Ok, first, look at yesterday's pic -- That was taken less than 20 minutes before the 5.6 earthquake that hit.
I'm relatively convinced the the dog was nervous and skittery (hence working overhard to get my attention) because he know something was about to happen.
On with the show:
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Caryn had a crop at a friend's house in Sacramento, and I hung out with Clayton in Davis today. It was a great visit for everyone -- we even bought Clayton a new chair (a leather recliner for an insanely good price).
Passing into Sacramento, where US 50 begins, breaking off of I-80, there was this sign. US 50 is one of the longest highways in the US, running, as the sign says, all the way to Ocean City, Maryland.
Friday, October 26, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
I love these sccks. They are made of bamboo thread by a division of Gold Toe. They are soft, and absorbant, and very comfortable.
Target used to sell them until very recently, but now they are nowhere to be found.
Unfortunately, most of my pairs are starting to endure the same fate as these.
I keep looking at Target (and Walmart, and Macys, and anywhere else I can find) for these beauties.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
They finally put a camera into a blackberry. Now, because my job requires me to pretty much keep this thing on me at all times, it also means I have, firmly attached to my hip, a 2.0 MP camera.
This is, well, guess...
Your hint is that it is on the ground.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Last night was Lights Out San Francisco -- a global warming / energy conservation awareness event where people in San Francisco were asked to turn off all non-essential lights between 8 and 9pm.
I went up to Twin Peaks to see it and snap some pictures.
I put up a number of pictures in a group on the Flickr page as well.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
I love living a few minutes from the Pacific Ocean.
I was in the city this afternoon, and on my way home, I stopped at the beach and happened to catch this great sunset.
Did I mention that I love living this close to the ocean?
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Taken by Caryn from an upstairs window, this was happening on the street just behind us.
They left after about 30 minutes, and we never smelled or saw any smoke, so we suspect it was out by the time they got there.
FYI, I have an immense respect for these professionals, and are glad we have them nearby.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
We "woot"ed a new camera. It's a Poloroid t37. 7 megapixels.
For those of you unfamiliar with Woot, click the link and visit the website.
This is cropped from a picture I took of Sophie from about 10 feet away. It's about a 60% cut. She's pretty unscary from that distance, but crop it a little, and she becomes quite menacing!
I like the combination of reflection and refraction of the light off of her fur. Cat fur is pretty cool stuff.
Friday, October 12, 2007
First big rainstorm of the season. Walking between the buildings at work, I got SOAKED every time.
At lunch, I snapped this of the water running down the storm drain across the street. I wanted to catch the action of the stream of water falling through the grate.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
We had our annual tent party at work today. Among the festivities was a velcro wall.
A velcro wall consists of a "bounce house" type surface ending in a padded, velcro loop covered wall. Each participant dresses up in a suit covered in velcro hook. You run and jump and throw yourself against the wall where you STICK
I like the colors and the smiles.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
Sunday, October 7, 2007
We've had a number of great sunny warm days here. In San Francisco, that almost always is followed by the onrush of fog, which we lovingly call Marine Layer.
For the next few days, it will be cooler and cloudier.
Oh yeah, there will be far fewer high performance jets performing spectacular stunts in the skies above the city -- fleet week is over until next year.
Saturday, October 6, 2007
The Blue Angels are in town for Fleet Week. I trekked downtown on BART with the D70 to try to find some shots of the Angels against SF landmarks.
I caught this one at Sansome and Washington -- Coit Tower just peeking out from behind some of the buildings in the area.
Friday, October 5, 2007
Ziggy looking adorable. We have a framed picture very similar to this that Caryn took after he had been digging in the dirt -- this is the "Clean" version.
And our Clemmy -- the big sister who, apparently, has no eyes. Don't you just love that happy smile?
Tomorrow, the groomer comes and they'll both look a LOT different.
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Crush season has started in Sonoma County. As we speak, the grapes are being started down the arduous journey which leads to the great quality wine produced in the California Wine Country.
This was taken at the Lambert Bridge tasting room.
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
There are litterally thousands of really good restaurants near Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. Many of them are OUTRAGEOUSLY expensive for what you get. This is one of the former without being one of the latter.
I got a huge bowl of Cioppino (pronounced "Chip-ee-no", it is a fish/shellfish stew in a luscious garlicky tomato broth that is the true "San Franisco Treat") for $19. Caryn and Greg had similarly large and good dishes for about the same.
Monday, October 1, 2007
Went down to Fisherman's Wharf with Greg for dinner. It's his last night here before he climbs on a plane for a very, very long time, after which he will wake up in the land of vegemite and shrimps on the barbie.
Anyway, this was part of the fountain at Ghirardelli Square. Pretty and nice kinetic action...