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Author Archives: adamahata
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
Posted in Background Information Tagged Public Transportation, San Francisco, San Francisco is Weird, Taxi, Taxis 6 Comments
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
Posted in Seen on the Street Tagged Blimp, Tours, Transportation, Weird, Zeppelin Leave a comment
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
Posted in Things to do/see, Things to eat / drink Tagged earth quake, food, Oysters, Restaurant, Road Trip, San Francisco, Tomales Bay, Tomales Bay Oyster Company, Weird 2 Comments
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
Posted in Background Information, Seen on the Street Tagged Castro, Civic Center, Ferry Building, Market Street, Tenderloin, Union Square 5 Comments
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
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
Posted in Background Information Tagged Bay Bridge, Berkeley, Golden Gate Bridge, Oakland, Treasure Island, Yerba Buena 4 Comments
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
Posted in Seen on the Street Tagged F-Market, Public Transportation, San Francisco, Streetcars, Trolley, Weird 8 Comments
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
Posted in Background Information Tagged Car, Cars, Cross Walk, Driving, Pedestrian, San Francisco, Traffic Lights, Weird 4 Comments
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
Posted in Things to do/see Tagged Berkeley, George Orwell, Orwell, Park, Shotgun Players, Theater Leave a comment
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
Posted in Event, Things to do/see Tagged Barneys, Barneys New York, Designers, Fashion, Shopping, Style 1 Comment
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
Posted in Background Information Tagged Argh, Fog, Foggy, San Francisco, Weather, Weird 1 Comment