Posts Tagged ‘tennis’

This Air Vent High Atop the Hamilton Rec Center in the Western Addition Was Made Just the Right Size to Catch Tennis Balls

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

See?

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“IF YOU”RE NOT THE MODEL, BE THE PHOTOGRAPHER” IRL – From The Tens – “Shots from the 47″

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

My most incoherent headline yet.

This was the question back in 2011.

And this was the answer.

Comes now The Tens with his take on photographer-model duality:

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I am a Lineman for the County: In Addition to Blowing People Up in San Bruno, PG&E Also Keeps Our Overhead Wires Shoe-Free

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

This PG&E worker has the fun job of removing shoes from lines* overhead.

As seen in the Western Addition, ‘neath the Western Hemisphere’s largest classical dome.**

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My what a long pole you have…

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This post was brought to you by:

PG&E: Yes We’re America’s Worst Large Utility Company, But What Can  _You_ Do About It?

*A reference to “the first existential country song.” (Ignore the first ten seconds – it’s a little what you call saccharine.)

Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” ranked “Wichita Lineman” at #192. 

“the greatest pop song ever composed” 

“one of those rare songs that seems somehow to exist in a world of its own – not just timeless but ultimately outside of modern music”

I know I need a small vacation 
but it don’t look like rain 
And if it snows that stretch down south 
won’t ever stand the strain 
And I need you more than want you 
and I want you for all time 
And the PG&E Lineman is still on the line

**Yes, larger than the U.S. Capitol’s. On purpose.

Doomed Golden Gateway Tennis and Swim Club Continues Recruiting New Members, As If 8 Washington Were a Dream

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Or nightmare, take your pick.

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“IF YOU”RE NOT THE MODEL, BE THE PHOTOGRAPHER” – A Mystery Solved – Photographer in Ad Actually a Model

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

O.K., so skip down below to see the ad from Target / Converse Shoes that caused a stir a while back. You know, over the whole “IF YOU”RE NOT THE MODEL, BE THE PHOTOGRAPHER” thing.

So I was thinking the photographer gal shown might actually have been a photographer who became a model for the first time because somebody took a photo of her OTJ photographing models.

And then I just saw this link here from Erin Williams talking about “the ad that I shot for Converse,” so I thought, yeah, she is a photographer IRL:

“My mom told me about this blog post that someone saw online in regards to the ad that I shot for Converse for Target. The tagline in the ad is “If you can’t be the model, be the photographer”.  I guess not everyone liked the line…  What do you think?”

But then one more click to one of the galleries on her website reveals she’s a model model:

(Because, of course, “the ad that I shot for Converse” can mean different things depending on whether you’re a model or a photographer.)

So, as stated, mystery solved.

Hurray!

Keep up the good work, Erin Williams.

Ah, memories:

“Maybe you can look at this new ad from Target and just lol.

But not Steve Meyer Photography, oh no:

“i just saw this ad on the back of a magazine. i feel so offended i need to take another deep breath before i start ranting. the tag line is “If you’re not the model, be the photographer.”

And Tzulin is not impressed, not at all:

I’m a girl and I was like…what! Converse, my favorite brand, is saying … If you can’t be a model…then be the photographer, those who can’t do..teach:) so offended !

But You Make The Call.*

As seen on Masonic:

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*Uh yes, she’s particularly not ugly, she’s a cutie. And yes, IRL, she’s a model, if she wasn’t before she certainly is now. Isn’t it ironic, don’tcha think?

Hope for the Ugly: “IF YOU”RE NOT THE MODEL, BE THE PHOTOGRAPHER” – Harsh TARGET Ad for Converse Shoes

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Maybe you can look at this new ad from Target and just lol.

But not Steve Meyer Photography, oh no:

“i just saw this ad on the back of a magazine. i feel so offended i need to take another deep breath before i start ranting. the tag line is “If you’re not the model, be the photographer.”

And Tzulin is not impressed, not at all:

I’m a girl and I was like…what! Converse, my favorite brand, is saying … If you can’t be a model…then be the photographer, those who can’t do..teach:) so offended !

But You Make The Call.*

As seen on Masonic:

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Are these Target shoe models** too beautiful to be photographers?

Apparently.

*Uh yes, she’s particularly not ugly, she’s a cutie. And yes, IRL, she’s a model, if she wasn’t before she certainly is now. Isn’t it ironic, don’tcha think?

