Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day!

heart Peet's
lovely latte from Peet's on Shattuck..

“Love is something to be treated with awe. Or should it be aww? People don’t know my capacity for love. If you tried to bottle it up, I’m sure it would take at least three thermoses to contain it. And if it did get contained, would you drink my love black, or would you add cream and sugar?”
― Jarod Kintz

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

A Cup of Tea

Coffee & Tea please!

hand on my heart,
and hope to die
if I can't tell you
what is hidden
in air sipping sighs.
and words expressed,
and fingers to tip,
a quivering wake,
a wishful plea
to be those hands,
that hide the mouth,
to well-know the touch
of the handshake..
or permission given,
hugging, brief,
but so done, to keep..
or often made,
a cup of tea
or whatever you please.
to have you with me.
to drink you up.
to overfill
that pleasant cup.

Monday, February 01, 2016

Cats of Berkeley 2

Berkeley Cat
Another kitty seen on my walk.. This one seemed nervous, so I took the picture from a distance, zooming in on her (making an assumption as most Calico or Tortoiseshell cats are female) Sure enough, when I continued walking up the street, she scampered under the nearby car.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Reading Challenge 2016 pt2

reading challenge 2016-01-27 at 11.30.31 PM
6 books! Titles include:

Beautiful Geometry
Edgar Allen Poe: The Fever Called Living
Futurism (fun picture book)
Bad Indians (yes! I finished it!)
In the Garden of Beasts
A Strange Wilderness (I really did love this book..)

This week's mixed bag of titles:
last week of January

Currently Reading for pleasure:
Latinos at the Golden Gate
Koolaids: the Art of War

Silencing the Past (source book for a reading assignment)
Bananas (reading assignment I started a month too early)
Complete Idiot's Gde to Statistics (about 1/2way through.. not picking up much)
Rediscovering the Golden State (for my Ca. Geo class.. got through most of Ch.4 now)

To Be Read,(maybe):
Russian Fairy Tales (includes "commentary by Roman Jakobson" so we'll see..I may just read the commentary & take it back to the library)

Now that the semester has started, I don't expect I'll get to read as much or what I'd like so much. The titles are going to be random and more schoolwork-related. Kind of a bummer, but at least I'm reading something! Yay!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Blue Sky Afternoon

Shattuck and University.. Saturday afternoon waiting for the walk light to change.. It had been raining off & on through the day and as the evening was approaching, the sky cleared up.