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Birthday Trip- Part 3! “San Francisco Bai”

Me and Golden Gate. We're tight.

So I was flying out of New Orleans, and headed to San Fran, with one connection in Denver.  I was a little nervous, due to my ridiculous experience coming to NOLA.

This is when my 2nd issue with flying happened….  So it took quite a while to get through check in, and I was a little worried that I wouldn’t make the boarding.  Well I cut it close, but all was fine.  Flights were good, lay over- good.  I land in San Fran, and I’m waiting for my bag and it just doesn’t come.  5 bags unclaimed, and none of them were mine.  So I go to customer service and they said my bag didn’t even leave NOLA.  IT DIDN’T EVEN MAKE THE PLANE.  Wtf?  No worries though, it will be in San Fran by 11pm, they’ll drop it off in the am.

11am rolls around (the next day), and still no luggage.  I call and they said I was picking it up.  Right.  So that’s why we left a delivery address, so I can pick it up.  They said it will be out in the next couple hours.  3 hours go by, no bag.  I call again.  It’ll be out between 2 and 5. (it’s now 3).  430 rolls around.  No bag.  I call again.  It’ll be sometime between 2 and 6.  530 rolls around (still no bag) and they call me saying it’ll be between 5 and 11.  11PM!!!!! I waisted a whole day waiting for friggen luggage!  My birthday none the less!  I haven’t showered in …..like 36 hours (what’s the point when you don’t have clean clothes?!), and Bai doesn’t have clothes that fit me!  Well the baggage shows up at 10pm.  Awesome.  That was United Airlines people.  United!  Note to self.  Don’t fly with United.  To make matters worse, Bai was out for about 5 hours in the afternoon, so I had to use my cell phone.  $43.00 worth of calling plus a checked bag charge of 25 American for a bag that was missing for over 24 hours. FU United.

Ok, on to the trip.  Bai really told you most of the highlights, so I don’t really have much to add…. well ok there’s a bit.

  1.   I LOVE California.  I think this is a place I could live.  Not that I’m moving there, but if I had to move to the states for whatever reason, I would like to live there.  It’s so sunshiney, and warm, and clean.  (Well where I was!)
  2. San Francisco has lots of hills.  These hills are huge.  You don’t really understand how big they are until you walk up, and then down them.  Seriously.  We walked up Hyde Street on our way to the crookedest street in the world, and honestly I made Bai stop about 5 times to catch my breath.  I know I’m not in fantastic shape, but this was ridiculous.  On our last day I actually made Bai change the location of our dinner, so we could avoid walking up a hill.  Seriously.
  3. There’s lots to do in and around San Fran.  Bai doesn’t live right in San Fran, but it was about 45 minutes away, which is nothing.  Traffic I’m told can be a bitch, but so is traffic in the Toronto corridor.  You can hike at one of the MANY National Parks in the area, there are many touristy shops, you can visit lots of monuments/places of interest (i.e. the Full House house which Bai did not mention, but I will post pictures of below!), there are lots of diverse places to eat and visit in San Fran, there’s Napa Valley (which will be first on my list next time I visit!), and these are just a few of the things you can/see! 
  4. It really helps visiting a place when you’re with a “local”. 🙂  Yay for not getting lost!
  5. I LOVE California.

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Oh, a couple funny stories that Bai did not mention. 

  • When the server brought us the boot full of beer, he didn’t know Bai and I were splitting it, so he actually looked at me and said, “Don’t die.”  Awesome.
  • Okay, I can’t actually remember the other thing I wanted to say.  Shoot.  Alright, when I think of it, I will post it.  Man, that’s annoying!

Alright, that’s it for now!

Hope you enjoyed part 3 of my trip.  There’s no more left.

If you forget what else Bai and I were up to in the greater San Fran area, check out his blog posts:

Stay classy San Diego.

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Bad Photos and Bai Signing off …

The Bai Train is approaching it’s final destination, and I’d like to personally thank you all for coming along for the ride! Erin should be just taking to the air right about now, and is on her way back to Canada.

