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Candyland… Come to Life

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Tomorrow, Wednesday, August 19, 2009, San Francisco’s crookedest street (Lombard Street) will be transformed into a giant Candyland board to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the board game.  The street will be closed to traffic as children from the University of California San Francisco Children’s Hospital participate in the game as colored game pieces and interact with life-sized game characters.

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This is almost as cool at the annual Bring Your Own Big Wheel (BYOBW) race down Lombard Street every Easter.  I said, “almost”!

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I <3 Puppies

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A San Francisco couple set up a live video feed to watch over their dog’s six Shiba Inu puppies… and the rest is history (or rather, workplace distraction). 

If only they could pipe in puppy breath… bestill my puppy-loving heart.

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Overheard @ The Today Show

Location:

The San Francisco Bay Area local traffic station that reports for The Today Show.

Situation:

A respected, local traffic reporter with a straight face, mind you, reported,

“…there is a back-up [on the freeway] due to a porta-potty in the number 2 lane.”

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Double the Pleasure, Double the Fun

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I will be frank… in general, I am not crazy about old people.  With the exception of my grandpa and the Brown’s.

San Francisco is known for a lot of things… but what most outsiders don’t realize is that the Famous San Francisco Twins are as much a city landmark as the cable cars and Golden Gate Bridge.

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These sassy gals, Marian and Vivian Brown, can be spotted all around town in their fancy shmancy get-ups.  I wonder if this is what NYC has to look forward to with Mary-Kate and Ashley?!?

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City Pet

I want a dog.  Even though I promised myself that for my 30th birthday I would be the proud mama to one — I am left with 2 weeks to go and no hope in site.  However, it seems I have options should I move back to NYC.  I present you with Plastic Bag Animals… aka City Pets!

There is a street artist who’s been making these animals out of discarded plastic bags.   The plastic bag animals are then tied to the ventilation grates above the subway lines so that when the subway rushes through underneath, the animal jumps up and springs to life.

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Lay down.

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Up!  Goooooooood Dog!

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sTori Telling

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So last night was the first time I have ever attended a book signing.  Who, might you ask, was thrilling enough to pull me out to the Virgin Megastore in Union Square at 7pm? 

Tori Spelling

I really just wanted to see her up-close… not actually meet her… and I could care less about her signature… but since I did genuinely want to read her book (don’t judge me but my guilty pleasures have also included Victoria Beckham‘s That Extra Half an Inch) it made sense… sorta!?!

My lack of fashion flare was glaring as I stood in line with some of SF’s best “Queens” but it was well worth the effort as it may have possibly been the best people watching of the last decade.  Important highlights include:

  1. Tori Spelling telling her semi-famous tranny impersonator, Suppositori Spelling, to “break a leg” 
  2. A pan handler telling all of us, “I don’t even want to meet Tori any more after meeting her fans” (because nobody was giving him money)
  3. Some of the majorly cracked-out middle aged creeps who were actually SCALPING photos from her 90210 glory days while they discussed William Shatner’s upcoming book signing… Tori’s fans are trekkies!!!

I have to remind myself that I will never get those two hours of my life back… and I am happy to report that it is fine by me! 

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