Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Stair Walker --- Days 11/48,49,50,51

Walk: 1. Back and forth between new and old homes 2, 3 & 4: Ditto

Distance: 1.3.5 miles plus, flights down at new  2. 1.5 plus 4 down at new 3. 3.6 miles, 7 flights Up 4.miles

So, CanIWalkThere continues to earn its blog name.  Ciwt is so used to stairs at her present home for 40 years, she's taken to walking right past the elevator and using them at her soon-to-be new home. 

Saturday, March 26, 2022

No Red Carpet for Ciwt? --- Days 11/45,46 & 47

Walk: 1.  Drove  to future home with parking  2. future, hood errands  3. hood errands and stroll

Distance: 1. 1 mile  2. 4.5 miles 3. 4 miles                                                                                                                                                                        

So Ciwt is a Red Carpet watcher from way back, but his year she's seriously considering not watching the Oscars tomorrow.  It seems they have passed to another generation.  She isn't rooting for anyone or any picture in particular, so where's the fun?  But, then there are those clothes.  She just may have to tune in to see the looks some of the stars come up with this year as well as the always hoped for glitches.


Bjork, 2001

Uma, 2004

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Finally, THE Announcement --- Day 11/44

Walk: New Home 

Distance: 3.7 miles

New Home, Traditional SF Fog and Tulips

Big NEWS at last for Ciwt's patient readers!!  After 40 years at her present home, she is moving to another.  Escrow closed yesterday, and the old realtor in her knows no deal is done until that happens.

She is probably the last of her friends and contemporaries to make the shift.  Much of her generation has been on the move for several years, downsizing from bigger houses where they raised their children, or moving to sports and retirement communities or making other appropriate changes with some even upsizing(!).  Now it is Ciwt's turn.

She already likes her new home, but its empty like the picture above.  A blank slate, scary at times, exciting most of the rest of the time and the right move for her all the time.  So, onward go Ciwt and her readers.  
Welcome Card and Tulips

Monday, March 21, 2022

Got Good Junk --- Day 11/43

Walk: First American Title, Goodwill

Distance:  4 miles

So Ciwt really likes the free 'street furniture' bazaar that happens in San Francisco. Probably where you live too.  Today she had a couple of useful things in excellent repair that she thought someone else would like and use.  So she took the first one down to the sidewalk, stuck a hot pink post it on it with the message "Free.  Please enjoy."  

Then she went back up the stairs to get her second piece for her personal bazaar. By the time it took her to get up and down, the first piece was gone!  Couldn't have been more than 5 minutes.  So, once again she stuck her "Free" post it on it and went up to grab a bag of donations to take to Goodwill.  Well, you know what's coming here, when she got downstairs again the second offering was gone.  

She's guessing some people make a job of cruising the streets probably in their SUV's looking for useful street stuff.  And she thinks this is just grand.  Maybe they use it themselves, sell it or give it to needy friends.  Wherever it goes, both Ciwt and they are delighted.

Sunday, March 20, 2022

We're All Hanging in --- Days 11/39,40,41,42

Walk: 1. Hood 2. Same 3. SF Ballet (La Sylphide, 4 Seasons) 4. AMC Kabuki (The Outfit)

Distance:1.  3 miles 2. 3.5 miles 3. 5/5 miles (half loping) 4. 4 miles

Ciwt continues, zombie like, toward her big news for CIWT readers.  Thanks for hanging in.  Expect announcement this week.     Love, Ciwt

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Keeping At It --- Day 11/38

Walk: Union Square

Distance: 5.5 miles

Ciwt is working really hard on her upcoming  big news.  

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Almost Time --- Days 11/34, 35, 36 & 37

Walk: 1. No 2. Mostly Britsh Film Festival (End of Sentence) 3.  Mostly British (Never Too Late) 4. Golden Gate Pickleball

Distance: 1, n/a, Yoga 2. 4.8 miles 3. 3 miles 4. 1.5 miles, 90 minutes pickle

 Very preoccupied but that BIG Ciwt announcement is coming soon.  Promise and Thank You patient CIWT readers.

Friday, March 11, 2022

News On the Way --- Days 11/32, 33 & 34

Walk: 1. Hamilton Rec Pickleball 2.NEW home (almost) 3. Mostly British Film Festival (Perfect 10)

Distance: 1.  4.5 miles, 90 minutes pickle  2. 3.3 miles 3. 4.5 miles (some loping)

Major Ciwt news coming soon!

Monday, March 7, 2022

Still Perplexing --- Days 11/29, 30 & 31

Walk: 1. Los Altos Hills (drove) 2. SF Ballet (Don Quixote) 3. Monday errands

Distance: 1. 1.5  2. 7.8 (3.5 lope, 4.3 walk) 3. 4.5 miles

Friday, March 4, 2022

At Home Mostly --- Days 11/26, 27 & 28

Walk: 1. Presidio 2. No 3. Just back and forth from car

Distance: 1. 4.5 miles 2. n/a 3. 1.1

Ciwt continues at home, thinking.....

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Smart Women, Generous and Brave --- Day 11/26

Walk: GG Park Pickleball

Distance: 4.5 miles, 90 minutes pickle

Three day Jeopardy winner Christine Whelchel

For long time fans like Ciwt, Jeopardy! has become a game of human interest as well as trivia.  Last evening's competition was a special one in both regards.

The winner was already a three day champ when she stepped to her lectern and took hold of the buzzer.  Winning three days in a row is rare and a major accomplishment, but in her case it felt even more so.  In her first contestat chat with host Ken Jennings she told him and all of us watching that one of the first things she did after receiving a breast cancer diagnosis was take the Jeopardy! test.  Then she ended up getting her audition the night before her surgery.  And there she was on stage looking lovely and reporting that she was presently cancer free.  Needless to say, the hearts of fans around the world went out to her.

Then last night when she returned for her fourth game, except for her white-framed glasses, she looked very different. She appeared to have gotten a buzz cut over the weekend, and, with the way people play with their hairstyles these days, it was entirely possible.  But when Ken interviewed her this time, we learned that she had been wearing a wig.

Four-day Jeopardy! winner Christine Whelchek

Her explanation for appearing without it was touching, brave and generous to people confronting cancer.  "After the winnings, I decided that I didn't need to hide behind a wig any more.  I wanted to normalize what cancer recovery looks like."

Oh, and she won her fourth game.

All this by the way shortly after Amy Schneider, the 40-day record setting Jeopardy! champ, normalized transgenderism.