Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Armed and dangerous in Petaluma

So- I was driving up to Mendocino county the other day - I wish I was still attached to there.....I loved living there so much....when I get pulled over in Petaluma, right as I am going from 101 to country back roads. The officer tells me that someone has carjacked and stolen a white Jeep Cherokee (which is what I drive). I give him all of my info, and of course due to the fact that I am still in the process of moving, none of my addresses match. I tried to convince him that it would be weird for people to try to steal an identity with my last name, but alas, he still wanted the K-9 unit to search my car for firearms. Oh Joy. I managed to not have my car searched, but by the time I left the little make-shift white Jeep Cherokee holding pen, there were 4 of them, all old, and mostly making funny engine noises. I would hope that someone wasn't actuallydumb enough to steal an old Cherokee. I'd go for something Japanese, myself. At least you know'll they'll run.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Foggy San Francisco

So I spent the afternoon on Berkeley kid-sitting (which is a whole 'nother story), and was driving back on the Bay Bridge at about 9:15 went I got the craziest urge to eats tons of Chinese food. There was no traffic and for once I liked the song on the radio (iPod is on vacation....), so I'm singing along in a good mood, until I want to eat dumplings or stir-fry or whatever so badly it makes me crazy. Then I rolled down my window (did I mention the balmy 60 degrees after dark in February factor?), and realized that it was because the city of San Francisco really smells like dim sum. After years of people's jokes about it, I realized that actually, they have a point. San Fran is covered in a haze of dim sum steam. I am gonna get me some today.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Not so trivial trivia

I have no idea how as a computer savvy trivia geek, I never found out about the "How Stuff Works" site. You'd think I would have come accross it during one of my late night arguments with one roommate or another about some inconsequential thing worked. Yeah for yet another means of time suckage.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Mac Peeps

I graduated from Macalester College in 2003. That said, there are a lot of Mac peeps in the Bay area, in SF in particular. For example- I went grocery shopping today and the car I parked next to in the lot had a Macalester sticker in the back window. (For the record that was the second time that had happened). But when I came out of the store, I was sandwiched by two cars with Mac stickers. I thought that was a bit odd, and somewhat feeling my lack of a Mac sticker, I drove home. It beats the time I got flagged down at a busy intersection because the pedestrian crossing the street was a classmate I hadn't seen since graduation.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006


I was on South Van Ness this morning on my way back from shopping- when I noticed that there's a SFPD billboard at the freeway entrance. It listed a cop shooting that had occurred with the suspect's car model and year and lisence plate number, yet the color was listed as 'dark'. I couldn't help but wonder why they would omit this seemingly important piece of information. As it was I was suspicious of every single 1990 Nissan Maxima that drove by me (except for that newish looking white one).


I have been unemployed for almost 3 months now. And have sent my resume to 104 companies. I have had 5 interviews in person, and have been offered one job, that I might actually lose money if I take, as it's way far away and the commute might cost me too much. And yet all I seem to do is bake things....and this has given me time to set up a blog and a flickr account. Oh joy.