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About adamahata

On February 5, 2008, after 15 amazing years in New York City, I got married, changed careers, and moved out to San Francisco. All within a three-week period, and with very little preparation. This blog is for those of you who follow me out to San Francisco (or have been here for a while and are still trying to figure this place out). You're not in Kansas anymore Dorothy.

I’m back…

I know, I know…it’s been over a year since I’ve posted. What do I have to say for myself? Well, I wish it was just that life got busy or that the obligation of keeping up a blog was just … Continue reading

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We Got a Mutha’ F**king Blimp, Yo!

If you subscribe to the theory that a city’s coolness is directly proportional to the sheer variety of vehicular transportation options, then San Francisco is the baddest town of them all! In addition to a mind numbing variety of public … Continue reading

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Aw Shucks.

Everyone from New York knows where oysters come from: Blue Ribbon, Jacks Oyster Bar, Aqua Grill or one of another dozen-or-so delicious (and well lit) Manhattan restaurants. Imagine my surprise then when I discovered incredibly delicious, creamy and succulent oysters … Continue reading

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Introducing: SFIW “Fog View”!

OK, I’ll occasionally talk about the fog here in San Francisco, but you’re probably wondering is it really foggy…is it really foggy today? To address the nagging question that’s on everyone’s mind, San Francisco is Weird is thrilled to announce … Continue reading

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It Ain’t Sesame Street

Bisecting the (relatively) busy Northeast corner of San Francisco is one of the oddest streets in the world. While its turn-of-the-century name evokes an quaint, commerce-oriented, crafty vibe – the reality is a large, peculiar thoroughfare that illogically rips diagonally … Continue reading

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Outsized Lands

Coinciding with the hottest day of the year decade um, ever, Outside Lands rolled back into San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park today for a long weekend of music, tie-dye shirts, fancy sponsor installations, and more. Festival organizers did their homework … Continue reading

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Bridge to Nowhere

Similar to the international celebrity status of New York’s Brooklyn Bridge, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge gets all the press around here. And while the famous red bridge is certainly good looking (at least for the six days a year … Continue reading

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Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Streetcars

While most of the civilized world may have abandoned streetcars about 100 years ago, trolleys are still proudly clanking away on the roadways of Ye Olde San Francisco! Sure there are plenty of other “more convenient,” “easier,” and “faster” ways … Continue reading

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Don’t Cross (Inappropriately)!

Every foreign village has it’s own strange and incomprehensible customs, and San Francisco is no exception. One of the oddest, and most troubling for visiting New Yorkers are the rituals surrounding crossing the streets. Notably, that everyone here: A) Waits … Continue reading

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Bad Little Piggies

Berkeley’s Shotgun Players dares you to cross the impossibly long Bay Bridge and navigate through a maze of windy streets until you randomly stumble upon North Berkeley’s John Hinkel Park. If you survive the journey you’ll find some of the … Continue reading

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Barneys, I Thought I Knew Ya.

It’s an time-honored New York tradition. Once a year, well dressed New Yorkers (AKA everyone) line up (im)patiently in front of Barneys New York. When the doors are finally flung open each morning, the well-heeled crowd is instantly transformed into … Continue reading

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The Fog.

The third day of August, two-thousand-and-nine in the year of our lord. Five-hundred-and-forty-six-days since I have been deposited on this strange land. While I have been documenting my encounters with the local inhabitants and their odd customs since my arrival, … Continue reading

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