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Two Nihonmachi Saturdays…

Monday, August 31st, 2009 by calixton

…at San Francisco’s Japantown. S.F.’s Nihonmachi (Japantown) had back-to-back weekend festivals this August: the Nihonmachi Street Fair and the J-POP SUMMIT Festival / NEW PEOPLE grand opening (their CAPS, not mine). Miss T and I trekked out to the Bay Area both weekends to see if a new niche-interest building can make a difference in […]

Lost props at Comic-Con 2009…

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 by calixton

…wait, wasn’t this a month ago? Miss T and I forwent the full con experience/ordeal this year and elected to spend only one day in the slightly overpacked San Diego Convention Center. While total attendance for the five-day event was upwards of 125,000, I’d wager there weren’t any more than a scant 60,000 people when […]

Get to…

Thursday, August 6th, 2009 by calixton

…The Getty. (Yeah, I know. Bad advertising copy.) If you’ve not been to Getty Center in Los Angeles you should go. Miss T and I went for a day during our SoCal trip last month and had a great time. We arrived shortly before the museum opened at 10 a.m. and left a little after […]

The Bradbury Building in Downtown L.A.…

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 by calixton

…2009 vs. 2019. About two weeks ago, Miss T and I spent a hot summer’s afternoon in Downtown Los Angeles at the Bradbury Building, current home of the L.A.P.D. Internal Affairs department and future home of J.F. Sebastian in Blade Runner. On the day we visited, it was hot, bright, and the Bradbury appeared as […]

Things with shells…

Monday, July 27th, 2009 by calixton

…crabs, clams, barnacles, beaches, seagulls (when they’re eating shellfish). From Miss T’s and my San Diego trip earlier this month: 10 Shellfish and Environs photos.

Off I-5…

Monday, July 20th, 2009 by calixton

…near Bakersfield. Miss T and I recently took a road trip down to SoCal. There’re basically two ways to drive between Northern and Southern California—the coast route (US 101) and the inland route (I-5). The coast route is more interesting and passes through a lot of different towns and scenery; it’s also a little over […]

Graffiti, art…

Friday, July 10th, 2009 by calixton

…or both? Miss T and I spotted these in a back alley in Davis last week. I’m not particularly fond of graffiti—it’s typically crude and artless. I’m not sure if this “Collateral Damage” is a band, album, or political statement. It did catch our attention, though.

Fireworks…

Sunday, July 5th, 2009 by calixton

…from Fourth of July, natch. If you didn’t see fireworks, you can view 10 July 4th Fireworks photos at maxpixpix on Picasa. Hope you all had a great holiday (if you’re in the U.S. or a U.S. territory—otherwise, hope you had a good Saturday).

Flora and fauna…

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009 by calixton

…fauna being primarily ducks (I see a trend forming here). Miss T and I recently took a late morning walk through the south end of the UC Davis Arboretum. It was only for about an hour-and-a-half, but the 90° temps had me panting like a St. Bernard by the time we headed back for the […]

It’s known as V-Town…

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 by calixton

…in the Bay Area (mostly to V-Town residents). Everywhere else it’s known as the California town that went bankrupt—Vallejo. Some photos from early May—boats, ducks, trees, sky. 10 V-Town photos on Picasa.