San Francisco: We have a parade for that.
San Francisco: That’s illegal, unless you stand over there.
San Francisco: That’s a great idea! (thinking to self: That is terrible.)
San Francisco: So passive-aggressive about the homeless we passed a LAW that you couldn’t lay down on the sidewalk. Be homeless! Just not near me.
San Francisco: Complaining about MUNI on Twitter will eventually fix it.
San Francisco: Uh, San Leandro isn't “SF”.
San Francisco: Boo Los Angeles! Boooooo! … Hey guys, you're supposed to yell ‘boo’ back. Guys? … Ugh! We hate you!
San Francisco: It’s FREEEZING COLD! (It’s 40°).
San Francisco: We have the best earthquakes maybe.
San Francisco: I like it. We own a small piece of it. And we’re raising a kid here. And while it has so many odd things going on with it, there are a lot of good things too. Ample, accessible parks. Great hospitals. Not just museums, a comic book museum! You can ride a train to so many movie theaters (one with IMAX). I walk to work. You run into friends often. And making plans to meet up someplace (provided MUNI goes there) is pretty easy.

And yes, if you want to just be yourself and that self is something that would get you jeered or beaten or cast out by another city, well, we probably have a parade for it.

Here's a nice map of privately owned public spaces in SF.

via scott

I'm not even going to ask to borrow $3.95 million dollars. Things would be weird between us, and you'd probably get all jerky at Christmas like, "Oh, I see you could buy everyone a KindleDX but couldn't swing the $98,750 you owe me this month on the loan! I'm Just Saying!"

So anyway, this home designed by Richard Neutra is for sale for $3.95 million. Which is a STEAL if you are the sort of person who buys things for 3.95 million dollars.

Either the person who staged it or the previous owner (who spent 10 years restoring it) made some mistakes, I think you can spend the .05 million you're saving on this place and get some new lights and kitchen appliances.

Who steals a wreath? If you live in S.F. and happen to know who is in this video someone wants their wreath back.

Who the fuck steals a wreath?

The Last Straw

Bad Day At Work.

Alex posts his thoughts on SF.

Last Friday I almost linked to the following, but it seemed kinda random and without a point, but now I think since we're discussing the subject, here it is:

And everyone did admit there was a problem, at least with trash. Other problems cited included the bathrooms, hipsters, Mexicans, irrigation, wind, people who don't own property next to the park, Critical Mass, politicians and, despite all these apparent defects, too many people. And that, friends, is the essential irony. For a park that is "dying," it is quite popular!Comedy of the Commons: Dolores Park

Amber and I recently bought a place very nearly in the middle of SF after spending a year in The Sunset in a single family home. We looked at the cost of renting versus owning and of course the "paint my own walls" factor and decided to buy.

So here we are in nearly the middle of the city with the poop of indeterminate origin, the garbage, the terrible city services (our Mayor twittered about how to get rid of the tabloid newspaper that makes up a large part of that garbage flying around the streets), and DON'T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON THE MEXICANS.

Here's another funny quote from something on a real-estate blog: "If ever I miss San Francisco, I will take a dump on my own doorstep and write myself a parking ticket." For a few months after we bought I couldn't go to real-estate blogs for fear of seeing something horrible like prices had fallen even further. I can go now that rates are up (and prices too!).

Mat writes a good list of things you should consider if you have moved to San Francisco or are planning to move here.

San Francisco is the kind of place where nobody will tell you when you have a bad idea. That's just how it is. In an effort to remain tolerant, people go out of their way not to judge. That can be a bad thing. "Hey, dude, I think I'm going to pierce my eyelids with this sliver of depleted uranium for Burning Man this year." "Right on, that's cool." No. No, it's not cool. It's a very bad fucking idea. But nobody will tell you that.

I think the most important thing he points out is if you are going to move to San Francisco, move to The City of San Francisco. Not the East Bay, not Palo Alto, and holy shit not Marin County. It's like all the people who move to the San Fernando Valley and then claim to hate living in LA.

Homeless shelters on wheels. [via A Boy And His Computer]

Amber and I lived a block away from this house for almost three years. You can barely see the space invader embedded on the face of it under the stairs.

Every time we walked past it, I would say: "Damn I love this house. I don't know why but I love it." So now I know why.

After a year of looking we finally bought a place here in the city. We're moving in two weeks and we can't be happier with it. It's in Duboce Triangle which is kind of a dream for us. Not only am I 10 minutes from work, but I get to pick between every MUNI train line in the city. It looks like I'll get to use Paul's MiniMuni now.