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Last pic…

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008 by calixton

…for 2008—unless something compelling pops up between now and midnight. This messy, sunset sky is from Monday, when BART (running 5 minutes late) and Amtrak (running 2 minutes early) conspired to keep me at the Richmond station for an extra 45 minutes. I guess the mass transit gods wanted me to see this sky over […]

Clean laundry…

Monday, December 29th, 2008 by calixton

…is a good thing. But, laundromats can feel like marginal places. (From a depopulated laundromat on a post-Christmas day.)

Two levels…

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008 by calixton

…of the Downtown Berkeley BART station, Christmas Eve morning. Slow day today. Got in to work, had coffee, checked email, had lunch, headed home. Happy Christmas Eve Day!

San Diego Air…

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008 by calixton

…& Space (& Star Trek) Museum. Miss T and I routinely visit Southern California (we have family there, after all) and are well acquainted with the weather, and the beaches, and the Mexican food. One thing that we don’t associate with SoCal, though, is Star Trek. Being set primarily in space, I can’t think of […]

Coronado Beach…

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008 by calixton

…on a low-70s winter day. I like the beach. Even better, I like it when there’s no one there. If you don’t mind near-total darkness, the hours between 2:30 and 5:30 a.m. are good candidates for having the beach to yourself. If you like sunlight with your surf and sand, however, pre-dawn is not such […]

Sunny days…

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008 by calixton

…in SoCal. Miss T and I were down in San Diego County last week. It’s raining there now, but my memories of the trip are all blue skies and sunshine. That could just be my medication though. I’m still sorting through the photos on this one. No San Diego Zoo or SeaWorld pix—sorry, animal lovers.

Roly-poly…

Monday, December 8th, 2008 by calixton

…rolled. Just playing around with the macro setting on the camera. Roly-poly a.k.a. pill bug, potato bug. Officially Armadillidiidae.

Sun vs. fog…

Sunday, December 7th, 2008 by calixton

…fog wins (the morning). It’s been foggy in the Central Valley—the entire Central Valley—the last few days. Yesterday, the mist didn’t lift at all. Fog in our neck of the woods, tule fog, isn’t like San Francisco’s—it doesn’t race along the street at 30 m.p.h. momentarily obscuring and revealing jaywalkers as you whip around corners […]

The Great Dickens…

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 by calixton

…Christmas Fair. It’s become a Max Pictures winter holiday tradition to visit The Great Dickens Christmas Fair in San Francisco. So, this year, like so many years before, Miss T and I met up with Programmer Girl (our friend and Dickens Fair denizen) at the Cow Palace for a day of Dickensian fun. From the […]