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The 16th Minute of Fame (X2)

Friday, February 18th, 2011

We’re coming to the home stretch of my overbooked-weekends start to 2011. I still have a weekend at Disneyland and a one day trip to Denver, after which I have a few uncommitted weekends. But first, there is this weekend’s trip to San Francisco. San Francisco is the site of two “15 minutes of fame” […]

The Journey of a Thousand Miles

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006

We still haven’t put anything on the walls of the new place, but we’ve got enough of the unpacking done that we took a weekend “off” from the move. John had a relaxing weekend, including a massage and a motorcycle ride. I, on the other hand, drove to Sacramento and back for the last of […]

Calendars, cars, and more paperwork

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

Another week of FedExing papers, but I think we’re finally done. We signed, sent and wire-transferred what we think is the last document today. This time next week and we’ll be in southern California (staying with friends in LA actually). I’m really looking forward to fixing up a new place. I was planning to wait […]

What a Blur

Sunday, November 5th, 2006

What a blur – we’ve been printing, signing, scanning and e-mailing documents for the last two weeks, but I think we’re a few papers away from closing on the condo in San Diego. The current plan is to move in two weeks and three days. The reality of moving is starting to hit me. From […]

Market Testing

Saturday, September 30th, 2006

This week the loft went on the market. The Tuesday real estate agent open house (first of two planned) had a total of (drm roll please) three agents stop by. It was an expensive afternoon for us too – we went out for afternoon tea and spent nearly $50. Fortunately, the next day which was […]

Full Calendar

Monday, September 25th, 2006

This is a busy time for the calendar guys. The first dinner date auction was the Sunday before last, Folsom Fair was yesterday, and the Castro Fair is next Sunday. Officially, there only three required events but it means three weekends in a row that are committed. There are optional calendar events as well over […]

Just like college, only in LA and SF

Sunday, August 13th, 2006

Third weekend in a row with calendar commitments. This one was an event at the LA Eagle. I flew to LA under the new carry on restrictions – it meant that I had to buy deoderant, etc. after I got there since we can’t carry that that stuff on anymore. I stayed with some friends […]

Not a Lazy Bear #2

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006

The drive up Guerneville for Lazy Bear up 101 in Marin during rush hour on a Friday was as bad as it sounds. I tried to get an early start, but still ended up leaving town around 4. I won’t split lanes on the bike even though it is legal, so I was in the […]

Not a Lazy Bear

Friday, August 4th, 2006

This is Lazy Bear Weekend up in the Russian River resort area. We went to it last year and enjoyed it, although not enough to make it an annual ‘must do’. Everything in town is way too crowded, the restaurants all have ‘cover charges’ and traffic getting in or out of town is nuts. I’m […]

The vest of celebrity

Monday, July 31st, 2006

Yesterday was the Dore Alley fair in our neighborhood. It is sort of a practice for Folsom Fair, with many of the same leatherfolk and just plain bizarre people wearing and doing what they will be in September for that event. It is also one one the big weekends for the Bare Chest Calendar guys. […]