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Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 by calixton

…(vacation pictures). Photos from a trip to Hawaii—Oahu, Maui, and The Big Island (Hawaii)—from last November. ^ From behind Matsumoto’s Shave Ice in Haleiwa, cats lazing in the mid-80 degree, November heat. ^ At the Papawai Scenic Lookout along Maui’s Highway 30 you can see Maui’s southeast coastline, the volcanic remains of Molokini, and Lanai. […]

San Diego and…

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 by calixton

…Comic-Con. Once again, Miss T and I headed SoCalward to brave the (not-so-)costumed crowds at San Diego Comic-Con International. For 2010 we only bought tickets for Thursday—which really wasn’t enough time to take in the sights—though Miss T finagled her way back in on Sunday for the end of the show. For our single-day excursion […]

A short walk…

Friday, April 2nd, 2010 by calixton

…on a long pier. In mid-March, when the Bay Area’s weather briefly turned summerlike—it has since returned to late-winter temps—Miss T and I visited Pier 14 along San Francisco’s Embarcadero. Rather than bore you with the recent history of the refurbished Pier 14, let me bore you with 9 more Pier 14 photos: As usual, […]

Last Saturday…

Sunday, February 21st, 2010 by calixton

…Miss T and I shared a rare roast beef sandwich at Il Cane Rosso. Later, we headed over to Macworld 2010—sans Apple Inc. but still worth a look-see. Possibly the most spartan trade show booth I have ever seen. Microsoft Office, uh, icons were on hand. I might have been able to get a better […]

One persimmon…

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 by calixton

…two persimmon, three persimmon, four. My family has a persimmon tree which has, for reasons unknown, produced a bumper crop of fruit this year. Sadly, I’m not a persimmon consumer. For me, a persimmon tree is something more interesting to look at than to eat fruit from: Fortunately, Miss T enjoys both viewing and eating […]

Two days in the valley…

Monday, November 30th, 2009 by calixton

…of Yosemite National Park. Earlier this month Miss T and I took our first trip to Yosemite National Park. Of the nearly 1200 square miles of the park, we spent our 2 days exploring the 7 square miles of Yosemite Valley. We could probably have spent 2 months in Yosemite Valley alone. As expected, we […]

Last summer…

Monday, October 12th, 2009 by calixton

…i.e., two weekends ago. Not too long ago, before fall descended on Northern California, Miss T and I took a jaunt out to San Francisco. It may very well have been the last, nice summer day in the Bay Area. Our stops included the Ferry Building Marketplace, Hayes Valley, and Japantown. As usual, you can […]

A little Paris…

Monday, September 21st, 2009 by calixton

…in Sacramento. In Sacramento? I don’t know Paris so I can’t attest to its authenticité, but Le Petit Paris in midtown Sac is a comfy neighborhood café that serves up good espresso, tea, pastries, and sandwiches. According to the menu on the wall there’s also beer and wine (which neither Miss T nor I tried) […]

Goldsworthy’s Spire

Monday, September 14th, 2009 by calixton

…on the Presidio. Andy Goldsworthy’s Spire is about a hundred feet tall and made of cypress trees. Miss T and I drove onto the Presidio one afternoon to take a look at the sculpture. It’s big!

Six at FIVE…

Friday, September 4th, 2009 by calixton

…at 5. (Six people at FIVE Restaurant at 5 p.m.) FIVE is the new restaurant and bar at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza in Berkeley. Six of us stopped by there yesterday evening to check it out. (It was originally supposed to be “Five at FIVE at 5,” but it seemed mean to leave someone out […]