House Repairs

Tweet Should I renovate? Fit windows with heat-shrink film or weatherstripping. Improve insulation. Solar Panels PG&E Solar Cost Calculator. Sunpower, 1-833-999-2938,

DC Sightseeing

Tweet Start at Union StationLibrary of Congress 8:30am – 4:30pm Tu – Sa Gallery 10am – 5:30pm daily Gallery of Art 10am – 5pm M – Sa 11am – 6pm Su Museum 10am – 5:30pm 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,; 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…


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…


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…