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Photo by SF Chronicle/Frederic Larson
There are also microclimates within SF, because of the fog coming off the ocean. Apparently it's pressure from the Central Valley (where I am now) that draws the fog inland. From the Mission district where I live, you can see Twin Peaks, the highest hill in the city, where the fog often stays: fingers of fog crawling over the hills, or a big fog bank with the top of a radio tower sticking out of it. So our neighborhood tends to be on the warmer side, and sunny. Sometimes the wind on certain streets is very cold, but according to my friend in New Hampshire, people in San Francisco are not permitted to complain about the weather, so nevermind.
|My niece Paris in the fog at Twin Peaks|
I am having a good time in Fresno. I was extremely tired Saturday so we didn't do much, or I didn't anyway. Laura has a lot of beads which provides hours of earring-making entertainment. On Sunday Po and Cull headed back to the OC. It was especially sad when Kathy left, might not see her again until next summer - 10 months.
|Lunch at Max's bistro, sympathetic scarves|
Entertainment log since yesterday:
- Olympic opening ceremonies. (As a friend said to me in an email: Did you think the opening ceremony was a messy but sometimes creative and occasionally amusing bit of self-referential and often incomprehensible-to-anyone-but-a-Brit money-burning exercise??)(Actually I liked it though all those things are true!)
- Ghost Story (Kinear and Gervais)
- Wristcutters: A Love Story (excellent, based on a short story by the excellent Etgar Keret)
- It's Complicated (Alec Baldwin and Meryl Streep, crap)
- Run the Wild Fields (crap)
- Cat's Eye (early Stephen King, complete crap but I was into watching it)
- Finished Kitchen Table Wisdom which Sara gave me.
- Started The 36-Hour Day which is a helpful book about Alzheimer's/the direction my mom is going. It is rather frightening.
- Coming up from the library: Mindfulness-based cancer recovery by Linda Carlson and The Long Flood by Margaret Atwood.