Archive for the San Francisco Category

Farmers Blimp

Posted in Oakland, San Francisco, travel on January 16, 2011 by Nada

Farmers blimp is our local blimp cabbie. Not cheap, but then who knows the bargain price for blimp transportation these days. Blimps are odd to begin with, but here’s some weird news of an unexplained blimp accident and missing crew. That is odd on odd, if you ask me. Blimp. Accident. Missing crew. Someone call a news crew, except it’s 1942, AND a blimp. Not something really relevant to today’s society or any sort of main means of transportation. But, here’s another partial fact (and partial half baked deal from my brain). One of my best friend’s fathers used to be a dirigible pilot in the armed forces. I’ve forgotten which branch. Then, he became a dentist.

Umm, so I’m supposed to be packing. Looks like the house deal is closing. We are leaving. Soon. Movers are coming on Tuesday for an estimate. They are some Irish lads and hopefully, will help us. I hope they are a lot of help because you can see what I’m doing. Goofing off.

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Hyatt

Posted in general weirdness, San Francisco on December 12, 2010 by Nada

This is a photo from the downtown San Francisco Hyatt. The lights are beautifully strung off the ceiling in long strands.

I decided to go to the Hyatt to see something they have on display every year called “Snow Village.” It’s an elaborate tiny Christmas snow village scene. I’ve seen it before and it’s really neat, so I took off for the Hyatt. When I got there, I couldn’t find the village, so I went back to the revolving door and asked the doorman:

Me: What floor is snow village on this year?
Doorman: The man is dead.
Me: What?
Doorman: The man is dead. No snow village.

Apparently, snow village was a private collection and the owner died or, “the man is dead.” Christmas is cancelled. At least part of it anyway, at the Hyatt.

Giants’ Parade

Posted in San Francisco on November 10, 2010 by Nada

Yeppers, I went to the Giants’ Parade, welcoming home our boys in orange from that wasteland known as Tex-ass. What a throng too. I really couldn’t see much, but a nice fellow behind me who was a foot and a half taller than me told me what was going on. This is mostly what I saw.
And when any of the players came by, everyone went wild, hootin’ and hollarin’. Great fun! After the parade went by, I tried to turn to go to the Civic Center, but the crowd went the other way. I wasn’t able to buck the crowd. I did get to walk down the middle of Market Street. What an odd experience. These are my two favorite photos from my stroll.

Take Me to Your Leader

Posted in general weirdness, San Francisco, YouTube on August 21, 2010 by Nada

This is some new art – okay new to me. I’ve got no idea when the spaceship landed in San Francisco on the waterfront walk. It has landed, though. and will be there for a spell, refueling I suppose. I think the thing runs on Slim Jims from the 7-Eleven.

And one comment about You Tube. I love it, but I find it annoying that a lot of the instructional videos are made by kids. I watched one today on some quirky HTML trick. The teacher was all of 14 years old, and his voice cracked from high to low several times. He diddled with the camera, repeated himself, but knew what the heck he was talking about. My theory has always been that the kids “think” they’re smarter than me. It was a sobering thought when I realized as I watched the video today, not only do they think that, but it’s probably true. Then, I thought, “HA! I can drive and that punk can’t.” Well, that’s not even true. I’m grounded just like he is (but for different reasons) and he’s probably got more energy than I do and can bike 5 miles to the 7-Eleven to refuel on Slim Jims.

China Town

Posted in San Francisco on August 13, 2010 by Nada

I messing with Photoshop filters. I can’t decide if I’m helping or hurting. Either way, I’m posting my creation. Then I’m firing up the new vacuum for it’s near maiden voyage. I already did a quick test drive.

Google Car

Posted in San Francisco, technology on August 12, 2010 by Nada

My friend, her nephews, and I were walking to the cable car barn (see previous post) when I spotted the Google car coming slowly down the street. I love that search engine, so much so when I saw the Google car taking photos I pointed like a star struck teenager and screamed, “The Google car. It’s the Google car.” Did I get out my camera? No. Did I get a picture? No. I just stood there squawking and flapping my wings like a barnyard chicken. Fortunately, one of the nephews grabbed the camera and ran down the street and snapped a couple of great shots.

Cable Car Barn

Posted in San Francisco on August 11, 2010 by Nada

This is a photo of some of the winding machines in the cable car barn, located on the corner of Mason and Washington, in San Francisco. The barn houses the cable car motors, cables, and sheaves. Cables for each line are one big loop and whip around the city. The cable car museum is located inside the barn. It’s worth the trip and admission is free. Just went there, and on the way down the conductor on the cable car gave me a free ride. YAH! Ya gotta love the free and the unexpected free.