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  Saturday, December 16, 2006

Random Shtuff

We're back! From where, you ask? From San Francisco. The City. We flew down Wednesday night to attend my employer's holiday party the next night. The party was awesome. It was a dinner cruise around the San Francisco Bay. With karaoke. Twas a blast.

I went into the office yesterday for an all-day meeting. On the way in I stopped in Marin City for breakfast. There was a dead skunk in the street in front of the Burger King. Sitting in line, waiting for my order, I took pictures of the turkey vultures roosting above waiting for an opportune moment to feast. mmmmm... skunk corpse. We get plenty of wildlife at home, but I'd forgotten about skunks. On the other hand, we don't have egrets, like they do in Marin County. We love egrets. The beauty of travel is the fresh perspectives it gives.

We were in Petaluma the other day running some errands. While we waited, we sat in a Starbucks. I didn't want to sit there without patronizing the store, so I bought a couple of decaf, no cream, no sugar, no bean drinks. Water, I think it's called. The weather in Petaluma was in the 60's. Having just come from weather in the 30's at home, we were quite warm in just shirtsleeves. A girl walked into the Starbucks wearing fur-trimmed leather boots (mmm... boots), a fur-trimmed suede jacket, gloves and a scarf. "That's hot."

A note to the citizens of San Francisco: Driving in your lane means driving between the lines. Stepping into the street in front of a moving vehicle is counter-productive. If you cracked down on the trucks and taxis blocking traffic and disrupting the flow at rush hour you'd drastically relieve the congestion. Unless you like the noise and pollution and wasted gas of driving at 3 miles an hour.

It's great to be home!

Blog Tag: Chatter


At 12/17/2006 10:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Skunk corpse or Burger King, that's pretty much a toss up.

Sounds like driving in San Francisco never changes.


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