Spam + Nativity fusion? Awesome.

spangerFor Christmas my family and I went over to Brendan’s family’s house. The theme was Hawaiian, and what is more Hawaiian than SPAM?! Hawaii and Guam consume the largest amount of SPAM per capita of any place in the world. To celebrate this, we decided to sculpt a Spanger out of Spam and Velveeta. The smell was horrific, but the final product interesting!

Zombie Pub Crawl

If I get married, this better happen to me! (p.s. I'm in the lower right-hand corner.. I'm looking a little gray)

Here in Minneapolis every first Saturday of October all the zombies come out of their cracks, suit up, and come together for the annual zombie pub crawl. The event commences in Gold Medal Park at 3PM and from there craziness ensues! This year there were an estimated 600-700 zombies, but only 2 arrests! Among the crowd were 2 Abe Lincolns, a couple of ninja zombies, a girl who died on a Disney ride, 2 postal workers, 1 Borat, and 1 drowned man (unfortunately, he was not a victim of the river killer.. or at least he “couldn’t remember what the killer looked like..” whatever that means).

As if that is not enough to make you fall immediately in love with this event, there is a Pirate Pub crawl (much smaller.. and ahem lamer..) that takes place on the same day every year in the same general area. Imagine.. a neighborhood inundated with pirates and zombies. Heaven.

In the end, my roommates and I ended up making the front page of the Pioneer Press as we has our photo shot with a lucky wedding party that had decided to show up.

Mr. T monument…

A perfect example of the quirky people that live here in San Francisco… Some guy made and collected dolls of Mr. T. A bar in the Tenderloin (one of the sketchier neighborhoods of San Francisco) put them on display for a short while by pinning them up on their wall. Preston took pictures of the whole event, and you can see them by clicking here.

Whew! Its been a fast couple of weeks!

So.. I haven’t posted in awhile.. but to sum up the last few weeks I have

delorespark.jpgGone to 1 horse race and lost $18 but got a free t-shirt! “Run” 1 crazy “race” called bay-to-breakers in which 50,000 people throw tortillas, dress up in crazy costumes, build floats (usually having to do with carrying a kegger), and drink heavily

Rolled down 2 hills in a park (this park in fact..)

Eaten burritos 3 times in Delores Park (see Left) and gone to 3 awesome concerts (Mason Jennings, Manu Chao, and Afrodesiac–a brass band with African influence)

Gone to at least 4 of the 578 taquerías within 4 blocks of my apartment. (A taquería is pretty much kicks the shit out of all other Mexican restaurants.. and its fast food style.)

Attended 5 different different events in 1 day.. namely the Mission Carnival parade and festival, an awesome designer fair in Hayes Valley, Opera in the Park, and drank 5 drinks at local bars in the mission.. (does that count?)

So thats about it for the last few weeks.. =) I’m lookin’ forward to my parents coming in a few weeks!