Where did November go?! It started with a massive baseball-winning Giant party, and now we are at the last day of the chrysanthemum month. Here is the much promised post for the I live here SF: Opening, which took place at the beginning of November 5th. (and a got many city events coming
— but seriosuly, October and November… two nautty fast fun months!!)
Julie and I connected reading each other’s blogs quite sometime ago. She photographed me sometime in 2009, and we had such a good time roaming through some of the hills and places with our precious beautiful tools. Julie had a super cool camera with a lens she had checked out or borrowed, and me with my bike. That morning we met for early coffee and the texture and lighting in the skies were wicked cool, as it had just stopped pouring. It has been one of my most fun mornings with a wonderful local creative woman. I love what you do Julie!!
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I was very happy and quite flattered to be part of the Discussion Panel which took place a couple of weeks ago, rain and all. I posted it not too long ago, right before the Thanksgiving break [link]
Here my bloggie friend Amber, sent me a Diptych piece from it with 2 of the posted photos -so nice, ♥thanks!!
And well, and tonight is the closing reception — so don’t miss it!
Tuesday, November 30: Closing Night Reception
5-7pmIf you couldn’t make it for the opening night, or just couldn’t get enough… come for one last visit to the wonderful collection of images from the I Live Here:SF project in the main gallery. Silvi Alcivar of The Poetry Store will be on site to create custom poems our own indoor 30-Stockton Muni bus shelter. via ilivehereSF»
Many thanks to all the fantastic dads for participating in yet another super fun and successful collaboration series and to our readers.
See all the previous posts here: featured dads
and the ones over at BikeNOPA, which thank you post -collage included!- from my collaborating partner over in bikeNOPA: check out Michael’s closing series post here [link] =)
Our previous kick-off series, was the very popular and a beloved local favorite Women Who Bike
♥Stay tuned and happy riding everyone!!
The motivation for returning to work after the Thanksgiving break is low. The belly is way too happy and I am all for finding any possible distractions on my various routes to work, caffeine being the main big crutial distraction.
My pretty bloggie-friend over in New York Jennine found some super wacky pink-red sweaters, I am very likely to wear myself (the-coveted link) and my buddy Keoki shared a link Berkeley’s yarn bomber “the Russian” (berkeleyside link). I am liking this movement of knitted pieces around the interweb, and even better to see them upclose. I’m sure our bikeys love it!
Have you seen any of these around your neighborhood, or bike routes? They are so cool! =)
Now, a few days off with the Mamigrosa. We’ll be roaming around the City, going on walks and drinking lots of coffee.
Will be eating lots on Thursday and chilling.
I am thankful for everything and everyone around me, especially mi madre.
I’ll be back to the blogesphere next week.
Happy thanksgiving everyone!!
Besos, bisous +kisses ♥xxo.meli
So wat, right?! Rain has been very temperamental in the last few days.
One minute the sky has super cool cloud patterns, the next it’s raining buckets. I’m into it.
How do you prepare to ride in the rain?
I have contemplated buying a new raincoat for a few years. Last Saturday, I was caught a tad on the non-prepared side, but still managable. My little ‘summer’ wind-water resistant jacket earned lots of respect from me because it dried *super* fast and it kept me dry after riding in what seems a long distance when it is raining buckets. I’m sure it would have started to fail if we rode 4+miles during that time, but after dinner the rain calmed down a bit and the drops didn’t seem as intense. There was also some thunder. By the end of the night, I had almost forgotten we had gotten so wet earlier in the evening, which is a good thing. Anyway, here is how the afternoon began.
Here is la Calitexican and I, this is how we rode, with the exception that I swapped the sweater with my jacket, but that is about it. The red dress is linen-like cotton and it got drenched, but it dried super fast. Tights are great to ride in the rain, the dry out. Also do it quite quickly. And the boots I was wearing, they pretty much put up with poddles, rain and all. I always forget each year if they perform OK in rainy days. I guess they do well. And for rain-bike parking I always tote around a shower cap to cover the saddle, trick learned from our friend Ade.
Melyssa here is rocking some pretty awesome argyle-pattern rain boots. I’ll get a picture of them and her bike once we are not swimming in traffic.
This was this past Saturday, I participated in the I Live Here: SF discussion panel. It is the first panel I have ever participated in and it made me feel very special to be with such wonderful people and their thoughts, things and snippets of life they got to share with us all.
The panel consisted of a number of us covering multiple age groups, interests, ethnicities, neighborhoods and interests. Julie Michelle, the woman behind the awesome myriads of images in these walls, presented each of us with 2-3 well selected questions for each of us, which evoked an answer that could easily turned into a conversational long paragraph. I also wanted to thank mi special amigos crew for going, the weather was quite umpredictable, and no one likes the first few rainy days.
So thank you!
Here is Wardell and I.
We make a great duo because we both ride beautiful machines in their own sense, and we share an affinity for bold-loud-fun fashion, what do you think?! His car (is a she) Star One, is a fantastic piece of art.
Two of us and our two machines.
The exhibit’s closing reception is next Tuesday Nov. 30th from 5-7PM.
Thanks for reading!! Stay colorful + stay dry