Posted on February 18, 2014
We headed up to San Francisco/Berkeley this weekend for a much too short trip. The Bay area is a second home, which is why I always love visiting and never want to leave. Here are a few flicks from the weekend.
Socola is a new chocolatier and barista shop in San Francisco. The chocolates and Soca-late are must haves.
Saturday also happened to be San Francisco’s Chinese New Year Parade, which is awesome if you were expecting it. It’s not so awesome if you had a schedule that depended on your ability to walk around the city freely.
The story behind the dragon in Chinese New Year history is actually pretty cool and interesting. It helps that they look really cool. Although, I’m not sure if having one look straight at you is good or bad?
Posted on February 4, 2014
The major problem of life is learning how to handle the costly interruptions. The door that slams shut, the plan that got sidetracked, the marriage that failed. Or the lovely poem that didn’t get written because someone knocked on the door.
-Martin Luther King Jr.
Posted on February 3, 2014
So, how about that Super Bowl?
No one saw that coming. Watching Peyton Manning and the Broncos get beaten up and down the field for the entire game was much more than disappointing, it was downright sad. It was also hard to watch. Hell, I spent most of the 4th quarter playing trying to set a personal best in Flappy Bird.
The last time Denver had a real chance in this game was when Broadway Joe came out to the coin toss in a fur coat.
I blame those orange uniforms. They’re just horrible.
And so was the Broncos game.
What about the ads?
They were just as much a dud as the game. Apparently, every company advertising during the game got together at some point and agreed that they would all tell really long stories that made no sense and took forever. Congratulations you guys, you have huge advertising budgets, too bad they didn’t do anything good with them.
That’s really the takeaway from Super Bowl 48. It was forgettable. I mean, unless your a diehard fan of either team, you’re not going to remember this game and you certainly aren’t going to remember the ads, which is a shame. The most entertaining part of the night, by far, was Bruno Mars’ halftime show. It’s a shame they dumped the Red Hot Chili Peppers on him, though. The NFL just can’t seem to stay away from rock for very long, can it?
When you hold the Super Bowl, in the world’s most popular and recognizable city, the last thing it should be is forgettable.
Too bad that’s exactly what happened.
The ads weren’t ALL that bad. Here are a few that were good:
You can really go wrong with The Muppets or Terry Crews, so good job Toyota:
Microsoft probably had the best ad of the night. Coming from an apple “fanboy” that’s saying a lot:
Apple chose to save its money and just release their shot entirely with iPhone 5s’ ad on social media the day after the big game and it still turned out to be one of the best Super Bowl ads:
Posted on February 1, 2014
Congratulations to my Golden Bears for beating a #1 ranked team, Arizona, at Haas Pavilion for the first time in Cal history!
Makes me wish I was still in school.
Roll on you Bears! #GoBears
Posted on January 30, 2014
Posted on January 30, 2014
Team USA is getting some nice boots.