Category Archives: california

The Last Pay Phones

The last pay phones on the face of the earth were removed and taken to the dump yesterday. One of the workers, who was tossing the phones in the back if his pickup, asked me if I wanted one.

“Why? So I can call 1980? No thanks,” I said. After all, I have a perfectly malfunctioning cell phone from AT&T that hangs up on people mid-conversation.

RIP, little pay phones. Hope you find some friends at the dump.
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Crazy Flower

This is crazy flower. He bloomed in the middle a cold front we had, and seemed quite pleased with himself that he burst forward in the dead of winter. No idea he’s not supposed to there. Kind of like wearing a tux to McDonald’s.
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Heaven

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December 14, 2013 · 5:40 pm

Pacifica (De)construction

The city is redoing a bunch of the sewer laterals at private residences here in Pacifica. This is where they store they equipment. I feel like the construction company’s mother. “Go over there and pick that fence up right NOW!” Dufuses.
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Cactus Gone Wild

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August 3, 2013 · 9:59 pm

Poppies in the Cactus Garden

This is the front cactus garden. Poppies are going wild. We let them bloom and then when they turn scraggly, we pull them. They reseed and come back the next year by themselves. That’s not my house in the background. Mine is behind the fence, and I like it that way, as you can imagine. More privacy. Less road noise.
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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of San Francisco

I don’t know what this building is. I should and I probably did in the not to distant past but I can’t remember it. It’s on a cut through from Market to Mission when I was going to the relatively new Target in the Metreon.
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This red ball was some sort of experiment an artist was conducting. It was sponsored in conjunction with out lottery Powerball. The artist’s videographer asked me how I felt about it. I said, “It’s dirty and hanging over a dirty BART entrance.” Honestly if I had my knife with me, I’d have given it a poke on the backside where they weren’t filming.
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This is a garbage can on Market – dead center shopping district. People are walking around pretending they don’t see this gross crap. There was a city worker there with a shovel trying to remove this nasty mess on a Sunday. I give him and the city credit for that, but why does it have to get this way. San Francisco is a dirty town.
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Kaiser Permanente with No Medical Services

Does anyone understand this lit up billboard? It’s posted inside the Metreon on Mission in San Francisco. Kaiser Permanente is one of the bigger hospital chains around here. Not sure when they started offering “NO MEDICAL SERVICES.”
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More Bloomin’

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April 21, 2013 · 10:22 pm

Handicrapped Parking in CA

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Photo courtesy of Bakingnotwriting

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April 7, 2013 · 10:04 pm