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Waiting room…

Monday, March 31st, 2008 by calixton

…at the Davis Amtrak station. I spent some time here this morning waiting for the 525—the train called, by my timetable, “The Slacker.” It’s a funky, old station.

It’s cloudy this morning…

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008 by calixton

…and I’m running late for work. Aside from timing, these two occurrences are unrelated. The above photo is of the Davis Amtrak station (DAV) when it’s cloudy in the morning. I assume it looks this way even when I’m not running late for work.

Wordplay—A movie about crossword puzzles

Monday, March 24th, 2008 by calixton

Actually, Wordplay is about The New York Times crossword puzzle, the people who like to solve the Times puzzle every day, the people who create the Times crossword puzzle, and, finally, the movie is about the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. Yeah, I think that’s about it. Miss T and I like to do crossword […]

Sunrise over the marsh…

Friday, March 21st, 2008 by calixton

…through a dirty window on a train going 70 miles-per-hour. I’ve actually seen quite a few beautiful sunrises on my way to work in the morning. Too many, I think.

It’s spring…

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008 by calixton

…more or less. Today it’s overcast and cold. I drank my coffee and wondered if the guy sleeping on the sidewalk across the street knew that it was spring.

Warren Hall is…

Monday, March 17th, 2008 by calixton

…still being demolished. Presumably. This photo is from last Wednesday so there may be nothing left of the building today. The fellow in the high lift on right side of the photo is spraying water onto Warren’s remains to keep the demolition dust from blowing everywhere.

Designers Chair Vol. 4, No. 5

Thursday, March 13th, 2008 by calixton

What’s better than an uncomfortable, ’60s-designed chair? A scale replica of an uncomfortable, ’60s-designed chair. I picked up this reac JAPAN Design Interior Collection replica after last year’s Anime Expo. The Designers Chair replicas come randomly packaged, so you don’t know which of the six chair designs you’re going to get. I was quite pleased […]

Song Chart Meme

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008 by calixton

I saw this Song Chart Meme thing (meme thing—is that redundant?) last week. I’m not sure if I can explain it any better than by my contribution above, but you can check out the SONG CHART (Pool) on Flickr for more examples. The better ones seem to have been selected for the SONG CHART MEME […]


Monday, March 10th, 2008 by calixton

…is where the train terminated this morning. A Union Pacific train derailed between Richmond and Martinez. Consequently, I spent part of my morning commute waiting for a bus to leapfrog the train stoppage between said two stations. Overall, the bus wasn’t too bad, it just added an hour to the trip. Here’s to hoping getting […]


Thursday, March 6th, 2008 by calixton

…and on the way home.