Friday, March 10, 2006
Not just any pecan roll
Most pecan rolls taste like an overbaked cinnamon roll, smothered in carmel with a buncha pecans dumped on top.
Light, buttery roll, filled with baked apples, with a light layer of maple syrup topped by an overload of baked just right pecans.
I dunno who makes 'em, but they can be had at the Pacific Heights Tully coffee shop at Jackson.
Thursday, March 09, 2006
Virgo, sometimes you've got to take a stand for what you believe in. Sometimes you've got to throw up some boundaries and communicate your needs. But before you get medieval on your obstacles this week, we beg you to get in touch with your emotions. Your needs stem from your feelings; don't leave them out.
Feelings? What are those?
I was just talking to a family member going through some trials and tribs.
He has a long laundry list of woes. Making the mortgage payment, behind on utilities, woman troubles, almost losing his job, facing fairly serious legal beefs.
Troubles mostly of his own makings.
He's quite depressed.
My instinct, of course - is to scoff at his problems as he's only 30. In the great scheme of things, his problems are serious but far from terminal. It's simple. He's single - get out of the house note, dont take on any other loans, assure the people he owes money that he will pay them back and not bullshit them, deal with the legal beefs, forget the woman and move on.
JPennant: Im talking to ******
JPennant: he is depressed.
JPennant: broke, overextended, behind on bills, facing homelessness
G: the usual
JPennant: he thinks it is the end of the world
G: hahahaha...he'll live...but he'll fare better if he made some personal changes
JPennant:: he doesnt know that yet
JPennant: Im trying to refrain from telling him what to do
G: he will when he can't take being in the situation anymore
G: gotta hit bottom before you can crawl to the top
Mostly tho, I kept my mouth shut.
Instead, I told him I loved him, was proud of him for stepping up when needed and was deeply appreciative for standing by me when I was going through hard times in Jersey.
Nah, I couldnt help myself. I gave him advice. I had to. I love him.
Still, my experiences with myself and others is that most folk facing bottom are in denial and dont know that quick action will stop the pain and minimize the necessary bleeding.
But, its never that simple.
Man, what will it be like if and when I have kids ...
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Monday, March 06, 2006
While buying a book at the San Francisco friends of the library book store today, the volunteer lady, frail with age, but very fashionably dressed in black cashmere and pants - proclaimed how she loved what I was wearing, a black hoodie from hawaii decorated with plumeria prints.
"Very chic", she said.
Funny, just this morning I'd been pondering on going back to Hawaii for some clothes shopping.
I was at the SFPL to go on a computer, as the Dell laptop had gone terminal, and I was checking Craigslist to pick up another.
I used to go to the library all the time but I rarely step foot in there nowadays. That is regrettable, for my social life had been quite lively because of the wide variety of folk at the library. Because of work and not carrying around a laptop - there has been a corresponding decline.
My only concern about no puter was not having a way to offload pictures. Beyond that, I was in no hurry to get another machine.
Ive grown to like not having a machine with me constantly. That was why i was in no hurry to fix any of the dead laptops. I do miss going walkabout.
But, Ive got things to do.
Checking Craigslist for another machine was a plan B, as I'd already ordered a stripped laptop off eBay to replace the dell - having the feeling that it was only a matter of time that the thing was gonna die again.
So it did, and the stripped machine arrived on Monday. Putting in ram, drive and battery from the dell, I had a working machine.
Still, I should go to the library more often.