Monday, June 30, 2008

And then I went to San Francisco for a few hours

San Francisco, CA
June 17, 2008

I went on a whirlwind tour of SF and saw a lot of things. Like this really big hill.

This tower on another hill.

And a certain prison in the bay.

And this famous bridge.

A place known for its chocolatey goodness.

Some silly animals at the pier.

A building covered in flowers.

And the tiniest car shop ever.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

I went to Oakland for a few hours

Jack London Square
Oakland, CA
June 16, 2008

First I saw some 3-D art on the wall of Jack's Bistro. Gee, I wonder how they came up with that name?

Then I saw a statue of Jack London.

Then I saw the U.S.S. Potomac off in the distance.

And then I left.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

What the hell happened to Pineapple?

Let's face it, I've been missing in action for quite a while without any explanation. Not even a visit to make witty and/or snarky comments on other blogs for months. What is wrong with me? I don't really have any explanation for it other than I lost touch with my inner-blogginess. It all happened about the end of April when I was forced to go to the doc-in-a-box on a Sunday because I had a fever of 102. I had to use all of my sick days to stay at home and sleep. Since I have one of dem guvmint jobs, that's a lot of sick days. And even after all of that sleeping, I don't remember much about the next two weeks. Basically, I spent the month of May being exhausted and couldn't get worked up enough to put pen to paper. (That would be figurative since blogging actually involves typing, but whatever.)

I don't recommend the Pineapple Disease. There are no beneficial side effects to the Pineapple Disease like weight loss (despite the fact that I was too sick to eat). Looking back I suspect that my illness was some sort of germ warfare or evil plot against the Pineapple. I'm not sure who was behind it (it could have been Alberto Gonzales for all I know), but it had the distinct non-beneficial side effect of preventing me from bitching about the state of the world on my blog. Obviously they are trying to keep this Pineapple down. Bastards.

So what happened to cure me of my anti-blogging Pineapple disease? Actually there are two things. First there was this:

When I saw this sign, I knew I had to take a picture of this for my blog. It is always funny when judges have to "ommit" conduct and the State of Texas feels it needs to review Pen Ions. The second being a note from Nervana(who ironically hasn't blogged since late 2007) that said "stop reading so much and write your blog! i've really missed it!". According to my goodreads page, I've read 27 books since I stopped blogging. I suppose that is a lot of trashy books.

Hopefully, I have been cured of this dreadful anti-blogging disease and the conspiracy against me is over.