Monday, June 29, 2015

party for Fuzzy Love

hostess and husbando

listening to some wonderful music

the Plotniks and Floyd

Jackie Cole sings to us
Suzy is in our writing group and she brings Floyd (aka Fuzzy Love) to
Tiapos and we have grown to love and appreciate him too. Yesterday
there was a big 65th birthday party for him with tons of food, music
and joy. We dreaded the drive to Oakland, but it was easy going both
ways - everyone else stayed home, or so it seemed. Lovely day indeed.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

courage and pride

Sometimes we progressives wonder if we aren't taking three steps back
for every step forward.  But yesterday was a huge leap ahead when the
Supreme Court said "Yes!" to marriage for gays and lesbians. Imagine,
it all started here in SF in 2004 when Mayor Gavin Newsom started
marrying same sex couples. Somehow I knew then that one day it
would all work out, but I thought it would take a few more decades.
Today we celebrate for our many gay, lesbian and transgender friends!

Friday, June 26, 2015

5th and Balboa

lunch at Muguboka

Yesterday we went to the Turner exhibit at the deYoung and I will write
about that tomorrow. After lunch. One of the pleasures of working at the
museums these past (almost eight!) years is that I feel so very comfortable
in "the Avenues" - a whole different world from our Bernal life. We
needed some Korean food and this was a good choice. BBQ beef and
chicken and all the authentic little extras.  Yum.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

the corner store

How different our lives would be if we couldn't walk down to the store
almost every day. Yes, we love Costco and tolerate Safeway, but the
little markets in the SF neighborhoods are such a part of the fabric of
the city that it is easy to take them for granted. Always open, always in
season and so nice to deal with. "Here, take an extra pound of tomatoes,
on the house." I know when people leave our difficult and expensive
Frisco, they often mention how much they miss just walking to the park,
walking to the store. We are densely populated, but so much is close at hand.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

it's that time of year

Kitten season. There must be something mysterious in this bowl of water,
because I couldn't get these two to look up at me for a decent photo. The
SPCA does such a great job of fostering and then finding forever homes for
all the new little furballs. I continue to prepare the dog food and rejoice
when a doggie who has been there for three or more months finally gets
adopted. They warn the new owners of any and all behavior problems
which seem to disappear once Fido is in a new and loving home. Not all
the time, alas, but at least the new owners have been warned.