things to love {about oakland}

September 10, 2010
my freezing feet

1. I lived here for about 6 years when I was in elementary school.
2. My mom didn't want us to change schools, so she used to drive us across the Bay Bridge every morning and evening during those 6 years. My mom is amazing.
3. It's home to the Oakland Athletics. David and I love the A's.
4. Last Wednesday was $2 ticket and $1 hot dog night.
5. I brought a salad.
6. That big fuzzy green blanket in the first photo is the most soft and comfortable.. ever.
7. The A's won even though they were down 3-0 after the first two innings.
8. The little Japanese girl on the far left in the picture below ran down every time the Mariners were in the outfield so she could take pictures of Ichiro Suzuki and yell things to him in Japanese.
9. In between innings they played dance music and show fans on the big screen dancing. They showed a little toddler dancing and when he realized he was on screen he froze, shrank back and hid. So adorable.

note the little girl on the left
the coliseum
In an effort to take time and be more thankful for everything, I'm going to try to make these little lists more frequently.
If you have a list of things to love about your city, feel free to send me your list with a few photos (including one of your feet!)


  1. I grew up in Alameda so I went to a ton of A's games :) Love seeing the pictures of the stadium...brings back so many great memories.

  2. yahooo go A's!!! love going to the coliseum! and now they have $4 beer, SWEET!


  3. This is unrelated, but I just got my first paycheck today, hence I am now exploring your photo shop.

  4. hi celeste! i just stumbled upon your sweet little blog and couldn't help but hit the follow button! i look forward to following your adventures in the months to come! happy friday! xo kate

  5. Aw, this is lovely. Thank you for your comment; I love your blog - have to follow! x

  6. ahh when i was little we used to go to baseball games all the time. i miss those days.

    thankfully i can have a hot dog most anytime i want. :]

  7. sounds really nice there!

  8. aww, i want to visit oakland so bad now.
    the pics are amazing! i`m so in love with the first one! :D
    and 1$ hotdogs? sounds just like a place in my personal paradise. :D


  9. Just found your blog and I love it!! Can't wait to come back for more :] Have a great weekend!

  10. haha, japanese people are so cool :P !