Why I love San Francisco!

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Re: Why I love San Francisco!

Postby Moderator » Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:01 pm

Lori Koonce wrote:OK

I'll say this ONCE and only ONCE

You people start messing with my neck of the woods, so to speak, and I'm gonna makes ure that some ultra liberal, granola eating, vegan tears ya all new butt holes.

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Have I mentioned that I recently relocated to Cincinnati?
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Re: Why I love San Francisco!

Postby Ezra Lb. » Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:12 am

If you're going to San Francisco... be sure to wear flowers in your hair...
“We must not always talk in the marketplace,” Hester Prynne said, “of what happens to us in the forest.”
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Re: Why I love San Francisco!

Postby swp » Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:36 am

ok, so I am sensing that my perfect redwood picnic table idea is meeting with some slight resistance...

Lets try this as some food for thought instead: EcoFacts

happy now?
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Re: Why I love San Francisco!

Postby Lori Koonce » Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:21 pm

Stevie B: I'll find one who has a trust fund and the ability to make bio-jet fuel and make sure they hunt you down to the ends of the earth if necessary. But, if you buy a redwood sapling and plant it somewhere in the LA basin, all will be forgiven!


Ezra: Did you know that when that song was popular, no one wore flowers and we don't now either. Besides, unless you want your ass branded as belonging to a turoid (what you would call a tourist) then avoid that along with shorts and an I (heart) SF t-shirt. Unless of course you want every homeless bum asking you for food or money. If that be the case, the go ahead with the flower thingy!

swp: I just think that whatever forces created Cali's redwoods, it had art in mind while doing so. Know what I mean?

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Re: Why I love San Francisco!

Postby Moderator » Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:33 pm

Lori Koonce wrote:Stevie B: I'll find one who has a trust fund and the ability to make bio-jet fuel and make sure they hunt you down to the ends of the earth if necessary. But, if you buy a redwood sapling and plant it somewhere in the LA basin, all will be forgiven!


2010
George (my next-door neighbor): "Steve, I see you planted a new tree in the back yard."
Steve: "Yeah, George. It's a cool tree from the northern coast. A friend suggested it."

2020
George: "Steve, couldn't help but note that tree is really getting big. Looks beautiful."
Steve: "Yeah. It's striking, isn't it?"

2030
George: "Steve, any chance you're going to trim that tree? It's been months since we saw the sun."
Steve: "Well, um, I don't know. I'm still trying to figure out what to do with what's left of the patio."

2040
George Jr.: "Um, Mr. Barber, I love the tree, but seriously. The airport is having to divert flights."
Steve Jr.: "Yeah, understood Mr. Tate. I'm still trying to work out how to free the 737 caught in the upper branches. JetBlue isn't very happy."

2050
George Jr.: "Steve, please. Keep your half of the fence on YOUR side of the yard."
Steve Jr.: "George, I don't HAVE a yard to keep it in!"

2060
George III: "Sonuvagun. I wouldn't a thought you could hit the freeway from here."
Steve III: "George. Give me the pruning shears. Now."

2061
George III: "Steve, gotta tell you. Love the new deck. Redwood is such a beautiful wood."
Steve III: "Yeah, love yours as well. Smell the smoke? That's from the Bauer's house. Redwood burns beautifully, too."
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Re: Why I love San Francisco!

Postby Lori Koonce » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:26 pm

MMMMM Steve

I'll be the first to admit that my sense of geography isn't all that good, but you guys do have a few canyons and mountians out there don't ya? That was what I was thinking.

But, thanks for the giggle. You are more warped that I've ever given you credit for. Which is a good thing!

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Re: Why I love San Francisco!

Postby Ezra Lb. » Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:40 pm

Oh Lori don't tell me there are no hippies in San Francisco. :(

ps Does anybody outside bad TV detective shows ever call it Frisco?
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Re: Why I love San Francisco!

Postby Lori Koonce » Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:23 pm

Ezra

The hippie ethic is alive and well in San Francisco, we just don't have any persons that go by that name anymore. They are all in their 50's and 60's and prefer to be called by whatever name their mothers gave them.

And a lot of people still call it Frisco, but none of them actualy LIVE here.

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Re: Why I love San Francisco!

Postby Ezra Lb. » Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:34 pm

The hippie ethic is alive and well in San Francisco, we just don't have any persons that go by that name anymore. They are all in their 50's and 60's and prefer to be called by whatever name their mothers gave them.

Yeah it's their children who are in psychotherapy, the ones with names like Magnesium Tulip or Blueberry Mayonnaise.
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And a lot of people still call it Frisco, but none of them actually LIVE here.

There is of course the "real" San Francisco but there is also the imaginal Frisco of our dreams where Karl Malden and Grace Slick faceoff at dawn, his weapon of choice being moral certitude and hers action without consequence.
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Re: Why I love San Francisco!

Postby FrankChurch » Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:18 pm

Golden Gate park is an amazing thing. You think you are in the boonies when you are actually a few leagues away from a major city.

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Re: Why I love San Francisco!

Postby David Loftus » Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:01 pm

One of the great things about Portland is that deep evergreen forest reaches right into the heart of the city. I can walk about 10 or 12 blocks from my urban apartment and I'm in it.
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Re: Why I love San Francisco!

Postby FrankChurch » Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:03 pm

But it rains all the time.

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Re: Why I love San Francisco!

Postby Lori Koonce » Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:27 pm

Frank

Unless you are made outta Shit, Salt or Sugar, a little walk in the rain isn't a bad thing. While I know you are full of one of those, you aren't made of any of them.

David: You are lucky. But, I have both a bay and an ocean a MUNI ride away, so I say we are just about even on the whole nature near by scale.

Mark: Haven't done much with the lightbox thingy. Vance is really busy trying to get his photography off the gorund. so I've not been bothering him with that.

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Re: Why I love San Francisco!

Postby Ezra Lb. » Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:37 pm

Frank
Unless you are made outta Shit, Salt or Sugar, a little walk in the rain isn't a bad thing. While I know you are full of one of those, you aren't made of any of them.


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Re: Why I love San Francisco!

Postby FrankChurch » Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:00 am

Rain is a part of nature's ritual, but all the fucking time!

Lori wants me, forgive her. :)


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