In case you missed this week, here’s what went on:

I hope that I’ve entertained you all, since I had big blogging shoes to fill. The blog duties return to Erin and I get to say my farewell. However, not before posting some awful pics that happened over the course of the week AND a video of Erin.

We all take bad pictures. They’re unavoidable. Much like a train wreck though, we can’t look away. They’re so gruesome, yet so compelling to keep. It all starts off when someone takes a self portrait of themselves, trying to capture the fact that they’re at some place where you’re not, and have that place be in the background while they put on their false smile for the picture. If that wasn’t bad enough, someone has to go and be aware that you’re taking an already poor excuse for a picture, and make it worse by doing this:

Two please!

… also props to the ugly ass shades in this pic. 🙂

Next we have the pic that “takes itself”. I’m not sure I believe in that excuse. Last I checked, cameras don’t function without a person pressing the button.

"I'd like to ... ass-k ... you a question ..."

Erin: Whoops! My camera just took a picture of your ass Bai, all by itself!

Bai: Sure it did …

Then there are those pictures where you have to put on a stupid hat. More stupidly, you agree to put on said hat, and then take direction on how to pose/stand for the proceeding picture to be taken. Even worse is when the camera woman can’t explain to you that you need to lean forward because you’re out of the frame with the hat on! After several minutes of being directed poorly AND laughed at (because you’re wearing a silly hat), the result is this:

"Does the shark look like it's eating my head?!?" - Bai

Everyone loves balloon animals and creations right? Well, have you ever seen a Ariel from Disney’s Little Mermaid in balloon form? Even better, have you stopped a child carrying one just to take a picture of it, with a proud mom looking on? Most importantly though, when did Ariel get so busty?

Hey Ariel, do you have a permit for those guns?

Lastly we have the ever popular … take a picture while someone is talking picture. Not only does it make them look silly, everyone will ask “Was Bai drunk in this picture?!

No caption required.

As a special treat, I have a video of Erin playing her Zumba Fitness game for the Wii that she bought while she was here. Truth be told, she’s already a Zumba pro, which is why she knows the steps, but seriously, it looks ridiculous. Also of note, I already know I laugh like a monkey. I had to upload this to YouTube and link it to you, since embedding video on this blog site isn’t free. Please note that it’s unlisted, so the only way to view this video is via the link posted here. If Erin wants it to be public, I’ll change it.

Erin plays Zumba Fitness – Bai laughs – Leela stands around and sniffs the floor

 

And with that my friends, I take my leave. Thank you again for coming along with me on the Bai Train! Adios!

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San Francisco Bai

Oh my, I MISSED a post! Crap. Well that’s pretty much because on Saturday we were all over the place! So I guess that means … DOUBLE POST DAY!

Saturday started early, we were up at 8:00am or so to head off to San Francisco. We left my apartment at 8:30, went to my office to print of some tickets for our Alcatraz adventure, which took a seemingly excruciatingly long time to print. Starbucks pit stop. THEN we were off. But of course, we were supposed to be there between 9:30 – 9:50am … which of course, we arrived at 9:55am and just barely made it in line on time to jump onto the ferry to Alcatraz. Also of note, is the $55 parking ticket I got for being in a hurry and not filling the meter. Curses!

The Rock!

We went on what was called the “Six Hat Tour”, which had a park ranger talk for an hour, putting on various hates and taking on a different personality with each hat. It was very informative and we were fortunate enough to get this specific ranger because it was his last day, and we were his last group. Why was he leaving? Beats me, I didn’t ask him. 😛

After the hat tour, we went inside the prison and took the 45 minute audio tour, which is great. Erin locked me up.Well deserved I’m sure, but only for a few minutes … definitely not long enough.

No beer and no tv make Homer go crazy ...

