Every summer, the military puts on grand display of the glory of our fading empire for Fleet Week. I got out there and enjoyed the show with the rest of the crowd. The F22 is a pretty impressive machine, albeit one that costs $150 million a piece and has never been used in combat.
Ruth booked a groupon for this adventure nearly a year ago, and we had to use it before it expired, so we had back-to-back outdoor weekends. Lots of fun drinking wine and charging rapids in gold country.
Bought photos for an exorbitant price from a photography company on the shore, so I had some fun with iMovie turning them into a commercial for California.
Headed up the coast for Memorial Day, renting a “cabin” with Maude and some friends. Went for a hike at Gold Bluff beach up a fern covered canyon that was used to film some scenes in the lost world. Enjoyed the jacuzzi at night, keeping warm in the fog.
It’s mid-February, and there’s still no snow in the mountains. It is, however, warm enough to sail. I sometimes lament the lack of seasons, but today I learned to make the most of it. Our friends rented a boat from Spinnaker Sailing, and told us to show up at 10am at Pier 40. We took BART over, got supplies at the ferry building, and set off for adventure. I’ve taken a dunk in the Charles on a few previous sailing trips, so I was glad we had an experienced captain. The weather was perfect, the sun came out, and the wind held steady. Went under the Bay Bridge and around Alcatraz island, getting a great view of the city, the bridges, and a few friendly sea lions. Had a great time drinking mimosas in the sun; not skiing, but still a pretty solid weekend.
The largest Occupy General Assembly yet, 5000+ filling Sproul Plaza. Coverage
Backdating this post a bit, but figured I should put all my #occupy media together.
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