Archive for the ‘Travel’ category

A Day at the Races

February 28, 2011

You know how you’ve been meaning to go to Dollar Day at Golden Gate Fields for like a hundred years and you’ve still never been? You should go finally, seriously. I did recently, and it was a lovely day.

The photo ops are plentiful:

The ponies are majestic:

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NYC Burrito Makers Have Weak Arms

February 25, 2011

Everyone thinks that the secret to our excellent burritos is the ingredients. New theories indicate that it’s all in the upper body strength of the maker.

The recently NYC transplanted sexpigeon has more to say on the matter.

P.S. Pret-ty sure that’s Dos Toros. A place I visited last summer and of which I posted a very similar evaluation concerning proper rolling technique:

…the pierced and tatt’ed young lady who wrapped my burrito really didn’t know what she was doing. Her end folds were way too big pushing all the contents to the middle. She tried to cover things up with an exaggerated triangle fold to bring the edges in, but this just resulted in burrito contents shooting out of the tip at a higher velocity after the second roll. The whole structural integrity of the burrito was therefore compromised, as you can see from the cracking of the overloaded bottom half…

[via sexpigeon]

The Truth About New York

February 13, 2011

Sexpigeon relocated a couple months back, and has already come to a powerful conclusion:

Whatever they tell you, New York is not a 24 hour town. Yes, there is shitball garbage open at all hours, but such is the case for any American city, for, honestly, any American suburb. And the bars stay open till 4, sure, but only the shitty ones. Your west coast two o’clock corner store rushes are a better option, honestly, for sure, yes.

Good to know! [link]

Fort Funston Fun

February 4, 2011

It’s still totally gorgeous, you guys. When was the last time you made it out there?

You know you’ve been meaning to make a trip, maybe bring that friend of yours who’s never been? Do it to it!

West Portal Merchants Association Funds Parking Meter Pole Beautification Project

February 4, 2011

Why can’t we get something like this going in the Mission!?

Oh, because it’s the stupidest thing you’ve ever seen? That makes sense.

‘Greetings From the Mission’ Postcard

February 1, 2011

I put out a thinly-veiled request for someone to postcard-ize the awesome picture of SF comedians in Dolores Park, and reader “someJuan” delivered.

There were a couple more attempts in the comments, but let’s face it, someJuan clearly did the best job… and he did it all on MS Paint on Windows 3.1! The guy has skills is what I’m saying.

Inside A Shipwreck

January 27, 2011

I saw this shipwreck the other day on the way out to Pt. Reyes. There was some stuff inside: