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Re: Nothing surprises me in SF
Old 05-13-2006, 06:30 PM   #41
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Re: Nothing surprises me in SF


San Francisco is my favorite American city - been there many times for work and pleasure. If you don't like getting on a boat, you might want to go to the Cliff House/Point Lobos/Seal Rocks Beach for a beautiful view of the ocean. There is a nice walk along the beach and a short, easy hiking trail there.

With your liberal sense of humor and very personal but non-judgmental writing style, you can pick up where author Armistead Maupin left off with his novel, "Tales of the City". This fun book, filled with characters living in an apartment in 1970's San Francisco, was made into a PBS Television mini-series.

Perhaps you, the Jewish Princess writer, and the young Haight girl (the one interested in ghosts) can all corroborate together and come up with a published best seller! I would be the first one in line to buy a copy.

Oh, be sure to let us know if you develop any kind of relationship (no matter how casual, although intimate would be better) with the Jewish Princess. She seems like a very interesting character. Also, let us know what you find out about ghosts. I had some weird experiences in my house several years ago that I thought could be a "spirit" of some kind.

Take care - looking forward to more tales from the colorful city of SF.


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Re: Nothing surprises me in SF
Old 05-13-2006, 07:54 PM   #42
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Re: Nothing surprises me in SF

SF is without a doubt a very saucy, raw city with lots to see and do. I have started to find the characters and will probably be writing in a Ward Cleaver manner.

Best characters so far:

1. Bum at 7th/Market in front of liquor store and he looks like George Foreman with some gray hair on the sides. He leans on a rubbish bin and mouths obscenities at everyone. Not audible. I usually give him an omelette and country frys left over.

2. Old bag lady who works the Van Ness trash cans like she is getting paid by the hour. She has the cans and bottles out of them within seconds.

3. Debonair gent at California/Jones St dressed in bow tie every morning, picks up sidewalk rubbish and is keen to tell you how it used to be.

Castro at 17th. Russian Hill along Chestnutt, Cow Hollow Motor Inn Room 412, Ken at the corner of Market/3rd can tell you that #6 goes to Parnassas, 47 is going to Fulton, but if you take the Bart N to Judah it's much quicker.

But a must see is Eddy St. from 3rd to 7th. Even the cops don't go there.

Yep I fell some Kafka coming on but it's Tails of the City for me, .

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