty around David as crumbs all fall to the chair, and she says "Oooopsie".  Jillian eating her second cupcake with just us girls and chocolate everywhere, including on her lips (accompanying pic!!) HA HA HA

- Jillian being undressed with some creepy guy's eyes in Union Square

- Watching the SF Fire Dept respond to a fire in Union Square.

Beautiful Sunset and Golden Gate Bridge
....that of the plastic trash bin on the corner!

- Walking down Fisherman's Wharf and the funny homeless people with their signs. One guys has one that says, "need booze" and as we pass he looks at me and says hi and tells me I get this sign, which he flips over to read, "Need Weed"  WTF!!?!?!?

- The next bum has a sign that says "Need a hooker" and proceeds to flirt with the 60+ year old in front of us, hobbling along with her cane!

- Jillian walking up in Kara's cupcakes and starting to sit with a random lady who she thought was Julz ("But she had a red purse too!!!") 

- The muni station and none of the lanes working to get through.  How do we get home?!?!

- Some poor guy getting yelled at by the mean Muni lady.  "Do you see that thing up there?!?! It's like an emergency stop - would you drive through one of those too?!????"  I don't think the guy understood one word of what she said.

Awwwwwwwww....OUR circle photo. Whoo Hoo! :D
 

- Sitting on Muni with the two 18 year old kids so high they couldn't stand up

- The long hill back up to Jillian's house after walking all day

- The obligatory circle photo.....with only us three girls :D

Magic_MNJ says:
Hi Erin,

Interesting to read, must have been really fun. Could learn about my hometown ;-)
Take care
Posted on: May 29, 2008
portia says:
great blog, it's so fun and funny! Glad you had a wonderful time all around.
Posted on: May 28, 2008
mellemel8 says:
OMG too effing funny. jilly needs chopsticks lessons :)
Posted on: May 26, 2008
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Julz and Jillian on the Muni :D
Julz and Jillian on the Muni :D
My first Muni Ride!
My first Muni Ride!
Me and Julz! :D
Me and Julz! :D
Me, David, Julz, and Sal
Me, David, Julz, and Sal
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OMG..had to snap a shot of Sal tex…
OMG..had to snap a shot of Sal te…
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David enjoying his chocolate velv…
YIKES! Watch out cupcake
YIKES! Watch out cupcake
Jillian, David, Julz, and Me in Gh…
Jillian, David, Julz, and Me in G…
Cheers!! :D
Cheers!! :D
Giovanni...we saw this and thought…
Giovanni...we saw this and though…
Beautiful Sunset and Golden Gate B…
Beautiful Sunset and Golden Gate …
Awwwwwwwww....OUR circle photo.  W…
Awwwwwwwww....OUR circle photo. …
Jillys sketchy neighborhood! LOL
Jilly's sketchy neighborhood! LOL
Smiles for our free ride!! Whoo We…
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Some of our Dim Sum
Some of our Dim Sum
Julz and Jillian
Julz and Jillian
More Dim Sum
More Dim Sum
Jilly eating her shrimp...with no …
Jilly eating her shrimp...with no…
Mr. Sal - Sin City Traveler
Mr. Sal - Sin City Traveler
Me, David, and Julz
Me, David, and Julz
Uhhh, passing Jilly her salty shri…
Uhhh, passing Jilly her salty shr…
Jillian has a fascination of takin…
Jillian has a fascination of taki…
Our first drink! :D Cheers....Agua
Our first drink! :D Cheers....Agua
Gee, Jillian..why are you laughing…
Gee, Jillian..why are you laughin…
Da Mango Pudding
Da Mango Pudding
BUSTED....Jillian doing what she d…
BUSTED....Jillian doing what she …
Enjoying my mango pudding
Enjoying my mango pudding
I know that crackberry is in your …
I know that crackberry is in your…
Jillian acting silly at the restau…
Jillian acting silly at the resta…
Hey Sal! Lookie here!!!
Hey Sal! Lookie here!!!
Mmmm...cupcakes - note the LAST ch…
Mmmm...cupcakes - note the LAST c…
Mmmm...more cupcakes
Mmmm...more cupcakes
The girls cupcakes...and Julz red …
The girls cupcakes...and Julz red…
Mmmmm..........
Mmmmm..........
Karas Cupcakes Spokesmodel
Kara's Cupcakes Spokesmodel
Watch out...Do I have white stuff…
Watch out..."Do I have white stuf…
Julz first bite......
Julz first bite......
Sal is also a spokesmodel for Kara…
Sal is also a spokesmodel for Kar…
Another shot of Sal enjoying his c…
Another shot of Sal enjoying his …
Uuuuh, Jillians new job - Purse r…
Uuuuh, Jillian's new job - Purse …
Sal, Julz, David, and me at the Gh…
Sal, Julz, David, and me at the G…
Sal and David in Ghiradelli Square
Sal and David in Ghiradelli Square
Jillians new ride
Jillian's new ride
OMG! Dali exhibit..had to take thi…
OMG! Dali exhibit..had to take th…
Welcome to the Buena Vista
