Archive for the ‘bling’ Category

First Came the American Apparel, Then Came the Art Students – How Dolled Up Do You Have To Be To Shop on Haight These Days?

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Answer: This dolled up:

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FIDM canvas tote bag – if you have to ask you can’t afford it.

And BTW, that acronym stands for Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. 55 Stockton, across the street from the Ferrari Store and cheek-by-jowl with the Union Square Apple Sto. Tres chic!

Oh well, enjoy ART SCHOOL!

(Too bad nothing rhymes with FIDM.)

“Pay me, Baby
CCACS-C-A-D
Thats SCAD its really rad

Whats really rad, who’s really your dad
R-I-S-D, thats RISD

Toss the Frisbee, Cooper Union
Thats what I’m doin’, thats what I’m doin’
Toss the Frisbee, Cooper Union
Thats what I’m doin’, thats what I’m doin’

PrattSVA
Fozzie wakka wakka like lady esé
Pratt, Pratt, SVA
Fozzie wakka wakka like lady esé”

San Francisco City Hall Goes Blue and Yellow to Help Steal the Golden State Warriors From Oakland

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Thusly:

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At first I was thinking…Easter?

And then I thought Boston Marathon.

And then I realized it was for the GSW.

Is it a little cheesy to do this so far ahead of time?

Yep, IMO.

Oakland doesn’t have much, you know.

They were going to get a pair of pandas from China, but that didn’t work out.

Oh well.

That’s Venus, the Evening Star, to the right of the dome, BTW.

And that’s a #5 Fulton hover bus heading inbound on McAllister…

Blue Impala, Red Curb, 4 Embarcadero Center

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Rolling in my Eight-One:

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Or something…

Just in Time for the Holidays: Bike Lane-Themed Packing Tape! Bike Lane-Themed Packing Tape!

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Via the Niana Blog from Carl and Cole, here’s what you need:

Bike Lane-Themed Packing Tape

“Whether you are a biker or not, it’s perfect for sealing your holiday cartons, boxes, or anything! People will be pleasantly surprised before they even open their packages.

2.5 inch x110 yards or 65mm x 100m. Wider than the regular 2 inch tapes (so that you don’t have to tape several times to ensure the carton opening is covered completely.)

I even used the bike lane tape on my checked luggage, and my suitcase totally stood out in the luggage conveyor at the airport. Not only my suitcase won’t be picked up by others by mistake any more, it also earned plenty of eyeballs :-)

OK then.

5-7-2 on Front Street: America’s Cup 2013 Starting Early? – A “Windfall” for Some, But Not For All

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Get used to seeing boats coming and going around town over the next year or two.

Like this:

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Forgive me for not jumping on the bandwagon, for not joining in with the mindless cheerleading.

The fact is that our America’s Cup deal was negotiated poorly. Can anybody deny that? O.K. then.

Now, do you want to say that all this rigmarole is a net positive for the 415 anyway? Well, that’s up in the air.

If you personally get a gig for a number of months, you know, setting up and maintaining port-a-potties and whatnot, then somebody could call that an exercise in “creating jobs,” I suppose. So good for you.

But to compare the famously corrupt Salt Lake City Olympics, or any Olympics, with our AC13, well, that’s not a good thing, is it?

Maybe Larry’s Boat Race will be just like an especially small Olympiad?

Although the accounting methods of Olympic organizing committees are often murky, the evidence further suggests that all of the last six Winter Olympics ended up losing money. The organizers of the Turin Games in 2006 admitted to a $32 million deficit. And while organizers of the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics boasted an operating profit of $110 million, the U.S. General Accounting Office determined that the federal government contributed $1.3 billion toward the event. Plagued by cost overruns, the 1998 Nagano Olympics also lost huge piles of dough, though no one knows exactly how much because the organizers burned the accounting books, leaving the financial impact a mystery.”

So, do I have an inventory of all the land mines what are hidden in the agreement that was negotiated? Not yet, but brace yourselves for them…

In the meantime, study up on all the Eurotrash what are racing the boats. Which collection of Euros are you going to be rooting for?

And dig up your old NCAA uniform. It still fits!

And then bone up on your two-legs-good, four-legs-bad style chanting:

natural amphitheater

world-class 

Go, Eurotrash, go!

Larry Ellison is NOT the biggest fucking douchebag on the entire planet

Hurray!

The Law of Aesthetics: “If Your Bicycle is Yellow, Then Its Chain Should Be Yellow As Well”

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Thusly.

As seen on Market Street:

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Next week’s lesson: How to obtain yellow chain grease…

Hilarious: Bicycle Sticker Says, “One Less Pedestrian”

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

But famous Eric Fischer does not approve:

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OMG, It’s Back, the California Mille is Back for 2011! See Old-Timey Cars this Sunday at the Fairmont Hotel

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

OMG, it’s ba-aack!

“The 21st annual running of the California Mille begins with a free preview atop San Francisco’s Nob Hill on Sunday, April 24, with some 70 historic race cars on display from 11 am to 6 pm.”

Now, please don’t conflate the Mille and that Gumball 3000 event with those, those people, those ghastly people.

Don’t expect a smoky burnout right in front of Sarge atop Nob Hill – that kind of thing is not on the agenda this Sunday :(


Don’t click to expand, don’t encourage them

Here’s the kind of thing that they’ll have for you.

Anyway, see you there at the car show, SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY!

