Monthly Archives: April 2011

Why I love L.A.


Randy Newman and I have something in common. We love Los Angeles. Actually, I love “my” L.A. Just spent a long weekend visiting old friends and favorite haunts. The city never disappoints. Arriving Saturday afternoon, I rented my car and … Continue reading

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Field trip to “Smitten Kitchen”


Time for a trip to another food blogger whose writing & photography make for a delicious diversion. Smitten Kitchen, which is subtitled  “Fearless cooking from a tiny kitchen in New York City” is Deb Perelman’s funny and fresh blog focusing on … Continue reading

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Oh, ye of little faith…my spring wildflower lust has been satisfied!


Saturday, we took our third outing in pursuit of spring wildflowers and Eureka! we found them.  I confess we spend very little time in the East Bay but the reviews on Sunol Regional Wilderness were consistent. There were great wildflowers … Continue reading

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Sunol wildflower hike this weekend. Maybe the 3rd time is the charm.


After two weeks of spectacular scenery on my hikes but a paucity of wildflowers, I’m giving it one more April try. Have done my due diligence on google and it looks like the Sunol Wilderness Area in the East Bay … Continue reading

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They’re back. Attack of the spam referrers.


After I blogged about my bout of referral spam a couple of months ago, the barrage of fake urls disappeared for awhile. But now, like spring pollen, they are back in force. It’s enough to make a grown woman cry. … Continue reading

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The Marlboro Man on My Mountain


I didn’t find wildflowers on our Montara Hike. But I did find a cowboy poet riding off into the hills. Almost as good!

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Desperately seeking wildflowers. Need the 411!


April is wildflower month and I’m on a (failing) mission to find them. The first April weekend we hiked the mountain south of Pacifica and caught glimpses of wildflowers along the way which hinted at wild profusions to come. After … Continue reading

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