October 19, 2009

October 13, 2009

Small things that make life more convenient

Oddly, they both come from Kohler.

One is the "quiet close" toilet seat. We alwasy close our toilet lids - first, because we don't want our dog drinking out of the toilet, and second, because they just look better that way. These quiet close seats mean you simply need to tilt the seat past the equilibrium point, and they gently close. This has a downside, however. At other people's house, we freuqently slam the toilet seats when we just tip them past the equilibrium point...

The second are bottom basin racks for sinks. We bought one of these when we decided to NOT buy a double sink. They are so nice to have, that we bought one for the other, exisiting sink in the house. It makes it much easier to wash and dry dishes, and it is simply convenient.

Odd, little things that make life easier.

Invasive, large snakes in Texas

The very real threat of invasive, large snakes in Texas | SciGuy | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle

Get Lucky

Be lucky - it's an easy skill to learn - Telegraph

October 7, 2009

Food in San Francisco

More later, this is mostly a reminder to myself

Oysters at the Ferry Buildin
(Bar Crudo)
La Mar Cebicheria

Doreen and Susan

In Susan's spectacular apartment on the 35th floor of the Paramount Building

So sad to be me

You may notice that I am sitting in 1st class all alone.

Because of circumstances BEYOND MY CONTROL Doreen and my reservations were split.

As I am a Platinum and my Sweet Ever Lovin' is Silver, I got upgraded and she did not.

I repeatedly offered her my seat, but she refused.

Now, I fear, I will pay the price.

Doreen in the Alaska Air lounge

Flight back to Houston

This reeservation got well screwed up.

October 4, 2009

Hardly Strickly Bluegrass

We went to the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival yesterday.

It was unbelievably crowded:

From San Francisco
I am not sure how short people were able to get around. I was able to see above everyone, and yet it was almost impossible to get anywhere.

We watched a little bit of Steve Martin on the Banjo Stage. But we worked our way over to the Rooster Stage and saw Dar Williams, Allison Moorer, Steve Earl, and Tom Morello.

The first three were great. Tom Morello (the Night Watchman) was a little over the top. But it was fun anyway.

The buses were so crowded getting back that we had to walk about a half mile out of the park to find one that we could get on. There were so many bicyclists that they had to hang their bikes in the trees! Like a Strange Fruit. (sorry. bad analogy)

It was a beautiful day in San Francisco.

October 1, 2009

Off to San Francisco

We are off sfor a short trip to San Francisco tomorrow. I will try and post from there, with photos and everything.

Some work, some fun, some just enjoying the City by the Bay.

San Francisco was the first real city I ever visited on my own.

One of Doreen's dearest friends lives there. He is a priest.

Maybe he will forgive me of my sins.

Watch this space.