A is for Aperol 2007
New camera is swell, but not so super-amazing as to be able to take pictures of just one letter on bottles, except when the letters are very large. This is about as close a shot as seems to work. Then again, I haven't finished reading the manual...
The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
Tonga Room 2007
Tonga Room band on the boat on the lake in the restaurant
Gotta love the ol' Tonga Room.
at the Tonga Room at the Fairmont, San Francisco.
Great presentation, not the world's greatest rum. Headache inducing before even finished. I think I've become even more than a booze snob than I started out as.
Rev Dan has a very long straw
Hanging out with the lads - Cal, Tom, Dan - at Tonga Room.
Andy Goldsworthy 1995 show poster 2007
And here ends the hasty tour of the art currently up in our apartment.
old Nordstrand family souvenir 2007
on the dressers 2007
sunset by Joe Gratz
untitled by Wera Bartels 2007
These three sketches - done by a friend of my great-grandmother's and, interestingly, looking very much like me as a girl - are what I would grab first if I had to evacuate my home.
a view of Mt. Fuji 2007
There's probably a better picture of this further back in my photo stream, but this is sort of a placeholder for a project I've been intending to do. I want to get really good pictures of all the art which matters enough to me to have it up in my house, so that if, say, my house burned down, the loss wouldn't be quite as awful. In the meantime, here are some half-assed pictures of the stuff in my house so I at least have something.
The Tree by bb&ppinc 2007
I bought this at APE (Alternative Press Expo) a couple years ago after walking past it 5 times and having to come back because I kept thinking about it.
Glad I have this one, but I still somewhat also covet this: www.bbandppinc.com/car.jpg
[Website down as of June 2016, but looks like they are still selling some things online via Society6 and have relocated their site to bbandppinc.biz]
Untitled by Kim Rifredi 2007
Great piece of abstract art by a friend of my friend B.J.'s that I got from her in the early 1990s as I recall, and had framed years later.
I see koi.
The fruit of my errands and the mail.
2 used sweaters from Held Over
new longsleeve undershirt that had been on backorder from J.Jill
2 new longsleeve undershirts from American Apparel
freebies from the dentist: toothpaste, floss, and a cute pink toothbrush
used Combustible Edison cd, Schizophonic!, from Amoeba Records
new channel knife/zester from Sur La Table (this has become my favorite zester)
2 more of my favorite undershirt from American Apparel
one more of my favorite pair of long johns from American Apparel
at the Alembic 2007
duck wonton of the gods
a delicious appetizer offered to the happy hour barflies
Satan's Whiskers (straight)
truth in advertising
"The Alembic: unsurpassed attention (unless we're busy)."
I'd previously had a lackluster experience - perhaps partly attributable to my own mood - on a weekend night. Today, in their first two hours open of a Wednesday evening, I had a very nice time and two excellent drinks.
under sail 2007
plastic bags stuck in a tree
photo taken from inside a bus
the big Market Street vent 2007
I don't know why I find this so aesthetically intriguing, but I do.
From the dep't of San Francisco buildings not to stand under 2007
Look out for this beige guy...
Edward Gorey would approve
Yes, yes, they really would adorn a building in earthquake country with giant urns on the corner. These puppies must be ten feet tall. What were they thinking?
Ferry Building 2007
a good mushroom array at Far West
blurry because there was little time to catch the shot due to people coming up to look at the 'shrooms
from Cowgirl Creamery: a bit of cheese
Bellweather Farms Pepato
from Acme Bakery: a loaf of bread
rounded out with a sausage with mustard and the view
zoom zoom, baby
Yes, the new camera rocks.
New art on the Embarcadero 2007
I'm guessing by the degree to which it gives me the heebie jeebies, Kristin's not planning any waterfront walks south of the Ferry Building for a while.
Just think of it as a DEAD, lead-coated, thoroughly conquered spider?
Evening light 2007
from the old camera phone en route back to San Francisco from work
Things are about to change around here 2007
screwing around with the new camera 2007
Joe has some really nice new shirts.
continued messing about with the new camera
[pics uploaded to Flickr on 11/27/2007]
dinner at Nopa 2007
Flatbread with fennel sausage, carmelized onions, feta, pine nuts & pomegranate seeds; roasted squash; Jack Rose cocktail (heavily featuring Neyah's grenadine)
By Kitty Puzon at Nopa
Old Pogue, Dubonnet, bitters.
at Nopa 2007
Original Jerry Thomas recipe for Manhattan - including recreated Abbott's Bitters
A great treat at Nopa. Neyah has made his version of Abbott's and they're absolutely amazing.
with Neyah's own grenadine which has now spoiled me for any other.
Goodwill loot 2007
When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
-Eleanor Roosevelt, diplomat and writer
A is for...
It's getting too hard to find my place in my cocktail set when adding new drinks alphabetically, so I needed to do something to identify where each letter begins.
Looking at the A in Aperol, though, I think I may just use a distinctive piece of typography.
But what the hell, might as well finish documenting the state of my spirits collection as of Nov 2007 since I've taken half the photos already.
B is for...
Well, and beer too of course, but that's for Joe & guests.
C is for...
Oops, and forgot the champagne, cider, and Clamato in the fridge.
D is for...
F is for...
G is for...
H is for...
K is for...
L is for...
M is for...
O is for...
P is for...
R is for...
S is for...
And joining this *should* be a proper bottle of sloe gin but I have only just now remembered it and am kicking myself about it. Gerry's in Soho, London, probably had 5 kinds. Gah! Ah well, gotta go back to London again then... ;)
T is for...
V is for...
Yes, so I have 5 different vermouths with twice that on the wishlist; ya wanna make something of it?
W is for...
Well, and wine too, of course.
why I need a real camera
this is probably try number 5 or 6 to get just the A from the Aperol bottle, but no such luck. Focus bad up close and can't preview the framing enough to know I'm not getting the other letters too. Bah!