The advantages of not being the one WEARING the lampshade

I love it when the city is quiet. Especially the raucus neighborhoods that are usually wall-to-wall people. That generally means being there at the crack of dawn, before most people are up and about. I’m not a morning person, so I rarely see that side of this city, but occasionally I stir bright and early, and get to see my city during such a lull.

This week involved getting an early (for me) start in picking up a UHaul truck and trekking down to Newark to clear out a storage unit. It was going to be a long day of manual labor, and I promised my ‘help’ that I’d carbo-load them in anticipation. We headed to the Pork Store on 16th, where my good friends Bacon and Sausage are known to throw a good party. I anticipated the worst, waiting list wise, it being a weekend morning precious few days before a major holiday and all, but to my great surprise, the joint was nearly empty. We nestled right in, tucked into a Tasty Nest, and I enjoyed TPS’s incandescent lampshade collage above the dining room.

Quiet stroll through the Mission, good food with no wait? Maybe I ought to work on that ‘morning person’ bit, after all.

2 Comments so far

  1. S (unregistered) on December 27th, 2006 @ 9:18 am

    You ever notice how those shades all appear to be new? The decorators clearly had a bright idea, but why buy them new? There is no lack of used shades in the heap of detritus around this city. A quick weekend survey of mission district streets would reveal two out of three garage sales have a selection of shades to be had for dimes.

  2. Nancy (unregistered) on December 28th, 2006 @ 8:59 am

    True, but seeing as how all these are hanging above paying diners in a restaurant setting, I’m pretty happy that their all shiny and new. I can appreciate a good dumpster-dive find as much as anyone else (SF dump Artists in Residence have produced some fine works), but when it comes to dangling above my dinner plate? I’ll take NEW, please!

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