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Work…

Monday, October 6th, 2008 by calixton

…on Saturday. Once a year I have to work on a Saturday. That Saturday was this past weekend. Usually I drive from the Central Valley to the Bay Area, but this year I decided, “Why treat it differently from any other work day?” I took the Capitol Corridor and BART, same as usual. Slight hitch […]

Lunch at Jupiter…

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008 by calixton

…Berkeley, California. Jupiter is a beerhouse in Downtown Berkeley that bears little resemblance to its planetary namesake. The one astronomical nod to our planetary system’s fifth member is in (the beerhouse) Jupiter’s logo: a red spot to match (the planet) Jupiter’s Great Red Spot storm. There’s also (the beerhouse) Jupiter’s Red Spot ale which I’ve […]

Gelateria Naia…

Thursday, September 25th, 2008 by calixton

…in Berkeley. One of my coworkers, chocolateCat, recently celebrated a birthday. Our art director, la bel artiste, used this to turn last Tuesday afternoon into a special, gelato-based occasion. An email invitation was sent out: “Let’s go down to the gelato place at 3:45,” it read. “Also, I think someone recently had a birthday. Anyway, […]

Coke™ break…

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 by calixton

…at Valley Life Sciences Building (VLSB). Now that Cal has started up again for Fall, finding a vacant spot to sit and muse can be challenging during campus high traffic hours (10 a.m.–2 p.m.). I tried out the courtyard at VLSB last week—it was pleasant enough, but table seating is extremely limited. I think there […]

Walking on campus…

Friday, September 19th, 2008 by calixton

…last Monday a.m. I like being on campus in the morning. It’s typically cooler, so I can trudge up the (slight) rise in elevation to the University’s grounds without breaking (much of) a sweat. Also, the students don’t start appearing until well after 9, so you can move about without having to navigate throngs of […]

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.

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 […]

Free Speech Movement…

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008 by calixton

…Café. At UC Berkeley. Yesterday. School has started up again for Fall 2008, I think. But, it must not have been in full gear yesterday because the campus wasn’t clogged with billions of wandering, dazed, doe-eyed freshmen. Ah, instruction starts today. Ah, instruction starts tomorrow. Farewell availability of café seating—I’ll see you next summer.

Oscar’s…

Friday, August 22nd, 2008 by calixton

…is awesome. If you like greasy food like I do, then you’ll like Oscar’s. I’d walked past the shop and its enticing smells a couple of times over the years but had never stopped in until DPete suggested it for lunch. On that fateful day the boundaries of how far I’d walk from the office […]

Misty morning hills…

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008 by calixton

…over Berkeley. When I left the Central Valley this morning, the sun was rising in a clear, blue sky. As per usual, when I arrived in the Bay Area there was no sun to be found. Just another cool, overcast day.