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Saturday, August 30, 2008

like we needed any more proof that liberals are just full of you-know-what

Does anyone else find it really ironic that the liberal feministas who have spent years telling us that women can "have it all" (very Sex and the City, no?) are now questioning whether Governor Palin can be both a mother and the VP. What are they saying? That a woman can't be a mother and perform a tough a job as well as a man at the same time?

Not that I was really expecting liberals to have a rational reaction to the Palin pick...they are after all, well, liberals.

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I'm not sure how I'm going to write a zillion grad school application essays when I can't even seem to squeeze out an entire blog post about the things I actually really want to write about.

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Friday, August 29, 2008

i bet you do too

Let me just put this out there...I have a huge crush on Sarah Palin. Suddenly, I don't feel quite so pained about this whole election.


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Wednesday, August 27, 2008


and I was kinda starting to like her


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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

because i keep ending up at these lyrics

I can't be losing sleep over this, no I can't
And now I cannot stop pacing
Give me a few hours, I'll have this all sorted out
If my mind would just stop racing

Cause I cannot stand still
I can't be this unsturdy
This cannot be happening

This is over my head but underneath my feet
Cause by tomorrow morning I'll have this thing beat
And everything will be back to the way that it was
I wish that it was just that easy

Cause I'm waiting for tonight
Then waiting for tomorrow
And I'm somewhere in between
What is real or just a dream

Would you catch me if I fall out of what I fell in
Don't be surprised if I collapse down at your feet again
I don't want to run away from this
I know that I just don't need this

Cause I cannot stand still
I can't be this unsturdy
This cannot be happening

Cause I'm waiting for tonight
Then waiting for tomorrow
I'm somewhere in between
What is real or just a dream

- Somewhere in Between, Lifehouse

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Mt. Tam

August 2, 2008


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cry me a river

This article is one of those where the SF Chron writers were clearly going for sympathetic sob story but have totally missed the mark.

It's got all the elements - family who has owned their home for 54 years, two elderly parents suffering from dementia, except oops, little details reveal some less than sympathetic details:

Most foreclosures nowadays are homes purchased just a year or two ago with no money down. But the Gardners' home is different. Joann's parents, Johnnie Gardner, 87, and Estelle, 88, bought the two-bedroom in the Sobrante Park neighborhood in 1954 for $11,500. His salary as an electrician at the Oakland naval shipyard allowed them to make the payments.

But in recent years, Joann and her brother refinanced it several times for increasingly larger amounts.

The final refinance at the end of 2006 left the family owing $454,000. The monthly payments of $3,362 exceeded the household income of $3,144.

What happened to the money from all the refinances?

Gardner can't quite say. Some went to paying off credit cards; some was eaten up in huge loan fees. What is clear is that the family has not made a mortgage payment since December 2006.

Sounds to me like they were using mom and dad's house as their own personal piggy bank. How do you lose track of $454,000? And how much of this money are we really supposed to believe went to fees? Even if they were charged a ridiculous rate like 20% that's still over $350,000...Not to mention they've been living there for free since 2006, pretty ironic that elsewhere in the story they mention how they're getting a $1,500 check for moving out "early."

Since it's SFGate.com there are always some really goofy comments like this one:

impeach_bush 8/10/2008 7:22:39 AM

There should be a law against evicting anyone from a home that has passed through one generation or more. There would also be safeguards in place with regard to using that home for financial gains to just to insure the home would never be repossessed.

Boys and girls, if "impeach_bush" had his way and such a law was indeed enacted, what do the laws of supply and demand say would happen?

Yup, you guessed it, no more loans for anyone who's home has passed through one generation more.

If I didn't know better I would have almost thought it was a sarcastic comment, but given the source, I'm guessing it's a completely serious statement...And that's pretty scary. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say this guy is an Obama supporter.

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Sushi on North Beach

Yesterday, Paul and I had dinner with his buddy Talbot at Sushi on North Beach.

