Just a few things I saw today

Today I went to Chinatown in search of Szechuan pepper. My search was successful, and I also got a mortar and pestle with which to grind it. Even better, I got some pictures! More after the jump.

(Also, even though it has nothing to do with what I saw today, a few days ago I heard somebody yell “HEY, PAUL! I’LL TRADE YOU THREE PLAYBOYS FOR A LIGHTER!” over on Hyde, near the library. Gotta love the Tenderloin.)

While I was in Chinatown, I saw that it was laundry day for some people:

Laundry day, Chinatown

I went back through Nob Hill, and saw a bus-shelter ad for the Economist. Apparently somebody decided to change the copy a little:

Lift the . . . ?

After I got back to my place, I decided to go to Safeway and get the rest of the stuff I needed to make stir-fried beef with peanuts. While walking through UN Plaza, I saw this, which made me think of this article from the Onion:

Someone on UN Plaza knows about physics

Tomorrow I’ll be going on another adventure, which I’ll post here as soon as I can. Hooray for adventures!

1 Comment so far

  1. Charles r.Sears II (unregistered) on April 3rd, 2007 @ 11:32 am

    I love your observations and pictures.Yes,I live in the Tenderloin also.It is a great leveler and mixing bowl for all of us…rich and poor,who live side by side and seem to accept each other and get along.I think this must have been what America was like in its infancy.



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