Friday, August 17, 2018

Charade, the Darkest Version --- Day 7/170

Walk: Hood
Distance: 5.2 miles, small yoga

Some movies, you wonder why they were made.  And some movies, you wonder why Ciwt goes. In this case it was the 100% audience rating for the German film, The Captain (Der Hauptmann).  It is an unrelenting, suspenseful, black & white movie portraying in no uncertain terms the dark side of humanity.  And Ciwt went why, again?  Well, it is a high quality production with excellent acting and, unfortunately, accuracy in its story line and presentation of the outer reaches of where human subservience to authority can lead.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

I Don't --- Day 7/169

Walk: Marin Drving
Distance: A few blocks, small yoga

This is on a telephone pole in front of Ciwt's house.  Think what you will....she does; different scenarios each time she passes by.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Oh, That Crazy Rich --- Day 7/168

Walk: AMCKabuki (Crazy Rich Asians)
Distance: 2 miles, a little yoga

Whenever she saw the Crazy Rich Asians dust jacket, Ciwt would think the book's title was missing a comma.  When she saw the movie today she finally got it.  Crazy Rich, as in obscenely, almost sickenly rich.  And Asian as in porcelain perfect inscrutability mixed with calculated cruelty when deemed necessary.  In other words, over the top in every way.  And Crazy Rich Asians, the movie, is just that: a non-stop, rom-com romp with beautiful people through all that ambitious money can consume.  Turn off your brain and just enjoy the Cinderella fun and dazzle.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Wine the Poo --- Day 7/167

Walk: Presidio
Distance: 3 miles, Yoga

Ciwt spotted this new addition to Andy Goldsworthy's Wood Line sculpture today

                                Insert: "Wine the Poo'z House"

Monday, August 13, 2018

Looking for Monday --- Day 7/166

Walk: APP Meeting
Distance: A few blocks, Yoga

Every once in a while Ciwt's ability to seize the day drops to zero.  

Sunday, August 12, 2018

A for Adam, C for Black.. --- Day 7/165

Walk: AMC Kabuki (BlackkKlansman), Scopo Divino for oysters
Distance: 2 miles, small yoga

Ciwt could watch Adam Driver forever.  To her he was the best thing about BlackkKlansman, a good not great movie with great moments.  

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Discounted Doggies in the Window --- Day 7/164

Walk: Union Square
Distance: 3 miles

Sale: Gumps China Dog ($500) on Dog Pillow ($450)
Well, Ciwt can officially retire her white gloves and gift closet.  150 years of  San Francisco shopping history and specially selected, classy (and pricey!) gifts are going their way.  Eg, away at a bankrupcy-going out of business sale.  Once upon a time when she worked in San Francisco one college summer, Ciwt would drool over the exotic, 'tasteful' gifts at Gumps during her lunch hour (or was it half-hour) and imagine all the City swells who were presenting them to each other.

Tole platter and vases and China chihuahua (Mickey Rourke where are you?)

Looking today she there were no drools, and it was clear to see Gumps was from a by-gone and kind of peculiar shopping era.  But sad too...

Parrot (painted clay?) originally $7500, today $6000.  

Friday, August 10, 2018

Tacoma Debrief --- Day 7/163

Walk: Presidio
Distance: 3.8 miles, Yoga  

Tacoma from Ciwt's hotel window, Mount Ranier rising from the clouds in the distance
Not much of a photo but Ciwt found Tacome to be a stately small city with superb architecture, active seaport,in love with show cars and art, particularly glass art.  A lovely mix of history, enterprise, industry, art and architecture.  Ciwt (and many others she's sure) thinksTacoma is likely one of the next happening places for couples trying to make a family life and priced out of present tech cities as well as retirees (who don't mind a lot of rain in the winter).  If you aren't looking to move and just want a weekend getaway, there is more than enough for art and car lovers to do.  

Stay tuned for more Ciwt in Tacoma (maybe)...