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Looking for Love (More Outer Sunset Street Art)

1 Comment 12 April 2011

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It’s a beautiful day outside.  But I’m sick, indoors, cranky and trying to stuff myself full of Vitamin C and Zinc.

But life outside continues.  Sunday I brought you a shark, today it’s a mouse.  And it’s looking for love.

I’m not sure who this artist is, but I wish I had more info.  I do notice that I it’s changed my life in a little itty bitty way.

Until I noticed this street art sprouting up in the Outer Sunset, I found myself overly-focused on what I was doing, looking down and hurrying through life.

But the last few weeks have been a little different.  I am constantly looking up.  Constantly searching for little bits of treasure hidden on SF’s utility poles.  And it’s actually made life more interesting.

So whoever you are, please don’t stop.  I’m sure I’m not the only one that’s intrigued, interested and grateful for the little smiles you’re adding to life through these carved wood surprises. 🙂

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Watching Out for Sharks in the Outer Sunset

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I know I should be blogging about San Francisco real estate, but instead, I’m running around trying to keep up with active buyers, both in and out of escrow, and getting some listings up and running!  (In fact, check out this 1BR steal of a condo in Diamond Heights and this 2BR 2BA 2PK condo in NoPa for some AWESOME opportunities!)

So when things calm down, I’ll have some more real estate posts for you soon – but in the meantime, I thought I’d share some more rogue Outer Sunset art with you.

And you know what, readers?  If you’re stopping by to check out my posts, you are sweet. 😉  But I promise, I won’t bite. 😉

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Tulips and Nervous Virgins in the Outer Sunset

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First, out here on the Great Highway, we had to SURRENDER!

Now, there’s Tulips and Nervous Virgins.

Our utility poles in the Outer Sunset are just getting more and more interesting…………

 

 

Outer Sunset Art

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San Francisco Real Estate Blog Back in No Time

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This week is a bit hectic.  With buyers in escrow and new listings coming on the market, as well as a few personal items on the agenda, including (ahem) getting a year older, I just want to let SF real estate blog readers know I’m gone for a few days, but not forever.

Hang tight, and we’ll be back to regular randomly scheduled programming soon. 😉

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San Francisco Photos: Golden Gate Bridge During Passing Storm

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I’ve had a few rough days.  First, it was a sinus headache that (still) makes me feel like I’m being continuously punched in the forehead.  And then, it was the passing of a matriach, my step-grandmother, a 91 year old woman with the spirit of a twenty-something, the memory of an elephant and a heart of gold.  I always knew her as “Babushka Luba” (yes, there are more Lubas out there than just me) and was amazed to discover that she had a life long before she was a Babushka and in fact, she was one of a few female soldiers with the Soviet Army in WWII.  Her platoon made it all the way to Berlin before the war ended.  And, well, her collections of medals was truly impressive.  She’ll be missed by her kids, her grandkids, her great-grandkids, and by anyone whose life she touched.

So when Bennett Hall sent over the above picture of the Golden Gate Bridge, it brought a happy moment to a few otherwise stressful days.  Here he described the photo:

This photograph of the bridge was made in 1980 between passing storms with an 8×10″ view camera.  Waves from the heavy surf hit the sea wall causing these spectacular curtains of water, shooting up to 20′ into the air.

The motion effect is created using a slow shutter speed, about 1/4 second.

Available as a limited edition giclee from the artist studio Studio printed archival 12-color pigment print on premium photo paper Signed and numbered by artist

The original photograph is available.

And as a bonus, readers of Luba’s SF real estate blog get 40% off.

A little bit about the guy kind enough to provide us with such an awesome pic:

Bennett Hall, San Francisco native, photographer and design, operates a San Francisco studio dedicated to sustainable U.S. forested custom picture framing at lower prices for everyone.  Currently, Hall is selling his 30-year collection of framed and unframed San Francisco, and world historical photography, personal art photography and other collectible pieces at clearance prices.  Services for businesses are emphazed through Hall’s company Business Image Group, creating graphical environments that express the culture, history and marketing messages of his clients.

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Surrendering in the Outer Sunset

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This, seen on a telephone pole in the Outer Sunset today.

$10 Java Beach coffee card to the first person that can REALLY tell me to what or to whom I should be surrendering.  Another $10 Java Beach coffee card to the first person that can tell me if there’s more of these around, and where.  (And yes, I’ll be confirming their location.)

For now, I’ll take it to mean “surrender to the sunshine.”

And you people think that the Mission is the only place where “interesting” things happen.  Hmph. 😉

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Coyotes in San Francisco – Not a Figment of Your Imagination

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San Francisco has it’s fair share of Wildlife.  From foxes, to hawks to feral cats and more, one often overlooked, but in my eyes, majestic, species, is the coyote.

