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um, right. Dental dam on the bus. Like ya do, I suppose? 2006


Posted on November 30, 2006 at 12:00 PM in random synaptic firing, warnings & kvetches | Permalink | Comments (0)

back from Scottsdale in the evening 2006

[according to Google Calendar]

Posted on November 29, 2006 at 08:56 PM in travel | Permalink | Comments (0)

Robert, at the airport, flight delayed 2006


reading the New Yorker

Posted on November 29, 2006 at 12:03 PM in friends & family, travel, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

Scottsdale Mall - NO... 2006


And then we went and had a drink. And then our flight was delayed and we were sad we had already eaten and drunk our fill.

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Posted on November 29, 2006 at 12:02 PM in travel | Permalink | Comments (0)

Lucchese boot at Saba's in Scottsdale 2006


That's all leatherwork. Pretty amazing.

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Posted on November 29, 2006 at 12:01 PM in creativity | Permalink | Comments (0)

Mixed messages 2006


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Posted on November 29, 2006 at 12:01 PM in warnings & kvetches | Permalink | Comments (0)

Communist radio, bug spray and shiny Mao 2006


Another fantastic exhibit at SFO. I love whoever curates this stuff.

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Posted on November 28, 2006 at 12:00 PM in creativity, travel | Permalink | Comments (0)

morning dentist, then an early evening flight to Scottsdale 2006

[according to Google Calendar]

Posted on November 28, 2006 at 12:00 PM in health, travel | Permalink | Comments (0)

Pegu Club 2006


tart & pleasing

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Posted on November 27, 2006 at 12:01 PM in Food and Drink | Permalink | Comments (0)

apparently a fire hydrant got slammed into 2006



Posted on November 27, 2006 at 12:00 PM in mundania | Permalink | Comments (0)

winter trees on the way back from grabbing lunch 2006


such a chilly drizzly sky I'm glad I got spicy Indian food!

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Posted on November 26, 2006 at 12:02 PM in the big room with the blue ceiling | Permalink | Comments (0)

Jack Rose 2006


2oz applejack, 1oz lime juice, 1/2oz grenadine

A tart slap with a sweet followup.
As Harrington says, a mixture of pain and delight, but so tart as not to become a favorite, I think.


Follow-up report: didn't like it, gave up 1/3 of the way through and poured it into a collins glass & added ginger ale. Still didn't like it a quarter of the way down that glass and poured the rest out. Sure is a pretty picture though. :)

Posted on November 26, 2006 at 12:01 PM in Food and Drink | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday breakfast 2006


salmon & rice wrapped in nori, tamago, daifuku and a little darjeeling tea

Posted on November 26, 2006 at 12:00 PM in Food and Drink | Permalink | Comments (0)

Leap Year 2006


Delicious, but packs an inexplicable wallop.

Posted on November 25, 2006 at 12:00 PM in Food and Drink | Permalink | Comments (0)

Day after Thanksgiving 2006

Photos and captions by Uncle Larry.
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Dinah and Pepper admiring the view on a walk at the Brooktrails Par Course.
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Posted on November 24, 2006 at 12:00 PM in friends & family, the big room with the blue ceiling | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thanksgiving 2006 2006

The view from the peak of Divisidero


Leaving SF Thursday morning

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Hopland, lunch stop


Burgers My Way


good spot for lunch in Hopland, south edge of town right on 101


Cyclists spotted while waiting for our lunch to be cooked made me think of Jeff Veen. Must be a good riding spot since these lads were all decked out in the fancy gear.


Pepper, my Mum's good dog


Larry & Lynn's garden, bird paradise


The squirrels are thrilled by this convenient treat-burying box provided by my aunt Lynn


She disagrees on the function and the thrilledness.

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Uncle Larry feeding birds


Oak Leaves


Good pre-feasting walk down at the par course

I took this with Mum's camera.


Brooktrails, blazing yellow tree, alas insufficiently documented with this phonecam



I took this with Mum's camera after my phonecam couldn't catch that bright yellow tree.

