Friday, November 28, 2008

Friday, November 28

Still sick!  I went to the doctor on Monday and he put me on an armada of antibiotics and I'm feeling better and will be back on the bike this weekend.  Thank god.  Because after Mr. Poe's thanksgiving dinner I'm a little paunchy and need the exercise.....  I took Friday off and Mr. Poe and I went to the spanking new California Academy of Sciences.  This is the members line a half an hour before opening.  Ouch:



Mr. Poe looking forlorn at the crowds:



When we finally got in.  The museum is very interesting but very crowded.  We headed down to the aquarium in the basement.  Which is gorgeous.  But it was so crowded I was totally getting claustrophobic.  I compensated by looking at all the pretty things:











Coral looks like an asshole.  There I said it.  Don't judge me:











Then we headed up to the first level which is gorgeous:

















Lousy penguins think they're so great....





Me in front of the rainforest exhibit which had a three hour wait so this was our only glimpse of it:



Then we headed up to the roof which is planted and fabulous:







This is from the interior of the SNACK BAR.  Yes this is the snack bar.  The California Academy of Sandwiches if you will:



Then we headed over to the De Young to go see the Yves Saint Laurent exhibit.  I couldn't take pictures but it was FABULOUS.  I like the simpler grecian inspired pieces that highlight the tailoring.  Ahhhh haute couture....  Here's Mr. Poe in the observation tower looking pensivelicious:



And me trying to look butch.  Total number of people fooled = 0



This is the California Academy of Sciences from the observation tower of the De Young:



This is some cool metalwork we were allowed to photograph....



We headed off for Chinese for Lunch and then home to see the dogs.  We took Ashley to go see shopping in the Castro and I sent my friend Miss Jim a Christmas present that I believe he will enjoy immensely

Saturday, November 22

My hot and spicy brother Sam came to town!  As you can see, glamour runs in the family:



Here's Mr. Poe looking delicious as is his way:



And here he is getting the kissy face from Ashley:



And I took this video which graphically illustrates what a charming hottie my husband is:



Friday, November 21

After work I headed off down Howard Street.  I got some pics on the way:





I continued on Howard to 11th to Harrison to 18th.  Here's a pic of 18th at Mission:



I continued on 18th to Valencia to Tiffany to 29th to San Jose to Wilder to Diamond to Monterey into Santa Clara into Vicente to the coast.  I came up the Great Highway to Taravel to Merced to Hernandez to Laguna Honda to Portola to Corbett to Ord and home for dinner.

Bike Mileage:
Today                                             28.3
Week to date                                117.9
Month to date                               445.3
Year to date                             10,034.9
Over Goal                                       34.9
Over (Under) plan                      1,127.8

Rolling Year                             11,131.1
Since Inception 10/1/07            12,572.9


Friday, November 21, 2008

Friday, November 21

I totally overslept so I took a much shorter ride this morning.  At least I didn't just come down Market into work.  I rode Corbett to Clayton to Ashbury to Page to Baker.  This is the view across the Panhandle from Baker and Oak:



I continued on Baker to Fulton to Steiner to Post.  Japantown looked especially beautiful this morning:





I continued on Post to Kearny to Bush to Sansome and into work.

Thursday, November 20

I was walking around the financial district mid day and took some pics.  I live in such a beautiful city.  Take that, Akron!

 



  

  

There are a lot of sculptures around town commemorating labor.  Usually naked labor.  I can't explain the naked part but I feel very strongly that smelters should wear pants.





Me at the foot of California Street:



One last piece of architecture porn:



After work I headed of Sutter to Fillmore to Clay to Locust to Washington to Arguello to 23rd to Cabrillo to 47th to Fulton to the Great Highway and then I headed south.  I hit 10,000 miles for the year on the Great Highway at about Judah street which was fitting because I've ridden so many of my miles on that road.  I continued to Taravel to Merced to Hernandez to Laguna Honda to Portola to Corbett to Ord and home for dinner.

Bike Mileage:
Today                                           37.9
Week to date                                 89.7
Month to date                              417.1
Year to date                            10,006.7
Over Goal                                       6.7
Over (Under) plan                     1,126.9

Rolling Year                            11,136.7
Since Inception 10/1/07            12,544.7