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Tempe / San Francisco Homes

Well, it’s official. After a grueling 14 hour, all-night drive, I am officially moved from Tempe to San Francisco. All of my junk is finally here. It’s a bit of a mess, but it’s here. It feels so good to be moved. Having some stuff here, and some in Tempe was anchoring me there. Even though I’ve been here full time since February, it didn’t really feel like I had actually moved.

I had a nice life in AZ, and I’ll really miss my friends (I wish they would move here too), but I am sooooo looking forward to a new chapter in my life in a new city, with a new girl. As you can see from the picture, it’s going to be a very different living experience for me. :)

Onngh Yanngh

Watch Onngh Yanngh, A Dave Ross Film

[ Watch Movie ] – 5:08 / 15.5MB (see updated links below)

A friend of mine here in San Francisco, Dave Ross, was into stop-motion photography and film making when he was younger. This 8mm film was made in 1980 while he was at UC Berkeley (at Barrington Hall). It’s called ‘Onngh Yanngh’ (pronounced ong yang). I liked it so much that I decided to post it here, with Dave’s permission of course. Dave would like you to consider two things when watching / commenting on this movie…

1. “Those who know, don’t tell — those who tell, don’t know.”

2. “Time is a crutch; eat mandarin oranges. Time is a clutch; drive mandarin oranges.”

QuickTime is REQUIRED to view the movie

UPDATE: 11.23.06
Dave passed away on November 15th, 2006. He was a good friend, and will be missed. I originally posted the Onngh Yanngh movie back in 2004. I have several other movies of his that I’m now posting, as a memorial. They are available for viewing and download on Google Video by following the links below. I hope you enjoy them, and they bring back fond memories for all who knew dave.
Onngh Yanngh
Front Lawn Studios
Bug Snack
Good Dip
Kitty in the Hobart
Mr. Bill
School Daze
Film at 11
Last Animation

UPDATE (12.13.06):
These links, and more, have been moved to Dave’s blog, as a permanent archive.

new breakfast place

Last night anne marie and I went to a BBQ at a friends house. One of the people there suggested a breakfast place with outdoor seating (I love eating outdoors) in the Castro called ‘The Patio’. We tried to go there this morning and found out that it had closed 4 years ago. I guess he hadn’t been there in a while.

But, we did find a great little place called ‘LUNA’. It’s at 558 Castro Street. It has a beautiful back patio / lush garden. It is reasonably priced (for San Francisco), and has very good breakfast. I would reccomend it. The only downside was they don’t offer toast with Breakfast, just biscuits. I like my toast :)

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