“The 21st annual California Mille salutes Italy’s most-famous race with free Nob Hill car show and 1000-mile tour 70 Historic Race Cars on Display April 24 on Mason Street The 21st annual running of the California Mille begins with a free preview atop San Francisco’s Nob Hill on Sunday, April 24, with some 70 historic race cars on display from 11 am to 6 pm. The following morning, the cars will depart at 8:30 AM for a four-day, 1000-mile back road adventure that will take them along little-known roads to time-capsule towns, challenging race tracks and a private auto collection. The Mille (MILL-leh) honors Italy’s famed Mille Miglia (thousand mile) race that ran from Brescia to Rome to Brescia from 1927-1957. Only cars that could have qualified for the Italian event may participate in the California tour–not a race but a demanding drive.

The public is invited to see the cars and meet the drivers on April 24 when cars from Britain, Colombia, Switzerland, Canada, New Zealand and dozens of U.S. states will be displayed in front of the Fairmont Hotel on Mason Street between California and Sacramento Streets. At 2 PM, Mille organizer Martin Swig will greet auto fans with a presentation of dignitaries and a roving-microphone review of many of the cars being exhibited.

On Monday, April 25, the Mille will exit Mason Street through a special arch, turn right onto California Street and make its way to the Golden Gate Bridge, Mt. Tamalpais, Bolinas, Olema, Petaluma entering the Infineon Raceway off Highway 37 for touring laps. The morning drive will conclude with a visit and lunch at a private collection of Mercedes-Benz considered to rival the factory’s own collection in Stuttgart, Germany. That afternoon, the Mille will cover some 50 miles of Highways 116, 121 and 29, end the day at Solage Calistoga.

Tuesday, April 26, will see the Mille heading to Geyserville, Lake Sonoma, Skaggs Springs Road, and Highway 1 wth a lunch stop at Little River Inn, a drive of just over 124 miles. The return trip to Solage Calistoga will take the Mille along Highway 128 toward Cloverdale, along Asti Road and the Silverado Trail.

Day Three (April 27) will highlight a drive along the Silverado Trail to Winters, Esparto, Williams and Maxwell with a lunch stop and touring lap at Thunderill Race Track . Wednesday afternoon will see the California Mille driving Highway 162, 306, Danley Road, Freshwater, Highway 20 to Middledtown, and returning to Solage Calistoga for an overnight.

The final day of the thousand-mile drive will see the historic racers heading for Guerneville, Cazadero, Fort Ross Road, Meyer’s Grade Road, Highway 1, Bodega Bay, Chileno Valley Road to Wilson Hill Road, Hicks Valley Road, Nicasio Valleyl Road and a lunch stop at the colorful Rancho Nicasio. The Mille’s final 62 miles will take drive toward Fairfax, onto Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, to Bolinas Road to Ridgecrest Boulevard, and Mt. Tamalpais where a commemorative photo will be taken near Pantoll Road. The Mille will then continue down toward Mill Valley (renamed Mille Valley for the day), to Highway 1, l0l north and a final banquet and awards dinner at the Lodge at Sonoma.

“Wait ‘Til the Girls See This!” Costco Wants to Sell You a Half-Inch-Wide Diamond Solitaire for…$1,000,000

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Dr Evil, certainly, would be impressed by the price of this ring bling from Costco.

Choose or lose:

And an actual photo, I think:

And hey, if you don’t have a Costco card, I can borrow you mine – I’ll give thanks when I get my $20,000 credit next year through the 2% rebate program.

Do whatever it takes to get this rock. You deserve it!

“To inquire about this item, please call (877) 864-8695, or email diamonds@costco.com .

Click here to view IGI certificate Click here to view the GIA report
  • IGI Value: $ 1,601,875
  • GIA #: 5121745439
  • Metal: 950 Platinum
  • Diamond Shape:  Round Brilliant
  • Minimum Diamond Weight: 6.77 ct
  • Diamond Clarity: Internally Flawless ( IF )
  • Diamond Color: Colorless ( D )
  • Diamond Cut: Excellent
  • Ring Size: 7 – Sizeable to any size  (Costco does not provide this service)

Costco makes purchasing the highest quality diamonds easy by offering only the industry’s highest quality diamonds at the lowest possible price.  Our long-standing relationship with our suppliers guarantees we get the best selection at the best value.  Costco’s experienced buying team works with our suppliers evaluating and hand-selecting each diamond for its quality and brilliance.  Our team of Graduate Gemologists then inspects every diamond to ensure it meets the strictest quality standards in the industry in cut, color, clarity, and craftsmanship.  You can be confident your purchase is as special to us as it is to you.

This item comes with a Summation Of Appraisal certificate from the International Gemological Institute (IGI). This is to certify that the item described above is genuine, and has been independently examined in the laboratories of IGI.

Also included with this diamond is a GIA (Gemological Institute of America), Gem Trade Laboratory, Diamond Grading Report. Gem Trade Laboratory is a division of GIA Enterprises, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the nonprofit Gemological Institute of America, Inc. This describes the characteristics of the diamond at the time of the examination based upon 10x magnification.

When returning unique jewelry items, or items containing a 1.00 ct center diamond or larger, Costco warehouses may require additional time to verify the diamond, in which case a refund will be approved upon positive verification and as long as the item is not damaged or changed in any way (i.e. resized or reset). This process may require two to five business days.