I’ve sort of been on cloud nine the last few days due to the amount of time I’ve spent with friends, listening to happy stories and being surprised by little treats that I still have a smile on my face. Yes, its Tuesday and while I know this little high might end by tonight, I’m going to take the time to enjoy the little things and write them savor them for later.
On Friday, San Francisco (as you may have heard) turned into Gotham City for one little boy’s dream. I spent my day working in the City but I spent part of that time listening to the adventures of Bat Kid on my cell thanks to Twitter. For those of you that don’t know, there was a little boy named Miles who told the Make-A-Wish Foundation that he wanted to be Batman. They answered his request and instead of getting a few hundred people to support his dream, they got over thousands.
Bat Kid stole the show Friday there is no question about it; that kid owned the Internet. I spent the whole day trying not to sob hard at my desk when I saw Miles running through town. I don’t think that he realizes how much of an inspiration he was for the city. I mean for crying out loud, he beat leukemia!! Now he’s living a dream.
I think the best thing that came out of the Internet and the adventures of Bat Kid was this photo floating around.
Yes, part of it is a cheesy quote from the Batman trilogy but to see him going with all his might, the energy that he didn’t have a year ago, enjoying a day all for him; that alone is inspiring. While I wasn’t there to see all his little adventures, my heart was there. What Friday reminded me was that not only is San Francisco an amazing city, but that the human spirit can be an amazing thing. Hundreds of thousands of people from across the city, state, country and world were here watching Miles run around, to be there for him. But the amazing thing is that people from outside of this country have been touched, shared and supported this kid as well. Everyone was in awe of him and wished him the best. They knew this kid was amazing so becuase of him we believe that people can surprise us and show love to others. So thanks, Miles, for bringing the world together.
On Saturday, Jon and I had dinner with some friends and we spent the evening laughing, eating and my personal favorite; drinking. While the theme was Thai/Cambodian, I can firmly agree that I suck at cooking anything from those countries. Our one responsibility was to bring dessert, which I thought would be easy enough, we actually brought cookies that were hard as rocks. I followed the instructions to the letter and still they didn’t turn out good at all. In the end, Jon and I saved ourselves from embarrassment with the amount of wine we bought. I had found a one liter bottle at Whole Foods for $9.99 so I decided to get two. Mind you, dinner consisted of 10 people so I thought two liters would be the perfect amount to share after dinner especially when the dinner conversation was getting good. Well, the bottles never made it to that point and were empty before dinner was served; I’m taking that as a good sign. Although our portions was a disaster, Jon and I had an amazing time and are completely looking forward to the next round. Fortunately, it’ll be something I’m familiar with Spanish tapas.
Side bar: Sorry to those who had to suffer and almost cracked a tooth from those cookies. I promise to never make them again and remember I’ve already made the worst dish so anything from here on out is a step up.
Sunday should have been a low back and stress free day, but Jon and I ended up going to see one of my favorite podcast live. You see, I’m addicted to listening to Radiolab and I heard they were performing at the Paramount Theater in Oakland. Radiolab can be described perfectly by their Facebook page, it’s a show about curiosity. Their live show dealt with endings and the ending of the dinosaurs in particular. As always, I learn so much while listening but to tie it all together was this beautiful visual show. I wasn’t sure what to expect since I had never been to a live radio show before but was completely blown away. I laughed to Jon before the show started that in a digital age where my cell phone has more technology than the first space shuttle, its kind of fun to see something that probably our grandparents were use to hearing and seeing on a daily basis. We’re not too far from the past.
This weekend did pack a punch and I’m so thrilled for every second of it. I’m still recovering from the highs and the adventure but one thing for sure is that I’m already counting down to Friday. 🙂