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Only in San Francisco …

I don’t love the “only in San Francisco” qualifier.

Likely because my mom in Michigan says this when I tell her about certain happenings in my life.

However, a truly “only in San Francisco” event occurred this year when Kink.com moved into the historic Mission Armory.

Peter Acworth, the CEO, decided to expand his adult entertainment empire and purchased the Armory for $14.5 million. Read more about Peter in 7x7's "The New Pornographers."

Peter Acworth of Kink.com

Absinthe Obsession

Wow, this headline “Hundreds Line Up in Alameda for Ancient Liquor” is crazy. Absinthe is cool, but who expected this response? I still stand by my prediction—at least half those people are not going to like the product once they taste it. (H/T to Camper for the link.)

Dept. of Silly Products, II



An electric martini maker? This should insult every bartender—or really anyone with use of his or her arms. Is it that hard to stir a martini or shake a margarita? C’mon!

What I Drank on Christmas Eve

I drank sake and a beer on Christmas Eve. We decided to get the homey stuff—pan-seared steak, Caesar salad, a bottle of Napa Cabernet—out of the way on the 23rd while watching season four of The Wire. The Cab was a rather unromantic wine, but still really good.



On Christmas Eve, we went for Sushi at Ebisu. It was packed and convivial, and the walk there and back through SF’s quiet, deadened streets was simply beautiful.

Hayley's Top 7 of 2007

Calvin Harris
courtesy of Calvin Harris

With 2007 coming to a close, and 2008 steady on the horizon, I want to devote my final blog post of the year to those songs that were the soundtrack of my life for the past 12 months, and got a heavy-rotation in my sonic realm—we’re talking on constant repeat, folks. Here’s a list of my top 7 songs of 2007. Three cheers for awesome tunes in 2008. Happy New Year!

Post-Holiday Film Picks

Blade Runner
Blade Runner: The Final Cut; courtesy of Warner Brothers

Hey, festive film friends. Here are some groovy flicks happening around your neighborhood. Check in next week for another exciting installment of the Reel. Until next time kids, be bad and get into trouble baby.*

Film Happenings Round Town
•    Atonement (2007) Dir. McEwan – Clay
•    I’m Not There (2007) Dir. Haynes - Embarcadero
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