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moving Grandma Susie in at Valley Orchards 2007

Photos by Uncle Larry
Photo notes: Leaning on the desk, artwork ready to be put up, including the ever so appropriate "Each dawn is a new beginning" cross-stitch.
Mum adds, "And the treasured redwood forest walk Donna painted for her."

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Posted on September 29, 2007 at 12:00 PM in friends & family | Permalink | Comments (0)

Spilled buttons 2007


[posted to Flickr November 9th, 2007 with this comment:] Strange. I must have posted this to clear it off my phone, but I don't remember it hanging around on there for over a month and a half...

Posted on September 26, 2007 at 06:55 AM in random synaptic firing, San Francisco | Permalink | Comments (0)

Ferry Building evening out 2007

A lovely spot to sit & eat my bread & cheese


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During the Chow Cocktail Square Off


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(photos by Joe)




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[Jeff Hollinger, Brooke Arthur]



Cruise ship going by at Slanted Door

Posted on September 25, 2007 at 05:30 PM in Food and Drink, San Francisco | Permalink | Comments (0)

Interesting details about Hillary Clinton's health care plan 2007

Looks like good analysis here by Maggie Mahar. More details in her comments further in the thread too. (Thanks to Uncle Larry for the linky goodness).

Posted on September 23, 2007 at 05:23 PM in health | Permalink | Comments (5)

Cheese du jour 2007

Also from our visit to Jardiniere last night, we recommend the Fenacho semi-firm goat's milk cheese with fenugreek* from Bend, Oregon, and the Epoisses washed rind cow's milk cheese from Burgundy, France.

*A stellar example from the genre my cheesemonger friend Gordon describes as "cheese with stuff in it".

Posted on September 23, 2007 at 03:36 PM in Food and Drink | Permalink | Comments (0)

"The only bitter thing I like is Campari and myself."

- Eugenio Jardim,
at the bar at Jardiniere last night

Posted on September 23, 2007 at 03:04 PM in quotes | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday dinner 2007


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Posted on September 23, 2007 at 12:00 PM in Food and Drink | Permalink | Comments (0)

Blogging through the fog 2007

In headcold hell today, but am starting to go stir crazy to do *something* despite my thickheadedness. Thus for your enjoyment here are some links without the big insightful posts I'd intended to write (for weeks now, alas).

Economic news to make you gnash your teeth: Bush tax cuts make balancing budget impossible in 2007 through 2010. The trend beyond 2010 is even more scary, particularly when you look at the comparison between that lost revenue and benefits through Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid. I am still rather unclear on what exactly these "conservatives" are supposed to be conserving; smells like bad fiscal management to me.

More pleasing economic historical analysis from Nicholas Wade, "In Dusty Archives, a Theory of Affluence" which anyone interested in the transition from traditional economies to industrial ones will find thought-provoking.

Posted on September 20, 2007 at 04:06 PM in linky goodness | Permalink | Comments (2)

New Pornographers at the Warfield 2007

(photos by Joe)

The opening act, Lavender Diamond (by whom I was unimpressed).




The New Pornographers!


Posted on September 17, 2007 at 08:00 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Graffiti of someone's favorite graffiti 2007


Personally, I'd rank panda sex higher.

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Posted on September 16, 2007 at 12:02 PM in random synaptic firing, San Francisco | Permalink | Comments (0)

The Gallus Brothers at Amnesia 2007


Sorry, stompin' my foot too hard to take a steady picture.



It's never a bad idea to stop in by Amnesia and see what they have for you tonight.

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(photos by Joe)



Posted on September 16, 2007 at 12:01 PM in music | Permalink | Comments (0)

share and enjoy 2007


one of my favorite LaLa envelopes received so far

Posted on September 16, 2007 at 12:00 PM in creativity, tools | Permalink | Comments (0)

Jonathan Coulton at GAMH 2007

{photo and caption by Joe)


We were just walking home from Sweeney Todd, and there was Jonathan Coulton. So we went in. Totally great evening.

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Posted on September 14, 2007 at 09:00 PM in music, San Francisco | Permalink | Comments (0)

Juxtaposition 2007


It never would have occurred to me otherwise to tie these two together, but here's my mum napping as a kid with the somewhat foxish family dog and a fairly recent picture of a fox in her yard.

One thing I really enjoy about the Mac's native support for changing desktop images and dual-monitor mode is opportunities for pairings like this.

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Posted on September 13, 2007 at 12:00 PM in friends & family, random synaptic firing, tools | Permalink | Comments (0)

Odd phone cam color behavior 2007


My Samsung freaks out a bit at the BART station's shuttle waiting area.

Posted on September 12, 2007 at 12:00 PM in tools | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday night at the ballgame 2007


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Another shot from the game last night


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Posted on September 11, 2007 at 07:15 PM in San Francisco, Sports | Permalink | Comments (0)

So this fire hydrant walks into a party... 2007


Posted on September 10, 2007 at 12:00 PM in random synaptic firing, San Francisco | Permalink | Comments (0)

Dinah attending conference in SF during day 2007

[according to Joe's Google Calendar]

Posted on September 7, 2007 at 12:00 PM in work | Permalink | Comments (0)

Worst. President. Ever. 2007

or if not, he's sure giving the title a run for its money.

It's not just that his policies are bad, it's the terrifying realization that he doesn't even understand them.

Do check out the whole New York Times piece on Bush & his biographer; it's short and worth reading.

Posted on September 3, 2007 at 01:27 PM in politics & philosophy | Permalink | Comments (0)

off work today 2007

[according to Joe's Google Calendar]

Posted on September 3, 2007 at 12:00 PM in work | Permalink | Comments (0)

The Hi-Dive. Oh my yes. 2007


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Posted on September 2, 2007 at 12:00 PM in Food and Drink, San Francisco | Permalink | Comments (0)

The Wii survey channel on "Soda" vs. "Pop" 2007


Note the outlier, Wisconsin, which favors "soda" due to the influence of its southern neighbor, Joe asserts.

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Posted on September 1, 2007 at 12:00 PM in random synaptic firing | Permalink | Comments (0)

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