Saturday, June 03, 2006

simple but good

simple but good, originally uploaded by Itinerant.


shooter, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Friday, June 02, 2006

cracking up at his reflection

cracking up at his reflection, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Rainy in Frisco

Rainy in Frisco, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Guess where SF

Guess where SF, originally uploaded by Itinerant.


Marina, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Reflections of a chic scooter chica

Normally, I dont crop my pictures, but this screamed for it.

The D50 may be 6 megapixels, but these are QUALITY pixels.

Getting ready for a set

Getting ready for a set, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Studying in the sun

Studying in the sun, originally uploaded by Itinerant.


Farley's, originally uploaded by Itinerant.


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

washing the alley

washing the alley, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

bocchi ball on the Marina greens

Storm and her iPod

Storm and her iPod, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

webbed flowers

webbed flowers, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Something slightly interesting happened today...

At first
, the email was going to be tossed as spam, but I clicked it open to check. Apparently someone wanted to talk to me.

JPennant: ok, did interview.
McClint: and?
JPennant: 20 minute convo, probably ending up being a one line quote in the article :-)
McClint: how did it go?
JPennant: went great.
JPennant: I told her pretty much everything, answered her questions on the angle she is using for the article.
McClint: cool
McClint: you'll have to buy up all the copies in the bay area when it gets published :-)
JPennant: yeah. at least I can say, I was interviewed by the NY Times :-)


JPennant: here is how that nytimes reporter found me
McClint: ?
McClint: hahahah 'quit my job' and 'trip'
JPennant: yup
JPennant: and i popped up number 1 :-)
McClint: it just so happens that you had those words on your page withinn the past several weeks
JPennant: several times
JPennant: interestingly, according to my horrorscope, something special was to happen
JPennant: i was having a good laff over this one in particular
JPennant: Though your standard M.O. is to side step confrontations, the current Mars/Saturn combo in your money house offers a challenge worth accepting. Perhaps you'll even raise the ante a bit, pushing to the max. Why not? This week you can not only leap tall buildings in a single bound but afford to buy one.
JPennant: heehee
McClint: :-)

Cable car ride

Cable car ride, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Berkeley Fire trucks DO fly the flag


Musician, originally uploaded by Itinerant.


shooter, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

I always feel you get what you need at the moment needed.

I got a copy of The Martha Rules. :)

I'd seen it in the bookstore, thought it'd be an interesting business book read, but hell if I was gonna blow 25 bux for it.

Well, the other day, wasting time until the Indian Palace All-You-Can-Eat buffet opened, i wandered into the Fillmore Street Goodwill, and Lo: There was a pristine brand new copy of The Martha Rules for... $2.99.

Heheh, the universe provides.

The reason I was interested in a business book by Martha Stewart, was that I had once applied to work at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, and her RFC for the job I was applying for was THREE PAGES LONG. Ungodly detailed and specific. I was appalled and impressed by any organisation that was that anal.:)
I think it will help me.

So, same as when I stumbled across the the entire 10 book collection of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman in the Bayonne Public Library that validated the concept of Dreams, to having a copy of American Gods - a book about road trips and journeys - when I started my cross country journey, you get what you need when you need it.

Now, I am loath to muss up this book.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

LA Times magazine article

LA Times magazine article, originally uploaded by Itinerant.


dinner, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Midnight takeout @ Thai Express

vw van

vw van, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Monday, May 29, 2006

self-portrait in the washroom @ Farley's

I never used to be a hat-wearing person. Actually, I dont think I started wearing hats until I came out west, I think primarily to cover my crappy haircuts.

But this cheap bush hat I got in hawaii, I wear everywhere. It covers my head, keeps rain off my glasses, cuts down on the UV and glare in the bright sunlight and covers the viewfinder of the camera.

Yup, like Henry in M*A*S*H - I'm attached to my silly hat.

I'm gonna get more.

hummer @ 4am

hummer @ 4am, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

mocha dregs

mocha dregs, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

moto guzzi

moto guzzi, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

As usual, today's horrorscope encapsulates how im feeling:

You will want to be on the move today - you just cannot abide having to stay in the same old place with the same old faces doing the same old things. It's about time you were a bit more adventurous and if you start making plans today it won't be long before you are in an environment that is more to your liking - maybe for good.

I am so ready to go. To move on. Hell, right now I want to pack a backpack, roll up a serape, strap on my tripod and ride the bus for miles, wash up in public bathrooms and wander while waiting for the bus to head out to the next destination.

Heh, the romance of the road.

My last road trip was my cross-country trip in 2002, and one of my favorite parts was riding up and down the California coast in the local Greyhound bus. Unfortunately, except for brief stops, i didnt get to see most of it and i swore I would see a bit of California before I went wandering other states and overseas.

4 years later, I am more than ready to go.

Before I came out here, someone said, if i go nowhere else, check out Monterey and Big Sur.

Done and done.

Morning coffee

Morning coffee, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Sunday, May 28, 2006


Observant, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Powell Street BART

Powell Street BART, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Guess where SF?

Guess where SF?, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Bee's knees

Bee's knees, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Replacing my iPod for the second time.

Sad iPod icon appeared and it froze.

For the second time in a year.

Found out after 180 days, the 1 year warranty is subject to a "shipping and handling charge" or "service charge".

THIRTY BUX. #%%^$^!!!!

Which magically became $6.95 when i started snapping pictures.

Nikon D50 ad

Nikon D50 ad, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

The ad makes it seem that its an idiot proof camera, downplaying just how GOOD this camera is.

This ad probably (and unintentionally) kept me from even considering this camera for months...

Good thing it's qualities transcended treacle like this.