The good folks at Baghdad by the Bay have an awesome blog, and it just happened to take a little look at the primitive dogs recently.

From Glen Park Canyon, to Golden Gate Park, to Park Presidio and beyond – SF’s coyotes are making a comeback.

Here’s a clip from the blog post:

I had one walk by my car when I was driving through the Presidio and I stopped thinking it might be a lost dog. Luckily I realized when it was a couple feet from my window that it wasn’t a dog. We stopped and looked at it safely from inside the car until it got bored with us and started to walk away. Coyotes are seen by the Native Americans as tricksters and I wanted him to leave first. If I decided to drive he might have done something stupid like jump in front of my car since they’re fast and having to explain to my friends in SF that I hit a coyote with my car in San Francisco is just something that might be a little difficult for some people to understand.

If you know me, you know I’m just as likely to have stopped for that coyote, and before realizing it was wild, probably would have gone out and tried to rescue it.  Luckily, it was these folks and not me that ran across the K-9.

Meanwhile – check out Baghdad by the Bay’s blog to check out all sorts of other San Francisco awesomeness.

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San Francisco Girl Scouts Attack!!!

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I was minding my own business.  I was.  Walking down 24th Street at Castro in Stroller Noe Valley.  By myself.  On my way to an appointment.

And out of NOWHERE!  On the corner, with her mother, is the cutest little Girl Scout I’ve seen!

“Would you like some cookies?” she says.

“They’re BERRY good!” she says, smiling.

I try to resist.  There’s so much good food in SF, why would I get Girl Scout cookies?

I mean, Noe Valley Bakery is right there if I really wanted a sweet treat, right?

Oh, wait!  What’s THAT?  Is that a box of SAMOAS?  You mean they got rid of those horrific Carmel De-Lites and brought back the SAMOAS?

Hmmmm….. I guess I could take one box of those, right?

But oh wait, that Berry Munch box, are those new?

“Um, yes…. they are new.  They’re made with, um, berries!”  She smiles.

Um, ok, I guess I’ll take a box of those too.

Yes, I was attacked by a 6 year old Girl Scout cookie peddler.  Be on the lookout for them at a corner near you.  I’m warning you, you’ll be weak against the power of the SAMOAS!!!!

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Realtors Under Attack, But Fighting Back

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We’ve all heard stories of REALTORS getting attacked by weirdos. Folks in our business have been robbed, raped, beaten and even killed.

And while the worst things I’ve heard recently in San Francisco involved an iPhone stolen from a fellow SF Realtor’s open house, and scams involving Craigslist, it seems agents in other parts of the country have a lot more to worry about than a stolen phone.

In other parts of the country, especially where foreclosures are high, agents have taken to wearing bullet proof vests, carrying Tasers and even guns, YUP, guns.  Just Google “Realtor Attacked” and you’ll see why!

I can’t say I haven’t thought about my own personal safety from time to time when I’ve shown up at a creepy looking house with a creepier looking seller on a listing appointment that doesn’t feel quite right. Unfortunately, it’s still illegal for us to pack heat to our listing appointments, but don’t think I still don’t take precautions when I get out there and risk my life in the pursuit of doing my part of helping those that need San Francisco real estate assistance. I still got a trick or two up my sleeve. 😉

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Get Your Snuggies Out, San Francisco, It’s COLD Out There!

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If you weren’t already up around 6am this morning, then I’m SURE you were woken up by the torrential rains that were coming down here in San Francisco. I thought it was raining INSIDE the house, it was so loud.

And while it may not be pouring right now….. it’s still C-C-C-C-COLD!!!!!! I can barely feel my fingers as I type this.  Why anyone would want to live in a place that has this kind of teeth chattering weather all winter long is beyond me.  I’d really like my San Francisco summer fog back, please.

So…. to cope, I’ll be on my couch, catching up on realtor chores, drinking copious amounts of hot tea (there may be rum involved later) and wearing my Snuggie.  Yes.  I have Snuggie.  Don’t judge.

Hope the rest of you have a plan to keep yourself nice and toasty.

And as for the snow that’s been forecasted?  Check here for current updates! 😉

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Luba’s San Francisco Real Estate Blog was created to share insights about San Francisco Real Estate and about San Francisco living. Written by Luba Muzichenko, an "almost-native" San Franciscan and a local Realtor® with Zephyr Real Estate, Luba’s San Francisco Real Estate Blog is meant to inform you about a variety of good things and happenings around SF and its unique neighborhoods, about buying and selling homes in the City and about the real estate market in general. If you like what you see, please tell a friend.

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