One of those incredible photos taken from Jake's quadcopter may illustrate Happy New Year to all of you out there, both my own friends and Sarah's as well as our mutual friends all over the world. Unfortunately Sarah's stuck with the flu in Quebec, the first in almost 20 years (and no, I don't feel sorry for her. She needs this to wind down!). And I'm still in Europe (longer than i thought this time around). Take care, we love you all!
Looks like I'll be staying in Sweden/France over the Holidays. With my last trip to Paris before X-mas next weekend and Sarah busy in Quebec we won't be able to celebrate together (again!). But if the lucky star shines brightly over the both of us she'll be heading for a business trip to Marseille in January. Meeting up will then be a cakewalk.
Photo: Classic Cable Cars
Photo: Classic Cable Cars
One Rincon Hill has always been occupying a place in both Sarah's and my heart since the first tower opened its gates during the recession. In 2010 we went for a tour and it was even affordable back then. But now, the rent for the 2br/2ba unit on the 55th floor is $14,000/month! SfGate published an article about it this morning. You can read it HERE.
The terror that struck France last night is horrible beyond measure. And it made me realize how deeply connected I am with the French after all these years of travelling back and forth to Paris. This is a sad day folks. A sad day indeed.
Got an aerial pic from Jake which he took of Nob Hill from his drone last week. Nob Hill is one of my favorite neighborhoods in San Francisco. Sarah and I rented an apartment in 2011-2012 for almost 8 months on Pine street with a crazily awesome view of Financial district and upper Nob Hill.
Tomorrow Wednesday Sarah will be returning to San Francisco after 6 weeks in Hong Kong. She told me on the phone she's pretty fed up with the cramped metropolis. "In San Francisco I can breathe and just be myself", she said. And that's one of the wonderful things about our hometown: it's fresh and has a completely unique atmosphere. And - compared to the cold and dark Stockholm I'm currently trying to cope with - San Francisco is still summer warm. Yesterday on October 12 it was 88 degrees. I'm definitely happy to at least be able to go to Paris on Friday!
Neither Sarah nor I will be in San Francisco during the Fleet Week this year, starting today Monday 5th. It's a fun festival but you get pretty tired of the roaring steel monsters over your head after a few days. And this year there has been issued a drone ban with a $10,000 fine for violators. Did you hear that, Jake? We love your gorgeous aerial pics of our beautiful city but keep your Phantom 2 Quadcopter in the garage for your own sake brother.
I'm not an American - yet. But when things like this happen I feel very much like one. We have been struck in our hearts - again. And we should listen - again - to our President who is, contrary to what a lot of conservative gun owning Americans think, absolutely right on this point.
Sometimes tweets are so smack-in-the-face-right that you simply fall silent. Just imagine, Neil Druckmann (The Last of Us) yanking Half Life out of Valves clutch and actually DOING something with the long dead franchise. I could easily endorse that!
Happy Labor Day everyone! Sarah and I will be celebrating the holiday weekend with labor traveling. As usual, she goes to China in September and will stay in Hong Kong until mid-October this time around. I'll be leaving SF too and go to Sweden/France. Take care out there. And remember that only love can save the world.
Today was a convergence of a number of uncomfortable atmospherical phenomena: hot weather, high humidity, inversion and smoke from the wildfires. It's a weekend long spair the air alert and the most reasonable thing to do is go down to the water. The Bay is always a relief...