Thursday, December 30, 2010

What A Fine Find!

I stopped at the Salvation Army Thrift Store in South San Francisco to do some belated holiday shopping when I stumbled upon a beautiful man's purple pullover sweater. It was a size XL. I called my mother and described it to her and asked who it might be appropriate to give it to. She said to save my money and to wish well whoever ends up with the sweater.

Well, I continued my shopping and looked at some hats. A light green hat caught my attention and I noticed the label said Smith & Hawken. I tried it on but it was a little large for my head. I asked a nice looking young man nearby who was also looking at hats his opinion and brought up about the label.

It led to an interesting conversation about gardening and the Hori Hori as I told him about how I was once directed to Smith Hawken to try to locate one and my experience with working with them at Denver Botanic Gardens where I used to volunteer. It turned out this young man knew exactly what I spoke of because he is into agricultural gardening and just learned about the Hori Hori too. He told me of a store in the East Bay that sells them too.

Then, I remembered the purple pullover sweater I found earlier and told him about it. He was interested in seeing it. So I took him to it and he liked it. Here he is wearing the sweater. It made my day!

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Visit to South City Trader Joe's

Steve in action
Steve in the holiday spirit
Today at Trader Joe's I went through a line next to Steve's. He is always a treat to greet. He let me take his picture(s) which I also have posted up on Yelp!

Happy New Years!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

How To Be Alone

It would be good for all of us to learn how to be alone without being lonely.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Between the Shadows by Loreena McKennitt

I really enjoy Loreena's romantic folk style, and particularly this piece. Best viewed full screen.