Weekly Happiness

Considering that almost 100% of this past week was spent in San Francisco, there’s not going to be much else covered in this week’s happiness post. I had a wonderful trip, and I will go more into detail about San Francisco tomorrow. But for now you can check out these little moments and my write-up of the Ex Postal Facto events.

And yes, it’s Wednesday! That means that it’s time for the weekly photo contest. Today, I’m asking you to take a picture of something with stripes. Sometime today, take a picture and upload it to social media (FacebookTwitter, and Instagram are all fine). Be sure to tag me in it, so I definitely see it, and #uncustomaryart. At the end of the day, I will pick my favorite, e-mail you for your snail mail address, and you’ll get a little envelope in the mail from me! It’s pretty simple. (And yes, it’s open to non-US people.) Last week’s winner was Bonnie Jeanne.

+ a balloon mural
+ sitting next to a bounty hunter on one of my flights
+ singing “We Built This City” to people I passed on the street once I landed
+ taking a nap in Good Hotel with city noises outside
+ how beautiful city hall is lit up at night (like a rainbow!)
+ trees that look like the shrunken souls in Ursula’s cave

+ meeting Dogman
+ handing out valentines with Heidi in Golden Gate Park
+ learning how to tether (cell phone + laptop)
+ leaving a note for my amazing waitress, Dana
+ spotting yarnbombs on San Francisco’s streets
+ seeing Olek’s installation at White Walls

+ a fantastic bathroom with character in a 50’s style diner
+ getting to shop at a Blick for the first time (and on 20% off day, no less!)
+ drawing all over the paper on our table for our waiter, Omar
+ Omar saying he was going to put the paper on his fridge
+ meeting so many amazing people at Ex Postal Facto
+ soaking my feet in the bathtub while singing Hey Monday

+ Annie‘s & my bright tights
+ seeing the Full House house
+ the fact that there’s just no fast food restaurants anywhere in SF
+ helpful and friendly people
+ feeling legitimately glad to be single
+ shopping for stationery while drunk

+ beautiful ornaments and other various pieces of guerrilla art in a neighborhood called Inner Sunset
+ exploring side streets
+ flowers in full bloom in February
+ the meet and greet at Arch
+ successfully getting through my panic attack (thanks Janice, Michelle, & XPF crew)
+ Mailarta’s outfits and jewelry

+ this note taped to a store window
+ Jennie yelling at me to get in her cab like we were in an 80’s movie
+ stamping passports like crazy
+ the Whole Foods employee singing the numbers as food orders were up
+ my only complaints the whole trip being exhaustion and feet blisters
+ cherries in my drinks

+ all the photobooth strips pinned to the wall of Good Hotel
+ seeing a burlesque show
+ staying at the Cat Club after everyone went home
+ partying with the dancers (Lady Satan & Ada Lavender!)
+ them cutting my dress to expose my cleavage
+ red glitter lips

+ this installation hanging from the ceiling of the Swarovski store
+ Jes texting me to ask for Ben Franklin’s middle name
+ a fancy cushion in the elevator to the Elks Lodge
+ a super nice bartender who called me Sparkles
+ the guy who danced on stage with sunglasses for hours and hours
+ actually making mail on my trip

+ seeing this sidewalk chalk on the ground
+ Harley, his dog, and his cigar
+ Skooter taking off his clothes for the webcam
+ free postcards at the French place we had our last dinner at
+ the smell of Sophie’s Crepes
+ the XPF panels of the original mail artists

+ this gingerbread-esque house in a cute candy store called Buttons
+ the most relaxing plane ride home (no one sat next to me!)
+ hanging out with Brad, Jason, Mike, and Dave in Fells Point
+ the Russian lady screaming and cussing in the street at 2 am
+ cathartic cries triggered by nostalgic smells
+ beginning to get settled, organized, and unpacked
+ seeing Bug!

What’s on your happy list this week?

PS – Don’t forget that this weekend is the Selfie Flashmob! You can participate from wherever you are! Please RSVP on the Facebook page if possible.