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Sun and clouds…

Thursday, February 26th, 2009 by calixton

…on the way home yesterday. The ride home tonight was pitch black (had to work late), but I suspect the sky over San Pablo Bay may have been the same as yesterday. The weather felt about the same—a bit on the damp side, thickly cloudy, and temps in the low-60s. Maybe tomorrow the sun will […]

Breakfast for one…

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 by calixton

…well, for two, actually. (I was having breakfast at my table, too.) Apparently, Pat Brown’s Grill (at UC Berkeley) wasn’t this morning’s breakfast hot spot. Maybe all the students got their breakfast to go. Or, maybe they were just unwilling to get up before 10 in the morning. I know that when I was a […]

It’s not raining…

Monday, February 23rd, 2009 by calixton

…right now. But, it was a while ago. And, it looks like it will again. Hmm… I think it’s raining off in the distance there.

Lost labels + papercraft =…

Saturday, February 21st, 2009 by calixton

…DHARMA Initiative Cubeecraft. The fine folks at Cubeecraft have applied their paper-cutifying technology to the realm of DHARMA Initiative labels. The result, as downloaded, printed, cut out, and folded, is pictured above. Three advantages of the DI Cubeecraft vs. Max Pictures’ DI product labels: Cubeecraft requires no tape or glue; everything tabs together Cubeecraft requires […]

Train in motion…

Friday, February 20th, 2009 by calixton

…thankfully. Wednesday was a rough day for the Capitol Corridor and its riders. An apparent suicide in the morning delayed trains for 2+ hours and an afternoon pedestrian vs. train fatality added an extra hour to the evening commute. On Thursday morning the train stopped in the dark somewhere between Dixon and Suisun. When the […]

Lost tuna in cans

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 by calixton

With the Losties stuck on a tropical island surrounded by waters teeming with fish you’d think they’d have no need for canned tuna. But, there are actually many good reasons to have DHARMA Initiative Tuna on hand. Tuna is a deep sea fish. If the survivors could have easily gotten far enough away from the […]

Cold, rainy, wet…

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 by calixton

…Tour of California. Stage 1, Davis. This past Sunday, Stage 1 of the Tour of California took off from Davis (for Santa Rosa). The weather was less than ideal for a bike race (or race fans), but 20,000 umbrella-toting and raincoat-wearing spectators squished about Davis’ soggy Central Park eager to see the start of the […]

Friday the 13th…

Saturday, February 14th, 2009 by calixton

… + <3. Miss T and I decided to beat the Valentine’s Day restaurant rush and had our pagans and martyrs celebration yesterday—Friday the 13th. No hockey masks or machetes, just lunch. Dessert was the chocolate orange cake pictured above, and lunch was sushi and sashimi. Happy Valentine’s Day!

The continuing life…

Thursday, February 12th, 2009 by calixton

…of Train Life. I filmed Train Life in 2003, edited it in 2004, and shipped the completed 23-minute masterpiece of Capitol Corridor commuting to a half-dozen or so film festivals that same year. Predictably, festivals large and small concurred that the film should be seen by no one, and politely but firmly refused to screen […]

Live Lost longer

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 by calixton

Eat DHARMA Iniatiative Oats. There seems to be a preponderance of unhealthy foods in the DHARMA Initiative line of products: ranch dressing; candy bars; chili; macaroni and cheese; 3-ring binders; etc. But, do not take this as a sign that the Hanso Foundation is not interested in healthy lifestyles—far from it. The DHARMA Initiative wants […]