Monday, February 25, 2013


I loved how this little guy was able to enjoy his meal, without a care in the world about all of the noise from nearby construction, and typical city hoopla.
- Lana

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Favorite Bump In The Road

It's the little things.
- Kristine Phoenix Artinian

Food Court

Yesterday, I found myself at a shopping mall food court, eating chicken cutlet from Sbarro, while Muzak versions of Bach and Dave Brubeck played on the sound system. The nice ladies at Sbarro couldn't fathom why I didn't want pasta. It was a really strange day.
- Lana

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Matt Pond @ Whole Foods

The song is called Love To Get Used.  Matt Pond is my favorite singer-song writer.  He has toiled in indie oblivion for many years.  I was SHOCKED to hear his voice coming over the muzak system at Whole Foods tonight.  Honestly didn't know what to do.  So I recorded 60 seconds of it.
- S. S. 

Friday, February 22, 2013

Step Slide

A girl, her friends, and bunny ears.
-  Keara Giannatti

Not Exactly the Bolshoi

Parents' day at ballet class. Even the teacher isn't taking it too seriously today. -Gerard Holmes

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Stir Fry

Diced Onions
Keep it simple. - Lana

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

SF MUNI's Best Driver

Matt always waits for old people to sit down before he starts the bus. He announces the stops in English, Chinese and Spanish. He pronounces "Pacheco" correctly. The automated MUNI announcement doesn't, and this drives me crazy, because Pacheco is one of my family's surnames. Matt rules.
- Lana

It's Fun To Stay at the YMCA

- Kristine Phoenix Artiniain

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

American Booty

Perfect for this bleak corner of SF: a plastic bag not flowing free in the wind, but trapped around a television antenna, atop some strange, storefront church, struggling to break free. Plastic bags, btw, are now illegal in SF.
- Lana

Monday, February 18, 2013

Bracing Day at Ocean Beach

It was cold and windy at Ocean Beach. Too windy for my delta wing kite, so I spent the afternoon taking pictures, instead. I love going to the ocean in the cold weather.
- Lana

Sunday, February 17, 2013

We Went in Search of Frogs

There were no frogs to be found. I'm sure we were just too loud, but that doesn't mean there wasn't still fun to be had.
- Kristine Phoenix Artinian

Lincoln to Cancun

After a family birthday party in Queens, we dropped off my mom at her place in the city.  As we continued homeward, our 11yo was listening to some new favorite music and I was stoked to shoot a clip of one of my favorite NJ things: coming out of the tunnel and seeing the Manhattan skyline at night.
- Shirley S. 

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Birdsong and Bus Engine

I send a ridiculous amount of my time waiting for buses. I hate it. I really do. This chorus of birdsong made it a bit easier to stomach, today. Too bad the bus that came and made a racket wasn't mine. BTW, this is the same spot where the bird shit all over me a few weeks back.
- Lana

Don't Be An Ass

Geocaching dud. We couldn't access CaƱon de Lana, but we got to see donkeys, so it wasn't a total loss..
- Kristine Pheonix Artinian

Friday, February 15, 2013


I don't go to Chipotle's often, but the people are nice and always remember me.
I felt bad, today, because I didn't have cash, and they don't allow customers to charge a tip to an ATM card.  I told the cashier I felt bad about that, and that I'd drop in next week and leave a few bucks in the jar. He said, "Don't sweat it - you're a friend."

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Coffee Break

This is the closest I can get to home-style cafe con leche outside of my kitchen. A double shot of espresso, topped up with French roast, and a shot of Half-and-Half. I love the women at my coffee spot. They get my espresso going as soon as they see me coming, and they let me pay later,w hen I don't have any cash.
- Lana

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Bus Baby

This little guy is my favorite person to run into on my long commute home. We often engage in a silent dialogue about which his mother is clueless. He likes rice cakes.

Monday, February 11, 2013


The hot tub and pool had been closed for renovations for close to six weeks. So psyched the work is done and it's a gorgeous day for a soak. Can't beat soaking in a hot tub when the air is crisp and cold.
- Lana

Friday, February 8, 2013

Snowy Day

We haven't seen snow like this in at least five years.
- Emily Stiver-Grady

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

WPA mural

The building which houses my favorite coffee and brunch spot in SF has a beautiful WPA mural. I have coffee at this place just about once a week, but I never get tired of looking at the mural, or the wonderful mosaic tiling.
- Lana

Beach Horses

Had the day off, and spent a chunk of it at the ocean. Perfect thing to do in the middle of the week.  watched the mounted police giving their horses some exercise.
- Lana

Monday, February 4, 2013

Creaky Branch

Wishbone shaped branch has been hanging and rocking since the "Halloween" storm of 2011.  Hurricane Sandy had nothing on this sucker.  Landlord can't deal.  I hope no one is underneath when it brings the branch it's killing (softly) down.
- Shirley

Sunday, February 3, 2013

The Wheels on the Bus

This project is forcing me to take note of just how much time I spend riding buses, especially around Lake Merced, which has got to be the prettiest bus route in SF.
- Lana