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7.30.2015

Snappin the nappin

O by the way. Some workers aren't that busy. This guy's buddies saw me snapping a photo and told me I should facebook it...


Busy street

A lot of building and rebuilding going on up the street so we have quite some traffic. Not that we mind but some of our neighbors have started to complain.




7.29.2015

Port of San Francisco

Arriving with the Sausalito ferry at the Ferry Building, San Francisco.


The heat is on

It's hot here. Even on the bay the wind felt like a hairdryer when I took the ferry yesterday. And it's gonna switch to the typical sticky mugginess on Friday which makes it even more uncomfortable.


7.27.2015

Sending some sun your way

Sunny greetings from the most beautiful city in the world, San Francisco, CA. The place to be, ladies and gentlemen.


7.26.2015

Morning preparations

The preparations for the community barbeque are - for lack of space - done down by the marina.

From iPad


7.25.2015

Sunset

The central part of Inner Sunset District where our friend Trevor lives. In the distance you can see downtown SF. The green stretch to the left is Golden Gate Park. The green hill to the right is Mount Sutro with its Eucalyptus Forest.

Photo taken from Grand View Park


Another sweaty week ahead

So a new scorcher is coming up early next week. Triple digits are expected again. They seem to arrive in a regular pattern this summer.


7.21.2015

A lovely view indeed

Yet another gorgeous drone pic of our beautiful Sausalito taken by our friend Jake.


7.19.2015

Getting ready for The Walk!

Tony and I are gearing up with some coconut water. In 91 degrees and high humidity it's a must.

From phone


7.18.2015

What did I expect?

We're at Trevor's place on a BBQ. And what do I see here? A mix-match crazy ass smorgasbord grill? Not everyone's a carnivore. Keep everything separate dammit!

From phone


7.16.2015

Sweet home from above

Got a new pic from Jake and his drone adventures. On this one you can see part of our house :-)


7.15.2015

Afternoon pizza

After I got back with the ferry this afternoon I snuck into Venice on Bridgeway for a pizza...

From iPad


7.13.2015

Monday charm

Ken is in a particularly good mood today. Is it because it's Monday?

From iPad


7.12.2015

Tales from the drought

The City is trying hard to teach us how to behave in this drought. There are ads all around the Bay Area with suggestions. "Short and steamy"? Sarah practically lives in the shower but she has adjusted herself pretty well after all. I clocked her at 12 minutes this morning. Got to be her personal best.


7.08.2015

SOMA's rising

The residential highrises around the Rincon Hill complex are coming up nicely.

From iPad


At least the same muscle groups...

Just couldn't resist it... More on kindofnormal.com/wumo


7.04.2015

Happy 4th of July!

Loving, laid back and Happy 4th of July greetings from Kirkwood Lake, CA.

From iPad


Gorgeous view

A breathtaking view over South Lake Tahoe.

From iPad


7.03.2015

Hi there!

On our way to Lake Tahoe.

From iPad


Going on a short 4th of July vacation

4th of July is coming up. Sarah has taken Friday off and we're about to go to South Lake Tahoe over the weekend. Yay!

From iPad


6.30.2015

Scorcher coming up

The second hot spell in a week is hitting the Bay Area today. Triple digits are expected inland and we're so lucky to be closer to the ocean in Sausalito :-)

From iPad


6.28.2015

Friendship is our most precious thing

The community BBQ today was as nice as always. This is a damn fine neighborhood :-)

From iPad


6.23.2015

A greeting from Nob Hill

I know, selfies are soooo 2013. But who can resist it when you are walking through your favorite SF neighborhood to visit one of your favorite restaurants? :-)


Goosebumps

Jake keeps on streaming gorgeous pics to me of our city taken from his drone. This one was taken just minutes ago with Jake himself standing right under the drone at the Battery Spencer lookout. Awesome.

From iPad


6.22.2015

A Father in law Day Dinner

Sneaking up on Richard was one of the fun stuff we did before we had a Father's Day dinner yesterday. A bit awkward though as it was Richard (Sarah's dad and my father in law) who took us out for dinner - not the other way around. Isn't that kind of crummy?

From iPad


6.20.2015

Monsters in your home

This is the second time this year we banish a Western Black Widow from our garage. Sarah named this one Priscilla. Priscilla the 2nd.

From iPad


6.17.2015

All over The City

Rocksteady and WB are advertising pretty aggressively for their upcoming new Batman. They're all over the city, like in the Muni subway. I saw a young woman staring at it yesterday as if she had no clue what it was all about: What IS this, a new movie...?



6.15.2015

It's all about games

Here's the Bethesda gamestudios' E3 2015 showcase with one of the most talented in the industry: Todd Howard. Enjoy!


6.13.2015

It's all about food

While the ladies stayed at home Jason and I went to the North Beach festival. And it was packed. With food and people. So was Jason's stomach. God, that guy can EAT! Here he wants to sink his teeth into the Hawaiian BBQ.

From iPad


All these barbeques

Yesterday we had one of our impromptu bbqs with our Ubi friends. And as always I feel a little bit more human than the others when I look at the meat eaters grill...

From iPad


6.09.2015

No water but still green

Despite the drought I think we manage to keep our backyard alive AND worthy our neighborhood. We intend to keep up with the regulations throughout this drought. That goes without saying.


