Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year's Eve Eve

This seems like a positive way to end 2011 (if you don't think too hard about it, I guess)....
Minna Street, SF, CA, 12/29/2011
From Jack Kerouac's novel Big Sur (1962) as seen on a mail sticker that's been stuck on a dumpster lid...

Minna Street, SF, CA, 12/29/2011

A film version of Big Sur will soon be upon us. Some of it was filmed earlier this year in my (very) old stomping grounds of the Lower Haight. SFist and Haighteration were on the case!

I usually don't make resolutions for the New Year. But, I would like to blog more in 2012. Hell, maybe I'll get me one of them Tumblr accounts that's all the rage with the young people these days. Mine will have less nudity, though. At least at first.

Have a fun & safe New Year's Eve, everyone! And a Happy New Year.

"Hella Shit": Welcome, 2011

It's Hard Out There For A Fir

With the Christmas season over, many evergreens and firs find themselves unemployed and, worse still, homeless. Many have taken to lurking in alleys downtown...
Post-Holiday Unemployment
Where's your fucking Lorax now, trees?
But, this problem isn't confined to the "mean streets" of downtown SF. Nor is it only a post-holiday phenomenon. Nor does it only affect "natural" trees. (I'm sorry for so many "nor"s in a row but I'm really upset).

Here we see an artificial tree in September of this year, wandering the streets of the Inner Sunset, once considered by most to be a "nice" neighborhood...
Christmas In September
This one still has its lights. Even though you're only make-believing: laugh, clown, laugh...
It's a damn shame is what it is.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Snails

They're great any day of the week, of course...

Sunday, December 25, 2011


Guess who got a Flip camera for Christmas...

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Patti Weiss and BACK40: Orange Blossom Special

Let's have a little bluegrass to celebrate the Winter Solstice. Here's Patti Weiss & BACK40 with the "Orange Blossom Special"!

 (thanks to Eric Nelson of BACK40)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Irving Street Crime Beat: Junior Edition

Donna and I were walking home the other night and found this abandoned car (I didn't check to see if the keys were still in the ignition- I didn't want to tamper with a possible crime scene).
Irving St, SF, CA 12/13/11
I hope this kid had insurance.
Donna thought maybe it was some drunken toddler. I wondered if this was perhaps the work of a delinquent gang of preschoolers: they "jacked" the car (I think that's the term), drove it madly along Irving Street and then wrecked it; Callously, they walked away from the not-burning wreckage.
Irving St, SF, CA 12/13/11
They were probably hopped-up on the Cap'n Crunch...

This neighborhood ain't what it used to be

Monday, December 19, 2011

Kris Kringle Likes To Mingle

He Knows When You're Awake
Sometimes cookies & milk just don't cut it...

Sunday, December 18, 2011


Or maybe it should be "NOTARY PEACE". I dunno.

One Week Before Christmas

He Knows If You've Been Bad Or Good by Beej Weir
Santa's watching you...
Happy Holidays, everyone. Sorry for the sparse posts. I hope you're well.

You know it's officially the holidays here in the Inner Sunset when the Singer sewing machine/vacuum cleaner repair place puts out their "winter wonderland". Here's just a mere section of it. Click the pic for a better view...
Singer Sewing Company, SF, CA, 12/17/11