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7 – OK 9 – Things I Learned from This Year’s Bay to Breakers

May 18th, 2010 · 7 Comments · San Francisco · By: Casi

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I moved to San Francisco the weekend of Fourth of July, just missing Bay to Breakers 2009. This was also the time that hangovers and bad memories were forgotten, so all I heard was good things and how I missed the best party in San Francisco by just over a month. So, this year I was pumped!!! I looked at pictures and videos from previous years B2B, heard fun stories from friends and co-workers, and caught up on some B2B etiquette (DON’T MESS WITH THE SALMON!!) Along with a group of other noobies, we armed ourselves with a backpack full of beer and started our journey. As you can see from the pictures, we had an amazingly fun time, but we did learn a few things that will help us for next year:

1. Be Prepared – Bay to Breakers kind of snuck up on me. I knew it was coming but I didn’t realize that if I wanted to come up with a genius costume, I was going to need more than 2 days of strategizing. I think the 80’s ski/jazzersize theme Lauren and I had going on was good enough, but we definitely could have done better. Although, everyone was liking my crimped hair!
2. Wear butt pads – I learned this after getting whacked on the ass by a drunk girl and her trusty ping pong paddle within 5 minutes of joining the party. We steered clear of that psycho beater for the rest of the day!
3. Spread the beer around – After partying all the way up Hayes Hill, we approached the Panhandle a.k.a. the porta-potties! This is where we lost our designated beer holder. No beer for 2 hours of B2B = FAIL
4. Leave EVERYTHING at home – If you don’t need it….DON’T BRING IT!!!! I luckily didn’t lose anything (besides our designated beer holder), but I heard several stories of lost cell phones, wallets, and house keys. I’m not a fan of sleeping at bus stops, so I would have to say that this is one of the most important rules of the day!
5. Walkie Talkies – Cell phone service is pretty much non-existant (hence the lost designated beer holder for 2 hours), so I’m thinking walkie talkies might be a good investment. Or, you know those child leashes????
6. Toilet Paper – No explanation needed for this one other than: I’ve never wished I was a man more in my entire life!!!!
7. Eat more than a pussy bagel - Lauren, I thank you for providing the nourishment we needed to survive this 7+ mile beer infested walk, but pussy bagels are just NOT going to cut it!!! I’m glad I wasn’t the barfing girl on the side of the street at 9a.m. (thanks to the wondering designated beer holder) (who got lost with all our beer!!!) (did I mention that already?), but if I was really partying like everyone else it definitely could have been my reality! Two words for next year’s pre-breakfast strategy: Breakfast Burrito.

I’m seriously counting down the days until the 100th Annual Bay to Breakers 2011. It will be epic! And I will have a better strategy for enjoying this holy of all days!

Oh wait!!!!! One more thing I learned:

BONUS
8. No Booty Shorts if my ass looks anything like THIS!!!!!!

AHHHHHHH! Flash Back!!!! One more rule:

BONUS #2
9. Don’t pretend to pinch THIS guys butt – I’m still sanitizing, and possibly thinking about chopping my left hand off!!

I don’t want to talk about it!

If you enjoy NSFW pictures, please take a look at all the awesomeness that occurred:
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Casi


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  • http://theoffbeatreport.com Lauren

    HOLY PICTURE! That's nuts. And awesome. And I loved our furry boots. And I'm sorry about the pussy bagel. I offered scrambled eggs!!! Breakfast burrito would have been key – I had all the fixins – should have thought of that! We were too busy drinking mimosas at 7am whilst crimping our hair. SO FUN!

  • http://sanfrancisconoobs.com/ casandrakc

    I'm seriously considering permanently having my hair crimped! Is that possible?

  • Nikki

    I love these pictures. This day was awesome. And I about died laughing when I read about the pussy bagel … because you didn't even eat the whole thing, I ate half.

  • http://www.brainbackup.net Greg_Gerber

    Looks like you had fun! Wish I was there =) Wait… was I there?

  • http://sanfrancisconoobs.com/ casandrakc

    like I said: BREAKFAST BURRITO's are a must next year!

  • http://sanfrancisconoobs.com/ casandrakc

    Well, I didn't want to name names….but yes, you were there! Wandering designated beer holder!!! Next year you're going on a leash!

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