Tuesday, June 27, 2017


We returned home this morning. I believe this is someone's not-so-subtle way of letting me know that he would appreciate me not leaving again for awhile.

No problem.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Thank You, San Francisco City

What a terrific trip this has been. A lovely hotel. Dinner at a favorite restaurant in China Town with friends. An affogato at a tiny Italian place. Breakfast pancakes at a wonderful place that hasn't changed much since it first opened in 1938. Walking along Market Street to take in the Pride Parade. An afternoon at the Exploratorium. A dinner on Fisherman's Wharf. Sleeping in and coffee in bed. Cable car rides. Lunch in a little spot in an alley. Coit Tower. Lombard Street. A stop at Crissy Field for the best view of the Golden Gate Bridge. A visit to a friend at her space-age looking corporate office. A Giants vs Rockies game at AT&T Field.
This was just all kinds of good.
Thanks, Bob for a great idea and thanks, Mr. Rosenberg for making it happen.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Smacksy Sunday Links

The view from our hotel room.

In college, I had a friend named Aumi who was from Tel Aviv. His mother had recently moved from Israel to California and was very excited to be traveling North for the first time to the place she referred to as "San Francisco City." Since then, when I think of my favorite city in California, I am compelled to refer to it by its full name, "San Francisco City." We are here in San Francisco City for a few days and I am delighted.

Just flowing.

Stop doing these things.

Before the internet. 

Back when garden gnomes were real people.

Unbelievable balloon animals.

And a prairie dog eating cheese.

Happy Sunday.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Smacksy Saturday Photo: The Zucchini That Took Over the World

Sometimes, you're pretty sure your giant zucchini plant hasn't produced anything yet.Then you find a green torpedo as big as your forearm hiding in the back.

This photo is not employing forced perspective or trick dollhouse-sized background bowls. The squash really is just that big.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Retro Bob: I am an Astronaut

I clicked over to Youtube to watch a financial planner vlog (as I like to do) and got sucker-punched with this almost ten-year-old video I made of Tiny Bob. It made for a bright spot in an already shiny day. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Solstice of Jeffrey Michael Rosenberg

The first day of summer is a time to celebrate. The longest day on the calendar makes way for the warmth and promise of beautiful days ahead and there's also a weird thing at Stonehenge but the number one reason to be happy, on June 21st is the birthday of Mr. Rosenberg.

The sun will reach its highest point in the sky today and we will enjoy snacks and gifts and cake and a rather large helium balloon and send out a psychic high five to god and the universe for creating Jeffrey Michael Rosenberg, best man I know.