2008 Presidential Election 2008 California Proposition 8
What a weird day. I’d set aside the morning to prepare to vote, to vote, and to run an errand. Preparing to vote consisted of comparing the Guardian’s proposition endorsements with the Chronicle’s endorsements, and then going over where they…
L’auberge espagnole (The Spanish Apartment) was one of those cute movies I saw the trailer for, and thought, “That looks interesting,” but never ended up seeing. At least not until I discovered it in Stephanie’s DVDs collection. And even then…
…I thought to myself one rainy Saturday afternoon. So I decided to look it up. And found an amazing Euler diagram describing the terms. How delightfully geeky. The answer, in short: Northern Ireland.
Do you know someone who does? Well then you should head over to Stephanie’s blog and read her post, Viva la Diva Cup! It just might change your life forever.
Some people are big sports fans. I’m a National Park fan. When I start thinking about going on an outdoor adventure, I look to see what parks I haven’t been to yet. When I’m going to be traveling to a…
Here are some pics from my latest cheese class, Locavore‘s Cheese and Beer. The Cheese School of San Francisco could become a dangerous delicious habit. The “classroom” Local cheese Starting at 12 o’clock and going around clockwise: Delice de la…
The Hills Bros. Coffee building’s tower Looking up at the Infinity Tower Leidesdorff Alley Quincy St behind Chinatown
Back in June Stephanie and I brought like 16 tins of fois gras and paté back with us from France, with the idea of throwing a paté party (or partay). But the summer was so action-packed that we weren’t able…
Just in time for our paté party, I got three reproduction National Park screenprints back from Frame-O-Rama. They are WPA-era posters for Lassen, Zion, and the Grand Canyon. You can read about the interesting history of these posters (and see…
Caught sight of the new Airship Ventures’ Zeppelin NT from Crissy Field this weekend. I only know that’s what it is because I happened to read about it on Telstar Logistics.
Found at the corner of Taylor and Valparaiso Transcribed: .—/..-/-./../.–././.-.//.-/-./-..//..-./—/.-../…/—/– Which translates to: J U N I P E R A N D F O L S O M Technically, letters should be separated by spaces and words by “/”…
So there I am blocking “protect” marriage dot com from displaying any AdSense ads on my site when I read John’s post: So…Why Is Google Reminding Folks How to Block Advertisers…Now? (nice synchronicity) #
I’ve often thought (re: politics) that the only way for significant cultural change to happen is for old people to die. Today I learned a much nicer way to say the same thing: “progress happens one funeral at a time.” #
Keep up the good fight!
“A major purpose of the Constitution is to protect minorities from majorities,” said Elizabeth Gill, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union, one of the groups suing on behalf of the six unmarried couples. “Because changing that principle is a fundamental change to the organizing principles of the Constitution itself, only the Legislature can initiate such revisions.”
What a difference an election makes:
Barack Obama’s Kenyan relatives and Africans across the continent sang, danced in the streets and wrapped themselves in U.S. flags Wednesday to cheer for America’s first black president. Kenya will party for two days, after the president declared a national holiday.
And props from Kofi Annan:
Did he really just say “my garage door opener’s webserver”? #
I learn something every day:
Equality Utah said statements made by Mormon leaders in defense of their actions in California — that the church was not antigay and had no problem with legal protections for gay men and lesbians already on the books in California — were going to be taken as an endorsement to expand legal rights that gay and lesbian couples have never remotely had in Utah, where the church is based.