2008 Presidential Election 2008 California Proposition 8

So glad it’s over

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…

La suite de l’auberge espagnole

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…

What’s the difference between the UK and Great Britain?

…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 menstrate?

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.

National Parks Google Mapplet

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…

Locavore’s Cheese and Beer

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…

Walking home in the dark

The Hills Bros. Coffee building’s tower Looking up at the Infinity Tower Leidesdorff Alley Quincy St behind Chinatown

Street signs in Chinatown

Paté Partay

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…

Newly framed National Park prints

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…

A Zeppelin over San Francisco Bay

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.

Morse code in the wild, sorta

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 “/”…