Saturday, February 18, 2006



- It is perfectly accepted practice for anyone to carry a conversation with themselves.
- Whereas in L.A. you have weed through all the beautiful women to find someone intelligent and interesting, in the Bay Area you have to weed through a lot of intelligent and interesting women to find someone beautiful.
- Nobody refers to San Francisco as "San Fran" or "SF", it is simply called "The City".
- The nightlife is a little disappointing here.
- "Where is the middle class black man in The City?"
- Seafood is delicious and expensive.
- Why is there a GAP on the corner of Haight and Ashbury?
- H&M is an amazing place.
- For a city that prides itself in it's progressiveness, the gap between the rich and poor are very distinct and blatant.
- This is not a city to raise a family in...
- Isn't this city supposed to be the epicenter of the hippie movement, so how come there are way too many yuppies walking around?
- SFers love to think that they are so much better than their brothers down south, that's really funny...
- Why is North Face considered a trendy designer label here???
- OK, I have to admit SBC Park is one of the most beautiful stadiums I have seen.
- There is very little police presence in the Bay Area.

Thursday, February 09, 2006


A great remix of Coldplay's "Talk" by Francois K

Wednesday, February 08, 2006



Tuesday, February 07, 2006


2,500 years ago Pheidippides ran 26 miles and 365 yards to announce the victory of the Athenians over a Persian army in the Battle of Marathon. Upon proclaiming, "Rejoice. We conquer!" he fell dead. 26 Miles and 365 yards, 42 kilometers. It tests your mind, body, and will. I don't think most people realize how difficult running a marathon is, it is the ultimate test of endurance, mental strength, and physical achievement. It is the yard stick that separates the men from the boys. Our bodies are simply not made to endure such physical impact, and yet thousands of people compete and accomplish the marathon every year.

There is something about running that is inherent within our genetic code. It is in our primal instincts to run, it allowed us to hunt, escape, and reach places that may otherwise be out of reach. It has shaped the course of humanity and allowed us to spread out in this great wide world.

I am currently training for the Los Angeles Marathon, I will be turning 30 this year, and I have always wanted to finish the L.A. Marathon before my 30th Birthday, and here is my chance. I have 6 weeks to reach my goal, and I am in good shape right now. I am pacing at about an 8 minute mile, at a steady pace of 7 miles an hour, which calculates to about a just a little bit over a 4 hour finish. There are still a lot of things for me to work on, but I am determined.