Sunday, January 30, 2011

one problem with Bay Area liberalism

Whole Foods clerk: Donate or take off for your bag?

Customer: Oh, donate. Anything to do with animals.

Whole Foods clerk: I'm sorry, there's nothing for that this week.

Customer: Well then, I don't care.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Driptech in the Wall Street Journal

I'm two days late with this, but Driptech (the startup for which Whit works) was in the Wall Street Journal on Thursday.

Driptech in Wall Street Journal, 01.27.11
Driptech in Wall Street Journal, 01.27.11
Driptech in Wall Street Journal, 01.27.11

They've been getting a lot of good press lately. Super exciting!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

top this

This is Melissa.

karaoke

Melissa has been my best friend since high school, and we have the sort of relationship in which we act absolutely ridonkulous around each other. She and her husband Andrew came up to Northern California this past weekend. Since I had to work, I couldn't spend as much time as I wanted with them, but these were the highlights.

Sharks versus Wild (Sharks won 4-3, but it should have been by more):

Sharks v. Wild, 01.22.11
Sharks v. Wild, 01.22.11

Karaoke at Gamba:


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karaoke
karaoke

And a viewing of Teen Witch:


mostly accurate captcha

Creating a Wikipedia account begat this amusing captcha:

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

resolution #2: more karaoke

But maybe not 5.5-hours-in-one-day worth. This was basically my Saturday (@ The Mint, San Francisco and Lucie Stern Community Center, Palo Alto).

mentor karaoke
mentor karaoke
mentor karaoke
mentor karaoke
Rachel and Jason wedding reception: California edition
Rachel and Jason wedding reception: California edition
Rachel and Jason wedding reception: California edition
Rachel and Jason wedding reception: California edition
mentor karaoke

Monday, January 17, 2011

"I rather sing, bring, think, reminisce"

Public Enemy at Yoshi's San Francisco. WHAT.

Public Enemy, 01.14.11

Chuck D, Flavor Flav, and Professor Griff are in their FIFTIES, and yet still rocking the stage (especially Flav - switching it up among dancing, rapping, and playing drums and bass). The show played a little like a greatest hits compilation ("911 is A Joke," "Don't Believe the Hype," "Shut 'Em Down," "Welcome to the Terrordome," and "Fight the Power" were all included), but man. Such great energy, and I could listen to Chuck D talk all day.

Public Enemy, 01.14.11

One lesson learned: even though white people love hip hop, they still clap on the one and three.

And since it's MLK Day:

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

inaugural beer revolution field trip

I had been wanting to go to Beer Revolution ever since I first heard about it. Super awesome vibe; great, helpful bartenders; delicious vegan soul food delivered...I will definitely be back.
beer flights
My flight:

Whit's flight:

* tasty
^ had before

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

2011 Orange Bowl champions

The air here is full of speculation about where Andrew Luck and Jim Harbaugh will wind up next year. But for now, Stanford football has a 12-1 record, and it's fun to be a part of that.

2011 Orange Bowl viewing
after one of six touchdowns Stanford made against Virginia Tech

Sunday, January 2, 2011

"tell me how do you...refresh the page and restart the memory?"

I've had My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy on the repeat for almost 3 days. This cover story for Complex magazine describes the most bizarre and incredible musical process I have ever heard of.

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photo by Nabil Elderkin, for Complex