6.07.2015

Heat advisory

Boy it's gonna be hot tomorrow Monday. And we have to drive to Livermore to get some stuff from Sarah's rental. Triple digits are expected. Not cool. Literally.


6.04.2015

Our hometown from above

Jake has been experimenting with his drone and took these great pics of our Sausalito. Isn't this the most beautiful place to live!



6.03.2015

Fallout 4 announced

This morning I smiled all the way to the store. It's delivery day of our favorite breakfast bread. And Bethesda has just announced FALLOUT 4!

You simply have to cherish all those little things in life, right?

6.02.2015

How brown is your lawn?

June is here and the mandatory water cut rule is in effect. Some of our neighbors seem not to have heard of this but this time it's serious folks. A $48 fine for overusing four times the average customer. We'll be watching you ;-)


5.29.2015

Don't wanna "meat up" with a coyote

On my way to The Academy of Sciences in the GGP to meet up with Trevor I saw this sign. It's relatively often nowadays. There's probably a whole family pack of them roaming the park at night...

From iPad


5.24.2015

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day everyone! To celebrate we let you all gawk at this gorgeous pic of our Sausalito and San Francisco in the hazy distance.

From iPad


5.22.2015

Drought. Garden. Work.

Besides fixing the roof we have to do something about the garden. The mandatory water cuts aren't troubling us as all plants are resilient but Sarah wants to rearrange them and I think I get the drift. Kinda.

From iPad


5.21.2015

The best tenants ever!

Daryl and Lea who have rented the mid-section of our house since September checked out the other day. And they left the house in such a super clean condition that we are totally astonished. It's like it never has been occupied at all :-)


5.14.2015

The Witcher 3 launch trailer

Everything is about The Witcher 3 now. Watch this launch cinematic and you will get a good grip of what The Witcher is all about. This is pure awesomeness.

5.12.2015

A Masterpiece...

Praise for The Witcher 3. Click on the pic to read and watch.


5.11.2015

Fallout 4 confirmed?

Are we stepping one step closer to Fallout 4? A CG artist listed a Fallout cinematic trailer on his LinkedIn profile. Does that say anything of real substance? It depends but this artist has been working on Far Cry 4 and Forza (also listed on the profile) so it can't be too far fetched to interpret this as legit info. We will probably know a lot more at this year's E3 in June. Bethesda is going to have its own conference, the first ever, and we are cautiously optimistic this time around.

4.30.2015

Dead Island 2 delayed

The follow-up to Techlands Dead Island is pushed back into 2016. This means at least a 6-month delay. A lot of games are being delayed nowadays so it's not something strange. The reason behind this one? It's not stated but we can imagine after the success of Dying Light and after the mediocre reception of the gameplay footage from last year they need to ramp up the whole franchise in quite a few ways.

Read more HERE.


4.26.2015

Silent Hills has gone down the hills

Silent Hills is canceled. Should we be surprised? Konami kicked Kojima and without Kojima why would del Toro still be lurking about in the studio? Anyways, it's a bummer. Silent Hill really needed a fresh new start and P.T. was incredible. Well, Konami hasn't made an official statement yet but both Norman Reedus and del Toro gave went to their disappointment yesterday. [Update] The game is now officially canceled.


4.16.2015

The Witcher 3 has gone gold

Finally, The Witcher 3 has gone gold. And we're excited. The anticipation is sky high, the work that's been done by CD Projekt Red has been... well crunchy, to put it as accurate as possible. But I believe they are just as excited as we are. Bring it on, Geralt!


4.02.2015

Happy Easter

The Easter bunny is around the corner, so Happy Easter folks!

Btw, what did the Easter egg say to the boiling water?


3.21.2015

A hectic summer is around the corner

Daryl just sent me a picture of how bad things actually are with our south-looking roof. The rain season is gone so it's no grave danger but I already know too well what I need to do already in May. And guess if it's gonna occupy me for at least a month...

- Sarah, why do we own a house!

3.19.2015

Kojima-san to leave Konami

MGS mastermind Hideo Kojima along with some of his core staff won't be associated with Konami anymore, at least not as employees. What you say? If it's a rumor or plain gossip or even true is up to be revealed. But Kojima Productions is no more.

Read and watch more HERE.


3.05.2015

An open road wasteland

Whether we will see a new Fallout installment greeting the light of day any time soon or not is an open question. But Avalanche studios in Stockholm, Sweden have something in store for all of us with a sweet tooth for wasteland gameplay: Mad Max. Gameinformer has a nice coverage in their latest issue. There's also a video where the game director Frank Rooke speaks about how they have designed the intense gameplay of their upcoming multiplatform IP.


2.28.2015

Feel at Home

One of my absolute RTS favorites and an overall PC game favorite of all time is the Homeworld franchise. 16 years after its original release Gearbox has put together an HD version of the first and third installment of the franchise (HW1 & HW2). The UI is overhauled and they have made a few other tweaks as well. The HW1 is now running on the HW2 engine and next to everything looks better, shinier and more at "home" than back in the day for a modern gamer with demands on graphics and physics. If you never picked this one up you really should give it a go. It's fun and has a lot of atmosphere, and it's totally 3D. You can manoeuvre from up, down and not just in an isometric kind of way. You'll find it on Steam.

2.20.2015

Springtime

GGB and the Presidio is gorgeous this time of the year, green and lush. Sarah's friend Kathy took this pic the other day.