Monday, May 18, 2009

Goslings Galor

I've witnessed lots of baby birds in the past month here at Lake
Merritt and the Oakland waterfront parks including Middle Harbor
Shoreline Park. So get out there while they are still cute and fuzzy.
(It may even be too late! Our feathered friends grow quickly.)

Monday, May 4, 2009

More Friends Doing Good Deeds on Bicycles

Ray and Steve (Ray and Steve in the Oakland/Berkeley Hills on a training ride. Photo credit: Steve Burton.)

Last year I was a little shocked (actually more than a little) when my friend Ray told me he and his husband were going to ride bikes 545 miles in the AIDS LifeCycle from San Francisco all the way down to L.A. Not that I didn’t think Ray could do it, but I know him to be more of the lounge by the pool with a nice cocktail type rather than the endure lots of breathlessness and muscle pain on a bicycle type. But in spite of my shock I was super proud of him for “pushing his limits” and “getting out of his comfort zone” as they like to say, while raising funds for HIV and AIDS awareness and research. And this year I'm double proud because he and Steve are going to do it again.

Friday night they had a fundraiser at Buck Tavern in S.F. complete with raffle, beer bust, and drag show. I went and it was a really good time. Unfortunately my pictures from my phone are just a blurry mess so I had to steal one of Ray and Steve's photos off of Facebook. I love this photo and I love the little furry ears growing out of their helmets... (I'm so jealous. I hate my bike helmet.) Anyway, I wish the both of them the best of luck and success on their journey.

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Saturday, May 2, 2009

UPDATE: Healthy Lungs Coast to Coast

I have a backlog of posting to do, but i wanted to share this and test
out posting from my iphone.
My friend Shawne took off today on his bike ride across the United
States from the Golden Gate Bridge to Washington DC. He has a Spot GPS
Tracker with him. I'll post the link later, but here is a photo from
the bon voyage gathering...
(I apologize for the quality of the photo... there is a scratch on my iPhone’s camera lens covering.)

I should mention that Shawne is doing this to raise awareness about lung health and to raise funds for the American Lung Association.