The Powerbear Press

A peek into a perhaps non-typical California mind

Archive for August, 2006

Burning Questions

Friday, August 25th, 2006

It’s that time of year in SF again – everyone who is going to Burning Man asking everyone who isn’t for things to borrow. The season starts around Memorial Day, when you notice that friends start saying they can’t go to a show or dinner because they have a ‘camp meeting’; later they ask about […]

A Battery of Computer Repairs

Friday, August 25th, 2006

Apple turned around the repair on the new Mac very fast – the website showed it was ready pickup yesterday. The link to the shipper showed it was delivered at 10AM. I missed a call at noon from the local Apple store (indicated by my caller ID), but they didn’t leave a message. When I […]

Weekend in a foggy city

Sunday, August 20th, 2006

One of our best friends from Denver is in town this week. We went out to dinner with him and talked about some of things he’s going through back home and the issues that we’re still having living in San Francisco. Friday night we went to the first show in the theater series we’re doing […]

Here we go again

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

My news feed today said that Dell was recalling batteries for several models of laptop, including of course, my office machine. So, today DHL picked up an Apple battery and I ordered a Dell battery. The Apple website says that the repair on my G4 Mac is “waiting for a part” since August 1. I […]

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 […]