Monday, May 10, 2021

Last Supper in Pompeii

 


The museums are back open here in San Francisco and I have been going to a bunch, so sorry in advance if you see a lot of art exhibits in the next couple of weeks. I am so happy that I am a member of the museums around here as everything these days is about reservations and members get first crack. 

I was so happy to see that Legion of Honor is back open. I have a dual membership to the deYoung and Legion of Honor. Anyway. 

I went to an exhibit at the Legion of Honor about Pompeii and the exhibit focuses on how the people of Pompeii lived with the artifacts that survived :


A statue of Bacchus with a panther

One of the cool things is some Fresco's survived like this one

A Basin

A Fresco


A Fresco and shrine from a house



A Kettle

A Fresco

A chamber pot


There are some serious reminders about how much loss of life and damage that Mt. Vesuvius did:

A loaf of carmelized bread

A carmelized body

It was so amazing to see these items that survived almost 2,000 years. It was so very cool. 

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Music Monday: 80's Movie Songs

 Music Monday: Here are some of my favorite movie songs from the decade that I came of age: 


From Some Kind of Wonderful:


From Absolute Beginners:


From Eddie and Cruisers:


From Rocky IV:



From Petty in Pink:


From Top Gun:


And because I can:


Hope people enjoy the tunes and have a wonderful week.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Evil Knievel's Pizzeria

 


Near the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas, there is a pizzeria that is interesting. It is Evil Knievel Pizza. The place is all about the motorcycle showman:







And the pizza is good:


If you are down in that area, have a little fun at Evil Pie.



Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Murals at Les Problems Details


 I was driving in Oakland and I saw these amazing murals on this business. The business was a detail shop called Les Problems Details. The murals depict the Disney Show, The Proud Family which was a favorite of my kids when they were wee little and ran from 2001 to 2005:








Whoever did this did a wonderful job and I was lucky to have been driving by to see them.

Monday, May 3, 2021

My New Walk to Work

 


I am back to teaching in a classroom after 13 months. Last Monday I returned to school but even though I am at the same school, we have been temporarily relocated from our middle school to a high school as we have only 5% of our student population that came back. The rest of the population decided to stay in Distance Learning.

Well, one benefit for me is the new walk to work. Instead of having Muni drop me off in front of my school, now it drops me off a couple of blocks away and I have to walk uphill to get to my school.

Another benefit is has been discovering the Sunset Reservoir. There is nothing much to see at the Reservoir but walking around it and the neighborhood is cool:







And there are positive signs around:




And there is this cool little park:


But the best thing is when the fog clears off is the amazing views of points of interest in the city and Ocean Beach and the Ocean through the neighborhood:





I love the pure blue of the ocean






So that is my new walk to work. 

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Music Monday: Life on the Spectrum

 Music Monday: I have been listening to The Spectrum on XM radio recently and here are some songs I have heard on it:








Hope you enjoyed listening on The Spectrum

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Shopping on Telegraph

 


Things are starting to loosen up here in the San Francisco. I was over in Berkeley and they shut down Telegraph Ave and had a shopping street fair of artists, artisans and craftspeople. It was a cool deal:














And I only could a pic of one street performer:


In all I enjoyed it and I have missed things like this over the last 14 months.