Wednesday, August 20, 2014

g.dots in Israel

Samantha and Lindsay
Rob's daughters are taking advantage of the Birthright (I think that's the
name of it) program wherein Jewish and partly-Jewish young people
get free trips to Israel. Of course their mother didn't want them to go,
what with the bombings and unrest, and naturally they are just fine
and having the time of their lives. The Great Plotnik's son also went
to Israel this summer on a freebie ~ who would not? It is my guess
(as a goy) that this strengthens the feeling of being Jewish and I'm
sure some young 'uns will move their permanently after this experience.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

it's all mirrors

Tim's Vermeer is a fascinating documentary telling us how (perhaps)
Dutch master Johannes Vermeer painted so realistically 150 years
ago. David Hockney wrote a book about this subject because that
was the age of telescopes and magnifying glass. But there are no
records, no proof. Now we see Tim Jenison (an inventor, not an artist)
recreate one of Vermeer's masterpieces and it is fascinating. Maybe
Tim isn't an artist, but he sure has a steady hand.

Monday, August 18, 2014

a trip to the Jewseum


We had a very pleasant time at the Contermporary Jewish Museum yesterday.
There were four REAL women playing Mah Jongg in the center of that show
and some delightful photos, art and actual Mah Jongg sets on display. I
especially enjoyed that exhibit. Designing Home upstairs wasn't my
of 1950's cup of tea, but people who appreciate architecture and home
decor would certainly enjoy it the many pictures and actual pieces of
stark and bland furniture from the past. The Wise Bros. deli was busy!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

foodies, down to the marrow



Husbando and I hit the SF Street Food Festival on Folsom Street yesterday.
We had some guacamole, a burger and then roasted bone marrow, still
inside the bone. We were not hungry when we arrived, but then...
This one day event has expanded over the years from maybe 10 small nabe
restaurants to 30 plus from all over. It is well organized, six blocks long
and will be moving next year, we understand, due to growth. But we like
walking here from Casa Verde, of course we don't have to give up any
parking or have our lives blocked the way the Folsom Street residents do.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

mystery time

I saw The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair advertised in the New Yorker
and I needed a murder to make me feel better this week. It's on my LindaKindle2
and it is pretty good, not great. I do want to know who killed the 15 year old girl,
however, so I will finish the book. I also like small town mysteries and this
fulfills that need. I normally prefer women mystery writers and have not changed
my mind as I read Mr. Dicker's words and Mr. Quebert's deeds.

Friday, August 15, 2014

a ruby in the rough

I just received this delightful photo from Tanya! Here is Ruby being a dirt
angel in San Diego. A very nice way to start my day, and yours too, I betcha.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

lunch for four

We celebrated the Great Ducknik's b.day here at the Holy Kitchen on 24th
Street in Noe Valley. Your two favorite bloggers were too busy eating all
that Indian food to even snap one photo, so I had to rely on a stock pic for
today's post. This restaurant has the freshest and tastiest Indian food that we
have had in a long time, since our last vitit here, actually.