Friday, October 30, 2009

Home and Garden; Oakland Edition

We found a great place right in north Oakland, in easy biking distance to all the places we need to go (including the famed Berkeley Bowl!). Allison got a job working at a cute boutique in Berkeley. Jon's still searching for that perfect job (i.e. anything). So here's some photos of our stuff!

When we moved in the backyard was a huge cat toilet. It was literally covered in cat shit. After an extensive cleanup effort, we managed to plant a decent sized garden and the plants are doing well.

The house came with a monster rosemary plant.

We weren't sure if these poppies were going to make it, but the first one bloomed this morning.

Red Burger Onions.

Dutch Cabbage.

Cabbage and Brussel Sprouts


Dexter found a new friend. Its Sally the Salamander! She's shy but we're hoping she eats some bugs.

Snap Peas.

Our extensive tracks of land.

Bedroom Door.


Hallway between Kitchen and Living Room.

Hallways with closets!

Living Room.

Living / Dining Room.

Kitchen with Antique Wedgewood Dexter.

Hallway between Bedroom and Kitchen.

Breakfast Nook with Breakfaster included!

Allison's sweet ass ride.

Jon's bike. Its made out of solid gold.

Our house is open for east coast visitation. Make a reservation today!

Monday, October 26, 2009

California Update

Overall verdict: this place is awesome.

We went to visit a biodynamic winery in Napa.

We herded pregnant goats in Sonoma.

They don't mind being sat on.

These goats fell in love with Allison.

We got front row tickets to an A's game at the Coliseum for $10.

Dot racing!

We went on a rocket boat ride around the Bay.

As you can see we had alot more fun than pretty much everyone else on the boat.

We went to see a Giant's game at At&t Park.

Probably the nicest venue outside of Fenway.

We went to my friend Mark's wedding in Tiburon.

You can see San Francisco in the background.

Next update: We found a place to live, finally have a real garden, and Allison got a job!