Saturday, April 09, 2005

Artist & his work

Artist & his work, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

La Meyer by Michael Johnson

Taken in Havana, Cuba

Michael Johnson, photographer. Love his work.
He's old school, film and traditional prints.

So, I bought a print for my wall. And I aim to get more...

JPennant: bought my first piece of collectible art
McClint: oh really?
JPennant: yup. a photographic print.
McClint: ah. what about that caught your eye and compeled you to own it?
JPennant: Ive actually been looking at that print for nearly a year
JPennant: Its something about the woman
McClint: hehehe so you wouldn't classify it as an impulse buy
JPennant: heck no
JPennant: the photographer told me someone had him do a custom 16x19 print of it.
JPennant: That aint cheap
McClint: golly
JPennant: its the picture of a woman in Havana
JPennant: A Lady of the Night
McClint: aah

I prefer to call it 'Lady of the Light'.

To me, collectible art is stuff you wanna put on your own wall, not what you think its gonna be worth after the artist is dead.

Although, that IS a factor.

Elixir of the Gods

Elixir of the Gods, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Friday, April 08, 2005

Flower at the Old Mint

Flower at the Old Mint, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

It's daytime, everybody *else* is awake...

JPennant: Catching zzz's. Leave a message

After work, I get home, I try to get a few hours of sleep. It takes me awhile to fall out.

I dont get many calls usually, but some days..

*riing riing riing*
*unintelligable background noise*
Hang up.

*grump* Half an hour to fall back asleep.

*riing riing riing riing*

LilBro calls from NY for mechanical advice and to shoot the shit. Glad to talk to my brother, but now Im wide awake.

This is why I have the History Channel on, lulls me to sleep. Something about Secret Passages.

*grump* 20 minutes to fall back asleep.

*riing riing riing riing riing riing riing riing*
This time its the cell phone, that's in my jacket pocket. I am not wearing my jacket.
By the time I get to my jacket, its stopped ringing and lo, I have a new message.

*sigh* I call, and because there is only one spot in my place that has good reception. Finding the sweet spot, and find that my message function had $@#$#$&*@# reset itself, so I had to set up the message again to retrieve.. Oy.

Got the message, the HR director asking me to give her a call.

I call, we are now playing phone tag. Oy.

*grump* 20 minutes to get back to sleep.

*ring ring ring*
"Senor Nogali?"
"Urgh. No, you have the wrong number senor."

And so on, and so on....

I just woke up.

Time to go back to work.

Morning paper

Morning paper, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Pun on a bus

Pun on a bus, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Chinatown mural

Chinatown mural, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

mars: are you still enjoying living in SF?
JPennant: apart from work, absolutely
mars: lol work sucks?
JPennant: silly person at work
JPennant: harshing my mellow
JPennant: apart from that, SF is sweet
mars: people are annoying sometimes
JPennant: yup
mars: i'm glad you love it so. i like seeing the city through your eyes
JPennant: heh. that always trips me out
mars: what?
JPennant: "living vicariously thru my eyes"
mars: i wish i had ventured out to that area when i was there
JPennant: eh, you didnt really have reason to then
JPennant: nor the time
JPennant: when you want to, you will
mars: true
JPennant: just make sure you do your "i wishes" while you're in your 20's
JPennant: it gets harder later
mars: its already getting harder
JPennant: yup
JPennant: but, not too late
JPennant: so, enter the trip to NY contest ;-)
mars: haha ok ok

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

27 Bryant

27 Bryant, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Mother & Son


Chinatown, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

27 Bryant

27 Bryant, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Da Federales

Da Federales

Da Federales, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Walk off the main streets of downtown San Francisco, and you will often see these white police cars in the most incongruous of areas.

These are the cars of the Federal Protection Service, the beat cops of the Government. Which means, if they are around, you are usually on Government property, which is often unmarked in SF.

A friend of mine once got a ticket from THEM for pissing in an alley.

Surprised, he was like "Who the hell are you?"

They replied "Youre on Federal Property". He said there were no signs in the area of warehouses, stores and residential hotels, no indication of any government activity.

Just be careful where you step in San Francisco.

Monday, April 04, 2005

In this morning's paper

In this morning's paper, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

JPennant: hheheh, Its a sign!
gabz: lol
gabz: go for it!
JPennant: heheh

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Sunday Morning Breakfast

Sunday Morning Breakfast, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Sunday morning breakfast @ Dotties True Blue Cafe

Normally, the line at this San Francisco diner snakes around the block. But apparently the springing forward of Daylight Savings Time this morning caught many off gaurd. So, because I can could just walk in and sit down for once, I went in and tried it out.

Wow. All the hype from zagat (hence all the tourists waiting in line 6 days a week) is worth it. Even if the stuff isnt prepared properly, the topnotch ingredients overcomes all.

It was SO good and hearty, that I actually filled up on only TWO pancakes, couldnt even go for the coffee cake (although I did take home the amazing REAL blueberry muffin).

And what with the lines - I doubt I'll be there often.


Maaan, I shoulda followed up.

Mmm, coffee cake.

Small crowded, good food.

They could easily be bigger. They dont wanna.

Took me awhile to find the salt shaker....

Good food.


Dotties True Blue Cafe
522 Jones
(Jones & O'Farrell in the Tenderloin)