Andrew invited me to be his plus one for Toby & Victory’s photo scavenger hunt in SF! I was absolutely thrilled because I for -
1) get to spend time with my Papa (pup-ahh + nickname from freshman year when he would nourish me with late night rice and pork fu) who I rarely see now a days as he is a working man now
3) SF = LOVE
4) get to hang with the G.O.G. (Gaggle of Gays) – some I’ve met and some new!
My day started meeting up with my carpool in front of University Mall. Toby brought donuts <3 AND he & Victor got t-shirts made through Cafepress for the day!
We watched Will & Grace Season 2 on the drive down to Pleasant Hill Bart.
Once we arrived in Powell I made a stop into Sephora to get the holy grail of primer and eyeliner – Urban Decay’s Potion and Glide on Zero. I tried out the liner when we stopped by H&M on our way up to Union Square and it lasted all day long with no smudges! Amazing.
Me & Papa!
When everyone arrived we formed a circle and introduced ourselves. Then ice breakers!
The group was broken into four teams of six by each couple drawing a number. We got Team Four! Here was our list of photos + video challenges:
The hardest one for us but the funniest was taking a video of us cheering the next person who came out of a restaurant. We were walking and I saw a man with bags in his hand walking toward the door and notified everyone to get ready to cheer – when he came out he was pleasantly surprised and actually bowed. It was perfect.
A nice British tourist took this one for us.
Sad because no famous egg tarts for us – closed!
After we took these we realized the animal photos had to be group shots.
Another alive animal photo because we’re over achievers like that (but actually because I thought we needed three + whenever I see a bunch of pidgeons I always think of Jason Mraz’s Take Away Show for Live High). We realized the assignment said dead AND alive and even though we passed by a place with roasted duck in the window we had to settle for a picture of one.
I’m a total pro at asian poses thanks to asianposes.com (for real.)
Continuous shooting FTW! His name was Vince and he was so game.
I actually really wanted that vintage dress…forgot the name of the shop though – the icon was a black profile of a boy and girl, I believe; it seemed like a grown up Urban Outfitters.
Even though we took our sweet time and ended last – we still won! Woohoo! Go Team Four <3
A couple favorites from the other teams:
Look who we saw at the food court!
Love these two forever and ever.
Luckily I was still around when Kristen’s dinner plans got cancelled and we had a little photo shoot of our own inside Gap!
A lovely way to end the night in SF before heading back up to Davis and get some rest.
Special thanks to Andrew, Toby, Raymond & Adam for sharing your photos. I’ll add videos as soon as I get them