Archive for April 2010

Euro style

April 27, 2010

I got to watch a fascinating French documentary on Monday with K. and Dad, called 14-18: the Noise and the Fury, that recounted the history of World War I from the vantage point of a never-seen, fictional narrator. Some of the archival footage in the film was spectacular, but its attempt to answer the question: Why? (as in, “Why did so many men willingly volunteer for likely death and certain misery?”), despite early promise, came up short in the end. I would still recommend it to anyone interested in the 20th century (it’s skillfully dubbed into English, thankfully).

On Tuesday, I got the chance to watch Olympique Lyon (of France) play Bayern Munich (of Germany) in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final down at the Mad Dog. There were French people in one corner, and Germans in the other. This time, no one got hurt.

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SF driving tip

April 25, 2010

Tired of waiting at that red light? Can’t see anyone coming the other way? Try this: a right turn, a quick u-turn, and another right turn. You’ll be on your way in no time!

Never mind.

How to score some great cookies.

April 21, 2010

1. Your mom starts a blog.

2. She writes about seeing Momofuku’s Milk Bar on Regis and Kaitlyn and making a pilgrimage there and making some cookies herself from the Momofuku recipe.

3. Your colleague goes on vacation to NYC.  He has young children and bemoans that they won’t be able to try the speakeasies you had mentioned from your last trip.

4. You tell him that a good substitute would be a milk bar and forward him the information from your mother’s blog.

5. His family has a great time at the milk bar.

6. His wife bakes you and your partner some thank you Compost Cookies.

It’s a bit indirect. Subtle. Sly, even. But in the end, it works. Thanks Mom!!!

Please Stand By…

April 19, 2010

We have a good excuse for the lack of posts this time. The Stubar house is entering the 4th day with no home Internet connection. As we move through the different stages of grief, know that we are thinking of you readers as well and will try to reestablish contact soon.

Too bad– because I had a cookie post drafted and just waiting for my editor before the wrath of our crappy local AT&T god cut us off from our beloved Internet. Why does s

Thursday thoughts

April 15, 2010

“The nonspace of the death world houses those figures whose constitutive externality to its workings produces the assimilative structures of the   symbolic order. This superfluous category reveals the priority of the trace of exteriority over any already constituted order and a relation to the figure of the exception within––or what might be called “internal externality”––that precedes the interpellated self (the “individual” Althusser conceptualized as prior to the subject but who assumed subjectivization as the effect of the hailing).”

I see.

Restaurant Restrooms- Spring ’10

April 12, 2010

A quick update–  there have been some recent gems:

Green Chile Kitchen‘s new bigger digs up the block at McAllister/Baker:

green or red?

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Sorry, skaters…

April 8, 2010

A brief follow up post.  Looks like there will be no more good times for skaters across the street:

city smoothing out the sidewalk "ramp"

Before you blame the stroller set (or me), you should know it’s part of the Diviz beautification project.  I had thought they were done, but apparently they are smoothing out the side walk of all things like this:

no more tripping