Saturday, October 21, 2006


conductor, originally uploaded by Itinerant.


flyer, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Open 24 hours

Open 24 hours, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Not too many 24 hour joints in Frisco, apart from Denny's.

What Im watching

What Im watching, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

From the classic BBC show Chef!

"Runny mayonaisse??!!! Anyone who makes rrrrrrrunny mayonnaise should be tortured slowly IN FRONT OF A WARMLY APPLAUDING AUDIENCE!!"

Friday, October 20, 2006

Sasquatch meets his public

Sasquatch meets his public, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Picking up souvenirs

Picking up souvenirs, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Doc (aka my old online pal dividedsouls) picking up San Francisco souvenirs before heading back for Vegas..

the commuter car

the commuter car, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Take the cable cars before 8 am, theyre primarily used by people who use it for its intended purpose - to get you around this hilly city quickly.

By 9am, the cable cars are slow and crowded with the tourist trade til 11pm.

trains and traffic

trains and traffic, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Hopefully, I wont jinx it but...

The plan
was to take the summer off, then return to my old profession after. It didnt work out exactly as I planned.

Thats where my head battled with my gut. My head told me to go to Plan B and C, things were getting bad. My gut told me everything is gonna work out.

Over the years, listening to my gut has gotten me through, to the point I trust it implicitly. The only thing I dont trust it anymore is with relationships. Thoroughly unreliable there.

But as i was torn between abandoning the Plan and persevering, my instinct has been cheerfully optimistic.

And as Clint will tell you, every time i started moaning about how my gut was leading me down the garden path, things kept happening that was proving my gut has reasons to be so damned optimistic.

Enough good things are starting to finally happen where i am already making plans even tho nothing is for sure yet.

But my gut is still optimistic.

Aright, let us see how things work out.

View from the Hyde Street cable car

Coit Tower

Coit Tower, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Lookinng from Lombard and Hyde

the light on powell

the light on powell, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

SF has great light this time of year

operators arm

operators arm, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Fact: Almonds are a member of the peach family.


lunch, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

magazines @ borders

magazines @ borders, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Uh, what???

Some writer in LA is tripping.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Spider of Lombard Street

Spider of Lombard Street, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

California is a spider's paradise. They dont mention that in the movies and tourist guides.

Parrots of Telegraph Hill

Parrots of Telegraph Hill, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

By Lombard Street

Technically, red-headed parakeets from Peru

The Rock

The Rock, originally uploaded by Itinerant.


Joe, originally uploaded by dividedsouls.

(Taken by Doc Holly's son Spud)

Me and the Drake Hotel Manager Drew on the 21st floor above Union Square.

a simply glorious day

a simply glorious day, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

The true San Francisco summer is a few weeks in October when the weather is simply glorious between the summer fog and winter rains. This is what the natives wait all year for.

camera on hip

camera on hip, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Front desk at the Drake

Front desk at the Drake, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

the gang from Vegas

the gang from Vegas, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006


flock, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Contradictory, but right on time.


Quickie: The visions in your life are giving you a glimpse of the truth of accurate reality.
Overview: The details are what end up making the whole. Yours, more than any other sign, knows that paying attention to the minutiae can make or break the final result. Thank goodness you're on the case right now!

Yesterday, i got a sharp dose of reality from a tactfully blunt Englishman - refreshing in California's passive-aggressive environment.

Now, I have to buy myself some time and do something about it.

Still, I have a tendency to overthink things so at this moment, Im going to take the advice of this...
VIRGO . Like the popular Gnarls Barkley song "Crazy," today is your day to be carefree and out of touch -- not because you don't know enough, but because you know too much.

Just to clear my head.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Im still trying to find a good punch line

The question in Californa is:

"Is this a joke? Do I take this seriously?"

The answer is always yes and yes.

Fact: A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

madame butterfly

madame butterfly, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

dirty mouth?

dirty mouth?, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

streetcar to hell

streetcar to hell, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

"Devil Duckie, youre the one...."

Yo Fred

Monday, October 16, 2006

Mr Bing

Mr Bing, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

"I don't want to come to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well."

    Diane Ackerman, poet and author

shrimp and oysters

shrimp and oysters, originally uploaded by Itinerant.


lights, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Aloha Festival SF 2006

Aloha Festival SF 2006, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Aloha Festival SF 2006

Aloha Festival SF 2006, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

The mom's shirt reads "Sorry, don't speak spanish - Im Hawaiian".

With variations ("Im Samoan" etc) - it's a popular shirt in California.

London, Paris, Munich...

London, Paris, Munich..., originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Moving on

I had
a weird dream earlier. It had me moving somewhere, packed up and having a goodbye meal (and goodbye sex) with an ex before I jumped on a plane.

What made it weird was the incongruity of the people involved. The ex is half a continent away, and - I thought - safely forgotten. And where the hell was I moving.

Clint tried to talk some sense into me:

mcclint: you were leaving the bay area?
JPennant: yeah
mcclint: hahah what have you been smoking?
JPennant: and why the hell am i dreaming about someone i havent seen in years
mcclint: nothing wrong with that
JPennant: thought id resolved all that
mcclint: memories are memories.
mcclint: if your dream world includes the bicycle you rode when you were 7 years old and a stranger on the bus you saw on 2 occasions outside the bus.... it doesn't mean squat
JPennant: is my subconscious leaking?
JPennant: :-)
mcclint: your brain is just trying to create some nighttime entertainment for ya

For me, It's rarely that simple.

For me, even random dreams arent random.

I'll figure it out.
Ive been thinking recently about moving, leaving the bay area - stopped only because I'd like to keep the place as a home base, somewhere to come back to wherever I go.

That may not be realistic, paying rent in two places. All I REALLY need is a PO Box.

Everything i'd really want to take with me, can be packed into a backpack at this point, dont need everything.

Why hang onto a life I dont need?
Checked into the ex's life, just to see. Eh, only mildly interesting, nothing to do with me.

Yup, ive moved on.

Fact: The Hundred Years War actually lasted for 116 years.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

out the streetcar window

out the streetcar window, originally uploaded by Itinerant.