Author: banane

  • boycott norton’s vault AND bad translator!

    First, walking to work right outside of Bikram yoga/convenience store, saw cable car stopped, and brakeman leaning out asking a small, elderly Asian man if he needed an ambulance. Man and woman were huddled on the sidewalk with a 20-something blond (turns out British) woman who is on the phone with ambulance. She showed me […]

  • the fan dance

    Two women were doing tai chi in the park today- the fan dance. My mother informs me that there are many tai chis, with swords, fans, etc. One woman was really, really good. She could balance and seemed to kind of know the next steps. The fans made such a big noise (big, red fans) […]

  • end of the blog?

    It’s true, this blog may change or die soon, not sure really. I wish I did! There was an interesting cloud pattern above Coit Tower and Peter & Paul church this morning. I thought of taking a photo, but sometimes photos reduce the beauty of something. You have to work so hard to get it […]

  • Two Random Characters

    This site is also a kind of novel-journal where I make notes on characters that I want to include in novels. So these are the results of character analysis this morning on the walk to work. RECENT EMIGRE FROM CHINA A guy was in front of me and came down Stockton/Telegraph Hill and walked almost […]

  • washing the pyramid #2

    So I took a photo and will upload it soon. Do they raise up the platform and just leave it there for a week or what? It’s been in the same place, I swear, each morning.

  • Monterey, Sutter street

    My ongoing doctor & dentist visits during the day compose the new commute, the “Sutter Street” walk. You go by about a million Academy of Art buildings. They have started renting out about a fourth of San Francisco. Lots of diminutive men and women in post-high school bohemian rhapsody, wanting to get into fashion or, […]

  • washing the pyramid

    I have a 2 block hill right when I step out my door, and it kind of tells me “damn you’re sleepy” or “damn you’re perky” each day. Well today was the not so perky day. The sun was bright out, and … Wow I can’t believe I haven’t written about this – they’re washing […]

  • eastern sun

    I woke up early and walked out to the tip of Aquatic pier. The sun was shining from the east, a surprising thing to me since I’m such a night creature, I usually just see the sunset, versus the sunrise. No tourists!!! Fisherman’s Wharf without tourists is like Disneyland (without tourists). Beautiful, quaint, quiet, peaceful. […]

  • SUV flipped

    I’m crossing in front of Aliotos’ office buiding and halfway across the intersection hear a few horns and a crash (glass, the windshield). Look up Columbus, up the hill, and see a SUV fly into the air, flipping. It’s awesome in the horrific, improbably way. Black maybe, a little honda is stalled in the intersection. […]

  • Boob Bus

    The mammography mobile bus was parked outside of Washington Square park. No news, just that it was there. I went through a weird novelistic fantasy that some kids did it just as a prank and one of them found out she actually had a lump. Well, that thought and/or storyline got me as far as […]