I went to San Fransico with no flowers in my hair
San Francisco Travel Blog› entry 9 of 10 › view all entries
July 2nd, 2008 – by: goldfishflosser
Then we swapped buses, leaving nothing but patches of sweat behind.
Overall the journey took nine hours which not only put a knot into my spine, but also allowed me to have some fantastic conversations. E.I. with this amazing woman of Italian descent, who had been a film director, model, geographer and now was working as an English teacher at a University.
When I finally got out of the bus, and life started to fill my limbs again, I called Jenn, the friend of my trav-buddy Heather, and appointed volunteer for putting me up for a few nights because of Heather’s sudden illness. Jenn didn’t know me; I didn’t know her and I guess that at this very moment we were both hoping to meet someone bearable at least.
Jenn approached me “Excuse me, are you Ragnar?” I looked at her with a startled expression: “Uhm.
We got into her car and I asked her to find the nearest restaurant (I was starving). Despite having a lot of small talk quite frankly it took us a while to really warm up with each other. After all I was some stranger with a German-British accent, intending to stay at her house for the next three nights. So I really did understand Jenn’s caution. (It didn’t help that I mentioned dungeons and sex-slaves within the first 5 minutes. Hahaha! Sorry, I just couldn’t help it. Naughty me.)
In the restaurant (Japanese) we met Jenn’s housemates Matt, Steve and one of their friends called Fran.
Eventually, I entered Jenn’s, Matt’s and Steve’s house which would be my home for the next three days. I was impressed by Steve’s DJ equipment, by Matt’s philosophic considerations and by Jenn’s luxurious shower with the most powerful and perfect stream of hot water on this planet.
We decided to go out for a relaxed drink or two and ended up in this posh place, which name I have forgotten.
I finished the night by crashing on three big square pillows and aligned them as a kind of surprisingly comfortable mattress on the floor of the living room.
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