A few hours later, we found ourselves on Pier 39, which is famous for some reason or other that I’ve long forgotten. All I tend to remember is that it’s famous and it’s a tourist trap, so I should take my friends there. There’s a store there called “Krazy Hats” or something like that, so how could we resist? Upon entering, I immediately determined that these hats were not “Krazy” at all. Most were baseball caps, which are clearly NOT “Krazy”. There were a few interesting hats, but none even close to being “Krazy”. So instead, I told Erin to put on a Harry Potter hat of some Sort (hah see what I did there? No not yet? Check the pic) and took a picture. I then proceeded to tell her that Harry Potter is stupid, and she looked as if I had just ripped out her intestines.

The "Sorting Hat"? More like the "Harry Potter sucks" hat. 🙂

Pier 39 also has a super old, but working Carousel …

It may be old, but it still works! (That's what she said!)

… and sea lions!

Moving on we hiked up Hyde street, detoured over to Ghirardelli Square, back to Hyde and stopped at Lombard street, which for those of you who don’t know, is the Crookedest Street in the World. Though throughout this whole ordeal of hiking up Hyde street, I discovered that Erin HATES walking up hills. Hyde is pretty steep. 😀

Yep ... that's pretty crooked alright!

Now we begin the night festivities. However, I really don’t have much to say other than we went to suppenkuche, and that the food and drink was excellent. I’ll let the picture sequence do the talking!

DAS BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fact: Beer tastes better when you drink it from a boot!

Delicious German food to go with our beer.

Halfway there! Oh, also, Hi Friends! <waves>

Gotta drink every last drop! (That's what she said! Yes, again!)

Victory!

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How to dress … when you have to go to a place where they ask you questions …

Welcome back! I’m still your host, Tyrannosaurus-Bai. Bringing you non-stop blogging goodness for the week. Now, we all know Erin’s birthday was yesterday. She celebrated it by laying in bed most of the day, waiting for her lost luggage to arrive, while I was off at an appointment. While I currently can’t speak of what the appointment was, I can tell you that I had to be dressed quite sharply. Sadly, because Erin was in bed, I don’t have a pic of the end result, but that’s probably a good thing. Had you all seen me looking so good, the Internet would have imploded.

We’re going to do this in a different fashion though. I’m going to post this Memento style – from ending to beginning. If you haven’t seen Memento, you probably should. I saw it many years ago, and I seem to remember it being entertaining. *shrugs*

Shooooooooooooes!!:

Chubby Cat approved shoes. Thanks Leela!

That’s right, you don’t dare have bad shoes. They complete the outfit AND ladies notice your shoes. They are quintessential in capping off the outfit like a maraschino cherry on your sundae. You may wish to have your chubby animal inspect your shoes before hand. Remember, your chubby animal knows best.

Tie:

Meet the Half-Windsor Knot ...

 

This Ladies and Gentlemen, is the Half-Windsor knot. It’s a wide, even knot good for any collared shirt. Notice how the tie colour compliments the shirt colour. Silver on sky blue. That has “Lady Killer” written all over it. Your good fashion sense and tie tying ability will not only wow the ladies, it’ll impress the corporate types, or whomever else you meet. Feel confident with that, you sir or madam, are bad ass.

Shirt:

DIE FOUL WRINKLES!

Wrinkles are the enemy. “But Bai, I don’t know how to iron a shirt! Can’t I just buy a machine wash/dry-wrinkle free super shirt?” … Sure you could … if you’re an Apple-Woman. Man up, learn how to iron your shirt pansy. Now, for those of you who are married, and somehow convince your significant other to iron your shirt, don’t brag that you got them to do it … lie! You’re WAY more manly if you can iron your own shirt. I certainly wouldn’t admit to being a lazy POS … 😉

Hair:

That looks like a fast haircut!

Just like your senior prom date … Do .. it … UP!

Slacks:

… Yeah I forgot to take a pic here. Black dress pants … ironed. You’re good. Thumbs up to you. You may also choose alternate colours like grey, or a pin-striped pant. But black is slimming, so your ass will look fantastic. “You could bounce a quarter off that ass!” they’ll say! Oh yeah, and wear a belt too!

