indeed. i met my bestie, LUZ TELLO, when we were at THE SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS. she was from SF and i thought she was the coolest and funniest thing ever. she was one of the few girlfriends i had and she really understood me and my weird self (i love her for that). she also gives the best advice, no joke.
(throwback pic from the days of art school when we ate ramen noodles everyday and lived in the SVA dorms that were haunted and infested with roaches…the good ol’ days).
recently LUZ moved back to SF and had a baby and asked me to be the god-mama. over the weekend i went to visit SF for her double baptism of my god-baby AMAYA OLIVIA her cousin ANIAH YVONNE. did i mention how much i love SF and BERKLEY. it’s soooo cozy and chill there. if i had to move to cali, it would be there!
*VIP jet blue seats! row 1, holler. i flew with ERIK. he and his twin brother KARL JUSTIN are the god-fathers. they live in nyc, but are from out there too. me and ERIK had some good jokes on the plane!
*LUZ greeted ERIK and i with home-made cupcakes.
*view from the telly, downtown near market.
*KARL and ERIK shared some tales of fist-fighting bums in SF. they warned me that they were HELLA aggressive and not like the bums in NYC.
*we took the BART to LUZ’s crib. buying this ticket was so not user friendly, but the ride was nice and carpeted.
*KARL threw up “WEST SIDE” for the california poppy…which was planted everywhere.
*AMAYA OLIVIA. i cried when i saw her for the first time. i don’t know why…but being a girl makes you cry at things like that.
*don’t be mad cuz she’s styling on ya.
*at the church for the baptism and EXORCISM? yeah, they did one and poor KARL had to hold AMAYA for that part.
*KARL, me, AMAYA and ERIK.
*KARL and pilgrim AMAYA.
*the afterparty was full of PERUVIAN FOOD!!! oh man, LUZ’S grandmother hooked it up…the ceviche was on point.
*TASHA and ERIK. she’s also besties with those guys. she was hilarious!
*LUZ made the cutest gifts. she’s super talented with things like that. she’s like the mexican peruvian MARTHA STEWART.
*”BABY NIKES ON HER FEET MAKES HER CIPHER COMPLETE”. i had to buy her some baby NIKES. they were too perfect for her.
*KAI (KARL and ERIK’s niece) and AMAYA. i took bites out of their fat baby legs!
*AMAYA and ANIAH.
*viet namese picnic back at the hotel.
*we got snacks. no fair! we don’t have these on the east coast!
*stopped at HUF on my last day and got a rad shirt.
well, i’m back home in the rotten apple. i had a nice weekend in the bay and had so many laughs my back and stomach hurt. til next time…