Back to the task at hand. As mentioned in a previous post, for Valentine's this year Nick booked a room at the Argonaut on Fisherman's Wharf and I got us a reservation at La Folie. As promised, I did take pictures of the room we stayed in before we messed it all up with our stuff. I am also going to make a separate post for La Folie since we remembered to take pictures of most of the dishes that were brought out.
The whole hotel is very patriotic. I didn't take a picture, but against the brick wall with the window is a large metal beam on the floor like what you would see at the edge of a ship. I thought the detailing was great, but had to be sure not to stub my toes when looking out the window.
|This sofa was surprisingly comfy and I liked how the room was set up like a little house. There is a tv directly in front of the sofa, though we turned the tv because we were being lazy and wanted to watch it from the bed.|
|Between 5:00-6:00pm they have complimentary wine tasting in the lobby. The wine wasn't that great, but hey, it was free!|
|The view from our room after it stopped raining.|
We started out for San Francisco around 11am so that we could make it there for lunch. I was so miserable when we were walking around looking for Taco's Sandwiches because of the rain, but by the time we parked and got ourselves into the hotel I was feeling less grumpy, but very food coma-y. The bed looked mighty comfy when we walked in, but Nick had asked me to take the champagne out of his bag. I took them out, put them on the desk and started to ask him if we should get some ice. When I turned around he had his phone up taking a video of me.
Me: What are you doing?
Nick: *giggle giggle*
Nick: Look in the bag.
Me: Is that Christmas wrapping?
Nick: *giggle giggle*
He got me a Kindle! A while back he had lead on that he was going to get me one, but then I thought he decided against it because he didn't say much about it afterwards and told me not to get one for myself until after I bought my phone. There it was all wrapped up in Christmas wrap and I didn't notice it. It was surprising because Nick never wraps presents, it being a waste of paper and all. I had been going back and forth on getting one for a while since I didn't think that he was going to get me one, but decided to take his advice and get my phone first. I'm glad I waited! Apparently everyone knew he was getting me a Kindle but me. He was able to keep a secret! I also wasn't sure if I wanted it because I know that this, and other similar products, are running book stores out of business. My dream of being a book publisher died a long time ago, but I still don't want to see the printed book disappear! Oh well, I have one now and love it!
I'm still learning how to use the Kindle, but I really enjoy it so far. Putting books on it was so easy I started to load more books than I could possibly handle at once on. I'm just a little confused as to how the numbering of pages and searching works. It doesn't have the normal page numbers like a book, but something called "Locations" instead. The problem with the Locations is that every time I "turn" the page the location changes, but it's not in sequential order. I will have to look into this more because I find it very confusing. Maybe I should read the manual.
All the books I so easily downloaded are public domain books. It's great because if I don't like what I'm reading I can just delete it without feeling guilty about it. Right now I'm reading Love and Friendship by Jane Austen, which is a series of letters. A big problem that I'm running into is that a lot of the books that I want to read I already have on my bookshelf but haven't read yet. I don't want to not use my new toy, but I also don't want to repurchase a book that I have already bought once. I will still continue to buy books even though I have the nifty Kindle. I just love the smell of books too much to stop buying them.