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Bay Bridge…

Saturday, November 29th, 2008 by calixton

…early evening. It’s pitch black here in the Central Valley now (almost no moon), but the sun was just setting as Miss T and I were on our way out of San Francisco earlier this evening. The Bay Bridge isn’t nearly as famous as its counterpart, the Golden Gate, but it still looks pretty cool […]

Thanksgiving…

Thursday, November 27th, 2008 by calixton

…chicken. Happy Thanksgiving!

Old Sac…

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008 by calixton

…ramento (for you non-Central Valley types). I’ve lived around Sacramento for at least ten years and visited Old Sacramento maybe three or four times. There’s probably a lot of history there, but all I’ve ever noticed are bars, restaurants, and candy shops—an inordinately high number of candy shops. Undaunted by the threat of history and […]

Monday morning…

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008 by calixton

…nothing special. Standard start yesterday. A little slow off the blocks. Caught the sunrise over the slough. Got my cafe car special: BART ticket, breakfast croissant, and coffee. (It’s not really a special, but the BART ticket is discounted.) After the recent quesadilla debacle and my previous unhappiness with the new breakfast burrito, the egg […]

No pictures…

Monday, November 24th, 2008 by calixton

…of people. (Well, very few with people, actually.) One of my coworkers recently complained about photos of scenery in general and my photos of scenery in particular. “I’m so tired of seeing photo after photo of still lifes. What are you? Antisocial?”* asked WhittGirl. As anyone who has seen me running from a crowd can […]

New breakfast…

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008 by calixton

…worse than than old breakfast. I was introduced this morning to a frightening new train-based mobile breakfast technology: the Breakfast Bacon and Egg Quesadilla. Deceptively simple in its appearance and microwave-delivery, the quesadilla belied its complex factory-preparation and lab-based ingredients. And, it tasted terrible. Actually, it wasn’t how the quesadilla tasted, it was the texture. […]

I like Flickr…

Friday, November 14th, 2008 by calixton

…but Picasa is cheaper. Max Pictures has photos posted all over the place. Well, a couple of places. Okay, four places*, I think. We started out with a self-hosted online gallery (using the open source program Gallery, of all things), but when Flickr came on the scene we quickly jumped (our own) ship and maxpixpix […]

Eat at Sam’s…

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008 by calixton

…in Davis. Actually, order takeout food from Sam’s, eat at home. The place ain’t much in the looks department, but the food is great. Miss T and I don’t mind cooking, but I don’t think either of us has ever attempted to make Mediterranean food (beef shawarma, lamb kebab, falafel, etc.). There’s no reason for […]

A little late…

Thursday, November 6th, 2008 by calixton

…but Happy Dharmaween! And, iPumpkinween. And, uh, Eyeballween. In case you don’t recognize the first pumpkin, it’s sporting the “modernized” Dharma Initiative logo that is part of the Lost alternate reality game “Dharma Initiative Recruiting Project.” And, uh, Lost is a TV show on ABC. Kamen Rider carved the iPumpkin. Miss T carved the eyeball. […]

New day…

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 by calixton

…a really new day.