Picnic!

Had to wait 30 minutes for my doctor to see me, but it was worth it when I found this torn photo in the waiting room.

Podiatrists Must Flourish

I found this stuffed in a small wooden shoe inherited from my mother’s side of the family. I wonder why the author bothered to explain that the shoes “mean absolutely nothing.” Should they mean something?

Ladies’ Man

I found this treasure walking in the Potrero area of San Francisco. It was at the corner of Harrison and 24th.  My friends and I find it totally charming and hilarious. We’re laying bets on the era it’s from.

The Trivial Things

This was taped to an electrical box at a Muni bus stop at Spear & Howard. I saw it on a Thursday when I left work, but didn’t have time to stop and read the whole thing until Friday. By Monday morning someone else had added the line at the bottom.

Double Half Caf Raspberry Macchiato with Soy Milk

We found a series of slides on the street corner in the Sunset District while walking our dog… Some of them were professional travel slides, purchased on trips, but others were family photos, taken during holidays sometime in the early 1970s. The pictures made us happy and sad — so reminiscent of the 1970s middle … Continued

Animal Greetings

I found this random message on a piece of paper with a cat photo (cut out of a newspaper or magazine) pasted onto it, apparently, from someone’s sweet mother

Left My Heart in San Francisco

Found this on the railing to a wooden bridge near the Buddha. Seems someone left more than a photo behind.

But I Loved Your Bed

I was out on a walk during lunch and found this note on the sidewalk, blowing in the breeze at the corner of Drumm & Sacramento.

Nail File

I was walking home from the gym down Haight Street in the morning and this photo caught my eye. The woman in the foreground was pointing at me, so naturally I picked it up. I love the energy of this image. I’m not sure if they are singing or what but it looks like a … Continued

Brainiac

Found this here in a pile of old files waiting to be discarded here at UCSF where I work. And yes, I do believe (given where I found this) that that is a real brain.