Since we moved into our apartment in San Francisco Mister B has developed an affinity for scratching the back and sides of the sofa. Somewhat unfortunate since we rent a furnished apartment and that sofa does not belong to him. In an attempt to keep all parties relatively satisfied I decided to give soft paws a whirl. For those of you who don’t know, soft paws are fake rubber fingernails for cats. After a good bit of fighting and cursing on both of our parts I managed to get 8 out of 10 on. Here is the result:
it’s a wonderful life! June 19, 2009
I have a good life. In fact, I can say without reservation that I have a great life. Even so, sometimes there are days where everything is so lovely and perfect that it’s hard to believe that I’m living it. How did I get so lucky? Pictures don’t do justice but they work well as markers for those memories and moments. June 18, 2009 – how appropriate that we were in San Francisco for our first wedding anniversary since that is where we were initially planning to get married…
VeRtiGo June 17, 2009
While Vic was working one afternoon, Mary Beth and I visited Ft Point. Sure it’s a fort from the 1860’s, but more interesting (at least to me) is that it is the location for the famous scene from Vertigo where James Stewart rescues Kim Novak from the icy bay waters.
Also, we saw these hands on the fence. A little research (thanks Vic) and the mystery of Hopper’s hands was solved…
Ken Hopper is a Golden Gate bridge iron worker who noticed that joggers would stop and touch the fence at Ft Point (the end of the line) so he had these hands made for them to touch. At the bottom he also added a pair of dog paws. Hopper also volunteered for the suicide watch for many years (a job that only the bridge workers are suited to do) and saved at least 30 people from jumping.
good times June 14, 2009