Saturday, May 30, 2009

Bezerkeley Berkeley

Nothing to do on Sunday head to Stow Lake

There is nothing more leisurely and more relaxing than a pedal-boot ride around Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park. All the little ducklings, turtles and geese are born and swimming up a storm. 
The calming green of the water, the falling waters in the cascades, being with friends. Our daughter; having a ball, pedaling, steering and driving backwards.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Colorado Public Radio CPR 90.1

My ex-brother-in-law, Joseph Pope, was interviewed on NPR today in regards to punk music from in and around Boulder, Colorado.

 His new compilation CD, of early Punk Rock  'Rocky Mountain Low', features crazy bands like 'Guys', an all female band from Denver; as well as 'Profalactics', 'Instants' and the 'Healers' { Me and some friends screwed around in my

parents' living room when no one was home and called ourselves the

Healers.Eric Reed also known as Jello Biafra }

Jon Risk, the 'chest', on the cover wearing a T-Shirt by the "Allman Brothers Band", called tonight and via our telephones, him and I listened to the interview by his brother together. Mega-fun. Later that night Jon told me the most amazing story. 

During touring with 'Angst' formerly 'The Instants',  Mr.Risk had run into B.B. King. He had a chat with him. B.B. King was sad about the fact that his music kept him away from his family and children. He did not enjoy that very much.
One day in the mid 80's I was photographing a B.B. King concert at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. He, Jon Risk, received  a personal phone-call from B.B. King in our apartment on Post Street. (This is prior cell-phone days). When Jon answered the phone, B.B. King asked him if he could give Martina a message. The message from King was, that he is sorry he could not meet Martina for dinner since he run into his friend Van Morrison and he had to spend the evening with him.

We both were floored, Jon, because B.B. King made "touring the road" look so bleak while asking his own wife out for dinner, and I was floored because I had no recollection of this incident. 

  I know myself:  I probably did not take the dinner invitation by the great B.B. King seriously anyways.  History made.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Danger in Durable Plastics

Most of us who camp and exercise own these hard plastic-bottles we store our water in. Well, can you believe it, they have been recalled. I owned three of them for years and the Nalgene company actually gives you your money back. All you need to do is get them down to the return counter of REI and they will refund it to your REI account or put it straight onto your credit card. Well, I walked out of there with over 
$ 27.00. 
Unfortunately I do not know the health damage I walked away with. 

Currently Cleaned Your Coils?

I know, I know, not the greatest fun. However, if you want to be part of saving the planet you got to clean your coils in your refrigerator. 

Here is my proof and I tell you,
 it knocked a mere $ 15 of my bill monthly. So get down, get dirt and dust away.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Back On Line

Hi everybody, we are back on line. However I have to shoot a wedding tomorrow so I'll talk to you next week. Have a safe Memorial Day. Love Martina 

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Sunol Wilderness-Wilderness for the Wild

Every year our daughter's school goes camping and hiking in the Sunol Wilderness. 

It is the most organized and stress-free camping one can ever imagine. An event that shall never be missed.

 The campground features a creek and fabulous campsites. No electricity and no water  The evenings are filled with song and dance
around the campfire as well skits and shows.

In the early morning you will awake to the scented air of fresh brewed coffee.
 Frothy lattes, filtered coffee and french press coffee, just to name a few. 

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Eliana & Stacy's Birthday May 9th, 2009

What a party this was. Annually a great music smash for adult and children alike. 

The big bouncy dragon was a hoot. See how all the different sets of legs disappeared in the fiery dragon's throat.

We had a ball.