Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: books, digital, electronic, Fashion, graphics, infographic, old, photography, pictures, print, technology
I am very happy the semester is over for Spring 2012. I am recognizing in myself that I like old technology and am old school aka old fashioned. Which brings me to the E-book.
After reading the infographic below on E-books , I embrace my printed books much more.
I have a reader and have downloaded Apple’s iBooks and Project Gutenberg, free digital books but I cannot get into reading them.
I think one of the main reasons are the types of books I read and collect. I love history books, travel books and fashion & art books.
One thing these books all have in common is the use of graphics and pictures. I like the large format of the printed pages.
I love those three publishers.
It makes me just a bit nervous to think that print might be extinct. Look at this infographic below.
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Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: books, deprivation, internet, media, reading, television, twitter, usage
For my sanity and happiness I am giving up the amount of television I watch. The violence and negativity is depressing. I also have a problem with the content and stereotypes of entertainment programs. I am reading books and periodicals more.
It is difficult to rein in the internet usage. I don’t tweet or Facebook as much as in 2007, 2008, or 2009. I am more introspective and not posting willy nilly.
I am trying to develop my voice and write more.
So far solar 2010 new year has been full of progress. I am inching toward the half marathon goal.
Here is alittle “Obama” news. I am thinking about revisiting news interest stories about President Barack Obama.
Filed under: 2010, Exercise/Fitness, Health | Tags: 2010, 2k10, activity, cardio, cross country, dance, elevation, exercise, fitness, golf, golfing, hills, kickboxing, kilometers, legs, marathon, martialarts, miles, muaythai, new year, partner, racewalking, ski, str, strength, tennis, train, training, walking, workout, x-c, yoga
As I sit bundled against the San Francisco chill, I am wondering when I will log walking 5 miles around the lake. I have been lagging of late and making excuses.
I have been doing yoga and I am starting to see the results. I need to make some new fitness aka exercise plans for 2010. I will stick with the yoga and dance but I need more cardio. I also want to try new things.
I want to walk a “half marathon”. I have one in mind. May 2, 2010 Avenue of the Giants Half Marathon Humboldt, CA. I have set my sights before on a 7-mile hike. I have done a few 5ks. This would be 13 miles. The half-marathon course has some hills. So I need to train for the incline and elevation.
I will be taking my 1st golfing lessons in January 2010 at Harding Park Golf Course. I am looking forward to learning something new.
Tennis is a class I did well in at SFSU. I want to take a tennis course. I thought if I found an activity partner, I could revive some skills. I tried placing a ad on Craigslist.org but got no responses.
My other activity I will partake in in 2010 is Muay Thai boxing. I have been wanting to learn a martial art. I like the fact of building leg strength.
There is a distinct possibility I may go X-C skiing sometime in 2010. I really want to go to Spooner Lake.
As for the dancing, I am signed up for another tap dance class. I plan to get out and go salsa dancing but it is hard to go alone or find people.
So those are my plans.
Haunted San Francisco
It is that time of year again when I start thinking about the supernatural events that have happened in San Francisco, CA. S.F. with its kooky and eccentric history is ripe for paranormal activity.
Take for instance the numerous cemeteries that were in San Francisco. There are haunted houses, haunted hotels and spooky alleys and parks. Below are some suggestions for further reading and ghost tours you can take for fun. Happy Halloween!
Burgett, M., (1995). City of Souls: San Francisco’s Necropolis At Colma. City: Custom & Ltd. Editions.
Montanarelli, L., & Harrison, A. (2005). Strange but True: San Francisco. Guilford: Globe Pequot.
Vercillo, K., (2007). Ghosts of San Francisco. West Chester: Schiffer Publishing.
Boulware, J., (2000). San Francisco Bizarro. New York: St. Martin’s Press.
Snyder, J., (1999). San Francisco Secrets. San Francisco: Chronicle Books.
Ungaretti, L., (2005). San Francisco’s Richmond District. Charleston: Arcadia Publishing.
Friedman, J., (2005). Eccentric California. City: Bradt Travel Guides.
Richards, R., (2004). Haunted San Francisco. City: Heritage House Publishers.
Lyon, M., (2007). San Francisco Ghosts. City: Windwhistle Press.
Dwyer, J., (2005). Ghost Hunter’s Guide to the San Francisco Bay Area. Gretna: Pelican Publishing Company.
San Francisco Ghost Society http://www.sfghostsociety.org/
San Francisco Ghost Hunt http://www.sfghosthunt.com
San Francisco Chinatown Ghost Tours http://www.sfchinatownghosttours.com/home.html
Haunted Haight Walking Tour http://www.hauntedhaight.com
SF Vampire Tour http://www.sfvampiretour.com
Halloween Ghost Walk http://www.sfcityguides.org
Haunted Presidio http://www.parksconservancy.org