Thursday, July 16, 2009

Neetzy Sightings in the Cali State

I decided it was time for me to "come out" and show my chubby self in the midst of one of the most beautiful cities in the U.S. of A. This is my husband's touristy shot from the cable car. I love the way the hilly streets appear to dissolve into the bay.
Sneak peak of my daughters and herchubbyself at the cable car stop. We bought the all day "Muni" pass and wanted to get our money's worth. We are waiting for the cable car to take us to breakfast at the Buena Vista. We read somewhere that they served a special crab Eggs Benedict.

Is it coincidental that the placard on the cable car said "Weird"? Unfortunately the Buena Vista did not open until 9:00 a.m. (These California people must sleep late). We decided to go to the Boudin Bakery for Sourdough and croissants.

We took our sacks of sourdough and walked the Wharf area. My brother told me there were lots of California sea lions on Pier 39. We were not disappointed! Katie, do get down there to see the sea lions! They are quite amusing. Dive you must insist that Katie take you when you come to Cali. They have taken up residence at this particular pier. They are loud and adorable at the same time.

Neetzy with her "little" brother (a full time California resident of 15 years). Please note the Phillies cap. (Yay Phillies!)
By the way, I never did lose that 10 pounds. I wasn't going to post a photo of me until that happened. I was hoping that would happen before I turned fifty. I have one and a half months. It does not look good. I do not eat fast food. I do not each much junk food. I go to the gym as much as possible. I am definitely not motivated to starve myself. I am taking my last graduate class. WTF. Love me as I am or not at all.


Katie said...

Neetzy these photos of you are great! You look fabulous (and I can say that because I met you in person!) so I'm not going to listen to you try and tell me otherwise. I also like the sea lions and cable car (and yes I'll take Dive to see the barking SF residents AND will buy an all-day muni pass so we can ride the cable cars for hours). I'm so glad you had fun in SF. More photos please!

Janelle Goodwin said...

Neetzy, I'm so glad you "came out" because we can see how beautiful you really are!

I've so enjoyed seeing your California photos. It makes me want to go there to see the sea lions and ride the cable car. Yes, more photos please!

dive said...

I love you as you are, Neetzy.
Hell, you look great!
I can't wait to get to San Francisco and do the "Neetzy Tour", though I hope to spend a bit more time with Katie than you managed. Hee hee.

Now you've come out (or rather come IN to the Blogville social club), I hope to see more of you in future posts.

neetzy said...


You are too kind! I'm sure you and Dive will find lots of "other" things to do as well.

Thanks so much. This was a rare photo of me that didn't look horrible! That's the only reason I posted it.

Thanks good friend. I'm sure Katie will give you the full tour and then some!

brian eppley said...

I sense your excitement to be in California! What a change from Pa. right? Everywhere you look could be a painting. Love the photos!

neetzy said...


Thanks! It was truly refreshing to get out of PA. The natural beauty was truly inspiring. I can't wait to get out and paint. I should have some time now. I finish my final class for my masters' degree TOMORROW!

Shazza said...

Hey Sis - I love that photo of you, I think you look fabulous!

See you on Saturday for the Phillies game!