Category Archives: s.f.

urban foraging, love affairs with buildings, openly weeping in public.

ernie’s cabinet of oddities

abe lincoln log. say that again - "abe lincoln log..."Another bike foray with Ruth that results in the uncovering of a neighborhood gem. We were taking an alternate route home on Chenery and spotted a fortune telling machine attached to a fence. There was no way to pass by without checking it out. continue

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consider adoption

settled indoors for lunch on a mint leafI’ve been enjoying a windowsill of herbs the past couple of months, and was dismayed to find them being devoured by aphids. I did what any normal person would do and immediately purchased 2,000 ladybugs.  continue

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stolen concrete buddha

pittsburgh style?Easter eve was spent tooling around on bikes in the blazing sun, then taking a break for lunch in North Beach. Jeremy scouted out sandwiches that claim to “Pittsburgh-style”, with the fries and the coleslaw mashed in between the slices of bread (can anyone verify this?).  continue

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bathroom gallery

a long, long time ago this used to be a mirrorI’m not sure how many other people do this, but I like to bring my camera with me any time I use a public restroom.  continue

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the secret garden

the sign i spotted as i biked past towards dynamo donuts continue

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Just like Warner Bros. said

The dogs are obsessed with gophers. I’ve also become a bit preoccupied by them and amazed that they really, really do tunnel exactly the way Warner Bros. said they do. Phoebe’s digging skills obviously suck, but I give her points for having enough determination to try to eat her way through the gopher hole.   […] continue

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It lives!

After a few mishaps, I found a growing spot for my mushroom block. It has yielded frightening and delicious results: continue

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Fungus Fair!

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Late to the party, but made it eventually.

Adding the already enormous list of shops in SF that threaten to drain my bank account, I visited the map store today for what was supposed to be a practical errand (those of you receiving a Christmas card will understand the reason I was at the map store, though in the end it turned out […] continue

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Foccaccia & Shamens

Maurice drove up from L.A. this morning, and stopped in to say hi on his way to Harbin Springs. We met in North Beach at CafĂ© Trieste and enjoyed espressos and old italian family style interior design. We managed to cover such topics as yoga, native american grandfathers, sourdough bread, books on tape and spirit […] continue

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