Saturday, September 22, 2007

My mom died this morning, sooner than expected.

Pony Express Plaque

Pony Express Plaque, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Driving the Iron Monster in the Rain

The Iron Monster is one of San Francisco's oldest remaining street trolleys, made in 1914.

Pryamid with windows

Pryamid with windows, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Friday, September 21, 2007

The closest I've ever been to a Hawk

Red tail Hawk, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Fire scene

Fire scene, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Cable Car conductor:

"How far are you going?"
"End of the line. Why?"
"Well, we're not going anywhere right now."

This is why.

Interestingly, according to the onlookers, the fire alarms went off and but a minute later SFFD were on the scene, which is why the fire from a burning clothes dryer only caused minor fire.

They are VERY aggressive fighting fires in SF. With the density of buildings, a minor blaze can become a major disaster frighteningly quickly.

Dim Sum cheat sheet

S5 test shot, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Fire scene

Fire scene, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Barney's SF grand opening VIP party

Barney's SF grand opening VIP party

I stumbled across this event the other day, coming home from running errands.

Shooting events make me happy. I actually get a high doing it.

This is why I carry that big camera around with me at all times.

Today's horrorscope sez:

Like a struggling flower pushing up through the dirt, your sense of responsibility has been growing slowly but steadily. Specifically, there is an underappreciated project or resource that you feel you can transform into something magical -- and you're right. So get out there and start making it happen. Take control and gather up your gang of helpers. This is the time to bring out all your healthy ambition and use it. Give yourself total responsibility -- you can handle the pressure.

This summer, what with turning 43, news that my mom is terminally ill and the need for me to take my path to the final level - the theme "It's time" is resonating stronger with me.

This summer, Ive done some self-examination and tried to shed the shackles of past memories. I still have some bad habits (procrastination, messiness) I'd like to get rid of, but now, It's time.
Last night I watched Gordon Ramsey on his new show (in the US) "Nightmare Kitchen" turn around a failing business - and although this was an edited feel-good program, it really demonstrated in a solid way the elements of success.

His focus and single-minded devotion in fixing the basics got results. He demonstrated, it isnt easy - but its not complex either. Anyone can do what they want, as long as they do it right.

What I want to do, what I aim to do - is simple, but it isnt easy.

That shouldnt stop me.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Stop sign

Stop sign, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Cable Car Shed

Cable Car Shed, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Barney's SF grand opening VIP party

Barney's SF VIP party

Barney's SF VIP party, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Tire store advice

Tire store advice, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Bar glow

Bar glow, originally uploaded by Itinerant.


Oncoming, originally uploaded by Itinerant.


windows, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Elixir of the Gods

Elixir of the Gods, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

... in a convenient sippy cup.