Welcome to the Buena Vista
Mmmmmmm, Irish coffee!!!
Mmmmmmm, Irish coffee!!!
Uh oh, I know where this is going
Uh oh, I know where this is going
Sal and his Irish coffee mustache
Sal and his Irish coffee mustache
David and Julz
David and Julz
What are you doing with your hand …
What are you doing with your hand…
Sal and Jilly...hurry up and catch…
Sal and Jilly...hurry up and catc…
All gone :(
All gone :(
Me and David
Me and David
Round two of Irish Coffees...For J…
Round two of Irish Coffees...For …
Jillian and David as we all say ou…
Jillian and David as we all say o…
Jillian made me do that!! HA HA
Jillian made me do that!! HA HA
With the panda statue in Fisherman…
With the panda statue in Fisherma…
Fishermans Wharf
Fishermans Wharf
Where we ate dinner
Where we ate dinner
Me and Julz in the crowd
Me and Julz in the crowd
Metal man!!!
Metal man!!!
Pier 39
Pier 39
Ohhhhh, I want to ride the horsey
Ohhhhh, "I want to ride the horsey"
Partaking in Jillians silly reque…
Partaking in Jillian's silly requ…
Looking back towards the Golden Ga…
Looking back towards the Golden G…
Alcatraz
Alcatraz
A closer shot of the Golden Gate
A closer shot of the Golden Gate
This is one of my favorite pics Ji…
This is one of my favorite pics J…
Us girls! :D
Us girls! :D
Why cant we have friends with boa…
Why can't we have friends with bo…
The California sea lions
The California sea lions
Sea Lions and looking back at Ghir…
Sea Lions and looking back at Ghi…
Welcome to Pier 39!
Welcome to Pier 39!
Sea lions and off towards the GG B…
Sea lions and off towards the GG …
The two sea lions fighting for the…
The two sea lions fighting for th…
Another beautiful shot Jillian took
Another beautiful shot Jillian took
The little guy is stuck!
The little guy is stuck!
View back into Ghiradelli Square a…
View back into Ghiradelli Square …
Got an itch?
Got an itch?
Here little guy!
Here little guy!
The only sea lions we can get clos…
The only sea lions we can get clo…
So cute!!!
So cute!!!
This is where we ate dinner
This is where we ate dinner
I wanted to take one home!! LOL
I wanted to take one home!! LOL
Julz Filet Mignon
Julz Filet Mignon
Jillians Crab Au Gratin
Jillian's Crab Au Gratin
Uh, yes I am texting...and NO, Jam…
Uh, yes I am texting...and NO, Ja…
Cheers to my partner in wine, Joy,…
Cheers to my partner in wine, Joy…
My Dungeness Crab...mmmmmm
My Dungeness Crab...mmmmmm
Julz! Watch out...looks like a bal…
Julz! Watch out...looks like a ba…
Poor crab leg! LOL
Poor crab leg! LOL
Enjoying my crab and vino
Enjoying my crab and vino
Something tells me that diet coke …
Something tells me that diet coke…
My Jillian happy dance imitation
My Jillian happy dance imitation
One of our cool waiters at dinner.
One of our cool waiters at dinner.
Jillians sign...and look my head …
Jillian's sign...and look my head…
A series of some of the most beaut…
A series of some of the most beau…
The Cannery in Ghiradelli
The Cannery in Ghiradelli
Ghiradelli Square
Ghiradelli Square
Yeah...my pole adventures as I alm…
Yeah...my pole adventures as I al…
OMG...dont ask. It was out attemp…
OMG...don't ask. It was out attem…
BABs at sunset
BABs at sunset
Welcome to Karas Cupcakes!
Welcome to Kara's Cupcakes!
Cupcakes...round two!!!
Cupcakes...round two!!!
My raspberry one...mmmmmm
My raspberry one...mmmmmm
The last cupcakes standing :D
The last cupcakes standing :D
Awww, sad Jilly as her chocolate c…
Awww, sad Jilly as her chocolate …
Its not chocolate velvet but did …
It's not chocolate velvet but did…
Hanging by the bathroom! LOL
Hanging by the bathroom! LOL
Jillian suprising me as I come out…
Jillian suprising me as I come ou…
Julz and I working our corner.....…
Julz and I working our corner....…
The Trolley cars by Ghiradelli Squ…
The Trolley cars by Ghiradelli Sq…
Had to stop by the Disney Store in…
Had to stop by the Disney Store i…
Jillians cab pictures....notice s…
Jillian's cab pictures....notice …
Hmmm, again she is missing! LOL
Hmmm, again she is missing! LOL
Oh look, there we are! LOL
Oh look, there we are! LOL
Uhhh, hes part of each of us! :D
Uhhh, he's part of each of us! :D
I left my heart in San Francisco
I left my heart in San Francisco
Jillian.....awwwww, how cute!
Jillian.....awwwww, how cute!
Me and Julz.....
Me and Julz.....
OPEN! OPEN! OPEN! Wahhh..they were…
OPEN! OPEN! OPEN! Wahhh..they wer…
Another heart in Union Square
Another heart in Union Square
Julz and Tyra
Julz and Tyra
The arrival of the fire dept!
The arrival of the fire dept!
There is the burning culprit (the …
There is the burning culprit (the…
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