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Ahh, Life In San Francisco

Tue Jun 10, 2003 1:47 am

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.


Bring back the Concorde
 
FLYING MACHINE
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RE: Ahh, Life In San Francisco

Tue Jun 10, 2003 2:14 am

When you feel an earthquake
When you land on that great airport
When you step on the candlestick park
When you buy a funny T shirt at Berkeley U.
I rally love that town
 
Soku39
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RE: Ahh, Life In San Francisco

Tue Jun 10, 2003 8:55 am

When your a skateboarding around the city, and you dont have cops chasing you with night sticks. (SFO skateboarding capitol of the world !!!!!)

When you see girls, and asians skateboarding.

PS: I'm from Ohio, and didn't wear shorts, and I never went to fishermens wharf.  Smile

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RE: Ahh, Life In San Francisco

Tue Jun 10, 2003 12:50 pm

When I feel that I'm in the most beautiful city in the world. Excluding that foray I made in 1989 when things were not so great.

Sadly, I have not been in the city since, is it back to what was yet Superfly?

As though a young whippersnapper such as you would remember the 1970s and 80s. Maybe I'll be able to spend a day ot two in transit this fall. The airport is no fun anymore.

I think getting old sucks until I consider the alternative.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
The day you stop learning is the day you should die.
 
AA727
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RE: Ahh, Life In San Francisco

Tue Jun 10, 2003 2:01 pm

I'll be there in July and I'm pretty excited about it. Oh, and Soku...I skate! Smile
 
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RE: Ahh, Life In San Francisco

Tue Jun 10, 2003 2:43 pm

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.
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RE: Ahh, Life In San Francisco

Tue Jun 10, 2003 3:14 pm

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! Laugh out loud

P.S. I love skating street, so I look forward to California!

Sean
 
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RE: Ahh, Life In San Francisco

Tue Jun 10, 2003 5:02 pm

Superfly,

INSERT - *THIS IS SYDNEY*

No wonder we are sister cities.

I love SF!

Tenderloin = Kings Cross
Castro = Darlinghurst
Market St = George St

lol

The comparisons are amaazing - which is why we have so many direct flights to SFO from SYD.

Cheers mate!

mb
 
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RE: Ahh, Life In San Francisco

Tue Jun 10, 2003 9:09 pm

I stayed in SF for a couple of days last summer in the Parc 55.

Great city, one of the best (not as good as London though  Big grin ).
 
Greg
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RE: Ahh, Life In San Francisco

Tue Jun 10, 2003 10:03 pm

Being a confirmed SoCal boy--born and raised...I should hate San Francisco--or at least anything north of Malibu.
It's impossible.
San Francisco is awesome. And is still the best weekend trip from Los Angeles when I'm home with my folks (sorry Vegas...).
 
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RE: Ahh, Life In San Francisco

Tue Jun 10, 2003 10:37 pm

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.
 
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RE: Ahh, Life In San Francisco

Tue Jun 10, 2003 11:41 pm

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.

blink
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Soku39
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RE: Ahh, Life In San Francisco

Wed Jun 11, 2003 4:09 am

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.  Smile
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AA727
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RE: Ahh, Life In San Francisco

Wed Jun 11, 2003 7:03 am

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.

Sean
 
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RE: Ahh, Life In San Francisco

Wed Jun 11, 2003 8:18 am

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.  Smile 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.  Big grin

Holding down some Lakai and Vans shoes.

[Edited 2003-06-11 01:21:38]
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RE: Ahh, Life In San Francisco

Wed Jun 11, 2003 9:11 am

38mm wheels? Smallllll!! But anyway, I wish that I had enough cash for some good shoes. I just ride Airwalks and replace them when they're beat to hell. They hold up pretty good for the price.

Sean
 
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RE: Ahh, Life In San Francisco

Wed Jun 11, 2003 9:46 am

Damn, makes me want to go there again.... But I don't think unemployment checks are going to cut it.

Alex.
Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
 
Soku39
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RE: Ahh, Life In San Francisco

Wed Jun 11, 2003 9:46 am

Yep ride the vans till the soles fall out, thats all thery're good for.  Big grin
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RE: Ahh, Life In San Francisco

Wed Jun 11, 2003 10:22 am

Looks like we have alot of things in common Soku. Aviation, skating, and you play bass too.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
johnboy
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RE: Ahh, Life In San Francisco

Wed Jun 11, 2003 4:25 pm

Hmmm, I agree that anytime I'm stuck under a freeway waiting for the light to turn green, I get butterflies in my stomach....

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