Sightseeing in San Francisco

For my friends at Mozilla, I'm going to keep updating this as I go but Tine, Grace, mcolvig, etc if you've got ideas for sightseeing activities for friends here at Mozilla, that would be great. We've got folks from Japan, Europe, etc.

So restaurant ideas, sights, etc.

  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Ferry Building (Saturday Farmer's market)
  • North Beach
  • China Town
  • Cable cars
  • Golden Gate Park?
  • bar hopping on Broadway St

Stanford University tour hang out on University ave, UC Berkeley Tour hang out on Telegraph Ave

Updated: Check comments and also check out this virtual tour from Riya.  It's pretty neat, just drill down to San Francisco.

Raf's Beadwork Collection

Full collection (more photos)

Materials cost me about $2-3,000, and I would value all of this stuff to be about $10-$15,000, but priceless really. I have sold some stuff before and gave away other beadwork (bags, jewelry, beaded turtles).

Top to bottom:

  • beaded headband, via a loom
  • beaded choker, w/ Thunderbird drop, lazy stitch
  • matching beaded armbands, lazy stitch
  • beaded belt, that still fits, lazy stitch
  • beaded apron, lazy stitch, back is ribbon work stitched up by Mom (Mom was also in charge of sewing on all the fringe and backing, I did all the beadwork and design though)
  • beaded side tabs?, lazy stitch
  • in the middle is a 24" roach that I wear on my head, it's porcupine hair and deer hair
  • beaded knee drops, via a loom
  • angora goat leg coverings
  • fully beaded mocassins, lazy stitched, latigo soles

take care of your belly and your back

I need to visit a few folks that I haven't seen in a while, Mrs. Orear an old grade school teacher who's teaching over at St. Isidore's now in Danville, Father Pat who's over at some church near me, and Mr. Anderson (Daddy-yo). I ran into Daddy-yo in January but didn't get to talk to him much. Hadn't been comfortable chatting with him since he had gotten me my first job out of college. I ended up not liking that job very much, left as soon as I could, and high-tailed it over to Netscape.

Daddy-yo was Troop 89's Scoutmaster. He's very old school, and is partly why I'm old school. He had one rule to live by that I still follow, take care of your belly and your back. That's it. Makes life easy when you break it down like that – meaning make sure you eat, and have clothes on your back/roof over your head.