Erik (eriktrips) wrote,
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so I managed to get to the folsom street fair around 1:30. I had to do a little work before leaving and then of course I had to do a little dressing up.





I had bought a lovely vintage gray cotton and leather jacket yesterday so I put that on to start out with something slightly fashionable.

on the way there I saw a number of very interesting people and while there I also saw a number of interesting people but I wasn't feeling that shutterbuggy until I saw my boyfriend with a crowd gathered round him:





I was terribly disappointed that he had shaved his beard for the occasion but at least he doesn't shave his body.

also terribly disappointed that his pretty blue eyes don't show up in these squinting-into-the-sun pics.

here's one with his buddy whose name I did not catch:





as you can see my boyfriend's name is carlo and I am not the jealous type so when these two kissed I was quite happy but not quick enough with the camera to catch it.

that's pretty much the sum total of pics. it took three hours to walk five blocks and in the middle I stopped and bought this motorcycle vest that I then put on instead of the gray jacket and I felt pretty tough although I think if I can't get myself to start lifting weights again I should at least do some pushups as my arms are not really outstanding, you know?

when I came home I thought I should take after shots but only one turned out very well and yes I know it's a digital camera and you just keep shooting until you get what you want but I was sweaty and tired and thirsty and needed to go sit down.

but here's me in the motorcycle jacket vest posing for an after pic. I did get a little sun but you can't tell here because this was a very dark photo that needed much work in photoshop to make presentable and in the process I lost my sunburned nose. it's for the better, really:





now I am very hungry. I have had two slices of pizza and two cups of brown cow cream on top vanilla cherry yogurt and am thinking about a bowl of cereal to top it all off. I did not really eat much other than those things so I guess I can certainly afford the calories. I managed actually to walk around with my shirt or rather jackets completely off at times. that's quite something but I still want muscles it just hurts too much to get them. I know no pain no gain but simply summoning the energy to work past the pain is nearly impossible for me and I don't enjoy it at all. if lifting weights is torture, is it worth the buffitude?

on my way back I stopped at rei to get a replacement key ring flashlight to replace the one that mysteriously disappeared. I'll probably find it tomorrow. I was the only one in leather in there but it was not very crowded anyway. at least when I stopped at rainbow for water the people in line knew to ask me 'so how was folsom.'

it was ok. I did not try to track down anyone I knew because I knew that I was going to want to bail at some completely random time. which is not a very good reason really but you don't have to give me a very good reason to avoid the phone. any old excuse will do.

the few demos I saw were interesting at times and not at others but simply people-watching was fun enough. it's not every day that every. single. man. in. the. city. comes out dressed in fetish gear. nice to watch, that.
Tags: folsom street fair, san francisco
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