Monthly Archives: September 2010

RUM, n. Generically, fiery liquors that produce madness in total abstainers.”

Smuggler’s Cove on Gough St to drink rum. This is an amazing bar first because you would walk straight by it if you did know it was there. No sign just the name on black glass window. There is a … Continue reading

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Peeled Garlic

I have always disliked peeling garlic. It is fiddly, it takes time, I cut my fingers and my hands smell of garlic for too long. You are also left with lots of garlic skin that resists capture and end up … Continue reading

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It’s Not All Fun

As I have already mentioned finding a parking place is a priority for anxiety free living in the city. To park for more than 2 hours in the streets behind Fell, you need a local parking permit. I set out … Continue reading

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Sunday Bloody Sunday

So how do you spend Sunday 26 September? This is how it went for me. A preface – the weather is glorious – brilliant blue sky, sun but never too hot, a crispness. I set off to the Golden Gate … Continue reading

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Melinda celebrates

It’s her birthday! The totally chic and so much more Melinda. Thursday night at RN 74 on Mission. http://michaelmina.net/restaurant.php?restaurant_id=3 The bar has glass walls and sloping glass ceiling so you look up to the towers of down town San Francisco. … Continue reading

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Critical Mass

So, every last Friday of the month loads of bikers  – I mean cyclists but it seems too tender a word – get together in the center of San Francisco for Critical Mass. The idea is that if you get … Continue reading

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Oats

So to Berkeley to visit friends. On the way stop off at Whole Foods to get  the necessary ingredients for my favorite breakfast. I call it Muesli but  I do not know if it is the correct term. Does muesli … Continue reading

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Urban Fox

A car is a liability if you live in the centre of San Francisco. It can turn perfectly law abiding citizens into fugitives from the law. The problem is parking. There is not much of it and what there is … Continue reading

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The Back Porch

So the house comes with a sizeable back porch that is accessible from the kitchen. It looks out onto the backyard which is a mess and we are not allowed to go there.  The porch has a lot of potential. … Continue reading

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Boxing Boot Camp with Roxie

Who could resist this course? The title is so butch. What will Roxie be like? So deeply anxious I turn up at the Boxing Gym at Koret. Young people, mainly women, mill around looking tough. There is a ring, speedballs, … Continue reading

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