Thursday, May 10, 2012

Michaela's visit to AZ

Finally.  I am able to upload photos to my blog again.  I have experienced some difficulty the last few weeks which has delayed posting.  I wanted to have visuals to illustrate the last few months of my life.  This will be brief as I have errands to run before heading into work.
I am excited to say that I am running a 8k race on Saturday night and am considering the San Diego half since I have friends running that race.  I never need an excuse to visit San Diego.  What a treasure of a city.
Regardless....this is me and my sister, Michaela.  She spent three days with me in Phoenix and it was lovely.  Of course, I had to take her on an eatery tour of my fave spots in Phoenix even if it was brief visit.  We started our foodie venture at St. Francis.  No drinking (i know...can you believe it? )  Still, we had been up til 4 the previous night drinking wine and catching up. 
The food at St. Francis is delicious.  We shared a vegetable flatbread, french fries and the quinoa and romaine salad.  I loved every minute of it.  Talk about glorious day.  We even look happy.
Doesn't this look delicious?  I loved the addition of the avocado.
After St. Francis, we did begin the wine adventure at a few local spots that are worthy.  I could talk about her trip, ad nauseum, and so I am going to conclude it instead.  Rarely, do I have the opporunity to show her around my surroundings.  I enjoy tour guiding my city and wish I had more people to show around.  I suppose I make traveling a priority because I want to and because I can.  Well, that is, until I received another dr. bill.  It's annoying.  It feels like I am being hit over the head with things that should have been taken care of a month ago.  The best part is that I went to the surgeon's office to settle my account.  I was given an amount and I asked if that was all.  Little did I know that there would be a succession of b.s. bills to take care of a few months out.  What I mean to say is, I just want to know, up front, what I am signing off on.  Not being told, yes, you are current only to find that that it is incorrect.  Isn't there a better way to bill these things?
And, to top it off, I was ten minutes late to the parking meter in Tempe the other night.  $42 ticket.  Seriously.  That is insane.  No warning.  Just a eff u for making the mistake of parking in that downtown area.  I will not make that mistake again.  
I am glad that I can post, again, about my dining choices, wine, and friends's visits.  Celebrate, enjoy and always, Taste Life!

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