Saturday, February 05, 2005

Making up time

Ive not
watched much television since the year 2001, so Ive not watched much of what's become much of popular culture.

One of them has been the CIS shows. Apparently they were so big I saw electronic signs in Times Square and Walter Mitty mopes hanging out at Kinkos wishing they were living the CIS life.

And I didnt know what the fuss was about.

Im kinda caught up now, and ive decided.

And Ive decided which one I like...


Particularly because of the character Chief Agent Gibbs.

He's played with a mix acerbic wit and blunt toughness that makes the show.

"Do you believe in Karma, boss?"
"... . I've been married three times."


The rest of them, I still dont get.

While watching NOVA on PBS the other day, I heard a statement made by a young Cal-Berkeley/MIT engineer and roboticist, James McLurkin, that made me snarf in laffter:

"Unrequited love is inefficient."

Ha! I wish Id come to that realization far earlier in adulthood.

But, I never went to MIT. :)
Today's horrorscope:


This weekend heralds the start of a six-week phase during which you will aim higher and achieve more than you might currently think possible. It does not matter what you did or did not do in the past - the only thing that matters is what you do next.

Heh, am I skurred?


Fear of failure? Fear of success?

Transcript from the NOVA program:

JAMES MCLURKIN: Failure is key to any learning, creative process. Anything that you're doing, you must fail. If you do not fail, either you were lucky...Well, actually, no, that's it.

ROBERT KRULWICH: But if you're going to fail, you do need to bounce back, and James learned from early on that giving up is not a way to solve your problems.

Fear is just part of the process. So is failure.


Thursday, February 03, 2005

16th & Valencia

16th & Valencia, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Wander to the water

Golden Gate Bridge

JPennant: yesterday, i had a buncha meetings during the day after doing graveyard
JPennant: so, evening comes i intend to head home fer sleep
JPennant: where does nightfall find me?
JPennant: in the middle of the Bay taking pictures
gabz: :o
gabz: you took the ferry!
JPennant: yup :-)
gabz: there's some great kodak moments to be had out there
gabz: which way didja go?
gabz: alameda?
gabz: vallejo?
gabz: north bay?
JPennant: Sausalito
gabz: ahhh
JPennant: i wanted to get Golden Gate sunset
gabz: and?
JPennant: oh. my. god.
gabz: :D
JPennant: i was shooting continuously from when we left the dock to when we hit Sausalito
JPennant: some of the shots were jaw dropping
gabz: yay!
JPennant: yup, im STILL downloading them from the camera
JPennant: that was fun. i'll try the vallejo run next
gabz: (alameda is pretty good too...great shot of the port)
gabz: (and gordon biersch)
JPennant: hahaha

Monday, January 31, 2005

22 Fillmore

22 Fillmore, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Part of an ongoing project to do the entire 22 Fillmore bus route...

Sunday, January 30, 2005

Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge, originally uploaded by Itinerant.