Saturday, March 25, 2006


testing, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

tV maKes you StUPID

It was
the high volume of the informercial that woke me up made me do something I almost never do. Turn off the TV.

I almost never turn off the TV, even when i leave the house. Hey, I dont pay for the electricity and I got the TV for free off craigslist.

I plopped back in bed, and had a dream I almost never have anymore. A nice dream thats a built-in novel. Not as smoothly constructed as they used to be, but definitely an improvement.

After that deep sleep, I awoke to the realization: TV has been making me stupid.

Lately, Ive been finding myself trying to remember words, losing my train of thought in a conversation very easily, my attention span miniscule.
I'd thought it was a consequence of being 40 and not eating salad.

But no.. its been the constant bombardment of TV. It has damaged my brain. My lord.

No wonder I dont write anymore, or answer emails.

During the day, I turned the TV on to catch the Duetsche and BBC channels. I ended up watching Kim Possible. I laughed and turned it off, sat down to enjoy my newfound clarity of mind and purpose .. and nothing.

I was stupid again, feeling as if i was in a torpor. (God, words like torpor Id forgotten.)

Then I realized i needed a nap to reset my mind. And a few hours later, it did.

So, am I going to give up teevee? No.

But, it'll be off when its time to go to sleep.

Gossip page from "10" magazine

Gossip page from "10" magazine, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

That wasnt me.

Friday, March 24, 2006

DVD release

DVD release, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Stalag 17, the movie based on the real life memoirs of WWII POW's that inspired Hogan's Heroes.

This is a movie I saw at a young age and still remember to this day. Didnt even know it had won an Oscar.

Light in the apertif

Light in the apertif, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

From "10" magazine

From "10" magazine, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

British levi's ad

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Blow me down.

Well, I'll
be. Im gonna get a Nikon D50, Ive decided. Sooner than later, even.

Color me surprised at this.

I'm surprised for this camera was such a long shot, I had thrown it into the mix only because .. shit, no.. it had no chance. A crippled, built for cost consumer class dSLR? No.

But even cursory research shot the camera ahead of the pack. Far ahead of the pack. For image quality, it gives up little to its higher-priced bretheren the D70/D100, and based on the images Ive seen on flickr, it betters them in some respects.

Image quality. Thats big with me.

And it seems to be built up to Nikon quality, plus there is the availability of years of Nikon lenses out there. (I will be browsing flea markets and craigslist.)

Add that it can be had brand new for less than 500 bux, and it's owners wax rhapsodic over it, that eclipses my deal breaker about it - it only takes small, expensive SD cards.


Based on how fast the prices are dropping, this thing is seriously under-rated. By people like me, apparently.

Next step, I'll be fondling the demo at the local camera store. Due diligence, natch.


Corner market

Corner market, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Valencia & 22nd

a favorite song

a favorite song, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Rainy in Frisco

Rainy in Frisco, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Almond croissant rolls

Almond rolls, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Something to live for

DSCF1390, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Coffee klatch

Coffee klatch, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

For no apparent cause or reason, eh.

For no apparent reason, I woke up this weekend with my bad knee so swollen and inflamed I couldnt stand.

I dont remember twisting it, landing on it badly or abusing it. I woke up, it was like that. The pain was excruciating. I hobbled to work but took a cab back home. It was throbbing so badly, I couldnt bear the thought of taking a bus.

Since then ive been housebound, resting the knee and feeling like an invalid, ordering in food because I couldnt walk one block.

I dont like the feeling.

It's a lot better now, still hurts, but i can at least rest some weight on the knee.

For no apparent reason.
Yup, sounds like merc retrograde in effect.

The flip side of merc retro, a period of change, is also in effect - subtle, but very strong.

Amazing the changes in less than a month.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Banner ad

Banner ad, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Taken from a moving cable car.

Monday, March 20, 2006


Reflection, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

March-20-06 Spring begins

March-20-06 Spring begins, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

On the bus

On the bus, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Police scene

Police scene, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Drive-by murder scene @ 15th & Mission

Fillmore & Broadway

Fillmore & Broadway, originally uploaded by Itinerant.


commuter, originally uploaded by Itinerant.