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10/31/06 10:15 - 52ºF - ID#36775

Video at 8

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10/29/06 01:42 - 41ºF - ID#36774

do you know the way to san jose?

I've never been there myself, but I'm sure google maps can help.

I can't believe (e:Paul) arrives tomorrow! It's about freakin' time!

I wish my guest quarters were as well-appointed as (e:PMT)'s. Hell, I wish I had guest quarters! It wasn't until Friday that I even had a sofa to sit on. Although I do have a killer rug. Granted, it's no white shag carpet [inlink]paul,4659[/inlink] BUT, I did manage to get my white shag pillow pup out of storage. I hope (e:Paul) isn't allergic to it, haha.

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10/26/06 11:25 - 40ºF - ID#36773

Unbalanced Load

Ok, the weather here has been over the top fantastic for longer than I can remember. PLEASE let it last at least a few days into next week!

Today I got some of my crap out of storage in an effort to make my place more hospitable. Sounds easy, but as I may have mentioned, all my crap is loaded into two crates until some happy day in the future (theoretically) when those crates will be delivered to my home and I'll move the rest of my crap in. The thing is, until then, they're like two mini moving trucks that have to be fork-lifted everywhere. Which means all the stuff inside has to be packed fairly securely. So taking anything out means unpacking to get to it and repacking what's left.

Anyway, here's a cell phone pic of the rest of my worldly possessions. Doesn't look look very impressive, does it? I wonder if it's worth going through all this? If only I could remember what all I have in there.

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Well, I know somewhere in there is still a TV and a sewing machine. I couldn't get at either of those, among a few other key items. Anyway, plenty of costumes have been hobbled together with safety pins, tape, and a hot glue gun (damn! where's my hot glue gun!) And lucky for me, there's a sewing lounge in my neighborhood if I get desperate.

Oh yeah, Mr. C asked me if I noticed how radical some of the Lower Haight Street Fair flags were. I kind of did, but now that I look closer at the two pics he took, I see what he means. I guess I do need this guy! How did I miss that? And what digital camera does HE have? Are these pics better than [inlink]twisted,457[/inlink] mine?

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He also sent me this pic from Clarion Alley of Joe Twisty and the little bugs he makes. It's so funny to compare notes after the fact, since we never did hook up that day. I'm not sure what this says about me, but that suits me fine.

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10/24/06 09:14 - 41ºF - ID#36772

When worlds collide

There's so much going on right now - I keep thinking I hope it keeps up while (e:Paul) and (e:Iriesara) are here. I'm sure we'll find something to do. ;-)

Mr. Coffee is turning out to be a great source of for what's happening around town. His recommendations for this weekend include SF IndieFest's Rock n Roll Horror Show at the Rickshaw Stop. Unfortunately I can't make that since Friday is the annual pumpkin carving party at [inlink]twisted,72[/inlink] Brenda & Kathy's. Can't miss that!

And he says there's "a bunch of bands for a kite-flying thing at ocean beach on saturday." Might have to check that out if the weather is good. I grabbed my kites out of storage just in case. Saturday is also the March of Light Halloween parade which swings down by my neighborhood. Good phototgraphy practice for Halloween night shots.

Oh yeah - my ex floored me today by saying he might be coming for Halloween too. Ha! That would be funny. What are the odds? I kind of doubt if he'll make it on such short notice, but you never know.

Tonight I'm off to see She Wants Revenge with Placebo at the Warfield. Larry says I've seen 35 shows with him this year so far (he likes to keep stats on stuff like that). He's way ahead of me, and will probably clock more than one per week by the end of the year. I did see about 10 shows without him, so maybe I'll catch up with him after all, haha.

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Category: peeptalk

10/23/06 11:14 - 38ºF - ID#36771

Comment round-up

I know I've been posting like gangbusters lately what with testing out the new cam. Judging a digital camera by the way the pics look at 72 dpi / 400 pixel maximum width doesn't make much sense, I know. BUT, that is the basis for my happiness, nevertheless.

I could probably judge them "in context" just as well on Alamedalink. But it's just too lonely there. Doesn't feel the same.

