Traditional and Contemporary Spanish Market on the Plaza this weekend.
18 exceptionally useful Photoshop keyboard shortcuts. Give this link to your favorite beginner.
The First Post:
Time May Not Exist. I guess it’s pointless to say “TGIF”.
Hard facts oust soft chairs at bookstores; Cozy seating trend being upended by the bottom line. “We were finding people staying for hours and hours and not necessarily buying books.” Next thing, they’ll narrow the aisles so I can’t sit on the floor cross-leg anymore.
NY Sun, Arts & Letters:
The NY Times calls
NY Times Dining & Wine:
For the Gluten-Averse, a Menu That Works. Alas, upon moving to high altitude here in SF, I manifested a wheat allergy ... not full-blown gluten, but annoying in the extreme. I loved my breads, pastas and cookies. I can cheat once a week, but more than that and I’ll pay big-time. Still, drop wheat out of your diet, you’ll be surprised how hard it is to maintain weight ... unless you unwisely replace the deficit with soda and chips. Pasta seems to be the biggest annoyance ... I use the lighter-colored VitaSpelt. Careful timing will give you al dente.
“Of an estimated 60 to 80 foreign fighters who enter Iraq each month, American military and intelligence officials say that nearly half are coming from Saudi Arabia and that the Saudis have not done enough to stem the flow.”
Don’t consume jimson weed seeds. And watch who your kid hangs out with.
SF New Mexican:
“Army medical examiners were suspicious about the close proximity of the three bullet holes in Pat Tillman’s forehead and tried without success to get authorities to investigate whether the former NFL player’s death amounted to a crime ...”
SF New Mexican:
Online feud ends in torched trailer. “A Navy man who got mad when someone mocked him as a ‘nerd’ over the Internet climbed into his car and drove 1,300 miles from Virginia to Texas to teach the other guy a lesson ...” Remember that ‘sticks and stones’ is rarely applicable. Words can and do hurt. It’s often not so much what you actually mean, but what the recipient thinks you mean.
New job regrets? Oh, no! Heh, heh.
Bond bashing? C’mon. Neither Bond nor Bourne rule the action genre anymore, they’re too franchised to be truly original. Allez! Roulez! Both owe big to District B13‘s parkour sequences. Why watch a washed-out Hollywood clone? Try the original.
How to clean and maintain Gitzo tripods. Mine’s getting cantankerous.
France mourns ‘death of the Tour’ as sponsors get cold feet after scandal. Coincidence? I’ve been noticing at least a dozen cyclists out on the roads each time I drive into town. Today, one.