Last night was my first adventure into San Francisco since moving up here. A good friend of mine from high school recently got engaged and they decided to have an engagement dinner last night in the city. Kevin is also in town this weekend, so I was excited to spend time with him, go into the city (which is one of my favorites places in the world), and hang out with my old friend. First major lesson learned, even if accidentally, do not go on the night that the restaurant is featured on “Check, Please! Bay Area.” We attempted to eat a restaurant called Charanga, in the Mission, that apparently had been featured the same day. My friend had made reservations but it took over an hour for us to be seated, and were there for almost four hours but never received our entrees. Oh well, the appetizers and sangria were good… and the Mexican food from the taqueria down the street was good too! All in all, it was a good night despite the long wait.
In regards to grad school, I still haven’t started classes. I have orientation on Tuesday, to which I’m looking forward. I’m hoping that I will like the people in my cohort and get to know some other graduate students. I have my first TA class on Thursday and am curious as to how that will go. My classes will start the following Monday and then the work really begins! And, oh yeah, on a non-grad school note but teaching note, I might be teaching about Jacksonian Democrats to my friend’s high school history classes on Friday. That should be a new challenge, but fun! I hope to post about all these things as they happen…. but we’ll see how time permits for blogging.
Downside of having Kevin in town… football on tv!