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Hello Kitty Father, Hello Kitty Mother, Hello Kitty Son, Hello Kitty Daughter – Plus SF Giants Hello KittyFriday, July 25th, 2014
It’s a Hello Kitty nuclear family!
Complete with two Hello Kitty dogs:
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Introducing the “Sunset Duck Tour” from Ride the Ducks San Francisco – What It’s Like to Ride an Amphibious Vehicle on the BayMonday, July 14th, 2014
IMO, writer Tony Hicks has got things spot-on right here in the San Jose Mercury News:
I just took the media cruise for the new-ish “Sunset Duck Tour” from Ride the Ducks San Francisco - it starts at 7:30 PM.
Here’s Captain John:
Quacking away with people in another duck boat while passing by:
So that’s how things start in Fisherman’s Wharf. Then you begin a circuitous trip to the launch ramps down south of AT&T Park. I’ve never been up so high in an open vehicle, so this was a new experience, kind of like what I imagine the “hop-on hop-off” city bus tours are like.
So off you go, past the working part of Fisherman’s Wharf…
…past the Gary Danko (perennial No. 1 in the Bay Area for “Food, Service and Popularity” per Zagat)…
…through North Beach and on to Chinatown, where you look down upon the #30 Stocktons as you pass them by…
…and then through the tunnel to Union Square and then through SoMA to the launch area.
I gotta say that that was the touristy part of the tour, so check out Beth Spotswood’s take on that in the Tourist Trapped Culture Blog of the San Francisco Chronicle’s SFGate.com if you want more on that.
So finally you get to launch – it looks like this:
And then you’re slowly cruising the bay, albeit near to shore for the most part.
You might catch a little spray from the bay but most likely you won’t.
This riding-on-the-water part in a military-style vehicle with not all that much freeboard is an experience – I recommend it.
Then after puttering around on the water, you drive out of the water to take the Embarcadero back to the Wharf.
Interacting with happy passersby on the way home…
…while zipping past the historic F-Market streetcars:
These ducks look somewhat menacing at night, huh?
And there’s your trip:
So, you need to show up at least 15 minutes early to keep your reservation, I think.
And this tour can get quite cold and windy, needless to say.
If you want to see some more photos, there are some good ones on Yelp.
This was a great experience – I think it’d be good for tourists and locals alike.
OMG, The San Francisco Giants are Hiring! Become a Part-Time Tour Guide at AT&T Park – Apply by July 18th, 2014Friday, July 11th, 2014
Good luck with this one!
(Hourly wage? Who knows…)
“San Francisco Giants – Part Time Tour Guide (AT&T Park)
Position Type: Event Staff
Tour guides are responsible for conducting tours of the ballpark, as well as representing the Giants organization in a enthusiastic and professional manner.
Guide public and private group tours of the ballpark throughout the calendar year
Provide a favorable experience for all visitors and guests
Learn the facts and figures of the ballpark and tour routes
Adhere to ballpark policies and procedures
Additional responsiblities as assigned by Director of Guest Services and Tours
Able to interact, entertain and engage a wide variety of visitors and guests, of all ages and interests
Able to walk long distances, stand for long periods of time and climb flights of stairs
Able to retain information as well as comprehensively relaying it in a creative and energetic way
Able to manage and control large groups while moving them through various areas of the ballpark
Previous experience working in customer service, hospitality or working with large groups are a plus
Fluent in English language, second language helpful in communication with visiting public
Evening and weekend hours are required for this position
The Languid, Sexy Baseball Furies of Fulton Street: Physical Graffiti at Barrel Head Brewhouse Near MasonicTuesday, July 1st, 2014
But now she’s all like this, taken off of the street and placed indoors upstairs at the Brewhouse.
Note that the formerly-censored(?) bloodied bat has been restored. (That’s what makes her a Fury, IMO.)
Imagine that – the journey from street crime to high art took merely a half-year…
New Warriors Arena to be Slightly Lower, Assuming It Gets Built in the First Place – Artist’s ConceptionTuesday, November 12th, 2013
So, unlike the disastrous America’s Cup and 8 Washington campaigns, the Golden State Warriors project is based around stuff that San Franciscans can actually benefit from.
So that’s a good sign.
Remember, the more you complain now, the better this deal gets for San Francisco. You the public are the bad cop and genial SFGov figurehead Ed Lee is the good cop. And of course the good cop won’t be able to get the best deal possible for San Francisco without the bad cop.
If Ed Lee doesn’t like this game, then he can just retire, right? Or go back to his old job the way he promised to in the first place, right?
It’s too bad that Oakland will lose its team.
Now MUNI is Supporting the Oakland Raiders? And is “EQUALITY FOR ALL” Political? How About “HOUSING FOR ALL?”Thursday, August 15th, 2013
So I can understand how SFMTA MUNI DPT SFBC puts up GO GIANTS! and GO BULLS! (the local hockey team) and even GO 49ERS!, but what about ads for teams that aren’t even in the towns that MUNI serves like GO WARRIORS! and, indeed, GO RAIDERS!
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So what’s next?
Will Ed Reiskin put up FAIR HARVARD?
Will Ron Conway have something put up like “We Stand With Boston?”
The point is that MUNI doesn’t have any standards, it just puts up whatever it wants for whatever reason.
Of course, this year we saw a lot of EQUALITY FOR ALL during Pride so why not next year have something like “HOUSING FOR ALL?”
So asks blogger Mike Petrelis and the B.A.R.
(BTW, when MUNI spokesmodel Paul Rose says something like, “I will be sure to include your request for consideration,” what he really means is FUUUUUUUUUCK YOUUUUUUU, GO TO HELL..)
We’ll just have to wait and see how this one goes…