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the party moves on 2007

Photo by Joe.


Posted on March 31, 2007 at 11:59 PM in music, San Francisco | Permalink | Comments (0)

Rube Waddell: Live at Leeds 2007

(photos and captions by Joe)


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The cops arrive


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The idiot griefer who complained to the cops chats with the cops and with the band


The Cops


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The idiot griefer who complained to the cops


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The party moves on


Posted on March 31, 2007 at 11:58 PM in creativity, music, San Francisco | Permalink | Comments (0)

shopping 2007

Goth alert at Nordstrand Rack


Over three feet tall

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Time for an intervention


Way too damn many pillows.

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Furniture shopping with Joe


We both really loved this piece.

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The lovely sideboard


Posted on March 31, 2007 at 12:01 PM in mundania, random synaptic firing, relationships | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saying hello to our friend liquid nitrogen 2007


Posted on March 31, 2007 at 12:00 PM in the big room with the blue ceiling, warnings & kvetches | Permalink | Comments (0)

Nice mossiness 2007


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Posted on March 26, 2007 at 12:00 PM in the big room with the blue ceiling | Permalink | Comments (0)

a look at the potential new place 2007

(photos by Joe)






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Posted on March 24, 2007 at 12:01 PM in mundania | Permalink | Comments (0)

more city wandering 2007

Turk at Gough


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Hello, Jason, from the thrift store


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Posted on March 24, 2007 at 12:00 PM in creativity, friends & family, random synaptic firing, San Francisco | Permalink | Comments (0)

a San Francisco street wander 2007

Elegant puking


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To continue the theme



Fuckin' Vandalism


Um... certain level of confusion here.

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Hello Shannon from your street


Posted on March 20, 2007 at 12:00 PM in random synaptic firing, San Francisco | Permalink | Comments (0)

The Eighth Plague: Pink Stëël 2007


Posted on March 19, 2007 at 12:00 PM in music, San Francisco | Permalink | Comments (0)

visiting with the Catts 2007

Modesty has a yummy toastie!


At Cafe Grillades by Hayes Green.

This is after watching the cooks and before the dancing.

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Zachary at Miette Confiserie


Modesty in Miette Confiserie


Mod's looking at the prints of dresses, I think, after selecting a raspberry taffy something.

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Happy fun day with the Catts!


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Pretty houses near Duboce park


You can't see it unfortunately, but the house on the left has some ironwork on top that looks like a tiara.

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Posted on March 18, 2007 at 12:00 PM in Food and Drink, friends & family, San Francisco | Permalink | Comments (0)

old snippets 2007

Probably written between 2000-2002:

I am actually partially deaf. I have a condition called otosclerosis wherein the small bones of the ear fuse together. This has so far only affected my right ear. I had a surgery about 6 or 7 years ago and they put a little steel and teflon piston in my ear. Now I'm bionic. :) It did help a lot. I think my hearing is probably only down about 30% in that ear now. There is a possibility that the condition will affect the other ear at some point, but so far so good.

Posted on March 17, 2007 at 05:02 PM in Dinah - introduction, health | Permalink | Comments (2)

old snippets 2007

Probably written between 2000-2002:

Favorite movies as a kid: Willy Wonka, Music Man, Help, Casino Royale [the humorous one, not the 21st century true-to-the-book one], Star Wars

Posted on March 17, 2007 at 04:54 PM in Dinah - introduction | Permalink | Comments (0)

old snippets 2007

Probably written between 2000-2002:

In October of 1992, B.J. and I moved to Honolulu with 2 carry-ons and 4 checked bags. We found an apartment. He got a job with Ditto's (the Hawaiian version of Kinko's) and I did temp jobs. My work included:
   - answering phones at a company where I had to say "Hello, Ram Paging. May I help you?"

   - answering phones and relaying messages at a service used by doctors and the drivers who pick up bodies and transport them to the morgue. Fortunately, I was not working the day we had a call regarding a pickup of a woman who'd jumped from a high building. Our building.

