Paul’s Hat Works 6128 Gearly Blvd San Francisco, California 94121
It was fun to try on hats @ the booth on the mezzanine of the Castro Theatre set up by Paul’s Hat Works during the Film Noir Festival–that is, in between Noir showings back in late January, early February 2013.
I am thinking about going there just to find out what the experience of having a custom-made hat is like. My good friend, The Princess Melita Bonaparte, tells me that “nothing beats it & you must have several of them to wear if you have an endless round of world-scale social outings, as I do.” I may take her up on this sound advice.
Enjoy the video!
Her Serene Highness, The Princess Melita Bonaparte re-instituted the draft, focusing her unending dreams of military conquest & weapons of Mass Destruction @ the Terracotta Warriors during the Asian Art Museum’s Opening Party 21 February 2013. She fully intends to see to it personally that all their needs are met while she builds her Empire.
We need to be quiet so we can get the lesson here!
From Haight Street another lesson in ambiguity. It’s fun having simplicity be a challenge!
Sign from the Red Vic Movie House, that closed July 2011 & seems soon to disappear!
This place was like an old friend. I saw many documentaries here. Also, there were nights of classic films & other times just the screening of stuff that was weird & wonderful, but nearly always a delight on some level. I was in the area about a week ago & it appears that it is going to be torn down. I have to shed another tear for this unique film going place. Where else could one go & find couches lined up in the first two rows? That’s how they started, before they managed to get regular (normal) theatre seats, but wisely retained the first couple of rows of couches as a reminder of how they started. The film going experience is sadly losing ground to technology & the irony is not lost on me as I write this via the Web 2.0 experience–a fine outlet for sharing thoughts, but not a replacement for something we are losing that is very precious, and far more interesting than the noise provided by cellular telephones.
Goodbye, Red Vic Movie House! Popcorn served in wooden bowls that were returned, not thrown away! Can you fathom this? Goodbye! Goodbye!
Mayan-inspired multidimensional mural near San Francisco’s Mission District
This photograph was taken 3 September 2012. I was lucky enough to have my point & click camera @ the time. It’s a marvel & a wonder–full of captivating details–enough ‘visiual food’ to provide a banquet for the senses. I have admired it for several years & finally remembered to post this after quite a long delay.
Daft Princess Melita Bonaparte Institutes Draft For Terracotta Military! 21 February 2013
Recalling rants of a few years ago, Princess Melita Bonaparte, took it upon herself to issue a proclamation, declaring that she would not tolerate weapons of mass destruction (she was not talking about Church) unless they were hers to use as she sees fit, whenever the mood strikes her. Her Opening Night Party presence, celebrating the Asian Art Museum’s showing of the First Chinese Emperor’s Tomb buddies, the Terracotta Warriors, brought with it claims of direct ownership to these clay fellows. “I am in line to all Imperial Thrones & the spoils of war as well as peace are mine.” By ‘spoils of peace’ (one which was new to our ears) we presume she means a high paying position based on nepotism. When asked, she responded, “My great-great-great-grand Uncle, Emperor Napoleon I, sort of invented it. I only took over where he left off. You might say that I am over qualified for this sort of thing.”