Saturday, July 18, 2015

Friday night: swing and a miss

A fine Friday evening at the ballpark with the girlfriends, and one of their husbands :)
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béisbol, babes, beer × oakland a's nite.
béisbol, babes, beer × oakland a's nite.
I finally got the nerve to ask my favorite sax player for a photo, he is a staple and a gem to hear at the Oakland/Coliseum Bart station (which also connects to the OAK airport).
Mi cell phone is not the ideal to take face images with that magic hour glare, but I'm thinking of making a drawing of him and giving it to him. I think he'd like it.
great time w the girlfriends<3 ugly loss. pobresito sonny.

Have a great weekend ×
M.

Sidewalk sightings: Bernal Heights, Dogpatch, Land's End.

♥flowers♥ × bernal heights sunday coffee stop
cute × bernal heights sunday coffee stop
bernal heights sunday coffee stop
guitar calaca × bernal heights sunday coffee stop
bernal heights sunday coffee stop
Around Cortland, in Bernal Heights.

dogpatch sunday.
love spotting these all around the city.
Around the Dogpatch.

dogpatch sunday.Hadn't stopped by the dogpatch saloon since its remodeling, and it looks good. great spot to stop by on a sunny Sunday. The nice barista gal working there got me a little glass to taste the local Almanac beer IPA, as I had yet to see it on draft in town, but went for the ACME ale.

land's end walk this afternoon w ratta, ade y jc •♥•
land's end walk this afternoon w ratta, ade y jc •♥•
land's end walk this afternoon w ratta, ade y jc •♥•
hawk × phone made this panorama thing after we left. awesome sunset/walk/time sunday w los ochans.
And a badass Sunday sunset after a short walk with good friends.

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* Seems like Flickr changed its html simple embedded links, so let me know if the images don't show :/ slow, or look wonky. Not sure if this has any effect at all. Anyway.

All fotos taken with mi mobile Nexus thing.
M.

Sunday cafecito: Pinhole coffee

sunday funday: love to be back in Pinhole Coffee their cafecito is superb ☕
Pinhole coffee is my favorite of the new coffee shops.
sunday funday: love to be back in Pinhole Coffee their cafecito is superb ☕
It is on Cortland in Bernal Heights and each time I have visited, the staff is pretty mellow and friendly and has very cool music. I don't mind music in coffee shops but for some reason hearing the Brian Jonestown massacre, black angels, dead weather and chicano batman on various stops here, makes it for a next level stay while sipping their divine caffeinated elixirs.
sunday funday: love to be back in Pinhole Coffee their cafecito is superb ☕
sunday funday: love to be back in Pinhole Coffee their cafecito is superb ☕
sunday funday: love to be back in Pinhole Coffee their cafecito is superb ☕
I know many matteo baby boys and toddlers. The Jennifer of their generation.

They brew a variety of local roasters and the beans used for my coffee this one last visit was by Verve, the good cafecito company out of Santa Cruz.
There is the cutest stripey wall with bold red letters that read PINHOLE but have been hesitant to take a foto since there is usually people enjoying their coffee right underneath it. anyway.

Also, how cute are these dogs ♥ [notice the one peaking in from the first picture above]
sunday funday: love to be back in Pinhole Coffee their cafecito is superb ☕

got a sticker this time, to add to my drawing pad. swoon ×
M.

Sidewalk sightings: Flowers × Saturday 7/11

morning walk: flores y cafecito <3
buckets of beautiful sunflowers on union street.
morning walk: flores y cafecito <3
there is (are) a lemon tree on top of these flowers.
morning walk: flores y cafecito <3
peachy roses.
long morning walk. fave espresso spot in the north side. rad flowers ♥ at —Wrecking_Ball.
wrecking ball on union street pulls a delicious espresso, great little coffee shop. also, super fun wall paper - it is popular with the selfie population…
morning walk: flores y cafecito <3
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here are two better shots of the wallpaper from September, last year.
overwhelmed by workout bunnies, be not. coffee y service is great. gracias :) Wrecking Ball roasters, now open en Cow Hollow ☕overwhelmed by workout bunnies, be not. coffee y service is great. gracias :) Wrecking Ball roasters, now open en Cow Hollow ☕

M.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

los sidewalk sightings

morning coffee run. june, 2015.
morning coffee, civic center.

