Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Couchsurfing Hostess Extraordinaire !

Hello My Little Chocolate Chip Cookies !

What's up ?

So this weekend I hosted my first Couchsurfer. He was from Sweden, and he stayed with me for two nights. I have always wondered what it would be like to host a complete stranger, and now I know ! Prior to this, I was hosted in Paris by three different people.

My guest wanted to stay with me because I live very close to the Sharks Stadium and he wanted to watch the hockey game. What I didn't realize was that he was coming not to cheer for our San Jose Sharks, rather the opposing team, Vancouver, because they have Swedish players. I thought it was hilarious to imagine him sitting all by himself cheering for the opposing team amongst the Sharks fans in their Jerseys. I told him to curb his enthusiasm so he wouldn't get beaten to a bloody pulp.

Anyway, on Sunday he arrived and we drove up to San Francisco. We drove to Lombard Street and took pictures, walked down to In and Out Burger and had lunch. I had to introduce him to a proper American hamburger, none of that McDonalds shit that you can get even in Sweden. While we were enjoying our burgers, I noticed that Hooters was right across from us. I told him that he would love Hooters. We were sitting next to a family with children, but that didn't deter me from explaining to him why Hooters was famous and why he would enjoy it.

So yeah, he was more than willing to go to Hooters and he got a good look at our waitress. He also got a picture with her, and he was very pleased with the view. We had chocolate cake while he got to stare at the boobies galore.

After that we walked around Pier 39 and then we took a cable car back up to Lombard Street and drove his car back down. I stuck my head out like a dog while he did all the turns. Then we proceeded to go to the Golden Gate Bridge. It was waaaaaaay too cold to walk across, but we did take pictures. We also drove through Haight-Ashbury. I've been to SF many times, but I had never been through the Haight. That was interesting. I will have to go back.

                                                                        Lombard Street

Danger lurks........

Hans from Sweden.......

I'm hungry......

The weather sucked huge whale ass, but at least it didn't rain on us while we were there.....

Twin peaks......

So yeah, that was my weekend in a nutshell. It's always interesting to see your city from a tourist's point of view. I was amused each time he whipped out his camera to take pictures of the cable cars or things on the streets, or when he pointed the camera at me.

It was also nice to finally practice my German.

Also it was interesting talking to him in English because it reminded me of my relatives in Austria and the way they express themselves. It's very systematic, very logical.

Some of my favorite quotes of his..........

"We don't need to worry about parking. I am a lucky Swede."

"I like Taco Bell, Mexican Food and Hooters"

"You just took pictures of me with those birds" ( He meant the chicks at Hooters)

Anywhooters, that is all for now. I briefly relinquished my passport because I am renewing it and getting a new one. When that one comes in the mail, I look forward to breaking it in and doing some more globetrotting myself.

But before I do that I hope that 2011 can be the year that I meet some of my fellow bloggers in person.

Besitos !

 

13 comments:

Ibhade said...

I can see you really had fun!

Meet some bloggers off line?...hmmm....won't it ruin the 'mystery' around that person? & then the 'excitement' of reading something new about he/she?

H said...

Fun. Can you accomondate a Dutch-Canadian living in Texas as a couch surfing guest ;)

I think it would be cool to meet some of fellow blogers

Shadowdancer said...

WTF!!! Uhmmm... let's talk about the pros/cons of letting complete strangers into your home to spend the night!

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

I love your pics! Especially the "Twin Peaks" one. It looks like you guys had a really great time.

Red Shoes said...

Happy New Year, you!

I LOVE San Francisco... but I think I've said that before...

Great photos of the city... great photos of you!!

I have one of me somewhere at 'The Top Of The Mark'... I will have to find it...

~shoesies~

Danielle said...

I love that he met some birds! What a hoot! LOL get it?

Riot Kitty said...

"I like Taco Bell, Mexican Food and Hooters"

That is hilarious!

Candice said...

You have more balls than I, sister.

I have watched way too much Dateline and 48 hours Mystery for that shit to ever go down around my crib.

I'm forever ruined. ;)

PorkStar said...

I have a new pad now and I'll continue hosting. Oh by the way, I was the one who popped your couchsurfing host cherry. Among other things... muahaha

LL Cool Joe said...

Some British people call their girlfriends or just girls in general "birds". It's very common in working class circles.

I like your fringe, oops that's bangs to you I think.

BamaTrav said...

Love the duds, you are wicked lookin. Smooches from the state of Alabama. ;) oh p.s., I thought we were having blogger babies???

Just telling it like it is said...

I'm totally in...and if you ever want to come to dallas...I know where to dance!!!!

K said...

Sorry I haven't been this way for a while but I was just thinking of you.

I would love to visit your city ( not a hint ). I enjoyed the photos very much, it looks like you showed Hans a real good time.

I do hope Hans is the one on the left in the photo.