Friday, April 11, 2008


float, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Flag in the sun

Flag in the sun, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

My Last Supper

My Last Supper, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

.. as a San Francisco local.

It didnt occur to me until after I had the idea to treat myself to a last restaurant meal in San Francisco, that the Mission Hunan restaurant was the last place I ate at on my first trip to San Francisco, and at that time I considered the best chinese food Id ever tasted, eating even the VEGETABLES to the last crumb.

Turned out it would eventually be my regular neighborhood eating joint, just a square city block from my house. Who knew?

I forget what Lucy told me the dish is called in chinese, but it is a delicately flaky light fish in a light but spicy batter with jalapeno chiles and garlic with plain steamed rice on the side.

Goodness, that was sublime.

And yes, I ate all the broccoli.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

"Go back to China?? I was BORN here. Go back to YOUR country, European!"

How some of the debates went during the Torch relay ceremonies in San Francisco.

Today, I lay in the evening sun

Today, I lay in the evening sun, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

I dont do this often enough.

"Free Tibet. It's easy."

"Free Tibet. It's easy.", originally uploaded by Itinerant.


protester, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

She was protesting the situation in Darfur. The main protest effort was Tibet. Then Darfur. Burma was on the list. I saw a lone Serbian protestor against Kosovo independence, but the only protest that did not have any non-asians in the group were the Vietnamese protestors, accusing China of killing and detaining vietnamese fishermen.

Olympics supporters

Olympics supporters, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Fox News reporter

Fox News reporter, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Claudia Cowan

She was in near tears as a heckling smalltime journalist with a video camera was giving her grief as she tried to do her job. She was a pro though and got through in spite of that idiot.

Canadian Broadcasting reporter

Canadian Broadcasting reporter, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

CBC reporter Laurie Graham.

Part of the very large international press contingent at the event.

This is for my canuckian readers.. :)

Today's horrorscope sez:

For single Virgos in need of a change, take advantage of a new option and do it differently this week. Fate is about to steer you on a new course. Even if the road seems rocky, be assured it will be interesting. Spread your wings and rise to the challenge. Try to forget what you know, jJust embrace a change that could reshape you as a person.

Wow. If that isnt scarily on target....

JPennant: hoo whee.. this is exciting :)
glinessa: obie kaybie
JPennant: heh heh
JPennant: I am .. Im getting that big smile again. This is gonna be good.
glinessa: cool
glinessa: i am glad because if i were in yoru shoes, i would be a wreck!
JPennant: heh
JPennant: I just reassure myself that thousands of people do it every day
glinessa: that is true
JPennant: and my fear of the unknown and prospect of discomfort is exceeded by the feeling that it will work out
JPennant: the strong feeling.
glinessa: it always does for you
JPennant: no, not always
JPennant: but I'll do it anyways
JPennant: like when I got stuck in the Bay Area
JPennant: I was afraid
glinessa: and you mad eit through
JPennant: yup
JPennant: built character :)

San Francisco Sherrif Deputies

San Francisco Sherrif Deputies, originally uploaded by Itinerant.


flags, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

clarion wall for dignity

clarion wall for dignity, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

On the mural walls of Clarion alley in the Mission, a call for better treatment of people who are homeless. After 5 years of living in the Bay Area, I believe Ive become somewhat radicalized.

Today's horrorscope sez:

You may have to make a sacrifice to chase a dream, but it will be worth it. This could be the beginning of a new phase - one where you can write your own ticket, so don't hesitate.

Just a few more things to do and then Im off.

Monday, April 07, 2008


Najat, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

For the past 4 years, my barrista at Muddy Waters, the coffee shop by my place. I told her I was leaving - and she simply said, "I will miss you."

My friend Jennifer the Photographer sent me a message today:

Greetings from Mangalore, India.

Congrats on the move! Although it all may seem a bit scary, change is the only constant and it is always happens that during our hardest times, we perservere most triumphant! Heck, youre an IT guy, jobs should be abundant, no.

Best of luck to you with your packing and journey.

This is absolutely the right thing I need to hear as I get ready to cut loose tomorrow.

I am a bit stressed out right now, comes out unexpectedly - but today, I did a serious gut check to see if Im not on the wrong path.. .and my spirits lifted and I started smiling again.

I trust my gut.

Oh yes

Oh yes, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Today's horroscope sez:

Don't let minor worries get out of hand and develop into major anxieties. Yes, you've had one or two setbacks of late but in the greater scheme of things you are still on the right track, so curb your tendency to believe that the world is about to come crashing down around your ears. It's not!

Just gotta get organized and try not to get distracted.

I have to stay in town for the Olympic torch relay to hit San Francisco. I may get thoroughly useless images or they may be iconic. As long as its not bloody overcast, I should be able to get pics of protesters being planted face first into the pavement.

Every news photographer should be here. :)

Lets see how it goes.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

@ Muddy Waters

@ Muddy Waters, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

5th Anniversary War Protest

5th Anniversary War Protest, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Classic for sale

Classic for sale, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Always loved these old Mercedes sedans from the late 60's early 70's. Apparently, they are the current rage du jour among celebrities in LA.

Although the 280SE 6.9 liter Panzerwagens is on my list of Dream Cars, this 4.5 liter is choice also.

Fridays @ Artist Xpress

Fridays @ Artist Xpress, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

She looks like someone I know...

@ Muddy Waters

@ Muddy Waters, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

the pooch was backing away slowly from the camera what with it clicking and lighting up in her face. :)