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Happy New Year & Cheers!

From domestic changes, professional challenges and unplanned adjustments, to exciting meals, picturesque cocktails and memorable dress-up events, this past year earns its chapter in my personal history as one of, shall we say, unique growth– literally and otherwise!  Suffice to say, no two 365-day increments are exactly alike, thankfully enough.  While a grand total of 4708 miles in the bicycle saddle call out to be surpassed in the coming months, various opportunities, strategies and decisions– those unmistakable elements that constitute overall life satisfaction– will only get better.  “The best is yet to come,” after all.  Altogether, taking the good with the not-so, may we all toast with a smile to our better moments of 2012.  Happy New Year & Cheers!

 
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Posted by on December 31, 2012 in Daily Activities, Humor, Travel, Videos

 

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One Delicious Deal

All You Can Eat!It doesn’t get better than this.  Well actually it does, if you go for the big meaty frog legs in the extensive hot section.  Either way, how can you possibly beat plate, after plate, after plate of all-you-can-eat sashimi, among all else no less, at Hokkaido Seafood Buffet in San Mateo?  Go ahead and try, but anywhere else you’ll surely spend far more than the going dinner rate of $20!  That’s right.  Stuff yourself silly with succulent raw fish, for less than the cost of gas to get there.  One delicious deal it is, hands down!  Good thing I don’t live next door.

 
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Posted by on December 29, 2012 in Daily Activities, Food, Restaurants, San Francisco

 

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With Our View…

Seeing as the world did not end yesterday– whether to your dismay or delight– we carry on with our view of the planet largely unscathed.  With this remains the chance to enjoy a lovely cocktail– or any number of your choosing– before an equally lovely 39th floor view, all at San Francisco’s appropriately named View Lounge.  The fish tacos look pretty good as well, by the way.  Here’s to the world intact.  Cheers!

 
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Posted by on December 22, 2012 in Daily Activities, Drink, News, Restaurants, San Francisco

 

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Christmas Colors Aglow

SF City Hall at Christmas TimeA red-and-green illuminated San Francisco City Hall is always a lovely December sight to behold.  Merry Christmas to all!

 
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Posted by on December 17, 2012 in Current Events, San Francisco

 

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The Old School Nod, Again.

When in SF's Union Square...

It’s true once more.  As I’ve noted time and again, old school never fails.  A visit to the above-pictured historical establishment is highly recommended anytime you happen to find yourself hungry and thirsty– healthy yet not necessarily obese wallet in tow– in the Union Square vicinity of San Francisco.  Anytime, this is to say, except perhaps a Saturday night in December when getting the lone bartender’s attention may present a challenge during the extended table wait.  Nevertheless, if you’re already guessing the “old school” menu feature that for me of course is a must, then along with a heaping side of history you might enjoy it as well!

 

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L’autre Tour…

Sail trumps pedal in this regard.  “The other Tour” takes place at the same time, this one at sea!

 
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Posted by on December 7, 2012 in 2013 Tour de France, Cycling, News, Travel

 

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