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Category: biking

02/12/08 11:44 - 40ºF - ID#43308

10 things I love about biking

1. Door-to-door service.
2. Easy, free parking.
3. Free, renewable fuel.
4. 0 emissions.
5. Good exercise.
6. No stereo to steal.
7. Cheap repairs.
8. 24/7 service with no schedules / transfers / waiting.
9. Puts me in direct contact with my environment instead of shielding me from it.
10. It's fun!

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Location: San Francisco, CA

Category: memories

01/21/08 11:02 - 18ºF - ID#42981

A Remembrance of Airlines Past

A recent shift in my living situation necessitated a reorganization (i.e., purge) of stuff. I've been putting this housecleaning off for years, although it's probably just as well I'm forced into it now. But like so many deferred tasks, it keeps sidetracking me on a trip down memory lane. Maybe that's why I kept putting it off...?

Anyway, I've now got a box of books slated for Green Apple. Anything they don't want gets dumped on the "free" table in front of the store.

I could dedicate a whole blog to the books themselves: why I kept them, where they came from, what crazy-ass Harvard extension lit class I read them for, etc. BUT, I'm going to spare you all that. Because I'd probably just end up keeping the damn books all over again!

No, the thing that sucked me back to the past--and unexpectedly challenged my perceived historical timeline--is a boarding pass for Piedmont Airlines tucked into one of the books as a bookmark.


I don't know why this feels like ancient history to me. I looked it up, and Piedmont Airlines (now part of US Airways Express) was around as a brand from 1993-1997. Not really all that long ago (in my timeline, at least). But the thing that's so quaint is the "no smoking" vs. "smoking" sections, with my seating assignment sticker stuck squarely on "no smoking." Is it really that recently you could smoke on an airplane? Turns out, as of September 1, 1998, smoking was prohibited on 91 percent of flights to and from the United States. So that "no smoking" designation really did mean something.

I know there are still plenty of vestiges of smoking on flights: the "no smoking" signs; the ashtrays in the armrests. It all seems so absurd now though. What were we thinking? Like you could really have a "no smoking section" on an airplane! Yeah right! And sign me up for the "no airborne illnesses" section while you're at it!

Anyway, I just wanted to share that.

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Location: San Francisco, CA

Category: shopping

01/21/08 06:30 - 20ºF - ID#42978

Decisions, decisions

Rain is back. Time to buy some rain boots.

Anybody have a strong opinion? I've been deliberating this for two days!

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Location: San Francisco, CA

12/13/07 11:33 - 36ºF - ID#42510

ePad backup

per (e:News,42363)

<saved>webPad Saved: 10-30-06 11:59:02</saved>
in case I die root pass is... SORRY KIDS! This is classified!

<saved>webPad Saved: 07-22-06 16:05:45</saved>
Also got some free olive samples at the farmers market, but had to pass on the olive oil pressed last night. Maybe next time I run out.

Feel good Email I needed

<saved>webPad Saved: 07-09-05 14:13:29</saved>
ONE final postscript - the golden age passport makes a great 62nd birthday gift for any nature/travel type. Best $10 I ever spent on Dad.

<saved>webPad Saved: 04-21-05 11:43:57</saved>

Needle 2 Vinyl

[inlink]u=uncutsaniflush&id=1[/inlink] - inlink recorded 01/31/05 18:25

webPad Saved: 12-06-04 11:29:21

Peep Mystique

communicating ,
particularly effects ,
freaked out deeply .

misunderstanding ,
Apparently yesterday ,
moral deodorant .

webPad Saved: 12-06-04 00:23:12



NYEve - Times Sq.


watercolors vs. photos
John Muir auto-biography

weekends - portsmouth, newport
being there when christina had the kids


sushi - roll your own


extended family / t'giving, wreath/craft gift

Can We Still Be Friends / Todd Rundgren


The Look of Love / ABC


Hold Me Now / Thompson Twins


>Happy Together / The Turtles



Catch My Fall / Billy Idol


It's Raining Men / Weather Girls


Please do NOT judge me by my ePad! These are (were) personal mental rolodexes to myself.

Yeah. Make of it what you will.

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Location: San Francisco, CA

Category: family

12/10/07 11:36 - 30ºF - ID#42467

Year in Review

Is it really that time already? I guess it is.

So many pictures, so few calendar months. In no particular order...

This is cute.

So is this!

Teaching the art of Suduku...

You know how all your friends are going to Disney World? Well, you're going to and Sturbridge village. Get used to it!


This kid needs a dog...

Obligatory scar shot (thanks Dad!)

And what does this have to do with the family calendar? Oh who cares. Thanks again Dad...


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Category: music

12/09/07 12:28 - 32ºF - ID#42444


New user sound. Antidote to green...

Happy holidays.

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Location: San Francisco, CA

Category: pups

12/01/07 03:16 - 44ºF - ID#42355


My brother got a yellow lab puppy. His name is Jackson. He is the cutest!




I just thought everybody might need a pick-me-up.

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Category: biking

11/27/07 10:07 - 30ºF - ID#42311

$000 0/10

(Sign seen on a fellow biker's courier bag today. Ha!)
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Category: music

11/14/07 10:11 - 57ºF - ID#42127

bombs going off in my head

Full post might come later. But probably not.

My friend Larry has a photo exhibit coming up in Chicago. If you're in the neighborhood, you should check it out!


Damn, he's been to some amazing shows! Of course, he has a few years on me, and had the good sense to move to SF in the 70s. Which wasn't an option for me.

We saw Of Montreal last night at GAMH. What a fucking great show! Shades of Brian Eno and Oingo Boingo (although you totally don't have to get that to get them). Thanks to (e:Jason) for being the first to clue me into OM, or I might have passed. Indie, Outie, Black, White, Purple. I don't pay that much attention to what "type" of music it is any more. Oh sure, there was a day I thought anything post 80s was crap. Those days are gone. There's still crap, but I'm blown away by some of what's out there. I'm just glad I got to rediscover it.

Tonight is SWR at the Fillmore. Yeah, I've seen them a million times. I could pass this time, but Larry is into their new album (which I didn't even know about), so I'm ready to give them a listen. Plus, we're grabbing sushi in J'town beforehand. What more do you want? ;-)

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10/27/07 12:00 - 56ºF - ID#41827

Scenes from an art de-installation

My life has been chock-full of coincidences lately. When I started working downtown, I decided to have lunch with Mark's Burning Man sculptures. Took a pic while I was at it.


A few weeks later (looks like they're going to keep me, btw), I felt compelled to bring the camera to work again. That day they brought in a crane and a flatbed trailer to haul the sculptures away. I shot a few pics again. It was sad.


I love commuting by bike. That phrase cannot even come close to describing the experience . . . Maybe I'll try to describe it later.

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