This is a place I discovered recently (via Yelp) and love because not only is the sushi ridiculously fresh and of the highest quality, the prices are very reasonable, especially for this neighborhood. I also love how it's not pretentious at all, just a cozy neighborhood joint with great food and friendly service. The crowd is mostly locals, very few tourists...which I'm sure made my picture taking escapade all the more embarrassing to my Saturday night dining companions.

(Added bonus for me, it's a short fifteen minute walk from my apartment and on days I'm feeling too lazy for that they offer free delivery with a minimum order of $20.)

One of the best deals on the menu is definitely the Seafood Dinner. For $15.95 you get salmon teriyaki, assorted tempura (their batter is so light and crispy and Paul can attest to the fact that it even survives delivery), salmon & avocado roll (6pcs), maguro sashimi (5pcs), soup, salad and rice.

I'm usually not much of a salmon person, but this roll is amazing and just melts in your mouth. This is the only sushi place where I will willingly order the salmon sushi. You can also see how fresh the tuna sashimi is in the background of the picture - maguro is my favorite and this place has not disappointed me yet.

This is Paul's favorite, I forget what it's called but it's something like Rice Cake Sushi (it's the first thing on the side dish menu). It's a spin-off of the crispy rice sushi at Koi (in LA), but at $7.95 it's much more affordable and just as tasty.

We also got the North Beach Roll ($9.95), Buffalo Roll ($4.50) and a Dragon Roll ($9.75). The North Beach was my favorite of the three, a baked roll with shrimp, smoked salmon and avocado amongst other tasty ingredients, a pretty unique roll that is actually pretty filling. I didn't try any of the Buffalo roll but the consensus from the boys was to skip it next time.

Talbot was nice enough to pick up the tab but I'm pretty sure we got out of there for around $25 a person (including tax & tip) including a large sapporo for each of the boys and a glass of white wine for me. Not bad for quality sushi if I do say so myself.

This isn't exactly a place I'd make a special trip into the city for, but if you like sushi and you're going to be in the area definitely check this place out.

Sushi on North Beach
745 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133


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Friday, August 08, 2008

just one of the reasons i married him

While we're watching the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games...

"How come the Olympics can have official languages but the U.S. doesn't?"

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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

catching up

I've been in a bit of a funk lately. Or falling into one maybe. Nothing in particular is going on...just life in all its hectic glory.

I don't know why I haven't felt like writing about any of it and so most of it has gone by without much of a mention here. For example, Paul and I almost bought a condo (twice actually!) but alas the only "housing crisis" in our neighborhood is that there apparently isn't enough of it. I'm pretty much okay with not being a homeowner right now because a) there is still so much uncertainty in the financial markets, who knows if our jobs are even as safe as we think? and b) being a half million dollars (plus) in debt frightens the hell out of me.

There's also been a series of random events at work which have started me thinking about my Career. And the Future. I do like my job and it's definitely kept me interested longer than any other job has in the past, but I can feel myself starting to hit a wall. At the end of the day it's still mainly an operations position and I know that it's only a matter of time before I start wanting more. In fact, I'm pretty sure I'm getting there. Contentment is so fleeting, it sucks.

So I guess I'm going to have to figure it all out soon...do I want to go to b-school? Find a new job? Do I have a decent shot at moving up into sales eventually if I stay? I'll be taking my licensing exam soon and I plan on having a casual chat with the managing director about all this shortly after...IF I can muster up the courage. I know that no matter how it goes my own self-doubt will make me torture myself by going over the conversation over and over and over again until my brain explodes and/or I'm breathing into a bag.

You know, I feel really lied to. When I was little, adults always made it sound like as long as you got into a good college, the rest would pretty much just map itself out. Then you get out of college and realize that it never ends...you're always wondering what the next step is.

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Monday, August 04, 2008

wondering how they make it through the day without hurting themselves

It's pretty sad when your opponent is so ignorant that you actually have to explain to them how you're mocking them before they get it.

For all their talk of intellect, they sure seem to have a tough time grasping some fairly simple concepts.

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