Monday, April 29, 2013

7 Seconds of Yo Yo Chris

This is only 7 seconds, and this is going to be way more than 60 words, but I have to post it. I stepped off my first bus, this morning, and encountered a 50ish guy having a great time playing with a yo yo, on the corner of Judah and 46th ave. Not just any yo yo, but a Duncan Imperial.  Anyone who knows me well knows that I almost always have a yo yo with me, and that it's always a Duncan Imperial. You don't run into yo yo enthusiasts every day. I stopped and said, "Hey - I love a yo yo guy!" He smiled said, "Thanks..I AM a yo yo guy." I said, "And you have a Duncan Imperial. I never go anywhere without mine. I pulled mine out of my backpack, and Yo Yo guy, who looked really happy to have found a fellow yo yo lover said, "Cool! Would you like an extra string, just in case?" "I'd love an extra string, just in case," I answered. He proceeded to pull a little Moleskin book out of his back pocket. Between the pages were various colors of yo yo string. He gave me a green one. When I asked if I could film him for a bit, he was more than happy to oblige.  Then he introduced himself and we shook hands, and I had to catch the express bus, and be on my way.

Thanks for making my day, YoYo Chris on 46th and Judah! And thanks for the extra string, just in case.

- Lana

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sea, Sand, and Feathered Friends

Lovely day at Ocean Beach. Crows seem to follow me everywhere.
- Lana

Rise and Freakin' Shine

I need to rig up some sort of timer or remote control so that I can get my morning coffee brewed in the Bialetti without having to get out of bed. It's shocking how many grunty noises I make in the morning, as my back adjusts to being upright.
- Lana

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Heading to Work

Coming up the Metro escalator at Metro Center and walking down the street. Hopefully you can hear the musicians.
- Amy Barnes

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tourists, checking the map, along the Potomac River, Alexandria, Virginia.

Nora was getting all into the map today as we walked along the Potomac... haven't gotten into DC yet, but we had tasty banh mi and I had the best summer rolls I've had in years, at a little place on the edge of Old Town Alexandria this afternoon.  We're having dinner with Heidi tomorrow night!
 - Gerard Holmes

Handle With Care

Someone's a little resentful about having to work on such a fine, sunny day in San Francisco. Don't take your anger out on a case of mayo, dude.
- Lana

Sunday, April 21, 2013

People Will Learn

How does one pay to cross the Golden Gate Bridge? This informative and educational video can answer all your questions.
- Lana

Nickie at Point Reyes

Nickie and I went on a wee adventure up to Stinson Beach and then Point Reyes, which was beautiful and very cold and windy. Does she have a cold, or just allergies? Will we ever know?
- Lana

Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Fine City of Boston

#BostonStrong: Watch Here

I don't know this guy, but I don't think he'll mind my linking to his video for today's 60 Second spot, especially since it's such a great bit of footage. Boston, this house is clean.

- Lana

Friday, April 19, 2013

Mexican Lunch

I wish I could have beer, because this place has a wide selection, but it's either beer or tortillas, for me, not both. Mexican and Peruvian restaurants in SF tend to play Puerto Rican or Cuban music. I don't know why that is, except maybe that it's the best Spanish language music there is.
- Lana

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Not Quite 60 Seconds in Boston


- Susan Earley

The Magic Treehouse and The Joys of Reading

- Kristine Phoenix Artinian

These little pals of mine are so awesome. When Z is a little stronger as a reader, I highly recommend The Magic Tunnel.

- Lana

Monday, April 15, 2013


This old dude is lovely. He must be pushing 80, and he always listens to his Ipod on the bus, and taps along to whatever music he's listening to. Sometimes he also taps his thumbs.
- Lana

Windy As Shit

It was windy as shit in San Francisco, today - especially by the coast, where I live. Great Highway was closed off to traffic. Gusts of wind were strong enough to almost knock me over. I am not a small woman.  It was sort of fun. Reminded me of living on the Wellington coast.
- Lana

Thursday, April 11, 2013


Poolside. This is what my late morning looked and sounded like. Life is full of things.
- Lana

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


Lovely day by Lake Merced. Dragon boats on the water, and birdsong in the air.
- Lana


- One man' it: it really was trash.
- Lana

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Car Wash

It's too damn long! Spring is here. Ten bucks buys you the deluxe wash!
- Faith Anderson


Breakfast on a cloudy Sunday morning. Spinach and tomato omelet, hummus, an indulgent slice of white bread with butter. A piping hot cup of coffee.
- Lana

Friday, April 5, 2013


We've had a fair amount of rain, lately. A fair amount for California, anyhow. Everything is lush.
- Lana

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


Mission street on a sunny day, when the shadows caught my eye.
- Lana