Christy on love and optimism:
I got a new kitchen toy this weekend: a pizza stone. This is because every time I’m in Trader Joe’s, I’m tempted by their bags of fresh pizza dough. During the week I finally caved and picked one up, along…
A cameraphone shot, taken from my car around 8pm on the 101, just after chatting with my brother in Texas, where it was already dark
It turns out that our new apartment (denoted by the green arrow in the map above) is roughly equidistant from all three Trader Joe’s in the city. Each pink circle represents an area one mile from a Trader Joe’s. Of…
This is our apartment door. On the outside. Not bad, eh? Voici notre porte d’entree depius l’exterieur (couloir). Pas mal, non? Update: the hallway looks much better now with new hallway carpet! Walking into the foyer, the bathroom with clawfoot…
Awesomest concert cameraphone picture ever? I think so. Bloc Party rocking the skene at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley I also got to see one of my other favorite bands for the first time, Two Gallants. I have no hesitation…
After a late night, we woke leisurely on Saturday in preparation for a weekend of packing and moving. Around noon we drove down to U-Haul, first stopping at a diner for breakfast, then picking up a van. We got the…
New kitchen toy! A paella pan. Procured from The Spanish Table in Mill Valley, a neat store with a location in Santa Fe which I strolled through last summer—before I had any clue what these large shallow pans were for.…
I’m not much of a car person, but given that I’ve been spending about 2 hours every weekday on the road, I’ve had a lot of time to look at nothing but cars. And I saw one this afternoon that…
Hooray for bitmap cursors pasted into the real world. How iconic!
Stephanie and I are sitting on my old desk. Haven’t sold it yet. Don’t know when. Cable modem still plugged in. Not sure when Comcast will be turning on our service in the city. Friday maybe. Jesus, 5 days off…
Saturday morning we had a number of time-sensitive appointments. That meant being up at 7:30, but first I made us some open-face egg sandwiches with Neiman Ranch bacon and St. George’s raw milk cheese. Then we got down to business.…
I really love the minimalist Golden Gate Transit logo you see on the buses and bus stop signs around here. It’s the simplest possible way to evoke the region: blue sea, green hills (at least in the winter and spring),…
About two blocks from the new apartment:
I just placed an order for a bonafide, practically all-terrain, city cart. They show up all over the city, used equally by hipsters and the homeless, for groceries and laundry. But I haven’t really found any in stores. You’d think…
Not a stick. Oh well, except for a small plate of swedish meatballs and a chicken caesar salad. Yum. It was the first time I’d been since first visiting IKEA in DC with my dad three years ago. Tonight we…
I happened to notice this curious checkerboard pattern in Google Maps southwest of Palm Springs, CA. It’d make more sense if it was in a valley, but that’s right over some mountains. Any ideas?
I’m in search of a French bistro table (aka a guéridon) with a cast iron base and a simple black marble top, about 28 inches in diameter. Stephanie and I have seen several at cafes in the city, but have…
Going through some of my files tonight, I came across this New Orleans Times-Picayune Dining Guide from April 4, 2004 which I’ve held onto for two years. I thought the food photography for their gumbo article was gorgeous, and I’ve…
On Monday we celebrated living in the city for two weeks by… …visiting the laundromat. Thankfully there’s one on our block, as our cart has yet to arrive. Two dollars in quarters to wash (per load), about a dollar to…
Yes, we now live in a city. This is a fact about which I seem to be constantly amazed. Here’s a visualization that I think might help explain my state of wonderment more concretely. Each bar represents a zip code…
Christy on love and optimism:
Marie Kennedy, SILS-alum and friend, is exhibiting some of her scanner art works online:
Does the dude in this Yahoo ad wig anyone else out?
He kind of makes me think I should be reading “Yahoo!” as a euphemism for the male genitalia, which makes the ad come across like recruitment for a porno.
I think your Yahoo! has star potential.
Oh I bet you do, dirty old man. #
Earthquake! Which I kinda missed:
A magnitude 4.4 earthquake Wednesday evening struck the Sonoma Valley, sending boxes and bottles crashing to the floor, halting rides at the county fair in Santa Rosa and rattling nerves across the North Bay.
I was out hiking Annadel with Mark and at one point we noticed what sounded like bikes rattling on a trail in the dense brush next to us, but we didn’t think anything of it. #
Quote of the day:
“This seems to be an administration that’s in a race with its own incompetence”
Just FYI, I am not the whistleblower in the Mahmudiya rape/murder case, though I heartily support his courage:
Pfc. Justin Watt, who was in the same platoon as the four soldiers and another former soldier accused of the crimes, said he came forward after piecing together evidence from soldiers whom he suspected were involved in the rape and killings.
(Thanks Kathleen!) #
Anyone in the San Francisco Bay Area looking for a dining table and 6 chairs?
I’m selling my NYDALA dining table from IKEA + 6 chairs from Cost Plus World Market
The best part is the leaf (stored under the surface of the table) that expands the table from 4 feet to over 6 feet in length!
Yeah Dick, I’d hate to go back to a competent pre-Bush administration mind-set too:
I wonder if the German Jews made fun of those crazy Nazis the way we make fun of our government?
Who the fuck brought this motherfucking beverage onto this motherfucking plane? #
To do before they sell out for the season: Public Orchard Tour at McEvoy Olive Ranch in Petaluma #
Anyone in or around Santa Rosa need a desk or additional surface space? I’ve got one to sell: Blond wood IKEA desk, would love to sell this weekend!
Scary search engine referrer of the day:
This is brilliant: Open source project adds “no military use” clause to the GPL (via Yesh) #
Heh heh: NO SNAKES OF ANY KIND WILL BE PERMITTED ON A PLANE. SNAKES ARE NO LONGER ALLOWED IN CHECKED BAGGAGE. This includes all pythons, boas, rattlesnakes, vipers, mambas, adders, and other known species of snakes. Exception: some limited amounts of snakes may be allowed if Samuel L. Jackson is traveling #
Neither company has ever offered any kind of support for this driver.
Thanks to MacEwan’s Howto fix Firefox Flash Video Sound on Ubuntu Linux Dapper I was able to listen to this excellent cover of Outkast’s Hey Ya!
Still alive, I swear.
Robin on being young and a parent:
I’m starting to feel a little wistfully sad that the sorts of people I like to hang out with, the clever, caring, interesting, amusing, excited people, seem to be the sorts of people who do not expect to have children (with a few very noteworthy exceptions). Which is a perfectly valid, upstanding choice, to not have children.
Federated Media featured on CNN:
[John] Battelle figured he could find out which bloggers were already generating heavy traffic, and then serve as a middleman between them and advertisers. He launched his startup, called Federated Media Publishing, last fall with seed money from the New York Times Co. and eBay founder Pierre Omidyar.
Battelle compares FM’s model to a record company. He and his team are the band managers; the bloggers are the bands. The key difference is that bloggers own their content, earning 60 cents of every ad dollar
What I did this weekend: Bowling!
…at Leona’s going-away pizza and bowl-a-rama party. #