Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween + Photo Booth = Fun

Halloween 2010

I went as me--20 years ago. Deal with it.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Inch worm

I always liked this song.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Some times it's not a dog eat dog world

This hurt my feeling a little.

Halloween costume dilemma solved

This year, I will be Ghetto Fab. Watch your purses AND your men, ladies. Not necessarily in that order.

Art Explained


Now reading: One Halloween, Two Points of View: Debating the Pr...

Be sure to check out this blog entry over at Long Distance Love. Paula and I tackle the pros and cons of that most hated of all horrible holidays: Halloween. Guess which side I took in this debate.

Long Distance Love: One Halloween, Two Points of View: Debating the Pr...: "He said: For anyone who has visited my other blog, you won't be surprised that I'm taking the CON position. If I don't hate it, it's not worth liking."

The Uncanny Valley strikes again

Eww, eww, eww. But, I wonder if I could program it to clean my apartment?

Read more about the Uncanny Valley here.

San Francisco: A little more liberal maybe? Look what happens when Dallas comes to The City.

Welcome to the Bay Area, Mr. Scruggs. You're not in Dallas anymore.

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Thankfully, I'm not lactose intolerant because this is a grilled cheese sandwich I'd vote for

Extra sharp cheddar. Butter. Mmmmmm. But I'd still use wheat bread. Nom nom nom.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

Without Water, There Can Be No Iced Tea: Blog Action Day 2010

Here's my confession (why am I always confessing on Blog Action Day?): I tend to only think of water as a medium for tea. If iced tea were made with milk, I would undoubtedly be less concerned about the state of water in the world. If it were made with vodka, I would likely be unconcerned about anything.

But, here's the deal: The average American uses 159 gallons of water every day – more than 15 times the average person in the developing world. From showering and washing our hands to watering our lawns and washing our cars, Americans use a lot of water. To put things into perspective, the average five-minute shower will use about 10 gallons of water. Basically, we use the amount of water during one (short) shower that people in developing countries use to bathe, wash their clothes, cook their meals, and quench their thirst.

My god! If I had known how much water you all were wasting, I would have gone postal by now. Think of the tea! The little leaves yearning to add some color to that otherwise colorless, flavorless (let's admit it: boring) but oh-so-precious water. For me, this was an "H2-Oh-no-you-didn't" moment.

I'm asking all of you to take five easy steps to help protect this most valuable of natural resources:
  • Say "No, thank you" to water at your table when you eat out if you don't really want or need it. Besides, why would you fill up on water when there's so much wine to be tasted?
  • Turn off the water when you're brushing your teeth. Or just stop brushing your teeth. Gum works just fine.
  • Quit watering your hideous lawns. You're not the King of France for Christ's sake and this isn't Versaille. Get some local plants and do some environmental landscaping.
  • Stop washing dishes. Just buy those paper or plastic plates and throw them away when you're done. 
  • Babies are small. Give them less water. 
With your help, I will be able to drink iced tea for at least another hundred years or so. I assume that by then Apple will have figured out how to make an app that produces fresh drinking water from my iPad. Or all the glaciers will have melted and sea water won't have to be desalinized. I will just walk to the ocean (it should be right outside my window by then), dip in a tea bag, and bask in the knowledge that I helped save the world for this:

Thanks for reading and Happy Blog Action Day!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Boston or bust

The trip to Boston to attend Sean and Blake's wedding has begun the way all trips should: with alcohol.

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Where does depression hurt?

Everywhere. But mostly where the dinosaur bites you.

I have to say, though, that the dino doesn't look all that lonely and depressed. He seems to be smiling if you ask me. I think his loneliness is a symptom of manic depression. Poor thing.

My favorite works in our employee art show

Excellent work, Claire!

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My latest recommendation to SF Muni

I really think these will help with the system's efficiency and overall reputation. At the very least, it will keep the drivers' attention on the road so they will quit running us over.

Is it still summer?

It is in San Francisco!

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Make Tea Not War

By jenniferchristine on Flickr

Dear @Zenguin, they're selling them in the stores now

Now, they'd have to pay me to take one, but you might need another one to complete the set. Ask for a discount, though. The winter models aren't in style any more.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Blog Action Day 2010 is this Friday

Are you participating? This year's subject is "water." Learn about it, write about it, blog about it. Let me know if you write something. I'd love to read it.
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Odd juxtaposition of the day: Palin & Castro

Sarah the San Francisco...the world no longer makes sense. I wish it had been a Cuba reference too.

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Three Words: Banana Pound Cake

Or is pound cake actually poundcake and one word? Who cares. This is yummy. I might need some sweetened whipped cream cheese to go with it.

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Carl Paladino: Republican, Candidate for NY Governor, and Bigot

And thanks for all the leading questions, Matt. Let this man hang himself with his own words. Stop leading him to whatever media salvation you think he deserves.

It's lunchtime. Who else is hungry?

Alligator + baby

I hope they aren't serving baby again today.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Cone Pizzas?!

Why isn't anyone doing this here?
Dear San Francisco Foodie Entrepreneurs, get on the ball. Make us some Cone Pizzas!

Friday, October 8, 2010

This is my god now

Between Christine O'Donnell and the SF Giants, I've lost faith in anything I can't drink. Cheers.

Black urinals at Zero Zero

Further proof that iced tea drinkers are peaceful--even when robbing you

FULLERTON, Calif. — A Fullerton man is under arrest on suspicion of attempting to rob a 7-Eleven with a fake handgun Tuesday afternoon.

The gunman, witnesses said, had also suggested they call 911.

Fullerton Police Sgt. Andrew Goodrich said at the scene that Ivine Love, 18, of Fullerton is expected to face a robbery charge, but no weapons charges, considering the gun was a fake.

A clerk at the 7-Eleven at the corner of Brea Boulevard and Rolling Hills Drive, Sama Lakhani, said that the man did not seem intimidating, except for the gun he held.

"I was at the sandwich/ Slurpee area making sure everything was in the right place," she said. "The guy came in and said 'Give me the money, or otherwise call the police.'"

The other clerk behind the counter had already used the button for the silent robbery alarm, but complied with the man in calling 911. Lakhani said the other clerk told the man to relax and have something to drink.

The gunman took an Arizona Iced Tea out of the cooler and drank it while waiting for police to arrive, she said.

Police got the call around 1 p.m. The clerks were still on the phone with 911 when police told them to leave through the back. No one was injured, and Love was arrested.

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Found at work: Cupcakes

These people are perverted.

Patience is a virtue, but why wait when you have a Rascal Scooter?

If you listen closely, you can hear "Geronimooooooooooooo!"

How to tell if you have Giants Fever

Is your skin tone a tad orange?
Have you lost all contours in your face?
Are you wearing underwear as outerwear?

Check, check, check.

Get to a doctor or AT&T Park, stat!

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I need a Halloween costume

Which of these do you think I'll choose?