The advantages of not being the one WEARING the lampshade
I love it when the city is quiet. Especially the raucus neighborhoods that are usually wall-to-wall people. That generally means being there at the crack of dawn, before most people are up and about. I’m not a morning person, so I rarely see that side of this city, but occasionally I stir bright and early, and get to see my city during such a lull.
This week involved getting an early (for me) start in picking up a UHaul truck and trekking down to Newark to clear out a storage unit. It was going to be a long day of manual labor, and I promised my ‘help’ that I’d carbo-load them in anticipation. We headed to the Pork Store on 16th, where my good friends Bacon and Sausage are known to throw a good party. I anticipated the worst, waiting list wise, it being a weekend morning precious few days before a major holiday and all, but to my great surprise, the joint was nearly empty. We nestled right in, tucked into a Tasty Nest, and I enjoyed TPS’s incandescent lampshade collage above the dining room.
Quiet stroll through the Mission, good food with no wait? Maybe I ought to work on that ‘morning person’ bit, after all.