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Thursday, August 28th, 2008 by calixton

…across Suisun Bay. Just a typical morning view from the upper level of a Capitol Corridor California Dining Car. The sky in the photo is artificially bright—my camera blew it out trying to adjust for the lighting inside the train. Just another workaday morning. *yawn*


Wednesday, August 27th, 2008 by calixton

…on Interstate 5. It’s been a little over a month since Miss T and I took the Max Picturesmobile on a roadtrip down to Southern Cal. Sadly, even though we’ve been back in Northern California for a while, we still haven’t completely unpacked and put away everything from the trek—luggage, clothes, Comic-Con SWAG and purchases, […]

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.

Palm trees are not native to California…

Monday, August 25th, 2008 by calixton

…is what I was going to say. But, turns out there is a palm tree that’s native to California, the Washingtonia filifera (a.k.a. Desert Fan Palm, California Fan Palm, and Arizona Fan Palm). These two palm trees near the Davis Amtrak station, however, are not California Fan Palms. At least, I don’t think they are. […]


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 […]

NEW! Lost chili in 15-ounce size!

Thursday, August 21st, 2008 by calixton

A while ago, our good friend and fellow Lost-watcher, Kamen Rider, pointed out that his local DIY DHARMA Initiative Chili supplier (Costco) had changed the size of the cans it was carrying from 19 ounces to 15 ounces. Accordingly, the DI Chili labels we had posted no longer fit properly. Yes, you could still slap […]

I <3 Roberto’s…

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008 by calixton

…in San Diego County. Years and years (and years) ago, when I first moved to Southern California, Miss T introduced me to Roberto’s. It was, and is, possibly the best thing about San Diego. The Roberto’s story is an interesting one—how the late Roberto Robledo started not just the Roberto’s chain, but a chain reaction […]

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.

Photographing microbes…

Monday, August 18th, 2008 by calixton

…giant, cute microbes. Some time ago, Miss T discovered the anime Moyashimon: Tales of Agriculture (もやしもん). The show, set in Japan, follows a university ag-student with the ability to see microbes without aid of a microscope. The kicker—and what probably caught Miss T’s attention in the first place—is that the microorganisms our ag-student sees aren’t […]

Terminale Internationale…

Thursday, August 14th, 2008 by calixton

…at SFO (San Francisco International Airport). Since San Francisco International Airport is, well, international, it should be no surprise that they have an international terminal. What does come as a surprise, though, is how shiny and nice said terminal is. In contrast, Honolulu International (HNL) has a huge international terminal that was built in the […]