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Category: san francisco

06/03/08 11:01 - 66ºF - ID#44536

MapJack

You too can take a virtual ride down Lombard Street (or anywhere in SF and beyond)!

Nice drive-by shot of City Hall. I wonder if I could recreate my bike ride to work every day? It's extra cool right now with all the rainbow flags flanking Market Street.

They captured my house the day the sidewalk was being repaired (April 12, 2007). I didn't get to see it in person because I was in Italy, right after (e:Paul), (e:Matthew) and (e:Hodown) visited. Hey Paul & Matt, maybe you can recreate your walk through Golden Gate Park to the Pacific Ocean. Who knows, you might even show up in some shots if they were grabbing images then. Plus, it's easier on the legs, haha.

ps--Too bad I left my car in Alameda while I was gone or my estrip bumper sticker could've been captured in a digital time capsule!

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Category: olympics

04/09/08 11:14 - 53ºF - ID#43968

Another Day, Another Protest

Weird day. Much to say about it! Here are some pix.

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I was glad to see my regular parking spot was available, considering all the hoopla!

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View from my office of the plaza where the torch was supposed to end up.

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Crowd at the ferry terminal clock tower.

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Close-up of protesters. They don't look that scary!

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Yeah, I did get to see the torch. On streaming video.

ps--I did tell you all about the cats right? They're still here . . .


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Category: olympics

04/08/08 10:46 - 56ºF - ID#43957

torch song tragedy

It's so weird (but cool) to have my commute to work directly affected by the Freedom Torch and the Olympic Torch.

Today I couldn't cut through Civic Center plaza like I usually do because of the Freedom Torch. A small price to pay for freedom.

Tomorrow we are being advised to work at home because the Olympic Torch (and any incidental protests) are scheduled to get their 15 minutes of Pacific Coast fame mere yards from my office.

Oh yeah. I'm really going to work from home then!
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Category: movies

02/18/08 12:13 - 17ºF - ID#43377

Juno

Hey (e:Paul) -- Kimya is all over the Juno soundtrack.

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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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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.

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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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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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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.

[inlink]paul,1927[/inlink]
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
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[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 .


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NYEve - Times Sq.

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watercolors vs. photos
John Muir auto-biography

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

connected

sushi - roll your own

Dogs:







extended family / t'giving, wreath/craft gift

Can We Still Be Friends / Todd Rundgren

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The Look of Love / ABC

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Hold Me Now / Thompson Twins

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>Happy Together / The Turtles

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Catch My Fall / Billy Idol

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It's Raining Men / Weather Girls

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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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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.
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So is this!
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Teaching the art of Suduku...
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You know how all your friends are going to Disney World? Well, you're going to heifer.org and Sturbridge village. Get used to it!

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This kid needs a dog...
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Obligatory scar shot (thanks Dad!)
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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

Red

New user sound. Antidote to green...

Happy holidays.

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