DC Sightseeing

Tweet Start at Union StationLibrary of Congress 8:30am – 4:30pm Tu – Sa https://www.loc.gov/visit/Renwick Gallery 10am – 5:30pm daily https://americanart.si.edu/visit/renwickNational Gallery of Art 10am – 5pm M – Sa 11am – 6pm Su https://www.nga.gov/visit.htmlPostal Museum 10am – 5:30pm https://postalmuseum.si.edu/visit/index.html Louisiana & D St NW; X1 bus Foggy Bottom Station, 9 stops, Constitution Ave NW &…

Bay Area Gardening

Tweet Master Gardeners of Alameda County Asian Vegetables Mizuna Mustard Komatsuna (Spinach Mustard) Loose Leaf Chinese Cabbage var. Beka Santoh Thai Red Stem Basil Lemongrass

Fruit Crisp

Tweet Winter Version Easy to make fruit crisp using Nutriate hot cereal mix. If you like softer apples, microwave the diced apples for 5 minutes.  Squeeze the lemon over the apples. Optional: add extra (1 teaspoon) Ceylon cinnamon to the topping Fall Version

Kizomba and Bachata

Tweet Instruction Ciara Junge, ciarajunge@gmail.com; 2015 February – April, Wednesday nights, ABA, Park street, Alameda.  (In 2014 Thursdays, 8 – 9pm, $10, Just Dance Ballroom, Embarcadero, Oakland.)

NYE SF 2015

Tweet Most Interesting Westin Hotel & The Aloft, Millbrae, KISS FM NYE 2015; “KISS DJ will be rocking out at the Westin Main Ballroom – We will be grooving out to 70s Disco in the Westin Bayshore Ballroom and keeping the beat up with the WILD DJ at the WXYZ in the Aloft.“; 8pm –…

Bay Area Dance Venues

Tweet A listing of Bay Area venues conducive to West Coast Swing, Blues, Bachata, Stepping, and/or Kizomba dancing. For snack, meal, and beverage assortments perfect for dance conventions, please visit Nutriate. Last updated 2019/11/18 (updated / added: 11/18 Starlight; 10/22 Comstock Saloon, Lungomare; 10/7 Musicians section; 10/4 Il Pirata, Allegro; 9/21 The Local, Habanas, Pagan…

Bicycling

Tweet Checklist Helmet – Check the expiration date!  The foam breaks down over time. Brakes and gears in good working order – A bike that hasn’t been ridden in a while probably needs lubrication inside the rear gear box as well as on the chain.  Newer gears ‘bite’ the chain better but also cause the…

Remnants

Tweet (Refer to the Writing Notes post for word usage and to Food Vocabulary for food-related words and terms.  Also see Text Fragments and Famous Quotes.) “find your Prints Charming” – from a 2012 September 18 Bed Bath & Beyond email advertisement for ordering decorator fabrics online. From the Jim Butcher short story “Day Off”, “he…

Gustav Klimt

Tweet Gustav Klimt: Why some say ‘The Kiss’ is better than the ‘Mona Lisa’ – CSMonitor.com. – 2012 July 14 I had the opportunity to see ‘The Kiss’ and other Klimt paintings and murals this April in Vienna, and then the Klimt paintings in the Neue Gallerie in NYC on the way home in NYC. …

Boogie Down

Tweet Alicia Bridges – I love the night life 1978 – YouTube. Seeing the musician for a song that I’ve heard (and danced to) many a time is a little odd – like seeing a movie after reading the book. Van McCoy – Do The Hustle – 1975 – YouTube. Then we have a visual…