Archive for December, 2007

Golden Gate bridge

27 December 2007


Broadway heads up into the hills, and just past the connection to Route 24 it passes over a sturdy WPA-era concrete structure. A pocket valley here holds the College Preparatory School, and Golden Gate Avenue, one of Upper Rockridge’s main arteries, goes under Broadway here to its end at Chabot Road where Temescal Creek enters a culvert. The Golden Gate bridge (formally it’s the Golden Gate Avenue undercrossing) is built to last, but the ground around it is slumping. After the next big quake on the local fault, the bridge may still stand but be unusable, blocking Broadway, because vehicles won’t be able to get up onto it.

Meme of four

24 December 2007

I was tagged last month with this meme, but it slipped my mind til now: ten different fours.

4 jobs you’ve had:

  1. Radio deejay
  2. Made fiberglass tape in a factory in Newmarket, N.H.
  3. Garbage collector
  4. Scientific editor

4 movies you’d watch over and over:

  1. Repo Man
  2. 8 1/2
  3. Ulysses (sorry, that’s a book)
  4. Leaves of Grass (that is too)

4 places you’ve lived:

  1. Oakland, California
  2. Pleasantville, New York (yes, THAT one)
  3. Kensington, Maryland
  4. Newmarket, New Hampshire

4 TV shows you love to watch (mind you, I haven’t watched TV regularly in almost 20 years):

  1. Max Headroom
  2. The original Star Trek
  3. Time Tunnel
  4. MTV’s 120 Minutes

4 places you’ve been on vacation:

  1. San Marino (the nation)
  2. The 1964 World’s Fair
  3. Brawley, California
  4. San Francisco during the hippie era

4 websites you visit daily:

  1. Geology on (incredible place)
  2. Salon
  3. Recent Earthquakes in California-Nevada
  4. Jon Carroll’s Fine Home Page and Archive

4 of your favorite foods:

  1. Beer
  2. Olives
  3. Beans
  4. Eggs

4 places you’d rather be:

  1. Oakland, California
  2. Manhattan
  3. Na Pali Coast, Kauai
  4. Florence, Italy

4 lucky people to tag:

  1. Kris’s Archaeology Blog
  2. John Fleck at inkstain
  3. Allartburns
  4. ACME Updates


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