Archive for June, 2004

Is it friday yet?

Friday, June 25th, 2004 | Random Morsels | Comments Off on Is it friday yet?

Oh yea.. it is.. but is it 5 yet?… MAN I want a cocktail right about now… Is it bad to have a noon cocktail and still come back to work?

*sigh*… yea… probably is… ah well…

Happy Friday! 🙂

Pride in the City

Friday, June 25th, 2004 | Gay Stuff | 2 Comments

Oh my LORD… Pride weekend always sneaks up on me… Between all of the tourists in from out of town when I went to get diner last night and the GIANT rainbow protein shaped balloons all over the gym it seems to be that season… I’m not complaining mind you – just makes me giggle.. Especially goin to dinner last night.. I stumbled down to cactus fresh to grab dinner after a long day with some random geek book and it took me a minute to figure out why there were all these cute boys that I didn’t recognize with smiles on their face coming and going from bars I usually avoid.. Then remembered…

Anyway.. Happy Pr ide… Hope to see y’all this weekend! 🙂

Things I long for

Thursday, June 24th, 2004 | Random Morsels | Comments Off on Things I long for

In case ya haven’t guessed I’ve fallen into one of my crazy busy times.. This time its more self induced than something I can blame on work.. Don’t get me wrong – its all work – but its cuz I’m working on things I”m interested and can’t quite step away… Unfortunately, when I get in this frame of mine I tend to get too lost in what I’m focused on to pay attention to whats going on around me.

But ever so often there are things that stop me from what I’m doing and make me take a breath and think for a minute. Thats happened to me three times this week – all triggered by something I heard out of context from the TV I keep on in the background as I work. All that made stop what I was doing and rewind and listen. All choked me up. And one left me in tears.

The first was a clip of a speech given by Martin Luther King Jr. that they played during Driving Miss Daisy:

We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of bad people but also for the appalling silence of good people.

The second was the closing scenes of ‘And the Band Played On’ with the scenes of all of the amazing and wonderful people who have been affected and taken by the AIDS epidemic. This was the one that left me in tears. The number of people who died as our administration did nothing and ignored the problem. And the effects that continue and grow in many ways today in so many people I know.

And the third was a speech on the west wing by the President:

Forty four people were killed a couple of hours ago at Kenneson State University. Three swimmers from the men’s team were killed and two others are in critical condition when after having heard the explosion from their practice facility they ran into the fire to help get people out. Ran into the fire. The streets of heaven are too crowded with angels tonight. They’re our students and our teachers and our parents and our friends. The streets of heaven are too crowded with angels tonight.

But every time we’ve measured our capacity to meet a challenge we look up and we’re reminded that that capacity may well be limitless. This is a time for American heroes. We will do what is hard. We will achieve what is great. This is a time for American heroes and we reach for the stars.

All three of these snapped me out of my work trance and got me thinking.. and dreaming… And longing… Longing for a world where people take a stand for what is right. A world were people respect and love each other – and start by respecting and loving themselves. For a world where everyone is treated with respect and dignity throughout their life and in their dying hour. For a government that truly places human compassion and dignity before moral superiority and judgments. And for a President who is a moral and noble man who truly cares for the people of our country…

Anyway. Kind of a lot to ask huh? Just seems some times like we’re so far from it that it makes me kinda sad… Thats the kinda stuff that gives me pause as I’m surrounded by the hubbub of life and the insanity I see in the news these days…

Back to your regularly scheduled programming! 🙂

Work and stuff

Friday, June 18th, 2004 | Geek Stuff | 5 Comments

Ya know… Sometimes… it just KILLS me that I cant talk about the stuff I’m workin on at work on here… So cool! 🙂

Sorry.. Suppose i’m just teasin the Mac folks aren’t I? 😉


Friday, June 18th, 2004 | Politics | Comments Off on Confused

I’m sorry but I just don’t understand how this

Qaeda’s Muqrin Killed Disposing U.S. Hostage Body -TV

helps stop future instances of this

Al Qaeda beheads American in Saudi

Is the goal to just see who can kill the most until no one is left standing?

Uggg.. Barbaric behavior on both sides are just cobblestones on the road toward human extinction. And, frankly, if this is part of human makeup then perhaps that’s not a bad thing. I just have a hard time believing that we can’t be better than that.


Things to do in San Francisco

Saturday, June 12th, 2004 | San Francisco | 3 Comments

After spending part of the afternoon today exploring with Kevin I decided to add a section to my blog for ‘Things to do in San Francisco’. Every so often I spend the weekend or evenings doing things in the city that I’ve never done and figured I’d share…

So the recommendation for today involves a walk from the Castro up to the Randall Museum. This afternoon kevin and I walked up from our house to Courtney’s where we grabbed a couple of their handmade sandwiches, salads, and fresh squeezed juice. Courtney’s has to be one of the best kept secrets in the city – its a small privately run place where they squeeze their own juices from carrots, oranges, cherries, grapefruits, and all sorts of other things. They also make their own sandwiches, chips, salads and other stuff..

From there we went on a slow walk up Roosevelt street toward Corona Heights Park above the Randall Museum. Along the way we looked at the houses and the view. When we got to the park we hiked up to the top of the hill where the rocks are that overlooks the city. The views from there are AMAZING – you can see all the way from the Golden Gate Park Panhandle to Daly City. We parked ourselves up on a rock and ate our lunch and watched the view.


After we ate we hiked down to the Museum to check that out. The Museum is really a kids museum but I enjoyed it. They had lots of animals to check out – snakes, owls, turles, rabbits, frogs.. you name it.. The museum also had activities and lots of other stuff for kids..

At any rate.. made for a nice afternoon and something I’d never done … Worth checking out..