Mum & I enjoying & documenting our walk


Pepper does agility moves for Jinx on the par course


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Important Mosses


Gabriel Garcia Marquez lounges on the couch at Larry & Lynn's place



Photos and captions by Uncle Larry.


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Posted on November 23, 2006 at 12:00 PM in friends & family, holidays, San Francisco, the big room with the blue ceiling | Permalink | Comments (0)

Los Angeles 2006


Yes, it's almost like a Manhattan, but with bourbon and with sugar and an egg instead of bitters.

1 & 1/2oz bourbon, dash of sweet vermouth, teaspoon of sugar, 1 egg
shaken with small ice cubes
served in a small wide champagne glass or on the rocks in an Old Fashioned glass.

Posted on November 22, 2006 at 12:02 PM in Food and Drink | Permalink | Comments (1)

The task ahead 2006


The task complete


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Posted on November 22, 2006 at 12:01 PM in mundania | Permalink | Comments (0)

Buck's Fizz 2006


or as it is more commonly known in the United States, a Mimosa

Posted on November 22, 2006 at 12:00 PM in Food and Drink | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sharing at Thanksgiving 2006

I just made another loan to someone in the developing world using the great Kiva website. This time I'm helping Boris Jordanov in Bulgaria with getting some equipment for his grocery store.

You can go to Kiva's website and lend to someone in the developing world who needs a loan for their business - like raising goats, selling vegetables at market or making bricks.  Each loan has a picture of the entrepreneur, a description of their business and how they plan to use the loan so you know exactly how your money is being spent - and you get updates letting you know how the business is going.

The best part is, when the entrepreneur pays back their loan you get your money back - and Kiva's loans are managed by microfinance institutions on the ground who have a lot of experience doing this, so you can trust that your money is being handled responsibly. This is my third loan of $25 and I plan to re-lend to other businesses as these three finish their repayments. It's so easy to blow $25 on something stupid that it really feels great to instead put that money toward making a real difference.

Boris still needs another $1700 to complete his loan request of $2000.00.  You can help him out too or just visit Kiva.org to find another business you'd like to give a little assistance.

It's really cool to actually do something about poverty - using Kiva I know exactly who my money is loaned to and what they're using it for - and that the money really goes to helping that small businessperson.  And most of all, I know that I'm helping them build a sustainable business that will provide income to feed, clothe, house and educate their family long after my loan is paid back. Plus it's just great to build those connections. I am a lender to people in Uganda, Honduras and Bulgaria now. This totally beats collecting stamps!

Join me in changing the world - one loan at a time - and spreading some of your Thanksgiving blessings across the planet.

Posted on November 21, 2006 at 08:48 PM in holidays | Permalink | Comments (3)

French 75 2006


1/4oz each gin, Cointreau, lemon juice shaken with cracked ice, top with 4oz champagne

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Posted on November 21, 2006 at 12:00 PM in Food and Drink | Permalink | Comments (0)

Relationship Advice 2006

It's a lot better when you're on the same continent.

Posted on November 20, 2006 at 10:50 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)

Tea & Temptation Society Meeting 2006

Photos and captions by Ann Larie.

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Photos and captions by Kristin.
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Photo notes from me: sake; Saki.


Photo of me, Leslie, and Kristin by Jaschu.

Photos by Joe.



Posted on November 19, 2006 at 11:00 AM in Food and Drink, friends & family | Permalink | Comments (0)

Laughing Squid Anniversary Party 2006

Burlesque dancers at the Laughing Squid party


Flames outside the Laughing Squid Party


Nice baseboard effect at Mighty (near the restroom)


First there was just the light show on the building outside


Then there would be a woosh of air being sucked in and a FOOMP as the flame shot out


Sometimes there was lots of flame


Burlesque dancers


Really good fans too.


Any party with competent fan dancers really gets major bonus points in my book.


Posted on November 18, 2006 at 12:01 PM in creativity, friends & family, San Francisco | Permalink | Comments (0)

Beautiful day for a stroll in the Farmers' Market 2006

(Bacon acquisition achieved)


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Posted on November 18, 2006 at 12:00 PM in Food and Drink, San Francisco | Permalink | Comments (0)

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