Croquet Tournament 2015

Okay, Steven and I flamed out in defeat during Round 1 but we had a blast anyway (once they got the sprinklers turned off on the croquet field). Sarah and Jonathan were gracious hosts as ever. We drink a bit of champagne and enjoyed the lunch buffet before our stunning defeat at the hands of Keith and Andrew (Keith being a world champion croquet-er, so no surprise there!). Continue reading “Croquet Tournament 2015”

Mission Bowling

Steven invited me to join him, Devlin, and Danielle for some bowling and drinks at the 4-year-old “Mission Bowling” alley on 17th. I expected a kind of tongue in cheek hipster joint but it was, in fact, very casual and unironic. People were enjoying the full bar, having fun bowling and sitting on the couches being friendly to folks on nearby lanes. We ate outside on the patio afterwards — and it was damn good food for the price. I remember the old electronics and sheet metal warehouse that used to be in this space, but I have to admit the conversion to a bowling alley was really smart and well done. The Mission District — ever-changing but always interesting. Continue reading “Mission Bowling”