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A week in the life.

Special DeliveryBay BridgeStockton in the Sunlight

The best thing about technology’s place in our modern world? It gives me an excuse to carry a camera in my pocket pretty much all the time. Here are a few snapshots from the neighborhood. A subtle reminder that the world is absolutely jam packed with cool stuff—you just have to pull your head out of your ass and pay attention.

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Sunshine and M&Ms.




As life in the Bay Area gets increasingly more expensive and hectic, I try to frequently remind myself how lucky I am to be here. In this case, three random photos taken on a Tuesday made all the difference. Now let’s see what Wednesday brings.

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Sunday drivers.

It all began with an invitation from a buddy. The plan was to meet up at the beach in Pacifica. From there, the day was wide open. There were dogs, cute kids and amazing views—scenery and old cars specifically.

It all made me want to stick a For Sale sign in the Toyota and start shopping for something illogical, inefficient, undependable and fun. Until then, here are a few of the things I spotted along the coast.

GTO '53 ChevyMalibu

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Sign of the times.

It’s been steadily raining since Saturday. Intersections are flooding. Public transportation is delayed. And quite a few foolish people like me insist on riding their bikes to and from work.

Unless you’re prepared to spend a long day in wet socks and soggy britches, commuting in the rain requires some planning. I always pack a complete change of clothes, an extra pair of shoes and, most important, a clip-on fender. A tiny piece of $15 plastic that attaches to the seat post, the fender is the difference between a dry derriere and soaking wet asshole.

With all my love for the fender, you can imagine how charmed and delighted this morning when a local bike shop sent an employee outside with a hand painted sign that simply said:



(rain drops)

I should have stopped to take a picture, but instead you’ll have to use you imagination on this one. And while you’re using your imagination, use your brain and get yourself a decent fender if you’re doing any commuting here in the bay area. Your asshole will thank me.

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