Gotta love MUNI.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
I'm getting ready now for the selection process for a criminal case. It will last about a week if I'm chosen. Wish me luck that it's a gay bashing case so I can be excused.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
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Wednesday, July 23, 2008
On the food front I had some yummy salmon "fish and chips" at the Ecola Seafood Company today. We sat outside to get away from the hordes of children and their zoo keepers that came on after us. I think the little beasts should be curbed while the adults eat.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
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Thursday, July 17, 2008
This man wants to be President, yet he cannot form a coherent opinion off the top of his head. Even if he cannot recall his past votes, can't he still formulate an opinion about a fairly obviously sexist policy held by many insurance companies? And, if he cannot do so, are you really going to vote for him?
I personally love it when he widens/rolls his eyes at the reporter's ongoing questions. "Oh hell," he must be thinking, "how can I hem and haw my way out of this one?"
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Idris Leppla of San Francisco pushes Tyler MacNiven down Market Street on Wednesday. Starting at his Mission District home at 9 a.m., MacNiven asked strangers to help him obtain his goal of reaching the Golden Gate Bridge by 5 p.m. by pushing him in his chair. He made it, according to his blog.
I "heart" SF. :)
From the SF Gate
It only took eight hours and trips to one AT&T store and two Apple stores. Oh, and did I mention standing in line for EIGHT hours. GD AT&T and their stupid in-store authorization process! Alas. Eventually, the process sped up as the day wore on, and Rand and I eventually got our hands on our phones around 3 PM or so. We started our day around 7:30 AM.
Actually, I got my hands on two iPhones. The first one didn't seem to work. Even the guy helping me seemed perplexed, but his supervisors were telling him and me that I just needed to take it home and charge it up and it would be fine. My response: I've waited too long and paid too much money not to be assured that the phone will work. So, get me another phone. They had to return that one and sell me a new one. Guess what? When they plugged in the new phone, it worked perfectly. Matt, who was helping me today at the Stonestown Apple Store (and he was great btw), said something like, "Now that's more like it." I agree, Matt.
What does this new phone mean for the future? I imagine world peace, better haircuts, six-pack abs, and a spring in my step. Or, at the very least, I'll always know what movies are playing and what the weather is like in Barcelona.
Thanks for the memories, Steve J.
Friday, July 11, 2008
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Monday, July 7, 2008
Consider this classroom exercise: "Boys and girls are invited to chew cheese-flavored snacks and then sip some water, after which they are to spit the resulting 'bodily fluids' into a cup. After a game in which the fluids are combined with those of other students, ultimately all cups are poured into a pitcher labeled 'multiple partners' sitting adjacent to a pitcher of fresh water labeled 'pure fluids.' In the final segment, each boy and girl is asked to fill a cup labeled either 'future husband' or 'future wife' with the contents from one of the pitchers."
The Georgia-based program behind all this expectoration received more than half a million dollars in taxpayer dollars, and it is by no means the only such program to benefit. At every turn, the abstinence-only movement has been abetted and advanced by the Bush administration. As recently as 2006, the Department of Health and Human Services was offering grants for programs that teach "the potential psychological side effects (e.g., depression and suicide) associated with adolescent sexual activity" and that instruct students that "non-marital sex in teen years may reduce the probability of a stable, happy marriage as an adult."
Doesn't it give you warm fuzzy feelings to know your tax dollars are being spent this way?
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Thanks to a rain delay and the longest Men's Championship in Wimbledon history, I got to see the end of the 4th set and the 5th set of the Men's Final today. It was phenomenal. Both Federer and Nadal played amazing tennis. John McEnroe called the best match he had ever seen. No small praise.
In the end, Nadal won when Federer committed an unforced error during the final championship point. At that point, I didn't care who won. They both served up a great game today.
Saturday, July 5, 2008
I just think Brent's a little cutie, so enjoy him in his sanitized form:
Rand and I were walking around and through Buena Vista park after having lunch at the Bean Bag Cafe today (I had an artichoke, mushroom and chicken crepe with a sundried tomato sauce and Rand had blueberry pancakes). It's a beautiful day here in SF, but we noticed something odd when we looked north: smoke. As we watched and got closer the smoke thickened and billowed out of a Western Addition neighborhood. Within about two minutes or so, the sirens began to sound. I snapped a few shots and this little video, but we didn't get too close. As we walked back, we passed a woman on her cellphone, screaming to the person on the other end that her home was on fire. She continued to wail as we walked away. The city is rarely quiet.
Friday, July 4, 2008
This ruling by Justice Nicholas Warren will potentially save millions of dollars for Procter & Gamble, the maker of Pringles.
Warren overruled a VAT Tribunal decision that Pringles should be subject to the 17.5-percent tax because it met the definition of "potato crisps, potato sticks, potato puffs and similar products made from the potato, or from potato flour, or from potato starch."
The judge found that Pringles were only 42 percent potato, and thus exempt.
This leads me to the obvious question: what's in the other 58%?!
22% Sawdust (for that crunchy goodness)
5% Hair (consider it a filler)
1% Pringles worker (OSHA alert!)
11% Polysorbate 80 (it's in everything, right?)
9% Corn (ditto)
10% Honey bees (and you wondered where they had disappeared to. . . )