I mentioned recently that I’ve been checking out Walmart To Go, exploring how I can use this service. What I learned from the first delivery that I got was that it’s great for ordering items that are either too bulky to carry home from local stores or too expensice to purchase in my neighborhood. I kept that in mind when I placed a big order recently.
Canned and Boxed Goods
The main thing that I ordered was a whole lot of canned foods and boxed foods. This school semester is going to be really busy so I want to have a lot of food on hand for those days when I just can’t make something fresh with the local produce from the farmers’ market.
Remember a bit ago when I wrote about the building deconstruction of the Cathedral Hill Hotel? It looked like this:
The last time I went by, the building was down and now it’s rubble:
On my walks with Lucy I’ve been watching a huge building in the area come down. I didn’t know anything about the building but got curious after seeing how large it was once some of the walls started coming off.
One of the packages my dad sent me awhile back had a vintage newspaper in it from Akron in the 1930s. I thought I’d share.
My Japantown neighborhood is populated by tree-lined streets. Many of these trees seem to have wild mushrooms growing in them.
They pop up almost overnight, grow wild and then decay.
Although sometimes they disappear before decaying. I assume they get taken by urban foragers but I don’t really know for sure.
I’ve never been bold enough to try them myself but I love looking at them grow and change on my walks in the area.
Happy Halloween! Today I’ve got some photos from a past Halloween party I went to four years ago. It was a great group of people.
Just a couple of vintage magazine cover photos for you today. These are from 1970 and reflect that people wanted information about The Vietnam War:
These were just magazines I had in my personal stash of vintage magazines. I love old magazines.
Ha! I followed a mention on Sulia about the search engine Gizoogle and discovered that it turns any website into a “gangsta slang” website. I had a fun few minutes checking out my own sites through Gizoogle:
Mostly this is just silly but I have to say that I’m kind of impressed that this tool could be built.
Yesterday I mentioned that when I went to World Naked Bike Ride it was a beautiful sunny San Francisco Saturday. I was at Justin Hermann Plaza, where there’s a terrific sculpture fountain, and since it was Saturday there were vendors set up. I tried on a million different masks sold by a man named Steve Pogni and ended up getting one. I’m not sure where I’ll wear it but there’s always some kind of costumed event happening in San Francisco so I’m sure I’ll find ample opportunity. In the meantime I just wore it while hanging out at the fountain, listening to the beautiful French music of a street performer who was there at the time. That’s the magic of daily life in San Francisco.
One of the things I secretly love and always keep an eye out for is graffiti / tagging that has a sweet side to it. Examples:
The first one is from a footbridge that crosses the Pacific Coast Highway to the ocean near Santa Monica. The second one was from a little rock cabin in a hiking spot in Arizona.