Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
I take an untrimmed tri-tip, rub it down with liquid smoke and chipotle flavored Tabasco sauce, then sprinkle it with salt and chili powder.
Then I grill it about 5-7 minutes on each side, then slice it in half and grill the cut side to your desired level of doneness (I like medium rare).
When it's all done, rest it for about 10 minutes and slice it thinly across the bias.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
This is the dam that holds back the reservoir that was in yesterday's picture.
This is a great old dam, built in 1890. It survived both the 1906 and 1989 quakes, both of which hit the area pretty hard (remember, the reservoir sits on top of the San Andreas).
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
We took Clayton back home to Davis this afternoon, and he caught this picture as we drove through Fairfield.
The Jelly Belly factory is a GREAT tour -- I heartily recommend it if you are in the Bay Area. You get a very interesting, educational view of how they make the tasty little buggers, plus you get to see a bunch of interesting stuff that people have done with them. At the end, everyone gets a bag of the Jelly Belly beans.
While you are there, pick up a bag of Belly Flops -- bags of imperfect beans for a fraction of the cost of perfect ones.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
This is on Geary in the Outer Richmond.
That area is the very picture of multiculturalism. In about a 3 block radius of this billboard, you'll find a Korean BBQ, a branch of the East Asia Bank, The Moscow/Tiblisi Bakery (along with a number of other Russian businesses) and Tommy's (a Yucatan Mexican restaurant with the best margaritas in town). There are also Thai, Italian, and Hakka restaurants. Some of the best ice cream (Joe's), and several great coffee houses are within a couple of blocks.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
As a dog owner, I have to tell you, I HATE these things. Foxtails get into the fur of dogs, then the dogs dig them out with their teeth, and the foxtails end up between the tooth and gum, causing horrible infections.
I'm not one to usually question God regarding his creations, but what the heck is the purpose for foxtails?
Thursday, September 11, 2008
It seemed appropriate to show this on this day. I find the poignancy of these hero's graves separated from us by the fence.
Here's a half mast for you too:
Let us never forget that regardless of how we feel about the war, we must always honor those brave men and women who answer the call to duty. Past and present alike, you have my gratitude and respect.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Fort Point sits directly under the San Francisco side of the Golden Gate Bridge. It was built in 1853 as part of a trio of defensive positions (also included Fort Mason and Alcatraz) protecting San Francisco Bay.
The site it sits on was originally 90 feet higher than it is today. The Corps of Engineers blasted the cliff down to sea level.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
In 1902, Buffalo Bill Cody took his "Wild West Indian" show to San Francisco, where he arranged for a famous picture of 100 Native American Indians in full decorative "battle dress" on the Ocean Beach.
Seattle based artist Thom Ross, who grew up in San Francisco, recreated this scene with 100 wooden cutouts and that scene is on display at Ocean Beach until September 15th.
The Chron's article on the exhibition is here