- data entry clerk for the State Tax Board of Hawaii where I saw some amazing names, the best probably being Mughtar Alihani Greengrass.

We lived in Hawaii 6 months, during which time we became close friends with Pooka Keoni Littlemouse and were visited by our crazy friend Chris Hudak. When we moved back to San Jose, seeking geek/goth/industrial culture and a faster pace of life, Keoni moved back with us. I saw him yesterday at the beach party. He's still living in San Francisco, was dressed all in black, has a fabulous girlfriend and more hair than 10 strong men.

'dak isn't crazy crazy, just wild 'n crazy fun crazy. Keoni's still Keoni, despite changes in the outward trappings.

Posted on March 17, 2007 at 04:41 PM in Dinah - introduction | Permalink | Comments (1)

old snippets 2007

Probably written between 2000-2002:

When my grandfather was a boy, he used to go down to the park and sit in front of the bandstand. Then he'd take out a lemon and suck on it. All the brass players hated him because they couldn't play when they watched him. Wicked little feller, weren't he?

That was Grandpa Bob from whom I must have inherited my love of lemons and limes.

Posted on March 17, 2007 at 04:25 PM in friends & family | Permalink | Comments (1)

old snippets 2007

Probably written down between 2000-2002, can't remember where this originally came from:

A bather whose clothing was strewed

By breezes that left her quite nude

Saw a man come along

And, unless I'm quite wrong,

You expected this line to be lewd.

Posted on March 17, 2007 at 04:19 PM in quotes | Permalink | Comments (0)

old snippets 2007

Probably written between 2000-2002:

We had two dogs when I was growing up, Molly and Jenny. They were Keeshonden, fuzzy medium-sized dogs. They were housedogs, so I would take them in the yard and for walks. Oh and torment them in the usual ways, putting clothes on them and what have you. Good dogs. I'll have a dog again someday. I'm thinking perhaps a basenji; they are smooth and they yodel.

After living in the city a few years and watching people carrying around bags of warm poop, I'm much less inclined toward dog ownership.

Posted on March 17, 2007 at 04:10 PM in Dinah - introduction | Permalink | Comments (0)

John Wesley's Rule 2007

Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.

Posted on March 17, 2007 at 03:35 PM in quotes | Permalink | Comments (4)

source forgotten, amusingly enough 2007

Remember me
is all I ask
and if remember be a task
forget me

Posted on March 17, 2007 at 03:33 PM in quotes | Permalink | Comments (0)

fun puzzle 2007

There's some game I can't think of the name of at the moment where you try to get people to guess the word you're thinking of by giving words that are paired with it. Might be something I picked up from Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me on NPR.

Anyhow, these clues are fun





when the answer is "chowder".

Posted on March 17, 2007 at 03:27 PM in games | Permalink | Comments (3)

Permutations of my name: #8, 9 and 10 in a series 2007

These all come from Jamba Juice and presumably date from 2004 or so:

- Diana

- Dinna

- Ddiingh

(To the clerk's defense, I think the latter was a typing problem as much as a spelling problem, though it is one of my favorites).

Posted on March 17, 2007 at 03:21 PM in Dinah - introduction | Permalink | Comments (0)

No, no, I don't want your junk mail. 2007

Write "refused" on any junk mail you can't return to the sender and drop it in the nearest postal mail box (rather than making your carrier carry it back again, which is slightly cruel since they don't like the crap any more than you do).

As far as I can tell this is perfectly legal. [See for example D042 Conditions of Delivery]

Posted on March 17, 2007 at 03:08 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (8)

Great-grandma Chella's biscuit recipe 2007

as written out by my mum



Posted on March 17, 2007 at 12:01 PM in Food and Drink, friends & family | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday Discardia 2007

Need a little chest freezer?


5.3 cubic feet. Nice for those who make soups or like to minimize their shopping trips to Trader Joe's.

$90 and you pick it up at my place in the Castro, SF. It's not heavy.

