(larger versions of these pix below…) On my last trip to Paris, my cousin showed me places along the Seine where almost almost every night they had a free open-air salsa dance party…. He explained that people just started doing it & it had become an institution…. I began dreaming … Continue reading
Yearly Archives: 2005
Why Does Music Cut To Your Soul (or Crying?! at U2 Concerts)?
It happened again. I may lose my Manly-Man card*. I saw one of my favorite bands in the world yesterday, U2, in Oakland….. When they were about 3/4 through their set, they played “Miss Sarajevo” and then were talking about The Universal Declaration of Human Rights & torture. I found … Continue reading
A Few Thoughts on Marriage & Commitment
[Ed. Note: Here are some thoughts from this weekend. It was my best friend’s wedding (it was fantastic!) & it got me thinking a lot about marriage. What follows is a slightly cleaned up version of my remarks from the ceremony itself… I also want to mention that I am … Continue reading
Why I Love My President (Hurricane Katrina Aftermath)
I’ve been following all of this Katrina madness avidly. I could go off on so many things…. but here are today’s: George W. Bush on Friday 9/2/05: We’ve got a lot of rebuilding to do. First, we’re going to save lives and stabilize the situation. And then we’re going to … Continue reading
My Favorite Thing(s) from my trip to Europe
Here are the quick & dirty highlights from my trip to Paris – but if you really want to see many more cool pix of Paris & Budapest – you should go here…. Paris seems to have discovered my love for all things glam & sparkly (& no, it doesn’t … Continue reading
‘Deep: Live in Budapest!
I just got back to Paris from Budapest & since that means a dedicated DSL line again I feel at home*. (whew!) What did I do in Budapest?….. Why, I performed live in front of my adoring fans of course: You MUST HAVE QUICKTIME 7 to Play the Movie 90 … Continue reading
Woooo! So it is official kids – baring any unforseen issues (with the $$$ or my contractor inspection – both pretty unlikely at this point) my offer on the house I REALLY want has been accepted. I’m moving to the COOLEST part of Valencia (one of my favorite 2 streets … Continue reading
I Will Get Outbid… (and “Am I a Horrible Yuppie?”)
Today’s update on the house hunting process…. so I have found a place that I am REALLY excited about. They’ll be taking offers next week. I have an inside shot at getting it. But I won’t. I met the guy who will outbid me, I just know it. To make … Continue reading
Is it a Good Day When the Bad News Protects you from the Worse News Caused By The Stupid Thing?
[Note: more of you seem to be interested in my house hunt than I thought, so here is the latest drama. From an email I sent out a few days ago….] WARNING: This post contains me whining about some difficulties involved while buying a house in San Francisco. This is … Continue reading
India (1 of 3): The Massi Experience
So 2/3rds of my trip to India were spent visiting my Mom’s sisters & their families. The term for an aunt in Hindi is Massi. My research indicates that Massi’s are strong, sweet, intelligent, understanding women whose ultimate goal in life is to fatten nephews beyond reason and to generally … Continue reading