Thursday, March 31, 2016
SF Playhouse. There is a lot to this story about a young man disabled
in a football game. Three drummers and thirteen male actors ~ an
unusual play, but well worth seeing, in our opinion. Anna even
stayed for the Q&A, now that's appreciation.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
the whole thing and it is both wonderful and sad. Finding Vivian Maier
is a documentary about a photographer (born 1926) whose vast amount
of work was discovered after she died. She made her living as a nanny
but there aren't too many cute child photos, thank goodness. (Netflix!)
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
|Blogger, Anne Herbst, Anna and Linda|
Far Out FOG gallery owned by Anne. Then Linda treated us to lunch and
I came home to relax and plan my life a little bit. Today I work out at
the Legion and the Blogmaid's morning email reminded me that, ooooops,
today is a sort of holiday with many schools out. I can do it. So nice to
have Anna in town and I hope we urged her to get back to her art and
photography while raising her two daughters.
Monday, March 28, 2016
It was wonderful to be with Anna again and we talked of many things.
Today we meet again, this time with Linda D. out in that part of the
world, you know, Western SF. Thanks for a nice day, Anna.
Saturday, March 26, 2016
HEAR the dialogue, getting to know the antagonist(s) and why we
need the narrative voice to hold things together. But maybe, just
maybe, this was the highlight ~ Chicago Mix popped corn. Oh, yum!
Friday, March 25, 2016
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Monday, March 21, 2016
Lisa. So he is a grand nephew and a grand kid too. They live in Victorville
and we dined with thousands of other tourists at the Harbor Fog Fish
Restaurant at Pier 39. I have learned to always reserve on Open Table,
even if I don't think we need to ~ so glad I did. Man, that area is packed
with people, all happily spending tourist dollars here.
Sunday, March 20, 2016
game last night and drat, we lost. We are brand new fair weather
Warrior enthusiasts, and although I don't feel the same sorrow as I
do when the Giants lose, it was an unpleasant and unusual ending.
The playoffs this year will be terrific however, between these two teams.
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Husbando's procedure was SMOOTH and I will be picking him up
today at 11am. The flowers above are in the women's bathroom at
the Legion of Honor ~ beautiful, no? Thanks again to everyone for
reaching out to us with so much love and offers to help.
Friday, March 18, 2016
Thursday, March 17, 2016
having "a procedure" tomorrow and neither of us is really up to the
usual green shenanigans. We spend quality time with doctors and
we have been isolating and although we are both optimists, these
medical things are no fun. I'll report in tomorrow, post hospital.
However, enjoy the Paddy Day, dear readers.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Our dear Jennie (on the left) is in hospital with a broken hip. I went
to visit her twice and will try to get back again tomorrow. This picture
was taken at our lunch last year. Both of these women always look like
they are ready for a Vogue photo shoot and I always look like I'm
ready to clean out some dog rooms at the SPCA, after I feed the little
darlings, of course. Please send positive thoughts to Jennie...
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Monday, March 14, 2016
Pleasanton. Here is our winner and congratulations! Derby had to
travel too, this is not the easiest sport in the world, but Mr. and
Ms. Blogmaid do a fantastic job. Hooray to all of you!
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Saturday, March 12, 2016
A Final Ease
feeling no need for a curtain-call,
I'd leave the stage with ardor cooled
as Sisyphus, at the foot of the hill,
might give it all up, the crazy rote
of shove and sweat he'd always known,
cease with a smile, light a cheroot,
and sit down on his stone.
Friday, March 11, 2016
me to a belated b.day celebration at MY Precita Park Cafe. She had
to drive in the rain and I got to walk. How thoughtful, and the food was
excellent, the conversation even better. Linda's next children's book is
finished and I saw it on her iPad. Such talent. Nice time indeed.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
goal in mind. Dinner at Al's Place on Valencia. Some say that it's the best
restaurant in America, or SF, or you name it. I reserved using Open Table
in January and I thought that at 5:30 we would be the only ones in the
restaurant. Wrong. Customers were lined up, waiting for Al to open.
We loved it! A warm and friendly atmosphere and delicious, unusual food
on small plates to share. Here is what we thoroughly enjoyed:
- brined frech fries
- lettuce and avocado ~ use your fingers the waiter said and we did
- grilled broccoli and cauliflower
- yellow bean stew (fabulous)
- trout with tom yum sauce
- hangar steak with salmon butter
- PB brownie and coffee
It was expensive, but worth every single dime. Casual yet sophisticated,
if you get what I mean. I used to think that china and a white tablecloth
equaled elegance, but I've changed my mind over the years. This is our
kind of restaurant for a special, special treat. Oh yes, I parked right in front.
An evening to remember, no question about it.
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
is Ben Jackson, he is now taking over after teaching writing courses
for Jane for years. I understand that before she died, Jane talked to
Ben about this very thing, so I know that she would also be relieved
that her dream will stay strong.
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Monday, March 07, 2016
up on the 9th floor Tower at the deYoung. It is now raining almost every day,
filling our lakes and rivers, cleaning the sidewalks and making the air
smell so sweet between the storms. Of course we are lucky to have our
secure home and a sturdy roof over our heads ~ and a garden filled with weeds.
Sunday, March 06, 2016
Saturday, March 05, 2016
Friday, March 04, 2016
Song on the Waterfront
I was here before the shed came down.
I photographed the weeds
against the boarded-up door.
I walked here with my camera,
my chest full of nails and salt.
I came along the railroad tracks
overgrown with loosestrife and ragweed.
I passed a woman singing in a cement field
believing she was alone.
I was here before the shed came down.
I took my picture on the rusted iron ramp.
I wanted it to look like I was walking
off the tip of the world and someone
behind me had just called my name.
Cider Press Review
Thursday, March 03, 2016
|now playing at The Strand|
knew it would be wonderful because in 2013, this new musical took the
Oregon Shakespeare Festival by storm. The cast is big, loud and really
wonderful ~ they tell a story through music/dance and it's all based on the
classic blues song "St. James Infirmary". It took me a little while to
realize that this is an anti-war play and we will need more of these as
the GOP is talking tough and that so often leads to yet another war. So
hell no, let's talk and sing about it first. Check out The Strand, it's terrific.
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Tuesday. The Buffoon also won, insuring lots of ignorant screaming
from Republicans ~ oh, that convention in Ohio will be chaotic. The
Democrats seem so wise and civilized this year. They make me proud,
she makes me proud. Onward.
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
20 or more of them now at the SPCA. In ten days they have come out of hiding
and they will be easy to adopt out. All are Golden Labs or Retrievers. Imagine.
"The Koreans" are still under vet observation and have never been on a
leash and are just now learning how to interact with humans. Oh, unlike
some American dogs, they are not picky eaters. Inspiring.