December 29, 2011
"Goodbye to all that, to part of our youth, and like that youth, we expected Playland to last forever. It is an odd, sad feeling to have outlived it."
November 13, 2011
"We must no more ask whether the soul and body are one than ask whether the wax and the figure impressed on it are one."
November 04, 2011
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."
--Oscar Wilde Read More...
October 30, 2011
"If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands."
October 15, 2011
"Good things come, and I'm not just referring to riding the buses."
September 29, 2011
"It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top."
--Henry Ward Beecher Read More...
September 22, 2011
"Ideas are like pizza dough, made to be tossed around."
September 15, 2011
"A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems."
September 14, 2011
"Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in blood of his followers and sacrifices of his friends."
--General Dwight D. Eisenhower
September 12, 2011
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
September 10, 2011
"Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath."
--Michael Caine Read More...
September 06, 2011
"The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."
September 02, 2011
"The world is full of poetry. The air is living with its spirit; and the waves dance to the music of its melodies, and sparkle in its brightness."
--James Gates Percival
August 07, 2011
"...For the first time in 52 years, the Giants are world champions... and you can't help but think, that this group is celebrating.... for the Say Hey Kid, for Will The Thrill, celebrating for number 25, and celebrating for all you Giants fans, wherever you are... Giants fans...this party is just getting started!"
--Duane Kuiper, November 1, 2010
August 04, 2011
"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."
--George Bernard Shaw
August 02, 2011
"One day if I do go to heaven~ I'll look around and say, 'It ain't bad, but it ain't San Francisco.'"
July 25, 2011
"There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."
--Kenneth Grahame, Scottish novelist
July 18, 2011
"Every time I look at my pocketbook, I see Jackie Robinson."
July 15, 2011
"It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing."
--Duke Ellington (lyrics by Irving Mills)
June 12, 2011
Yogurt: “You're welcome, and here. (throws a fortune cookie at Lone Starr) Just in case you get hungry.”
Lone Starr: “A fortune cookie?”
Yogurt: “Yes. Remember, open it before you eat it.”
June 06, 2011
“An instinctive taste teaches men to build their churches with spire steeples which point as with a silent finger to the sky and stars.”
--Samuel Taylor Coleridge
June 05, 2011
"A museum is a place where one should lose one's head."
May 29, 2011
“A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.”
May 28, 2011
“You've never been to a flea market and you think they have fleas there.”
--Jerry Seinfeld from the Seinfeld episode "Pez Dispenser"
May 22, 2011
"San Francisco has only one drawback. ‘Tis hard to leave."
May 15, 2011
"They're letting that go... The nakedness should be enforced. Specially the people I've seen, should be a felony."
--San Francisco Police Officer
May 12, 2011
"Science does not know its debt to imagination."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
May 09, 2011
"Time is what prevents everything from happening at once."
April 24, 2011
“If you’re worried about falling off the bike, you’d never get on.”
April 09, 2011
On November 1, 2010, a dream was fulfilled for a baseball franchise that moved to San Francisco in 1958. That night, the San Francisco Giants became the World Series Champions, and an entire city rejoiced. I personally will never forget that night.
April 03, 2011
Today was a gorgeous day. It was mild outside, and I wanted to take a walk to Golden Gate Park. One of the places I’d always wanted to check out in the park is the Japanese Tea Garden. Originally built as part of the World’s Fair in 1894, it’s the oldest public Japanese garden in the United States.
April 01, 2011
Like I said in yesterday’s post, the Giants-Dodgers rivalry is the oldest in baseball. I was born and raised as a Giants fan.
March 31, 2011
Baseball season is back! It doesn’t get any better than Opening Day with the 2010 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the oldest rivalry in the sport.
March 26, 2011
One of my favorite things about this city is that it has a very persistent personality. It’s modern and metropolitan yet steeped in tradition as well. I believe you’ll also find the same is true about native San Franciscans.
March 13, 2011
This morning, J, A, and I had a brilliant plan to go to Little Skillet to pick up breakfast. Due to a technical error by yours truly, I failed to realize that Little Skillet is not open on Sundays. So, Little Skillet will have to wait for another day.
March 12, 2011
Okay, I have to admit that even though I’m a native San Franciscan, I had no idea that there was a St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival. This year marked its 160th year.
February 25, 2011
As a native San Franciscan, I’ve never seen snow in my hometown before. The last time the City had snow was in 1976, before I was born. At the beginning of the week, the news reported that a cold storm could be headed our way with a possibility of snow.
February 21, 2011
Just below the Cliff House, you can walk down to see the ruins of what used to be Sutro Baths. Sutro Baths was a large indoor pool complex built in the late 1800’s. When it was opened in 1896, it was the world’s largest swimming pool establishment.
February 18, 2011
The city I live in is famous for its hills, and some of these hills have steps, really steep steps. A year and a half ago, on our first anniversary, J and I climbed up the Filbert Street Steps on the way to the top of Coit Tower. Another well known set of steps are the Lyon Street steps, and luckily, for me, they are within walking distance from work.
February 13, 2011
Golden Gate Park is awesome, and it’s amazing how much of it I haven’t seen. A few years ago, J and I went to the New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park, but still I had never been to our own Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum. I made a plan to come here and check it out in the afternoon.
February 10, 2011
Tonight, I went to the launch of Paperwork SF, a local company based in the Mission that prints artwork by young, emerging artists on “the world’s first eco-friendly fine art paper - a smooth textured, natural white bamboo paper.”
February 06, 2011
J and I were born in San Francisco. Because the cable car is such an icon of the city, it’s kind of strange that I had never ridden one before.
February 05, 2011
Giants FanFest is a free-of-charge annual event held at AT&T Park, where fans get the opportunity to get autographs, tour the ballpark, sit in the dugout, and walk on the field.
January 30, 2011
I actually had something completely different planned for today, but the pending rain caused me to change my plans. So, last night, I came up with a few backup plans. This was one of those. The Walt Disney Family Museum has been open for a year now, and I had never taken the opportunity to go check it out.
January 29, 2011
Continuing from my last post on the “7x7 Big Eat SF: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die” list, I decided to try the first item, the roast chicken and bread salad at Zuni Cafe.
January 14, 2011
One of the benefits of working in the Presidio is that you are very close to some of San Francisco’s awesome views and landmarks. A splendid view of the Palace of Fine Arts (recently re-opened, by the way) is not far, and Crissy Field is a short walk away.
January 09, 2011
The 49 Mile Scenic Drive is a tour of San Francisco, and even though I was born here, I’ve never driven it, but it’s something that I’ve always wanted to do since I first noticed the blue and white seagull signs (designed by an artist named Rex May for a 1955 contest).