last week we took a fun little day trip to berkeley. lucy loved it there, from the minute we got out of the car she was just utterly entranced.
the purpose of our trip was for darin to go to our friend jamie's play put on by the inferno theater company. why didn't i go to the play too, you may ask? well i have a seven month old baby and yes, she is good, but i'm not sure she could sit quietly through an hour and a half play in close quarters. so i dropped darin off and then lucy and i headed back to telegraph.
we shopped at amoeba and buffalo exchange until meeting up with my brother mikie (yay!) who was in the bay area for the weekend as well.
it's kind of funny being in the "big city" with a baby. i was feeling vulnerable and a bit more sketched out by the berkeley scene than before. (in case you've never been there, the sidewalks are full of a ragtag homeless community of druggies, dogs, panhandlers, rebels...many of them aggressive toward passersby) there was a homeless lady calling out cackly insults and crazy talk right by where i parked my car and i felt the need to hold my arms tight around lucy in her carrier. then when i was going to pick up darin i asked my brother to walk us to our car. it turned out that joey and emily were also in berkeley visiting friends are their way to the leonard cohen concert in oakland, and we all met up at a cafe so i left lucy with em while i ran to pick up darin. even though she was in such trusted, good hands, i was still nervous! it had to do with the crazy energy of telegraph avenue. but if was fun hanging out at cafe mediterraneum having baklava and coffee drinks and beers.
lucy felt like such a beatnik.
finally getting to meet brittney! one of her biggest fans on instagram :)
but most exciting of all was getting to hang out with mikie, who we don't see as often since he lives in LA, and who makes lucy feel like a star.
as well as his sweet lady marisa, who charmed lucy with a kiss...
it was a great day; i got some cute vintage stuff at buffalo exchange and some board books for lucy at shakespeare and co. plus we had the new bonnie prince billy to listen to all the way home. lucy slept on the drive and we felt like an adventuresome little family, talking quietly in the car and driving through the dark valley, getting home late.
(sorry there's no pictures of me in this post, i have to get better at handing someone my camera and making them take pictures...it is odd to feel this obligation to my blog readers but somehow i do...i should show up in person too, as if to prove i was there, haha!)