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Mango…

Monday, September 15th, 2008 by calixton

…on mango. I met up with Kamen Rider at Cultivé, one of Downtown Davis’ two (!) frozen yogurt shops. Cultivé used to be known as Swirl, but changed their name at the behest (threat of lawsuit, maybe?) of the much larger NYC– and L.A.-chain, Pinkberry. While I’m not a huge fan of bacteria-laden desserts, I […]

Dirty train windows…

Thursday, September 11th, 2008 by calixton

…are the bane of train-based photography (like mine). I took this picture yesterday as my train was crossing the Carquinez Strait. There are a few challenges you run into when you’re trying to shoot photos on the train: reflections, glare, and dirt on train windows; constant rocking and vibration while the train is in motion; […]

BAM/PFA’s…

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008 by calixton

…future home—seen yesterday. (The University Press Building, Berkeley.) Just a wall at the former UC Printing plant in Berkeley. Nothing food-related about this photo. There are several restaurants across the street from this wall, I guess. Okay, now I’m hungry.

16th Street…

Monday, September 8th, 2008 by calixton

…San Francisco, ca. 2005. A few years ago I spent a couple of weeks commuting into the Mission District. I’d take BART to the 16th & Mission station and walk a half-mile or so on 16th to my destination. I’m not sure if the businesses I used to walk by—the Victoria Theatre, Irma’s Pampanga Restaurant, […]

Supermarket sushi is…

Sunday, September 7th, 2008 by calixton

…delicious! (If you’re at Oto’s Marketplace in Sacramento.) Supermarket sushi usually suffers from dried out fish or dried out rice. Sometimes it’s both. Usually this is because the sushi is made elsewhere and trucked in early in the morning—just like the canned peaches and bananas. Unfortunately, sushi (shelf life: minutes) doesn’t age as well as […]

Top of the…

Thursday, September 4th, 2008 by calixton

…Rock. Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse, Berkeley. Went to lunch with my coworkers last week at Triple Rock. It was a hot day (for Berkeley) and, though I was worried about the heat, we opted to sit upstairs at the “Top of the Rock.” There’s an awning, which cuts down on the glare, that covers […]

Breakfast…

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008 by calixton

…of commuters. I get my BART ticket on the train ($10 worth of rides for $8). On those occasions when my need for a mass transit ticket coincides with my need for institutional-grade coffee and a really, really chewy microwaved bagel, I’ll occasionally get this. They used to have a breakfast burrito which I liked, […]

Suddenly…

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008 by calixton

…pasta salad. And, salad dressing. Went shopping and came across these items on an endcap. I think Betty Crocker should have just gone all out with the “Suddenly” like it was an ambush. The way it is now, the box reads Suddenly pasta SALAD. I think SUDDENLY! PASTA SALAD! would have more impact. The consumer […]