Monthly Archives: November 2010

Secret Vice

06:30 and I am cycling through the dark and rain. I am driven. I have to take part in my secret vice. I open the doors and there are about 40 wild-eyed,  fellow obsessed. It is the Kezar Bar and … Continue reading

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Black Friday

Apparently the health of the US economy can be judged by shopper frenzy on the Friday after Thanksgiving, known as Black Friday. The stores lower prices, everybody buys and so the stores make a profit  – they are in the … Continue reading

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Visceral dread

OK, its Thanksgiving but it is also the most glorious day – crisp, sunny and crystal clear. Too good to waste on gluttony and watching  Football. So down to the sea again. I set off from a launching slip very … Continue reading

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I’m damned if I see how the helican!

My learned friend Mike ‘Good at French’ Taylor comments that the Spanish word for Pelican is Alcatraz and that the Arabic word for bucket is also Alcatraz. This leads me to suppose that the Spaniards used the the Arabic word … Continue reading

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If like a crab I could go backwards

It is crab time in Northern California. The crab fishing season officially started, after a short delay, last week and now the shops are crawling with crabs. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/11/17/MNER1GD43V.DTL I love crab. This morning I bought a cooked one at Lucky’s, the … Continue reading

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Sunrise – Sunset

Yay ! The next restaurant on the street of eternal glee is Lebanese. It is called The Sunrise Deli  – it is in the Sunset District. I have been eating a lot of generally excellent Asian food so I have … Continue reading

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Cosy

Some of my best memories are related to cosiness. Cat like curled up snug on a sofa. No point going out because the rain is hurling and the wind is howling. No guilt. Our front room is a very cosy environment … Continue reading

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