Sunday, May 30, 2010

come on in

Originally uploaded by jeesau
Do you ever get the feeling you're going into the same door, over and over?

Friday, May 28, 2010


Blarney Castle grounds
Originally uploaded by jeesau
After yesterday's whiny post about the rain, I felt an odd mix of delight and embarrassment when I saw the sun this morning and the forecast for a warm sunny weekend.

Enjoy it everyone. Top up your Vitamin D.

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Dingle Peninsula
Originally uploaded by jeesau
I've decided that it will never stop raining and will be like this every day, forever. Then, if it does stop, how surprised and happy I'll be! See anything wrong with that logic?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

every right

This morning a big rig turned left onto Mission from Front Street, usurping pedestrians' right to cross (we had the green) and causing one shocked man to stumble backwards to avoid a bodily meet-n-greet with the trailer. The man began beating the trailer with his newspaper, then switched to his fist. The driver and the man cursed at each other a few exchanges before the truck driver moved on. The man took photos of the back of the truck, muttering "I had every right to do that." Ah, urban life. (Photo: Chicago, Oct. 2005)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


No camera phone photo today. Darn thing isn't working.

It'll be a weird day what with the horrible song "Arthur's Theme" stuck in my head. What the hell? Can't say when I've heard it recently, for it to be lodged so stubbornly in the folds of my brain. I can just picture it: little dumb nugget of song in the gray matter, refusing to come loose. Maybe a few good raps of my head on the desk here will help?

Saturday, May 22, 2010

well goo goo to you too

Back from the southeast (Atlanta and South Carolina). Here I thought I was going to be boiled alive by the humid heat, but it was only warm ("cool" for there).

A few observations:

  • Sweet tea = what you get when you order iced tea in a restaurant.
  • They have good sushi in the South Carolina!
  • Saw a billboard with Jesus Christ on it, heavily robed and floating on a beam of light, and one with the words "Heaven or Hell. It's your choice!"
  • "What'd I Say" is a good song to hear as you roll into Atlanta.
  • Three days is just not enough time to catch up with an old friend
  • Just because a cat hisses at you repeatedly, doesn't mean he doesn't love you.

Friday, May 14, 2010

The Peach State

Off to Atlanta tomorrow for an editors' conference. Come on, don't be jealous. It could be worse. I could be attending this.

Atlanta's state bird is the brown thrasher. Uh, OK. The state possum is the pogo possum. Wait, what? The state possum? I jumped immediately to California's page and we don't have a state possum. Dammit all!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Trying a mobile blog again. It's short, it's simple, and it is not hyperbolic: MUNI is The Worst Public Transportation System Ever. Anywhere.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

twister v. temblor

So as not to violate any copyright laws or be a bandwidth bandit, I'm not uploading a photo today that's relevant to the post. (I have no personal tornado photographs, thankfully.)

Anyway, I was reading about the Oklahoma tornado that has tragically killed 11 people. I saw a few photos, including one with a filthy cat looking stunned but alive, sitting on a pile of rubble. The images reminded me of this fact: tornadoes are scary and mean. Somehow, they are scarier than earthquakes to me. (I say this with the knowledge that I live very near a fault and work in a city with a big earthquake reputation.) But still, tornadoes seem scarier! Maybe it's their cruel, capricious choices in what to destroy, their serpent-like movements, or diabolical speed? Or, maybe it's the fear instilled in me from annual viewings of "The Wizard of Oz" as a little kid. Thanks a lot MGM! Ya bastids...

Monday, May 10, 2010


This is Halle, aka Hallecat, who belonged to my late, great friend, Janine. I haven't seen this kitty in years, but she seemed to remember me.

Every year I meet up with Janine's family and friends to walk in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure event in Sacramento (the 3-mile portion). To spend time with people who all loved her, and in some cases resemble her, is bittersweet.
Mother's Day morning I spent with my mom -- drinking coffee, talking and laughing. Just the way it should be.

Friday, May 7, 2010

On this warm Spring Friday, let's dance

Feels like some levity is in order. You don't need to watch all of Sparky's dance to appreciate it (found this video via one of my daily favorites: I share his feeling upon seeing my dinner hit the bowl.

Happy Friday, everyone.

Thursday, May 6, 2010


What's not making a good impression on me today is the guy playing the trumpet on the street just downstairs. He's accompanied by a CD player. It's a combination of church music and corny 70s movie theme music.

Other than that, hoping for other good impressions.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

some days

Some days there's nothing interesting to write about. For instance, this morning a seemingly unbalanced individual (he appeared to be conversing with a telephone pole when I first spotted him) staggered by me and said, "I sure do like white women. Yes I do." Well, thanks for sharing that, pal. I'll take that little nugget of information with me as I start my day.

In the meantime, why not enjoy a photo of a nice orchid? If AT&T ever sees fit to fix my home phone/internet service, I'll be able to put more effort into these blogs to enhance your reading enjoyment.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Someone call Mrs. Fletcher

Took this photo this morning on the way to the office -- it's what appears to be a bloody hand print on the side of the building at Mission and Front. I really hope it's just some kind of finger-painting exhibit gone astray, or just a bad joke. I mean, anyone that had that much blood on their hand wouldn't be able to make such a clean print, would they? Or perhaps it's not their own blood? This is one for Murder She Wrote...

Monday, May 3, 2010

extra points for saying it in front of a church

..."he likes to do his naked!" -- A snippet of conversation I heard this morning. A retired couple I see every day who stretch for their morning walk against the railing at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic church. Ha!

I tried a mobile blog on Saturday, since my home phone/internet is dead, but it didn't work. It's out there somewhere.

The photo is from a house in the Haight. Walking around to kill time before roller derby. To watch roller derby, I should say.