tuesday, wednesday break mi heart.
from last week: a sidewalk peek into WIP in north beach's Joe DiMaggio park/SFParksAlliance w/awesome july skies
good nite north beach
july 1st skies in north beach were out of control.

fifth of july.
fifth of july, the inner richmond.

ramen sunday.
japantown.
ramen sunday.
the cutest.

caliente.
caliente.
galería de la raza, june 2015.
galería de la raza, la misión.

self portrait.
self portrait circa 2012, pacific heights.

oh hai.
1915 × OH HAI
sunset skyline, embarcadero.

oh hai
mi mero mole [my jam], sports basement in the presidio.

saturday
wachu got, meat? near 8th + brannan.

uncropped one. had never been to this parking 2nd floor. loved to see the back top roof of the somarts space.
8th/9th + brannan shopping corner, head upstairs.

domingo.
very late breakfastunch, inception.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

delayed.

Flights in/out of SFO are likely to be delayed due to dense fog, or Obama.
sfo wknd trip delayed 3+ hrs “due to weather (not fog, per usual)” LOL in califas.. aka obama was nearby.
ps. that is a tiger-print snuggie, turns out :)

M.

summer sundays: scorecard duo y coffee.

Sitting near old-timers is one of my favorite perks of attending a baseball game, especially when they sit at the end of the section, so I can take a quick peek at their handwriting if I leave my seat :)

old timers y their scorecards are the bestest.
KC Royals 5 × Athletics 3, ugly swept.
Oakland Coliseum, June 2015.

Another favorite is that Peet's has a little kiosk behind the RF bleachers. I thought it was temporary a bit ago, but now it seems permanent -- in case this space cadet forgets a full mug thermos at home. woops … ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
sunday funday × los a's, cafecito y béisbol. LGO
Chicago White Sox 7 × Athletics 3, ugly swept too....
Oakland Coliseum, May 2015.


Saturday, June 27, 2015

the medium of poetry is the human body.

Thought I'd say hello before June is over. Hola:)
It has been a great month of good ups in sports and downs with some horrific things fellow humans are capable of.
What a year, already.

A surreal positive feeling that I'd like to focus on, is the incredible NBA championship for the dubs.
I recently did a small presentation at work about infographics and the three-point line. I received great feedback from my fellow colleagues, most of them designers, who admit they turn deaf upon any mention of sports – Not unusual however.
I'm currently doing equal parts of quick turnaround graphics (many of them small infographics) and long-term projects. As a graphic designer, the craft to make visuals that are simple and easy to understand while communicating data and numbers effectively, is a craft of its own.

Anyway, I loved this image below I came across on Grantland when I was doing a bit of research for my presentation. My favorite sources are Grantland, FiveThirtyEight and Edward Tufte, along with various professional and college stat streams.
The image below is called the Curry constellation, and it represents all of Steph Curry's shots made in his 6-year career so far (should be approx. 4,000+/- per NBA stats). Beautiful.
[ Full Grantland article here: Outsider Artist: Understanding the Beauty of Steph Curry’s Jumper]

Back in April this year, my mom and I took our first mom-daughter trip since 1999, just the two of us.
It was quite meaningful, to say the least. Time does help sooth a bit deep scars with the tide waves that one navigates living with grief.

san antonio, tejas × april
This was taken in San Antonio's westside near the Guadalupe Cultural arts center which I participated in a poster contest for fun, earlier this year.

I'll share a few more pictures of our trip later.
It was my second time in Texas in the last decade as of April and our first time in San Antonio. Our experience was very mellow, and our agenda was to take it easy.

april × first night in San Antonio, got to watch the dubs at dallas at Mi Tierra's bar.
April 3rd × first night in San Antonio, got to watch the dubs at dallas at the 24hr Mi Tierra's bar.
Few days later, we got to see them in person when the dubs visited the spurs – so cool.

I continue to write and draw as frequently as possible, and try to read whenever I can.
Recently I finished reading: The Medicine of Memory by Alejandro Murguía and Not My Father's Son by Alan Cumming
today, i learned.
+ The title of this post comes from this quote I jotted down a few weeks ago. 

Anyhow, hope you are enjoy the beginning of summer from your corner of the world.
Have a great weekend.
M.