Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Architecture Wednesday: SoMa Live/Work Loft

First off, it’s San Francisco, my old stomping grounds and one of the most beautiful cities on earth, so that’s a plus. Secondly, it’s a loft, and, in fact, the entire building with two floors of living space and a rooftop deck, so there’s another win. Lastly, it doesn’t look like a lot of lofts because it’s been modernized with walls of glass, and exposed wood, brick and concrete, and other industrial touches, so, yeah, I’ll take it. Oh, and did I mention it’s in the South of Market—or SoMa—neighborhood?

Located just a stroll away from Yerba Buena Gardens, a park and art center, you enter the loft through a stainless-steel laundry area sitting right beside your own private garage—a must for the neighborhood. The first floor sits under 20-foot ceilings with skylights, and offers a spacious great room, billiards room, industrial kitchen and powder room.

The second floor features the private spaces, with glass walls and floors to let the light from above flood the study, an office, and three bedrooms and a bath. Up a flight of stairs is the primary bedroom and bath, with access to the rooftop … which could use some vegetation and large trees for privacy.

Still, there’s a  lot going for this one and I could move there in a heartbeat, if I had the full $6.5 million asking price.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Monday, August 29, 2022

And So It Begins ...

Last year, at a sporting event in Utah—the kind of event as well as the competitors name have not been released and you’ll see why—one competitor utterly outshone the rest of the field in a girls’ state-level competition.

And suddenly, because it’s all the rage, you know, the  parents of the competitors who placed second and third—AKA  the losers—filed a complaint with the Utah High School Activities Association calling into question the gender of the winner.

You know, because it was actually a boy who beat their precious darlings in the event because no “girl” could ever be better.

Still, David Spatafore, the Utah High School Activities Association’s [UHSAA] legislative representative, addressing the Utah Legislature’s Education Interim Committee said the association—without informing the student or family members about the inquiry—asked the student’s school to investigate.

The school examined the student’s enrollment records and found that, all the way back to the records from the student’s kindergarten, that the student was female.

Spatafore would not reveal the sport, the classification of play nor the school the student attended, but did say the association has received other complaints, some saying that the “female athlete doesn’t look feminine enough.”

Utah passed its own anti-trans hate bill in the 2022 General Session. The legislation, sponsored by Republican … because, of course … Representative Kera Birkeland bans transgender girls from competing in girls’ sports.

And apparently any girl who bests the darlings of bigots in a high school sporting event is immediately questioned about being a “real” girl when in fact, those little darlings simply aren’t as good.

Still, though nothing came of it in this case, hate is winning in Utah. And this is the future of this country in this time of hate; a young girl who is better at sports than other young girl’s will instantly have her identity and her gender questioned.

Ah America ….


Saturday, August 27, 2022

Snarky Thoughts

Everyone knows that California is enduring an unbearable heatwave and drought, and that water is a scarce, valuable, resource. Most people in California are abiding by water restrictions, but the same folks that use their private jest to take a ten-minute flight to dinner, are the same folks disabusing the water restrictions. And some of the worst of the lot are Kim Kardastrophe, Kevin Hart, and Sylvester Stallone.

My Thought: it takes a butt-load of water to wash Kimmy’s butt, but Kevin Hart cam swim in a thimble so what’s his excuse. As for Stallone, maybe he’s using a lot of water to bathe the dog his wife is divorcing him over; Google it, it’s real.


Gary Busey was booked as a celebrity guest at the annual Monster Mania Convention in Cherry Hill, New Jersey recently and was subsequently charged with two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual contact, one count of criminal attempt/criminal sexual contact and one count of harassment for ALLEGEDLY groping three women at the convention. And then, just a day later, in California, Busey was caught on tape sitting on a bench with his pants down and ALLEGEDLY performing an obscene act.

My Thought: just looking at Busey feels obscene, and even given California’s limited water supply, someone should have come for him with a firehose.


Last week when JLo and Ben Affleck threw themselves a slave plantation wedding celebration, it appeared that one guest had to be rushed to the hospital. It seems that Ben’s mom, Chris Affleck, fell off his dock and cut her leg.

My Thought: did she fall, or did she jump, in the hopes of ending this travesty sooner rather than later?


I certainly hope this celebrity marriage doesn’t end in divorce, because breakups always hurt, but when you throw in tattoo removal, it’s downright painful. Brooklyn Beckham recently married Nicola Peltz … I don’t know either … and to commemorate their love he has had 70 tattoos inked into his skin dedicated to his blushing bride.

My Thought: it’ll take an industrial strength laser to clean all that ink up, and the Brooklyn will be walking scar tissue. And the removal will probably take longer than the actual marriage.

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Shaquille O’Neal thinks the Earth is flat because on a recent flight from the US to Australia he says, well, here’s what he said:

“I flew 20 hours today, not once did I go this way [he moved his arm diagonally]. I flew straight.”

He then added that the plane “didn’t tip over” or “go upside down” during the journey. But it’s not just that the Earth is flat, y’all, Shaq doesn’t believe the Earth spins because the water in his pool doesn’t spill out.

My Thought: I never knew basketball to be a full body contact sport, but apparently Shaq took too many balls to the melon.