Posts tagged california
Posts tagged california
This local art gallery has all kinds of cool big statues & sculptures, but every time I see their sign on the side of the road, I just blanch.
I’m not enough of a bitchy font geek to tell them that using Comic Sans profoundly undermines their artistic credibility, though.
At least I haven’t yet, anyway.
I saw this notice at the local hospital. Since it relates to kids, I guess I can see how the use of Comic Sans is slightly less offensive than usual…but no, not really. We gotta raise our chilluns with the right typeface aesthetics from the word go, which means NO COMIC SANS EVER.
Lastly…from the local restaurant that my family patronizes more than any other. The food is great—standard American cuisine (with some Mexican thrown in, as this is California)—but their menus are enough to put me off my food.
(And using stroke with Comic Sans? Srsly? What’s the opposite of gilding the lily?) They’re consistent enough to have spread the horror to the restrooms; I’m not sure if I’m impressed or even more appalled.
PLEASE PLEASE STOP AND READ.
Ivan the Terrible, the Alaskan Husky you see above, is MISSING. He’s a recent rescue who belongs to a very caring family and he has been missing since at least 1:30 pm, Pacific Time, 9-25-12.
His family lives in GARDEN GROVE, CALIFORNIA just a couple blocks away from the OUTLETS AT ORANGE (better known as the BLOCK). His family believes he was taken from their backyard today and they are very worried. Please please please PLEASE if you have any info,
EMAIL ME at firstname.lastname@example.org or PUT THE INFO IN MY ASK BOX
Please boost this signal, this is the sweetest, most trusting dog and he’s been through a bunch already and everyone just wants him to come home as soon as possible. And to boot, it’s Ivan’s master’s birthday today. Please help.
6/16/12: And - finally! - the road home.
(Thanks to Art Deco Architecture for the link!) Though I do have just one note on #12: the last time I crossed the Golden Gate Bridge, I had insufficient funds & no credit cards (yes, Sarah, I should have taken you up on your offer to loan me some cash!), which meant they sent us a bill…for $31. Moral of the story: always, always make sure you’ve got the six bucks.
I love it when local places unexpectedly show up on my dash.
Carson Mansion- Eureka, California
The mansion is a mix of every major style of Victorian Architecture, including but not limited to the following styles: Eastlake, Italianate, Queen Anne (primary), and Stick, depending on which expert one consults.
I used to live about six blocks away from the Carson Mansion. It’s not open to the public, so I kept trying to wrangle an invitation to see the inside at some point, but that never panned out (though I was younger then—I’m a lot more persuasive & persistent these days). In some ways it’s atrocious—in terms of its pastiche of various styles & fussy ornamentation—but it’s undeniably historic as well as an important tourist attraction, & anything that bolsters the local economy receives my wholehearted support.
And speaking of the local economy, if you ever visit the Carson House, it’s just a few blocks over to Los Bagels, purveyors of excellent nosh; my former BFF & I used to have a standing date there every Wednesday morning, & I always got the garlic bagel with cream cheese—it caused me to breathe naught but green fumes for the next several hours, but it was totally worth it.
This looks so much like Carson Pass that at first I assumed that’s what this was a photo of (though now I see that the highway is slightly different). Switzerland is high on the list of places I’d love to go, so it’s nice to know that we’ve got such a striking facsimile of it right here in northern California.
This house is in Eureka, California, right across the street from the Carson House. I have two different photos of myself taken by that stained glass window at ages 13 & 22.
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Compelled to brag that I hiked up to the top there. *points* It took over four hours & I felt completely shredded the next day, but it was totally worth it.
Please feel free to come here & do the same, or merely bask in the incomparable beauty of Yosemite Valley. (Seriously, please come here. Our economy is in the toilet & we need your tourist dollars!)
National Forest Map of the Day: And while we’re on the subject, here’s an informative infographic called the National Biomass and Carbon Dataset, which, according to Woods Hole Research Center scientist Josef Kellndorfer is “the largest high-resolution map of forest biomass yet assembled.”
A collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Geological Survey, the national forest map was assembled using satellite imagery and on-the-ground measurements collected over the course of six years.
see that really, really dark green part in north eastern California? that’s where I grew up. my father works for the Forest Service. He’s the Forest Archaeologist for the Modoc National Forest. He’s knows that shit like the back of his hand.
Aw, and I was just looking at that part slightly lower down—in the middle of California—and thinking, hey, that’s where I live! Much as I complain about living in the sticks, at least it’s nice to see I live in such an über-green area—oops, sorry, I mean, somewhere with such an extensive aboveground woody biomass. (Also, now that I know that your folks are from the Modocs, it’s no wonder you felt cut off from civilization during the holidays! *shudder*)