Monthly Archives: September 2010

Peter, Erika, and Thomas

Thomas and Peter, Part I Thomas and Peter, Part II Erika

Photos taken by Ms. Jen with Thomas’s Nikon D300.

Sun 09.05.10 – Today I drove down to San Diego to meet up with Erika, who is currently in San Diego for a month. She is staying in a back house of a very cute 1920’s spanish bungalow in the North Park section of San Diego.
We walked over to Ranchos Cocina for a lovely, albeit a bit late lunch. The food was very fresh and tasty. I had an excellent shrimp chile relleno and Erika had the asada tacos.
Around 4pm, we meandered over to the Golden Hill section of San Diego to visit with Peter Schrock, a good friend from college and beyond, who showed us his photos from a recent trip to Dhaka, Bangladesh. Peter is one of my favorite street photograthers and his Dhaka photos are wonderful.
The best part of the afternoon, after lunch with Erika, was having geeky photo talk with Peter and Thomas. Getting to hang out with Erika, Peter, and Thomas all together was well worth the drive to San Diego.
And getting to shoot photos with Thomas’ Nikon D300, above, and Peter’s Canon 5d was also very delightful. More on this tomorrow.

At the Orange Street Fair

Julie Wanda and Ms. Jen at the Orange Street Fair The Altar Billies Wes and his Remarkable Porkpie Hat

Photos taken by Ms. Jen with her Nokia N86.

Sat 09.04.10 – This afternoon Julie Wanda, Wes, and I went to the annual Labor Day weekend Orange International Street Fair. Per the usual, the weekend of the Street Fair is/was the hottest weekend of the summer. It was 72F degrees when I left Seal Beach, 86F at Julie Wanda’s house, and in the 90s when we were out at Street Fair. Dang it was hot.
We wandered around all four streets plus the Orange Circle, said hello to Dave Mau, and watched the Altar Billies, before the heat got to be too much. Upon arriving at the car, it was 97F and we drove back to Julie Wanda’s to enjoy the air conditioning. Living in Seal Beach has made me even more of a temperature wimp than I was before.