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21 Hayes 2007


Also had yummy croque monsieur and french onion soup. Mmmm, thank you, Absinthe.

Posted on October 30, 2007 at 12:00 PM in Food and Drink, San Francisco | Permalink | Comments (0)

Milk Punch 2007

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Boubon, half & half, a bit of dark rum, simple syrup & nutmeg, shake with ice, strain and serve with early Louis Armstrong.

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Posted on October 29, 2007 at 12:02 PM in Food and Drink, music | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sometimes you need to eat a dinner that even your great-great-great-great-grandmother would understand. 2007


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Posted on October 29, 2007 at 12:01 PM in Food and Drink, friends & family | Permalink | Comments (0)

Spooky-cool cloud action in SF tonight 2007


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Posted on October 29, 2007 at 12:00 PM in San Francisco, the big room with the blue ceiling | Permalink | Comments (0)

The glamour of Sunday morning. 2007


Woo! Clean dishes!

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Posted on October 28, 2007 at 12:00 PM in mundania | Permalink | Comments (0)

game night at our place 2007

Photos and captions by Ann Larie.

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Posted on October 26, 2007 at 07:00 PM in Food and Drink, friends & family, games | Permalink | Comments (0)

elevators are down 2007


Posted on October 24, 2007 at 12:00 PM in warnings & kvetches | Permalink | Comments (0)

never stick your tongue inside a republican 2007


seriously, don't do it.

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Posted on October 23, 2007 at 12:01 PM in politics & philosophy | Permalink | Comments (0)

How early am I up today? Check out the sky to the east... 2007


["Dinah coming in to work early" on Joe's Google Calendar. This was probably for a phone meeting with folks in other timezones.]

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At office, sun not yet up. Ah, fall...


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Posted on October 23, 2007 at 12:00 PM in the big room with the blue ceiling, warnings & kvetches, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

Roses for Joe 2007


Posted on October 22, 2007 at 12:00 PM in relationships | Permalink | Comments (0)

Now this is a border fence I can actually get behind... ;)

[Thanks to Uncle Larry for sharing this exciting news]

Posted on October 22, 2007 at 07:46 AM in quotes | Permalink | Comments (0)

Yummy cheese at Gordonzola's b-day party 2007


The stuff in the foreground was quince jam which went great with another nearby cheese.

Probably the best cheese board I've experienced. Seemed like 15-20 kinds of fantastic cheese, plus a great DJ spinning, Gordon & his fabulous friends, and punk karaoke going on in a nearby room.

Posted on October 21, 2007 at 12:00 PM in Food and Drink, friends & family | Permalink | Comments (0)

scrabble with Joe and Striatic 2007

Photo and caption by Joe.
"Sadly, this [upper left] space is not currently occupied by the totally legal word 'apesauce.'"
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Posted on October 20, 2007 at 12:03 PM in friends & family, games | Permalink | Comments (0)

View from Alamo Square, walking home from Nopa 2007


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(photo by Joe)

Striatic photographs the Seven Sisters


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Also from Striatic that night:

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Posted on October 20, 2007 at 12:02 PM in friends & family, San Francisco, tools | Permalink | Comments (0)

Modern Tea 2007


So so very civilized.

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Posted on October 20, 2007 at 12:01 PM in Food and Drink, San Francisco | Permalink | Comments (0)

Morning snack for Joe 2007


Two plums arranged on one of our nice little plates.

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Posted on October 20, 2007 at 12:00 PM in Food and Drink, relationships | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sigh. That time again... 2007


Yes, it's the amazing breast-squashing mammogram machine.

Am I cranky tonight? You bet your fucking ass I'm cranky.

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Posted on October 17, 2007 at 12:00 PM in health, warnings & kvetches | Permalink | Comments (0)

Makin' leek & potato soup 2007


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Posted on October 16, 2007 at 12:00 PM in Food and Drink | Permalink | Comments (0)

Green Apple really does have it all 2007


Some of the finer items on the shelves at Green Apple which caught my eye as I was trading & spending past trade credit today. I did not, I regret to report, purchase Enslaved By Ducks, but that just means it's probably still waiting there for you...

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Posted on October 14, 2007 at 12:00 PM in Books, random synaptic firing, San Francisco | Permalink | Comments (0)

Detox/Recharge project 2007

step 1: reduce visual clutter


Gotta get the bedroom nice so I wake up to a non-stressful environment.

clutter reduction continued



Someday we'll get a coat rack instead of piling our hoodies on the library stair/chair, but it works for now.


step 2: stage things for next activities


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step 3: optimize for relaxed housemate


windowseat primed with New York Times, Wired & New Yorker for Joe to recline with when he gets back from day 2 (of 3) of his class for work

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step 4: get clean


I even shaved my legs, a hassle I confess to frequently putting off...

step 5: good dinner & scratch some things off the general shopping list



Step 6 not photographed: Sleep as long as I want, which turned out to be over 10 hours.

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Posted on October 13, 2007 at 12:00 PM in Dinah - preferences, Discardia, health, mundania, worry vs. clarity | Permalink | Comments (0)

The Big Four 2007

old Hotalings ad at The Big Four


$1! For a bottle of Hotalings whiskey! shakes fist at inflation

Mark with his reflected Manhattan at the bar at the Big Four after work


He's blurry and the drink isn't. Not sure quite how I manage to achieve some of these strange effects with this silly little phonecam...

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

Victoria Harbour 2007


with floatplanes taxiing in and out

Posted on October 11, 2007 at 12:01 PM in the big room with the blue ceiling, travel | Permalink | Comments (0)

the walk back from my room 2007


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Posted on October 11, 2007 at 12:00 PM in travel, warnings & kvetches | Permalink | Comments (0)

Victoria Harbour from Lure restaurant 2007



the beginning of my delicious dinner at Lure, in honor of the 9th birthday of my blog



Posted on October 10, 2007 at 12:00 PM in Food and Drink, travel, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0)

9 Years 2007

When I was 9 years old I went on a big trip with my folks to Scotland & Norway and still feel the echoes of that wonderful trip today.

What will MetaGrrrl.com do now that it's nine years old? Exploration, new friends, new horizons, new foods, new ideas... that's what I'm hoping for.

Thanks for reading and commenting and being part of my adventure!

Posted on October 10, 2007 at 09:37 AM in Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (5)

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