Tuesday, January 22, 2019

By The Memorable Moody Sea --- Days 316-17

Walk: 1. No, Home cancelling credit card accounts because someone got Ciwt's #
          2. SFMOMA,  Embarcadero Cinema (Cold War)
Distance: 1. 0, Yoga   2. 5 Miles, Small Yoga


Are we at Sea Ranch yet?  No, Virginia, we're at SFMOMA taking in their current architecture and design show.  Usually Ciwt passes on such shows on top of which the whole Design area of SFMOMA is nearly hidden around a barely noticable blind corner on the 6th Floor.  But today she was glad she made the effort because they had built a 'typical' Sea Ranch house for her and other mueum goers to hang out in and equipped it with a TV that told the Sea Ranch story.

That meant she didn't have to study all the original architectural drawings.  Many people really enjoy poring over those, but not Ciwt.
                                    

What is Sea Ranch you may ask.  It is a planned architectural community about 100 miles north of San Francisco that was developed with great Utopian vision and 60's idealism, saw some of those smashed and has now become a tranquil (if Very Windy) vacation favorite (for architectural purists and people who like to  ramble and read books in near absolute silence).  One New York Times writer who visited says the median age of visitors was 69 when she was there.  It is a fun article is you feel like reading.

The Sea Ranch: Architecture, Environment, and Idealism runs until April 28 at SFMOMA. 




Sunday, January 20, 2019

Can You Hear Me.....? --- Day 7/315

Walk: No, Waiting for Comcast
Distance: 0, yoga while waiting

If you haven't heard from Ciwt for a while, it's nothing personal. Today Ciwt spent Sunday with Comcast waiting for and then 'working with' a tech to resolve those communication glitches. We've all been there; no need to elaborate.  So far, so good.  Let the communication resume...



Saturday, January 19, 2019

Biking to Work --- Day 7/314

Walk: Fort Mason FOG and Design Art Show
Distance: 4 miles


Friday, January 18, 2019

Cat's Got My _____ --- Days 7/311,12 &13

Walk: No (stomr), No (storm), Crissy Field
Distance: 0, 0, 2.5 and yoga


Ciwt is glad she has cats because she can blame them for:

Deleting emails she was sure were in her inbox,
Misplacing things she can't find,
Not making the bed or washing the dishes,
Letting Ciwt get away not writing CIWT for 3 days!

Watch what other cat owners put up with in the video above.


 

                          Sneaking Away

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Whale Out of Water --- Day 7/310

Walk: PGCC Book Group (An American Marriage)
Distance: a few blocks, a few asanas

So Ciwt was walking on Crissy Field the other day when she spotted this: 

Whaaa?  Looked like a whale out of water and on Crissy Field field.   

So she walked closer:
and closer

Until she was so close she could see the huge ocean creature was made of PLASTIC! 😱 




















Then she was able to read a sign that told her that every nine minutes 300,000 pounds of plastic, the weight of a blue whale, makes its way into the ocean.  Turns out the whale out of water is also out of the Monterey Bay Aquarium; it is visiting Crissy Field to make people aware of our plastic footprint and is just one visual, educational part of the Aquarium's campaign to take on plastic pollution.  If you can't visit the whale at Crissy Field, you can read more here.

http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/conservation-and-science/our-priorities/ocean-plastic-pollution

Monday, January 14, 2019

Heeeere, _____?? --- Day 7/309

Walk: Crissy Field
Distance: 3 miles, Yoga

                     Okay, which cat are you?

Sunday, January 13, 2019

What Did You Think of.......? --- Day 7/308

Walk: No, Home Reading (Enemy Women by Paulette Giles)
Distance: 0, but good Yoga

Back to back reading groups coming up this week, so Ciwt is turning pages as fast as she can.


Saturday, January 12, 2019

Maybe Destroy Your Ticket --- Day 7/307

Walk: Embarcadero Cinema (Destroyer)
Distance: 2 miles, small yoga

Nicole Kidman in Destroyer

Ciwt Oscar prediction: Destroyer will not win the Oscar for Best Costume.  The drab, dirty outfit above is what Nicole Kidman wears during the entire interminably slow, nihilistic movie.