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# T-A-X-I

March 19th, 2010

No that’s not my latest Twitter tweet (that would mean that I know how to use Twitter)-seen these posters in the bathrooms of bars around town. Haven’t tried it yet, but sounds like a good idea.

The Torta Cubana

March 17th, 2010

X different types of meat (chorizo, hot dog, ground beef, pounded chicken breast, ham) and an egg between two halves of a roll. Preemptive strike against hangover indeed*.

Available at That’s It Market on Mission at 23rd (conveniently near Mission Bar).

* may cause heart attack.

Don’t drive like a dumbass

March 16th, 2010

Perhaps it’s not clear from the pic, but the dude in the gold Camry has decided that getting on the 101 was a bad idea and further decided to throw it in reverse…despite the oncoming traffic. This went on long enough for me to pull out my phone and snap a pic (and then some).

Please people, when you make a mistake, own it. Save face and don’t let everyone know you f’d up. This dude should have gotten on the damn highway and gotten off at the next exit. 10 minutes of your time vs. how much dignity lost?

Beware “YMCA” scammers

March 5th, 2010

Was just at the Trader Joe’s on 9th/Bryant and there’s some dude there asking for donations for his YMCA basketball team so that they can go to some tournament. He’s got a clipboard with some badly photocopied paperwork and a less than official looking nametag around his neck. He gives some story about the state cutting funding and they can’t go to the tournament.

I had some kid give me the same pitch a few years ago and I gave him like five or ten bucks. This time around, things seemed a bit suspicious. Between the not so official paperwork, a reminiscent sales pitch, and the fact that this guy was not a kid, but well into his 20s–well I called the Berkeley YMCA that he said he was affiliated with. They confirmed that this is a scam and said I should call the po-po (yeah, I watch The Wire).

So…if you see someone asking for money for their YMCA bball team, just know it’s a scam. Call ’em out, call the cops, do what you feel is right.

Prime real estate

February 8th, 2010

I should quit bitchin about not being able to afford a place in SF when the homeless folks in the camp near my office are able to have a sense of humor about the cost of living here.

Corduroy mummy bike

February 6th, 2010

Dude, burningmam is still like 6 months away.

If you sprinkle while you tinkle…

January 30th, 2010

No, don’t even think about it.

From We Be Sushi on Valencia/21st.

Madlib at Mighty

January 29th, 2010

Good show by Madlib, but surprisingly a better show by the openers. An intense bass massage either way.

Why is Safeway still in business?

December 10th, 2009

safeway sucks

Check out this line at Safeway–it’s just 8:20pm on a Thursday evening. Only three lines with about 10 customers in each. If there’s a manager working here, why haven’t they been fired yet? This is why I try avoiding this time suck.

But icecream is ok?

November 16th, 2009

Hate for froyo? I mean, I know it’s trendy, but this is Lafayette.