Cookies in the cupboard

The flowers of Dipsea

This afternoon I hiked up the famous Dipsea trail, which starts in Mill Valley and ends 7 miles later at Stinson Beach. I would have liked to make it all the way to Stinson, but of course then I’d be…

The Age of Reunions

One of my good friends, who I happened to meet in high school, reminded me that there’d be some sort of reunion this year, and I thought to myself, “Whoa, has it already been five years?” (thinking that the default…

I sense an if statement in your future.

So true I made it into a bumper sticker: All credit goes to Jonathan for this one. And he was right, I had to add an if-statement. Wise words from a wise man. Also available in a totally hot new…

Arch-framed Bay Bridge

View from the Hills Bros. Coffee building

One Rincon Hill

“one of the tallest all-residential towers west of the Mississippi River“

Unseasonal eater’s guilt

This weekend I wanted to make paella. The first (and last) time I made paella was just before I moved to San Francisco. But after walking through the farmer’s market I realized that two major ingredients were not in season:…

Pleasure in variation

Though I took steps to learn more about wine after moving to California, I still don’t have a good memory for specific vintages. I’m not even sure I have a great palate for wine in general. I tend to appreciate…

I own a man purse

I held off as long as I could, but the wide angle lens for my new camera really necessitated it. I’m using it as a camera bag, because the “built-for” camera bags seemed a little too utilitarian/SLR-oriented/compartmentalized for my tastes.…

Fill Terrie’s shoes (they’re like size 16 or something)

Terrie Miller, who was responsible for bringing me out to California to work at O’Reilly, which included a personalized orientation of Sonoma County and a place to sleep at her house, is retiring…from O’Reilly. I’ve got to say, O’Reilly is…

Marcia caught on tape at SXSW

by Rocketboom! (via Jonathan)

My new fav Golden Gate Bridge shot

As seen through the foliage in the hills above Fort Point Though the Golden Gate Bridge at night triptych is still pretty radical.

San Francisco from Angel Island (through dead trees)

Stephanie and I hiked to the top of Angel Island’s Mt. Livermore with Christy and Marcus today.

The un-iPhone

How is it possible that I only found out about the “all it does is make calls”, “electronic ink screen”, “not purposefully designed for the elderly” Motorola MOTOFONE F3 today? I overheard Ivan asking Jonathan when his new phone was…

Quiche with red chard

After thinking about what to do with that red chard in our veggie box this week, I decided to use it in a quiche. I also had a little leftover roasted chicken breast which I cubed and browned. And we…

What does it mean to hurt a robot?

I felt bad when I saw this:

My hummus recipe in print!

Two days ago I got an email from Mi Ae Lipe who told me she’d included my Roasted Garlic Hummus recipe in an “organic fruit-and-vegetable cookbook” called Tastes from Valley to Bluff: The Featherstone Farm Cookbook. She self-published it to…

Not your 5th grade pizza party

Saturday night we invited some friends over for a pizza party. Not unlike the ravioli party, we provided the dough, cheese, and sauce, and asked everyone to bring a topping… …And everyone brought something different. We had pepperoni, pancetta, fancy…

Not nude sunbathing on Baker Beach

Had a fully-clothed picnic with Jean-Claude and Sabine on Sunday.

What my weekdays look like

A few months ago, I stopped setting my alarm. Around that time, Stephanie started waking up earlier to get to work earlier. So now my “alarm” is a kiss on the cheek just before she heads out at 8. I…

Spring Break 2008: Death Valley!

On Thursday night around 6, Stephanie and I started driving towards Death Valley. We made it as far as Mojave. I think it was close to midnight when we stopped at a Motel 6 to sleep. We set our alarm…