Author: banane

  • Effects of Daily Walk

    I always wonder about affect or effect. Went to the doctor to finally lick this cold and now I’m on a 3-drug cocktail. Well, I call it that to spice it up. Seems like the Daily Walk has given me allergies! I can’t be positive but it sure makes sense. In addition to the 1.6 […]

  • back by popular demand.. the Daily Walk!

    Ok this morning, through North Beach, the following was observed. The guy who hoses down the sidewalk on the block with the chocolatier/halfwayhouse/chinese-duty-free stuff, is he paid for by the condo association of the building or the Nail House? The Chinese duty free place caters specifically to Chinese tourists, no one else. All signs in […]

  • purpose of this blog

    Originally, it was actually a workout blog that I was going to share with my mom and sis’s, but now it’s evolved into a “local color” blog after several life events meant I was going to move to a new neighborhood, and my exercise and appreciation of my new neighborhood combined in daily walks to […]

  • today, obsessed by french lady

    I surruptitiously read the book everyone’s reading, French Women Don’t Get Fat, and she doesn’t mention anywhere my lovely milk and cookies pre-bed snack. Dagnabbit. These people kind of share my thoughts on it, and they’re French, and so therefore they are right… discusison on French Women. For th record though, there are some interesting […]

  • crisis! blog erased!

    crisis! blog erased! (written yesterday, Tues.) Ok I will write offline and then post. weather today- glare, with showers. Not worth carrying your umbrella. Note: SF people drag out their umbrellas to the last inch of their life. And coats are meant for fashion, not warmth. You know you’re in a temperate climate when… Ran […]

  • irrelevant historical markers

    OK, there are some historical markers that are cool, like the one that shows the sunken and abandoned ships at Embarcadero and Francisco, I believe. Then there are ridiculously lame ones like the one pointing out the original owners of a business building that still looks boring and businessy. I mean, do we really care […]

  • bright shining silver light

    The sun shines on the cable car rails, and it’s this super bright winter light, it’s kind of amazing. Walking up the hill to Mason, where the cable car swerves off Columbus and up the hill, it’s like ribbons lying on the pavement, shining. I really appreciated the walk this morning because I had one […]

  • 3 minutes late. Can I get my 3 minutes back?

    Yeah it was awful yesterday. Got up, thought I was pretty organized, got in car, it was raining horribly. Took off towards the airport, horrible condiitions, ended up going about 30mph on 280, no less. Decided on short term since I was running late, parked a bit farther away than ideal (bad signs), then walked […]

  • tsunami SF style

    Well we had a downpour, but when I started walking it was only little drizzles. Neighbor at work says that Embarcadero is flooded. Bit of gladness I decided not to walk that way this morning! Italian pottery seemed kind of odd and tacky this morning, bright, yes, but tacky. I made a point to check […]

  • uneventful new years

    Unless you count two bizarre deaths in my new neighborhood – northerman’s barf, or, the boundary between Fisherman’s Wharf and North Beach. A high school kid gets ina fight outside of Denny’s and it ends up in death (a knife was involved). Instigated by being called the N-word. Then a girl leans against a roof […]