{ metropolis devoured }
a tribute to my san francisco

3/4 oz scotch whiskey
3/4 oz local politics
1/4 oz public policy
1/4 oz disaster preparedness
1/2 oz alamo square

Shake over neighborhood dives & venues, strain into a chilled cocktail dress, garnish with a sprig of gov 2.0, and serve.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

1 Struggle 1 Fight

Unless you've either been living under a media-proof rock, or you're not from San Francisco/California, you must have already heard of the amazing effort undertaken by some incredibly dedicated activists from the LGBTQ community to make their voices against marriage inequality HEARD. They are on a six-day march from San Francisco to Sacramento, enlightening minds and hearts along the way. Every day they meet folks who haven't been clued into the incredible injustice done by the passage of Prop 8 this past November, and every day they make more friends who join the fight as ardent supporters. They are doing a kick-ass job getting word out into the media and attracting the support of everyday regular folks like you and me.

Thanks to today's wonderful technology, they are keeping a Twitter to update us along the way: who they meet, where they go, the struggles they face. Please do yourself a favor and check it out, it's truly inspirational... and you know I don't say this a lot! This is like Three Cups of Tea inspirational. You go, guys.



Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Don't call it a comeback...

It's really tough to return to blogging after being "away" for so long. Have I forgotten how to do it? Did I ever know, to start with? Too much has been happening to catch up my remaining readers. I wanted to blog about Nov 2008 elections, but as those of you who know me would venture to guess, I was too busy working. Then I started a new job, acquired a distracting new romantic interest, broke my elbow, and underwent a series of adventures. Somewhere along the way I started wearing ties every day. As some of you may know, I usually need a new "thing" every so often. As if I didn't have enough to worry about. See:

What a toolbox.

Until I find a worthwhile training-wheels topic that won't take too much time to research, I'll leave you with a promise that I will try to not be absent for a half a year again. And this: While all hard liquors (80 proof) have roughly the same amount of calories (avg. 65), distilled products such as rum, gin, vodka, whiskey, and my beloved scotch contain ZERO carbs. Isn't that good news? Ok then, drink on my dear readers, and do it on the cheap: the Yelp Guide to Special "Offers".