I've known this dood Chris since I was 8. Actually I pretty much lived at his house when I was a wee Daryll. Never really get to see him because he's in St. Louis and we're both pretty damn busy. Stoked to have him out in SF during his hospital interviews (he's going to be doctoring). When we were in 5th grade, we tried to smoke Oregano in a stapled joint made out of binder paper. FYI- it didn't work and inhaling a bunch of dried oregano bits into your lungs hurts.

Here he is practicing his surgery stitching with duct tape.

I pretty much take every visitor I have to Twin Peaks (free) and into the Muir Redwood Forest ($3).

BEAU SHAVER 12.7.77 - 01.10.07

The year started off pretty goddamn shitty. I lost one of my best friends on 1/10/07, Beau Shaver. I really don't know where to start with how much I'll miss you. Its so hard to think of you not here making everyone smile whether they wanted to or not. Who else is going to bear hug me so hard I can't get out? Or have the most intense of conversations? Or run around naked like an ape in a crowd of people? Or have such a ridiculous laugh?

I was looking through all my photos with you and about half of them are blurred. Thats how I'll always remember you. Always in motion, constantly making everyone's lives richer and living with a passion and lust for life and love that I have never met in another soul. Inspirational, fearless, courageous, strong, loving, friend, family, brother, the list could and will go on forever. I love you and we will all miss you more than words can ever tell.


Nieve came to visit me in Oakland. If you haven't been to the DeYoung Museum yet, go. It's free to go up in the lookout tower.

Across the way is the construction of the new Acadamy of Sciences building. It's suppose to be the "greenest" sustainable venture to date. The living roof will provide 90% of the running (non-drinkable) water amongst many other features.

Nieve sitting on one of Andy Goldsworthy's rocks brought in from England

My sister came to visit too. Here she is perched up on the bridge in the Japanese Tea Garden. Go there too. Relax.

Gang of Four (card game)

Nieve's first SF bike adventure

Tulips and poppies down at the windmills on Ocean Beach. I love dusk.

Furniture show at Fifty24SF. Here's some ladies stroking Jeremy Fish's Turtle, ewww.

New Herert Baglione piece outside Upper Playground

Oakland Tiki bar puffer

Need to take the ferry more often

The San Francisco prison

GG Bridge ride.

So, from the southwest corner of the DeYoung tower you'll see a perfect grassy knoll hill popping out between the buildings. It looked perfect for a picnic or drinkin' spot. After driving around for a while we found it at the top of Noriega St. It's well worth checking out, although about as windy as Twin Peaks, so unless you get one of those rare hot days with no wind, I wouldn't recommend a picnic.

Here's the steps leading up to one part of the hill:

And here's the views from up there. Twin Peaks.

Golden Gate Park

The Sunset

South Sunset