Anyway, I may not always comment on all y'all's posts. But you're always in my thoughts. ;-)

In no particular order, and off the top of my head:

(e:Leetee,233) - omg, THAT is an adorable pic! Congratulations on winning second second place! And I hope you whip those morning delivery guys into shape soon.

(e:Mrmike,187) - holy crap, I almost walked into my bedroom and sobbed after reading your last post. Wish I could deliver a care package in person! Feel better soon!

(e:enknot,40) - (this is going a ways back, but I wanted to say something) CONGRATULATIONS ON LAUNCHING YOUR NEW EXTERNAL SITE!

(e:Theecarey,300) - LOVE the title! and would love to see some pix, although I know it's hard to frame interior room shots. But especially - good luck exploring your next step! More to say, but this is a comment, after all...

and last but not least...

(e:Paul,4690) - I am shocked, SHOCKED! That (e:Terry) did not win! It was definitely rigged. Or Buffalo is not ready for that much raw sexuality.

I think that's all for now.

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Category: omens

10/23/06 04:46 - 42ºF - ID#36770

The Birds - Updated

I just found a dead bird in my upstairs kitchen sink, and a live one banging against the skylight trying to get out. I don't know how or when they got in, but I feel badly for the dead one I didn't go up there all weekend. I did manage to shoo the live one out the living room window though.

It really kind of shook me up. I don't like finding dead things in my house, or uninvited live ones. Finding both seems like a bad omen. Or at least, bad weather proofing, haha. I'd better make sure all outside openings are plugged up.

It's kind of ironic I'm planning to set up fake flying bats for Halloween. I'm not going to get as elaborate as my friend Steve does (see flying bat apparatus below).

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I hope my battery-powered disco ball motor will do the trick. I just realized it's going to be hard to turn it on and especially off with all those bats swinging from it. Oh well, I'll figure out something.

The reason I was going upstairs today was to haul out some more items for my bulk pickup tomorrow. Unfortunately, I hit my quota, so I have to dispose of the bale of hay by another method. I decided someone else might want to use it for Halloween so I posted it on craigslist. Any takers?

Update: Too late. The fake bale of hay got scooped up for the Haight Street Halloween Hootenany this weekend. Sorry!

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p.s. - I cannot believe (e:Paul) will be here in exactly one week! Unless he succumbs to this stubborn illness or his eyes pop out in-flight. Ok, now I'm freaking myself out again.


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10/22/06 11:31 - 50ºF - ID#36769

Capsule SF

Little did I know Capsule SF was going on right in my own 'hood today. Good thing I have a digital camera!

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I kind of ran out of steam at this point, but if you put the last two pictures together, you can see the Capsule Street Festival for Design was happening right next to this park in my neighborhood.


But in the end, I decided to take the easy way and and video tape it.

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10/22/06 11:06 - 50ºF - ID#36768

Clarion Alley / The Mission

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Above three photos sure signs you're in the mission.

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It would be very easy to miss Clarion Alley. But there's a lot going on here today.

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The Tamale Lady!

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And my tamale.


It's easier to capture it in a movie.
(I have to apologize that I shot this movie holding my camera the wrong way. I rotated it in QuickTime Pro, but exporting it for estrip it got stretched again. D'oh!)
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10/22/06 10:27 - 50ºF - ID#36767

Lower Haight

Today was pretty insane. Three street fairs (that I know of), two within a short walk of my house. Guess it's the last blow-out before the rainy season.

I hit this one fairly early, since it's a short walk from my house. It's still pretty mellow.

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Took the opportunity to get a picture of this house around the corner from me. I need to start thinking about paint colors for my exterior.


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Category: photos

10/22/06 03:56 - 49ºF - ID#36766

shoe garden

Decided to try the Postcard Row shot during the day time. Got a late start, so it's kind of hot and hazy already. Grabbed a few more shots along the way.

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Fall color

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Fillmore Street

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Drum practice in the park

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Hazy.

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You can see the dome of City Hall, and I can pick out the Bay Bridge too in the distance too, but didn't really capture it here.

Since it was so hazy I decided to grab some shots in the shoe garden.

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