Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The View from Here

This is a 4:30pm view of San Francisco, looking north from the south side of town, Bernal Heights. What you don't see in this picture are massive numbers of crows that were trying to peck my eyes out nor the gale force winds that nearly swept me and my small red dog from atop this hill.

It's the End of the World, as we know it...

San Francisco blew up today but luckily I was there with my camera and dog. As fas as I know, I have the only picture and I am the only survivor...

I'm also pretty sure the Iranians are to blame...

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Holly Jolly Times

Well, it's the holiday season here in SF and yesterday was "Santacon," where hundreds of people dress up as santas and roam the streets. Here's a crew we met at Zeitgeist, our favorite beer garden. Jolly folk.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Roof, the Roof

I helped my friend Kari take portraits of random people from a rooftop in the Mission last weekend. Actually it was a couple of weekends ago but I have been lame and not posting and so here they are. Kari's project was to photograph people with a backdrop of the city that will change when big, new luxury condominiums are built next door next year. Good thing I just quit my luxury condo building job or there are some out there who might have said I have a conflict of interest... I am conflicted though, that is true. But my job was to hold the fill flash umbrella so it didn't blow off the roof and I am proud to report I was successful as an object of supreme gravity. And I also got my picture taken.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

This is my House

My new job has brought me to a new 'hood and the rare opportunity to build a house from scratch here in SF. I will be spending the next 6 months transforming this vacant cavity into a beautiful dream home in the hills of Diamond Heights. I turned in my views of downtown SF for eucalyptus trees and the haunting call of the Red Tail Hawk. Reeeeeee, reeeeeeeeeee. No crack whores in sight either which is an added bonus.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Take this job and shove it

I quit my job on Friday and it felt pretty good. I'm sorry to leave the crew I was working with, good guys and good times, but the monotony of the work was overwhelming and when I found my self staring off into space from the windy edge of the scaffolding I realized it was time to put in my 2 weeks and move on. Of course I will be starting a new job on Monday and hopefully it will rock. It's a small, high-end remodel company with benefits so I'm moving on up, more or less. I will post more as things develop.

Here's part of the crew on the edge of the skyline.

Monday, November 26, 2007

La Vida Loca

Mad Max came to town this weekend so Ang and I met him in Santa Cruz and took him on a tour of the Boardwalk.

He seemed to like it alright.

We dodged some waves, ate some junk food and then Max went on a few rides.

We're hoping he'll visit again sometime soon...

Thursday, November 22, 2007

When the Man Comes Around

We celebrated Thanksgiving at work with 3 deep fried turkeys on the rooftop. They were delicious and it was a beautiful sunny day so I took some pictures of the gang. I am quitting next week though to move on to a small, custom homes remodeling company so I will be saying Adios to my amigos. But I have promised to take a crew to Tahoe and teach them how to ski, most of them have never even seen snow. I can't imagine life without snow. Dios mio.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Oh what a night

I'm very late getting Halloween photos up but you can blame Matt because the pictures were on his camera. Happy Halloween and now Happy Thanksgiving too! Click image for more pics, and click here if this makes no sense to you, because I'm wise enough to know when a gift needs giving.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Over the River and Through the Woods

Angela and I went to Guerneville this weekend and if you can tell me how to pronounce the town then you are well ahead of anyone we met. It was a cozy little spot with endless hiking trails, wild turkey (not the kind in a bottle) quail, deer and starry nights free of sirens, city noise and most importantly, mosquitoes. We had good times and will be back.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

I vant to suck your blud

SF does it up for the holidays, here is our favorite house, complete with spooky dude at the door and of course a dash of SF liberal humor. Silly liberals...

You ain't nothin' but a hound dog

Angela and I went to Pet Pride Day in Golden Gate Park. It was a ridiculous display of dog costumes and furriness. Here are a few contestants for your viewing pleasure.

Incidentally, I have no idea what the drum line was all about...

Good Morning America, How Are Ya?

Here's me at work, sunrise is right at 7:30am these days and I have a nice view of the city, the Oakland Bay Bridge, Highway 101, and enough crack whores, junkies and tweakers to fill a small Alaskan Village.

Guess who's back, back again

Our little friend Timmy came down from Reno for a visit last weekend, braving fierce winds and gale force rain. We ate and drank and were merry. (Alamo Park and Hukilau Hawaiian Bar)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Running Down a Dream

Apparently people in California and other parts of the nation like to run in massive hoards. This was news to me until last weekend when Angela and myself and our buddy Matt undertook the San Jose Rock and Roll Half Marathon (13.1 miles). It was actually pretty damn fun running through the streets of SJ with 11,800 new friends. Our goal was to reach the finish line in under 2 hours and we did it so now my life is once again pointless. But there is another half marathon next month in Big Sur... is this how the addiction starts???