San Francisco Part Two

I’d hate for anyone to think that it’s all doom and gloom. After all, I did just go on vacation with Sarah.
Humpin'

We walked from the Palace of Fine Arts to Sausalito via the Golden Gate Bridge, then took a ferry back. I am terrified of heights, so I accidentally crapped my pants while crossing the bridge.

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Ups and Downs of Doodling

I haven’t posted the last batch of doodles because I don’t know that people really want to see a post with twenty insane drawings in it pop up amidst their feed reader. While on one hand I post entirely for my own benefit, I hate to grief those people who take it upon themselves to follow my meandering rambles. That said, there is doodle news — no, I didn’t win a weekly thing or get posted in the Weisman, but I did get an email:

[We] were wondering if you would be interested in doing an
illustration for one of the stories for the finals issue… it would be
about Bruininks.. more information to follow if you are so inclined.

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It’s the Regent’s Scholarship’s Fault

I called Onestop and managed to keep from any sort of histrionics. Their verdict was that I got boned, and it was the mistake of Onestop/financial aid, with the caveat that I “applied for the Regent’s Scholarship late.” Right. They couldn’t figure that stuff out in time for spring semester or any time sooner in the nine months since I received money last fall. As a result, I won’t be taking any classes this summer. I might, however, take classes that I can transfer back to the U. I don’t know, but I’m still livid over the misinformation.

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Ain’t That Just A Kick In The Teeth

Notice of Student Financial Aid Repayment

A recent review of your financial aid packaging has resulted in a reversal of the following financial aid types(s) and amount(s). This reversal of financial aid has been posted to your student account and can also be viewed at http://onestop.umn.edu/onestop/ and then click on “Student Account” under Quick Links.

05-03-2008 Fall 2007
05-03-2008 Spr 2008

I understand that borrowing this money was not completely necessary, and that I would have been responsible for paying back the (not insignificant) amounts at one point or another. I haven’t spent it all, either. I tell you what, though, without that great big padding, I wouldn’t have made it through this year of classes. One big push. Just do it, and damn the torpedos.

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Chinatown and Ocean Beach

鍋貼: possibly the best food on earth. Oh, you don’t read Chinese? Please allow me to translate: “Pot sticker.” Yes.
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San Francisco Part One

Sarah and I expected to do a lot, so I made notes on pieces of scrap paper and laid them out.
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And So It Begins

By “it,” I mean “the deluge of photos.” I will do my best not to overwhelm you.

Step one: the backlog. When I leave Minnesota, I will miss Pizza Luce. Sarah and I go regularly.
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Lee Friedlander I Am Not

I think the problem is my distinct lack of a Hasselblad.

While in San Francisco, Sarah and I went to see the Friedlander show at SFMOMA and then followed up by seeing his exhibition at the Fraenkel Gallery. If you’re in San Francisco, I highly recommend both actions. If you aren’t, you can see his work online on artnet.com.

This is a trickle to begin sharing images from our vacation with you. I barely understand what that word means.

This is a photo by Lee Friedlander that made Sarah and I a bit teary at the museum. I suppose that context helps, but hopefully you can get the idea from this image that I looted from the bounty of the internet.
Lee and Maria Friedlander. Cannon Beach, Oregon

Here’s my version of the same, minus the Hasselblad goodness.
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Make With the New Server

Dear Mediatemple who is not hosting most of my service any more,
I realize that this is a difficult breakup and that you still have some of my stuff, but I hope that we can be friends in the future. Just don’t lie to me or trash talk my friends and we’re cool in my book.

With love always,
Jesse

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I’m Going Back to Mupples

We will be flying back to Minneapolis tomorrow morning. I find this most displeasing.

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