Thursday, April 24, 2014

these bad Irish boys

"Let's go to Dublin," one spouse will say to another almost every night
when we are home. Love/Hate is all about the Irish underground and
even though they sell drugs and kill each other and innocent people
too, there is just something about this show. Great acting, wonderful
scenes of Dublin and so easy to stream from the Flix®. Plus, it gives
me something to talk about to our Irish tourists at the museums - over
there they are hooked and beginning their 5th season on the telly.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

the apple is red and it's free!

A woman at work is studying Portuguese on DuoLingo, so last night I
downloaded the app on my MsminiPad and am already fracturing French.
It has this microphone thing and whoever is listening will sometimes
reject my pronunciation (the nerve), but I love the graphics and the
way it is set up and I hope Dancing Jen is reading this today. I keep
telling her that I don't want to embarrass her in Paris, so now I will be
able to order red apples (one at a time) in any arrondiseement where
we might be lost (perdu - I think, I'm not there yet). What an app(le)!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

kittens behind bars


It's the beginning of kitten season and they keep a few on display out in
the lobby at the SPCA. I just go in and say, "hello, goodbye," because
they will be adopted out by the end of the day. These four are temporarily
named after our bullpen: Romo, Casilla, Mitchi, etc.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Carlini on Easter


As promised, I took our out-of-town (Philly) guest to the top of Folsom
Street and then we settled down to ham and scalloped potatoes and lots
of laughter. We have known Rich Carlini for more than 25 years and in
that time he has moved about 10 or 12 times, all across the country. He
was an army brat and continues to have this nomadic need. Of course the
last winter in Philly was beyond horrible, so he is ready for another
move. Back to California? We'll see...

Sunday, April 20, 2014

a blue Easter

The video didn't work, you are stuck with the table
again. On YouTube check out "Scottie Pinwheel" for
a fun video and I'll try another video after checking
with my IT people.

SPCA humor

I've not "done" a video on da blog before, so let's hope this works. I wish
you all a Happy Easter and we are looking forward to a ham dinner here
with our friend Carlini from Philly.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

it was a very Good Friday

my city by the bay

my friend on the bay

a ball of wood

inviting store display in Larkspur
Imagine - a trip across the Bay and back for $10. Yesterday I met Ginger
down at the Ferry Plaza and she said, "Want to go to Larkspur?" So off
we went and it was such a beautiful ride and in 1/2 hour we were having
coffee at Larkspur Landing. My, that place has changed from 20 years ago -
now it's all restaurants with lots of outdoor seating space and a few chi
chi shops. We imagined how nice it would be to commute from there every
day and then we had lunch at the Rustic Bakery and were back in SF
before 2:30. Good to have some time with Ginger, we always have so much
to discuss - women friends rock.

Friday, April 18, 2014

a day at the jewel

cha cha bowl

glorious weather

Char and Sally
Doug, Blogger, Frank
The Giants lost so Doug was happy. It was a delightful time in the sun.