Saturday, April 22, 2006

it's heeeere

it's heeeere, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

It's feels NICE. :)

Doesnt feel or act cheap at all.

JPennant: Its in Cali!
McClint: i saw
JPennant: and you were worried. man
JPennant: have some faith :-)
McClint: hahahahahahahahaHAHAHAHAHAHA
JPennant: heheh

JPennant: its heeeere :-)
JPennant: now i gottta rtfm
McClint: hahahahaha
McClint: did you do the happy dance?
JPennant: not yet
McClint: and what are you waiting for?
McClint: go ahead...
JPennant: but the more I play the bigger the grin :-)
McClint: I'll wait.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Water runs downhill

Water runs downhill, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

San Francisco, most of it, is built on top of verdant nature, and nature will reaasert itself in surprising ways.

Twentieth and Church streets is hilly and its not surprising that it used to be a waterway, paved over. I iwalked up the building at the corner and saw the water FLOWING out of the foundation of this building with no built in water channels. The recent wet winter saturated the ground, and the water has to go somewhere, and it is flowing downhill - though foundations and concrete.

Up Mission

Up Mission, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Straight outta Jersey. Please.

I got a good deal on the Nikon D50, the amount I dropped on it is not trivial, specially since i go on the cash and carry system, not the buy-now pay-later system.

This is why Im getting anxious with FedEx delivering it. According to their tracking the package hasnt left New Jersey in the 4 days since they picked it up from Beach Camera. i am anxious because in the New York/NJ area, people are criminally opportunistic and Im afraid someone decided to swipe it from a loading dock.

No, Im not merely being paranoid - Ive had it happen before (with UPS). Filing claims and raising hell afterward was not fun.

I am already anticipating having to file claims with Visa and Fedex to get my money back.

If Fedex's tracking told me it got to Newark Airport or Memphis and is just sitting in a sorting area or it has been loaded on a truck and is crawling cross country, Id feel better - but no, it tells me it's still in Jersey.

I email Fedex for a tracking update, and they tell me:

FedEx Home Delivery: Status of Shipment

Response (Richard N.) - 04/20/2006 03:52 PM
Dear Joseph:

We received your e-mail. Thank you for writing FedEx. We apologize for
the inconvenience.

FedEx tracking information is updated to reflect each new scan of your
package. Update times vary depending on the destination and location of
each package. There is typically a slight time lag from when the package enters the FedEx tracking system, to when it is transmitted to the Internet tracking

According to our records, your shipment has an estimated delivery date
of April 22 by the end of the day.

We hope this information is helpful. Thank you for shipping FedEx.

Richard N.
FedEx Customer Service

"Slight lag"???? Ugh. Tell me what i want to hear, namely "has the bloody thing left New Jersey yet".

I email Lilibro who worked for Fedex for several years....

Youve worked for fedex, look at this tracking number


Picked up in Jersey on monday, supposed to be here in
Frisco by Saturday.

Does it look like its on its way, or did somebody
snatch it in Jersey, you think?

He answered:

U are so mistrusting.

The provider (person u bought the bomb from), dropped it off in keasby, nj.
The driver then picked it up and dropped it off at the depot in edison.
Since its in new jersey, it will fly out of newark airport (they might not tell u that) that is where all the frieght goes to in the upper east coast, then it will go to memphis. (where ALL frieght goes to to be sorted)
then it will be on its way san fran.

at 3:30 package data was transmitted so dat means it hasnt even hit memphis yet.

u straight son.

Love my brother, but he is far more trusting than I am.

*click click click*

I later wrote to lilbro:

Awright, how come it hasnt left jersey yet, when its
supposed to be in cali by Saturday? They just let
packages sit around?

He answered:

yup no doubt. looks like they picked the express saver, and its delivery time isnt until the 22nd of this month anyway homie.

Well, that makes more sense. That's that then. Lets see if it actually gets here tomorrow.

Field trip on the J Church streetcar

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

J Church streetcar

J Church streetcar, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

clinic changing room

clinic changing room, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

The Golden Hydrant

The Golden Hydrant, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

The hydrant that saved San Francisco

View from Dolores Park

View from Dolores Park, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Everything in this view burned in 1906

bus shelter

bus shelter, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Must be spring.

bus ad

bus ad, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

JPennant: now now now
JPennant: fedex is sooo slow
McClint: hahaha
McClint: clicking that button isn't going to make the camera get there any quicker
JPennant: you know me too well :-)
JPennant: well, they said it got to the fedex facility yesterday evening
McClint: and there it sits. all lonely on the loading dock
JPennant: *sniff* yah. Poor thing.

Cable Car ride

Cable Car ride, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Im gonna assume there is a clean version of this joke

Today's horrorscope:

Don't stress yourself out trying to control things you can't control. If you can't control them (and you know what 'them' are), you can't control them. So take a step back and then take a deep breath and then let go. You've done everything you can do (and you know it), so just enjoy the free time, if you can (and you can). Why do you always have to be doing something, anyhow? Some days it's okay to just be.

The epiphany came as i was playing with the camera using the manual controls.

Shit, I was PROFOUND even.

Lessee, long story short:

I was explaining to someone that I was learning how to use the camera manually because I'd been scared to use them before, so learning the manual controls would ultimately give me more control and get over my fear of not being able to control the camera properly.

Then I said: "Being angry and frustrated is being afraid of not being in control."

Damn. Exactly.
Virgo. You don't just think deeply, you feel deeply. You consider deeply. You imagine how things could be different on a deep level. You process deeply. You feel strongly about the world in both its spiritual and physical dimensions, and you aren't content if you haven't been able to penetrate to a deep level of understanding of your milieu. So get started.

Fillmore Street

Fillmore Street, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Yes in fact, the natives do call it "Frisco"

In a pawn shop window

In a pawn shop window, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Cable car riders

Cable car riders, originally uploaded by Itinerant.