Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 38599 posts, RR: 79 Posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2509 times:
You know you are in San Francisco when...
Your co-worker tells you they have eight body piercings - and none are visible.
When someone says "tenderloin" - you don't think steak. You think danger.
You make well over $100,000 and you still can't find a nice place to live.
You think anyone who drives a car to work is decadent.
You keep a list of companies to boycott.
Your plumber is gay and your barber/beautitian is straight.
You would never dream of crossing a picket line.
You take the bus and are shocked at two people carrying on a conversation in English.
You realize there are far more Rainbow flags in the city than California State Flags.
You think anyone wearing a George Clooney haircut is visiting from the Midwest.
You can't remember... Is pot still illegal?
You go to your office manager's baby shower - the parent's are named Judy and Becky.
You give a "thumbs up" gesture to a car with a "Free Tibet" bumper sticker - and you mean it.
You have a very strong opinion where your coffee beans are grown, and are willing to fight about it.
A really great parking spot can move you to tears.
You know that anyone wearing shorts in June is just visiting from Ohio.
A man walks on MUNI in full leather regalia and crotch less chaps. You don't notice.
You still can't believe a company doesn't offer domestic partner benefits.
You curse those damn tourists - but always stop to help a cute guy or gal who is looking puzzled at a city map.
When you drive under an underpass - for one moment you think "earthquake".
Your boss runs in "The Bay to Breakers"... it's the first time you have seen him nude.
Your child's 3rd grade teacher has a nose ring and is named "Breeze".
You haven't been to Fisherman's Wharf since the first month you moved to the bay.
You are thinking of taking an adult ed class - but you can't decide between a Yoga, Channeling or Building Your Web Site class.
You realize the only Republicans you know are your Aunt and Uncle in Texas.
Soku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 10 Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2343 times:
If you bring your board you'll be in for a real treat. Pier 7 right on the water downtown, and 3rd and Army have great vibes, for being such famous spots. Street skating is so nice, you do a little handrail and no one cares, its absolutely amazing. Fun to start at the top of the city, and just bomb hills to the bottom its absolutely great.
O ya another PS: don't even bother trying the office building Hubba, thats one place you will get kicked out since they can see you from the towers.
AA727 From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 124 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2332 times:
I sure as hell plan on bringing my board. I leave in 4-5 days for Seattle and LA so I'm pretty stoked about skating there too. I knew about Pier 7(who doesn't?), but thanks for telling me about the other spots! Bombing hills in San Francisco? I love bombing a hill just as much as the next guy, but SF seems pretty extreme!
P.S. I love skating street, so I look forward to California!
Greg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2284 times:
Being a confirmed SoCal boy--born and raised...I should hate San Francisco--or at least anything north of Malibu.
San Francisco is awesome. And is still the best weekend trip from Los Angeles when I'm home with my folks (sorry Vegas...).
Goingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 19 Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2274 times:
From the midwest perspective - I am sure that SF is a beautiful city, but when there on business in the downtown area, the number of homeless that you had to literally step over, sitting there with their dogs or cats, or standing around urinating in Union Square, was quite the turnoff.
Blink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5431 posts, RR: 19 Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2267 times:
Goingboeing, I couldn't agree more.
I heard that there was a city backed plan to do something about the homeless problem. San Fransisco still is a great city though, in fact, I am flying into SFO in 2 weeks! Unfortunately, I am not visiting San Fran, only flying into it.
Heres a few more to continue the list:
You see 2 gay men making out, and don't think much of it. Afterall, you see it practically every day, right?
Coming out of the closet means that you are straight.
There is an earthquake, but nobody notices.
You have no idea what a flat piece of road looks like.
Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
Soku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 10 Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2235 times:
well AA theres different sized hills, but sometimes if you lose all inhibitions you can go fast enough to pass cars up where its sorta bottlenecked. Just look for spots man theyre everywhere. Kezar park (has that orange colored cement in front of the stadium in skate vids) is pretty nice too. That place has 3 stair sets and some other stuff. I might go this July too if I can scrape enough money to get out there, but I went last year so I might just save it, cause we all know boards are just crap after the first week.
AA727 From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 124 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2216 times:
Kezar park, never heard of it. But, I know exactly what orange cement your talking about. What kind of board, trucks, bearings, etc. do you have? I ride an Element board with Grindking G6s(greatest trucks EVER!), FKD ABEC 5 bearings, spitfire wheels, and shorty's hardware. It wasn't cheap, but it's a great setup.
Soku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 10 Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2208 times:
Right now im riding a Maldonodo sig Baker 8'', black magic grape tape (the stuff sucks), destructo trucks, doh doh bushings (their hardest), Speedfreak bearings, even though I replace bearings like every month since those things crack and slow down so easily. I've got some 38mm Enjoi wheels. hardware and kingpin from the home depot. I'm getting a new board this week though, no clue what I want, but my Baker has more chips in the tail than a bag of lays. And as cliche as it sounds, it really has no pop.