Still under 5 more years warranty against compressor failure. Have manual, warranty & receipt.


Inside view of freezer with 7oz mac & cheese boxes for scale

Selling the catsuit. *sigh*


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Most unfortunate.


From the 2003 work Xmas party. Of course someone gave me two copies.

Nice folks at Nirvana on Castro St


When I first moved into this apartment I got a nice welcome from Brent-Dawg at Nirvana.

Another cool receipt doodle from Brent-Dawg at Nirvana



I'd forgotten how damn cool our cards were at SoftDevices


And that my old title was "Mission Commander".

Ah, the good ol' startup days...

Cool Halcyon sketch on the front of the awards book from 3 years ago


Why yes, I am one of those stinking liberals


(The joint membership is with my grandfather, who died at the end of 2001 but inspires me still)

gone now, but I always liked the business card for Friendly Spirits


Can't knock that phone number either.

Mysterious to-do list from my former housemate, Chris P.


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disappointing 16th St restaurant


walked by there for years, finally tried it this past year, underwhelmed

old shopping list found among other papers


vintage probably ~2004-2005

Christmas Revels, 2004, 18th Century Scotland theme


Dance-Along Nutcracker, 2004


Good advice when you want to focus


Working/playing hard today


Amazing how much you can done when you just sit down and finally start doing it (and when you decide that a mobile phone just sent straight to Flickr is good enough photo quality instead of thinking you need to scan everything).

Good restaurant I went to a few years ago with family


Pleasure-inducing map received on first visit to the mighty Powells Books




The logo of my friend Ron Pottol's old employer Appaloosa Interactive always reminded me of the Playboy character Femlin

Juan Muñoz sculptures


from the December 2001 issue of Smithsonian. I'd really like to see these someday.

Almost filled up recycling bag #1 today



old self portrait by my friend B.J. West


Probably from 1992 since this is, I believe in the St. John St. apartment building we were living in in San Jose then.

Pictures from [a certain person] of a visit to the walrus pool at the zoo


Happy walrus

Another friendly walrus comes to visit


cuddly walruses


VERY happy walrus!


Lest you think that masturbation is some hominid-only sort of thing...

Title portion of an article by Chris Hudak


Can't remember when this was from. First half of the 1990's I'd guess.

My favorite Heifer Project picture


copyright Heifer/photo by Darcy Kiefel

The most intense illustration of the work Doctors Without Borders does


The mailings with the bracelet and the hole card just shake you to realize how extreme the situation is. Children are starving to death. Still. Despite all our worldwide wealth, we still let children starve to death. And it's a slow, painful process for child and parent. And it's preventable.

Donate: www.doctorswithoutborders.org

The wonderful look of the first Lord Loves A Working Man demo album


Which is a CD, not a record, of course.

Posted on March 17, 2007 at 12:00 PM in Discardia, Food and Drink, friends & family, holidays, mundania, music, politics & philosophy, San Francisco, sex, work, worry vs. clarity | Permalink | Comments (0)

Pretty bouquet of freesias, making the living room smell lovely 2007


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Posted on March 16, 2007 at 12:00 PM in mundania | Permalink | Comments (0)

flight home 2007

Depart AUS 4:49 PM

Arrive Denver Int'l 5:58 PM


Depart Denver Int'l 8:33 PM

Arrive SFO 10:15 PM


Nice early 20th century metalwork exhibit at SFO


I think this stuff is all from the Portland Art Museum, but was pretty lagged as I came through and I may be misremembering.


I dig this stuff.


Mostly took this for the cool tea bag caddy on the small righthand stand behind the box


Companion to this


cool plate

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I liked this artist.


Here are those sea-themed serving implements: http://www.spencermarks.com/html/j649.html
(Thanks, Google search!)


More cool pieces.

Pretty amazing exhibit for an airport hallway.

Posted on March 13, 2007 at 04:49 PM in creativity, travel | Permalink | Comments (0)

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