Caffeinate up:

Awareness in a pot

Tea is just as good as coffee, except you don’t get the nasty breath. If you’re going to be answering questions, you can’t have the stank breath. However, should you not be able to man up and drink tea, you’d better have some damn good toothpaste as well as mint flavoured gum for the drive over!

Shave:

Do you know how difficult it was to take this pic?!?

A wise/crazy man once told me “Hey Bai, you can shave that!” Indeed … you CAN shave that! Which you’d better, because first impressions count! This goes for you too ladies. If your beard isn’t in tip top shape, people will notice, and your charisma level will go down, and you won’t succeed. That’s just a fact of life.

Shower:

Hey look, it's Bai in the shower takin' a pic of Bai in the shower!

You stink. Take a shower.

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Happy Birthday Erin!

Today, Erin gets two new numbers for her age! As celebration, I propose a three cheer:

Hip-hip Hurray!

Hip-hip Hurray!

Hip-hip HURRAY!

That was pretty awesome wasn’t it? I feel good about those cheers. I’ll post about our day later tonight. Here’s how the morning has started …

Denied ... on her birthday!

Erin: Leela!

Leela:

Erin: Leela, come here and cuddle.

Leela: …

Erin: Just lie down on me, then I can pet you. That’s all I want!

Leela: <annoyed look> …

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I wasn’t even supposed to be here today …

What a day! Wednesday = mundane report day! Hey I promised to post daily, I didn’t promise they’d all be winners. 😛

Today started off on the wrong foot for yours truly. I had a terrible sleep so I woke up tired, and when I’m tired, I’m clumsy. Clumsier than usual anyway. Despite it being my day off, I was up at 7am, and off to work for 8am. I had to head in for a couple hours before heading off to the San Francisco Airport to go get Erin. I was two sips into my coffee and then ended up knocking over my cup, spilling it all over my desk. Rookie mistake. The keyboard was the only victim of my accidental destruction. I didn’t think to take a picture, but it was a glorious spill.

3 hours later I was off! First thing’s first … had to gas up!

Gassin' Up!

Alright, we’re off to the races! The drive was was clear and I listened mostly to Andrew W K on the way.

Look who I found at the Airport!

Guess Who?!?!?!

However upon arriving and finding Erin, she was waiting at the Guest Services counter being told her bags hadn’t left New Orleans. Good job United! Here’s to hoping they deliver on their promise of delivery first thing tomorrow.

Pouty Face 😦

That was the end of the bad for the day though. Thus California journey with E-Rock (That’s me!) began! I do my best to come up with a song to listen to as the first song to kick off the journey. I wanted a song that will put a HUGE smile on Erin’s face, and then have her cringe immediately after. I’m jerky like that. 🙂 Knowing that Erin LOVES Britney Spears, and my love of heavy metal, I chose … this.

For lunch, we headed over to Harry’s Hofbrau for Hot Pastrami and Pulled Pork sandwiches.

Best. Hot Sandwiches. EVER!

Full of food, and in much better spirits we headed for my apartment … which consisted of watching some tv, then making a grocery shopping excursion. More tv, misc YouTube videos, brownies from scratch (yes, they’re delicious, and Erin helped), and now a movie – The Bounty Hunter … which Erin has fallen asleep to within the first 15 minutes, while I labouriously update her blog with mundane content. Though for the record, I’m more than happy to do so. Here’s a picture of Erin on the Rolls Royce of inflatable mattresses. 😀

Oh bed, you look so good!

Yes, that’s a puzzle on my table. Puzzles are Awesome, though optional, and not a requirement of Awesomeness.

Today started out poorly, but is ending on a high note. Tomorrow, I have an appointment, but I plan on documenting how to dress appropriately for such an occasion. Erin will be wandering aimlessly around the mall near my apartment. Friday we’re going to Muir Woods for redwoods and hiking. Saturday and Sunday are San Francisco days. All will be documented for your amusement.

E-Rock out.

P.S. It’s difficult to blog when the adorable fat ass of I cat I have, insists on strong arming her way into my lap.

That's some sweet spiral action I got while taking this pic

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