Had lunch with an old roommate who's now at the World Wildlife Fund while in Washington last week, and learned of this video of kids and climate change. Her daughter is the one with long, wavy blonde hair.
WWF: Will President Obama Lead Our Country at the UN Climate Conference?
Now that I'm using the new microblogging theme in TypePad, I plan to use this blog to document what it's like to live in San Francisco, finding as many situations that challenge my use of adjectives as I possibly can.
Laughed out loud when I saw this baby camel hanging out the back of a trailer on the Golden Gate Bridge this morning. Then became worried about the poor thing, swinging back and forth in what appeared to be a cross between a harness/hammock suspended from the trailer ceiling. It really looked as though he or she was going to burst right out of its makeshift cage.
Lots of people slowed down to snap a photo, but most had co-pilots who could do so safely. I did the same - without a co-pilot. Not the safest thing to do in rapidly-moving bridge traffic, but I couldn't resist. I forgot to clear the weepy fog off the windshield before clicking.
I would imagine the owners of this animal get a lot of grief from motorists who disagree with this treatment. I mean, could you get any further from a camel's natural habitat than swinging from a harness and hanging out of the back of a trailer while crossing the foggy Golden Gate Bridge?
The 6th grade students at Chinese American International School had a lovely art show at the Reaves Gallery across the street from the school - at235 Gough Street - on Thursday, November 20, and since many parents didn't get the memo about it, I'm posting these photos of your children's work for your viewing pleasure.
Marc Peron, the kids' art teacher, organized the exhibit with gallery owner Sharon Reaves, a gracious and lovely woman who clearly enjoyed hosting the event. I'm not sure of all of the details about how this event came about, but I believe the exhibit was part of an evening put on by the 7th and 8th grade to show off the visual and musical art they'd been working on during the first trimester. In addition to the 6th graders' work, Marc displayed the 8th graders' self-portraits, some of which you can view below.
Ask your kids to tell you which are their papier mache bowls:
And here's another Peanut Gallery - this one for the final soccer game of the season. No championship trophy for the kids, but the parents deserve one for turning out at 0 dark thirty every Saturday morning for weeks on end.
Usually we shiver in our fleece as we get wind-whipped from the ocean breeze, but on this sweltering mid-November day, we perspired and lathered on the sunblock. Ok, occasionally we have pleasant, just-right weather. But those days seem rare.
In the end, who really cares, as long as you can stand around (or occasionally sit, as we did here at the Polo Fields in Golden Gate Park) and discuss politics, economics, and the latest 6th grade social event or homework assignment.