**If you have your Connies, you don’t need pants or socks, apparently.

Say What You Will About the Tennis Courts at Seawall Lot 351/8 Washington, They’re Gorgeous. Take a Look

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

See?

Anyway, today, Philip Ferrato is all over the lastest NIMBY battle regarding the Yelp-rated Golden Gateway Tennis & Swim Club.

Enjoy.

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Burning the Midnight Oil at Rec and Park: Lights Blazing at Deserted Hamilton Rec Center

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

This is the scene over at brand spanking new Hamilton Pool and Recreation Center in the Western Addition / Japantown area.

Appearing nightly at an empty centre court:

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Shouldn’t we turn off the lights when nobody’s recreating? (Oh, it would cost $100 a day or something  to send somebody over to flip the switch? All right, forget about it then…)

Cached Photo and Info about David Mark Clark, Accused of Mowing Down Cyclists in the Mission

Monday, June 7th, 2010

This will have to do as the best photo available so far of the “spiritualist tennis pro charged in 4 hit-runs.”

(Obviously, nobody buys a new Nissan Rogue to go rogue on cyclists – what could explain these events?)

Here’s the cache of this page, which was recently altered to prevent people from seeing this:

David Clark

David Clark-914-260-3798- vibrationalenergytherapy@gmail.com VIBRATIONAL ENERGY THERAPY (V.E.T.)
David Clark is a Reiki Master, Priest in the Order of Melchezidek, and Crystal therapist. After an energetic awakening in 2006, David has committed his life to the service of others through healing. He has been highly successful in treating a wide range of ailments, from stress related disorders, to arthritis, to those seeking a higher level of wellness in their lives.
Vibrational Energy Therapy (V.E.T.) brings wellness through a clearing of stagnant energies and a revitalization of the physical, etheric, emotional and mental fields of the body through a raising of the body’s vibrational level.
     Raising the vibration of the body is one of the best ways to release any dense, static energies, as well as prevent any future blockages from occurring.  Space is created in the body and it becomes lighter, with an open, balanced flow of energy moving from head to toe. This brings complete circulation and harmony in the body, a well -known attribute of wellness.
     V.E.T. works through the chakras, meridians, and nadis. After Clearing, high-frequency  energy is channeled into the body by David, filling the entire human energy system with Healing Light.
“ The sessions with Dave have been like a cleansing of my body and mind”-Julia E., Cancer patient
“During each session, I experience a huge release of negative emotions and leave each session with a sense of calm, peace and joy. I feel energized for days!”-Krista, neurological lyme
Fees for V.E.T.- 1 hour session-85$/  90minute session-110$

To schedule an appointment contact:   
David M. Clark
914-260-3798
vibrationalenergytherapy@gmail.com

[UPDATE: Jessie has a good point and this additional link in the comments.]

Ross “The Boss” Mirkarimi Reopens Hamilton Recreation Center With a Splash

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

This was the scene at Geary and Steiner in the Western Addition / Japantown area today as hundreds gathered to see the debut of the new Hamilton Recreation Center and Pool. This place has it all – basketball, tennis courts, giant murals, the works.

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After hearing a performance from students at the Willie L. Brown, Jr. College Preparatory Academy

…and some brief heckling from Giants Cap, who wants laid-off RPD employees rehired…

…out comes Ross Mirkarimi, your District 5 Supervisor, to give his stemwinder, as seen on this CNN iReport (entitled “‘Bay Area Girls’” Teanage Girls perform [Pat Benatar's 'I love Rock and Roll'] at the Inaugural of the Hamilton Recreation Center”) and then cut the ribbon:

The mise-en-scene inside - it’s like a mini water park. Throw in an orca or two and then there’d be no reason to travel to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (aka Marine World) in Vallejo:

But who’s that atop the ladder for the yellow slide wearing his street clothes? It’s Ross!

Here he comes down the slide…

…and here’s the aftermath, looked like fun. Bill Wilson should have some good shots of the wettened supe. [Like this.]

OTOH, the orange slide is terrifying, apparently:

(I think you’re supposed to cross your arms like you’re an ejecting pilot – that’s what some people were doing in the orange tube/slide contraption.)

Not sure how much it costs to employ six(!) lifeguards (that would seem a lot more than required at slide-free Sava Pool in the Parkside) but oh well.

Bon courage, Ham Rec!