Sunday, June 25, 2017

love is love is love

I heard on the radio that the small town of Visalia is celebrating Pride
weekend for the first time ever. It seems like SF has been doing this
forever and I have fond memories of spending my lunch hour at the
parade when I worked at Borders. We love this rainbow-themed
holiday and wish our LGBT friends a great celebration.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

nutty knitters

How does this work? Do they knit right at the tree? How many
people involved or is it just one person? I love yarn bombing but I
worry about the mental health of the individuals involved. Here
we have a couple of trees down in Civic Center ~ brightly wrapped
in bright colors and intricate designs. 'Tis a puzzle...

Friday, June 23, 2017

pride = proud

I snapped this GREAT photo the other night while we were walking after
seeing Eddie Izzard. The colors move and change, but this mixture
really appealed to me. I'm always extra delighted to live here during
Gay Pride Week. One of my best memories is when then Mayor Gavin
Newsom said, "They shall marry!" Now that took real courage because
we were the first city in America to honor same sex marriages.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

we love Eddie

This was actually a book promotion event last night at the Nourse
Theater and it was packed. With each ticket we got a book and then
two hours of the unbelievable Eddie Izzard. Such a smart way to
sell books ~ $50 included everything. I went with Terri who knew
and loved Eddie when we worked at Borders, I had never heard of
him, but I quickly became a HUGE fan too. He is so quick and
funny and just a delight. It was a great evening in SF and right
before the transgender Friday night event ~ will he stay?

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

see you in September

Today I sign up for Fromm and I will be taking Professor Andrew
Fraknoi's course entitled Exploring the Universe: Mars to the Stars
(and Galaxies) because I am woefully uneducated about this subject.
The other course I will take is entitled Truman to Trump with
Professor John Rothmann. Now this is a subject I do keep up
with, but of course I will learn a whole lot more. I am already looking
forward to school which all begins on September 11th. Hooray!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

yes, sweetcakes

Yesterday I spent an hour or so with my big fat poetry file folder. No
order, I just print 'em out and keep the ones I like. Here is a poem that
Will Walker sent me for my birthday back in 2014.

God Says Yes To Me

Kaylin Haught

I asked God if it was okay to be melodramatic
and she said yes
I asked her if it was okay to be short
and she said it sure is
I asked her if I could wear nail polish
or not wear nail polish
and she said honey
she calls me that sometimes
she said you can do just exactly
what you want to
Thanks God I said
And is it even okay if I don't paragraph
my letters
Sweetcakes God said
who knows where she picked that up
what I'm telling you is
Yes Yes Yes

Monday, June 19, 2017

young urban professionals

Two couples intertwined and trying to talk things out, stay connected.
Not easy in this world, is it? We went to the matinee yesterday of
You Mean To Do Me Harm, a new one act play commissioned by
SF Playhouse and playing at ACT's Strand theater on Market.
We both liked this play and loved the little 3/4 circle theater
because it is an intimate story and we felt like we were part of
the lives of these four interesting and intense people.