Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Parker here...Foodie Fun with Grammy


Me again! Yup. It is time for a Parker Post. Grammy came to visit and it was a wild food extravaganza few days. When Grammy got off the plane she looked a bit frozen. She had to thaw a bit before she came to life. So after she came in we went for Mexican food because she said the weird place she lives doesn't really have any good stuff. So day one was spent mostly with Grammy just hugging and kissing me.


It was my first ride on BART.


Luckily, mom and dad figured out somewhere to go with the old gal so that she wouldn't squish me to death with her kisses. We went to the Ferry Building and to the Farmers Market. Grammy kept talking about wanting to find Hog Jowls to make something with. She is a little odd. She is really hung up on this Charcutepalooza thing.


She also bought this weird mushroom thing. She wants to grow her own. I think that they might be "Silly mushrooms" and not shiitake's. I mean WHO takes something like this in their suitcase home with them? I love her anyhow though. She buys me toys and lets me drool on her. She taught me how to stick my tongue out at her and it made mom and dad sorta mad. It was funny. Grammy is Koo Koo.


Grams got weepy when she saw Acme bread. She acts like there isn't yeast where she comes from. I dunno, she was scarfing it down like it was her last chance.


She then accousted some guy named Chris Cosentino. He is some meat guy. She asked HIM where to get hog jowl but the place that he suggested didn't have them. Grammy got a meat cone instead. I rather have an ice cream cone myself. She got this at Boccalone


She really loved this place.


Grammy kept looking at the Bay and mumbling something about not going home. Mom encouraged this idea.


Mom must take after Grammy because she was excited about this meat too. We walked around some and then dad had a great idea. He thought that we should all go Vodka tasting. *I* am too young but Grammy is a drunk so he thought she would like it.


We went to Hangar One. I don't know who those two ladies are. Grammy takes crappy pictures and THAT is why she will never ever be famous or win anything. She is really nice though.


I liked this weird looking thing in the vodka. It is called Buddha Fingers.


This is what dad and Grammy tasted. Mommy just took sips of theirs.


Then the old gal thought it would be funny to put me in a martini glass. Mom really didn't want to but she was being nice and did it for Grammy.

Lots more happened but Grammy is kind of a loser when it comes to taking pictures. Dad made chili for Grammy and mom and Grammy loved it. We all went to the Antique thingy and walked around for hours. Mom took Grammy to go see a concert and dad stayed home with me. Then Grammy had to leave all too soon.


Grammy looks like crap in this picture but I have to tell you that the two of us have a special kind of thing going. I have a feeling I am going to get anything I want out of her.


  1. Ohhh Janis!!! This was so sweet...What a special time you must have had! I can only imagine how hard it must have been to leave! Parker is a Doll!! And you saw Chris Cosentino?1?! Thank You so much for sharing it with us!

  2. I loved this!!! Of course, any post with Parker I love. I'm his biggest, non-family fan. The last picture made me teary-eyed because it was just so sweet.

    I'm with Laurie up there...you talked to Chris Consentino????Wow! that's too cool. What a great tour. thanks for sharing fabulous grammy!

  3. Parker - you got one heck of a Grammy! :)

  4. So funny. Glad you enjoyed a trip back home. Definitely better weather than here.


  5. Oh boy Parker, you just are the darn cutest!

    And your Grammy is pretty darn cool, too!

  6. Oh how cute! No surprise why you love Parker so much. He is just adorable!

  7. Awwww. I just want to smoosh those cheeks. No wonder he's got grammy wrapped around his little finger!
    Sounds like it was a wonderful visit. This makes me want to visit San Fran even more than I already do (and I already really really really want to go there)

  8. Awww, I am so happy for you, that you had such a great time~I enjoyed your post, I was happy and sad for you, all at the same time. Good news, it was 55 degrees up here in lil ole Brattleboro, Vermont~Only way is up Janis. Greener pastures are on the horizon~and farmer's markets, not the caliber of San Fran, but hopeful just the same. Happy Valentine's Day Grammy <3

  9. How fun! We're headed there in July and would appreciate any tips!

  10. As funny as you are in everything you write...this was a special post that just touched and warmed my heart. That last picture is precious :) I am glad that you had such a nice trip Janis.

  11. How fun! We're headed there in July and would appreciate any tips!