For many, Christmas Day is all about the big man upstair's son—or, more to the point, it's all about this nightmare—but for a chosen few, it's just another day off from work. If you're not taking part in the time-honored tradition of gaudy holiday hysteria and early AM gifting under the tree, here are a few choice ways to spend that day in San Francisco.
Did you ever see Web Therapy with Lisa Kudrow? You really should if you haven't—improvised 15 minute online episodes, all over web chat, with Kudrow playing a self-absorbed, ethically-challenged, not-so-licensed psychotherapist. The series was, in a word, brilliant. (Watch them all here; the ones with Julia Louis-Dryfus are excellent.) Well, that ostensibly zany premise, minus the questionable therapy, is now a reality.
God bless the great state of California. We can take any ethnic food and add our oh-so-typical thumbprint to it. Enter the breakfast burrito, not just for dinner anymore! We took something native to Mexico and slapped it with eggs, cheese, and avocado and—voila—burrito ou can eat for breakfast. And here are a few of our favorites in San Francisco.
And do we even need it, what with that gorgeous new eastern span?
Provided we're not all underwater at this point, here are a few choice things to do in San Francisco on this very, very rainy day. (Reminder: Be sure to check weather warnings before heading out.)
First, tell me a bit about yourself:
Well, my name is Travis Jensen. I’m a 35-year-old photographer living and working in San Francisco. I moved to The City from Milwaukee nearly two decades ago, fresh out of high school with $800 cash, a duffle bag, and a skateboard. That’s it. I’ve been here ever since.
Like many sensitive boys thrust into that snake pit known as middle school, San Francisco corps de ballet member Myles Thatcher, who just won a life-altering mentorship under Bolshoi Ballet Director Alexei Ratmansky through the Rolex Mentor & Protégé Arts Initiative, yearned to participate in something athletic that didn’t involve pigskins or touchdowns.
Sporting finds for dudes.
Unlike Stephen Sondheim or Rodgers and Hammerstein, 1980s pop icon Cyndi Lauper, who conceived the score to 2013’s Tony Award–winning Kinky Boots, uses her iPhone to record songs. “If an idea jumps into my head while I’m walking down the street, I whip out my phone to sing and record it. I never want to lose a great idea,” says Lauper.
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