I stopped into Fox Liquor and Groceries on my way home from the Farmers Market this morning. I decided to kill my Crazy Hearts losing streak, and purchased a “Silver 7’s” scratcher. It paid off, and I won $2. While there were no sevens about this winning, I think I’ll survive.
I am crazy for Crazy Hearts!!! This is my second “win” with a ticket of this design. The ticket pictured below won me a lovely $2. It was purchased from Civic Center Market as I hastily rushed from my morning job to my afternoon job.
On my walk home from the farmers market this morning, the New Princess Market at the corner of Hyde and Eddy failed me, as I did not win.
Film developing was always a splurge.
At $9 a roll, it was something that I had to carefully spend around, given my half-time job and San Francisco rent.
The drug stores and supermarket chains never did the color right, so I tended to avoid them, despite their more attractive prices.
Then last of my favorite photo developing chain finally closed.
I tried a new fancy place down in SOMA, but the guy was a dick. Furthermore, I paid $14 for 24 single, poorly developed photographs.
So just before January, I finally clawed my way into the new millennium and charged myself a digital camera.
But how does one carry a $500 piece of hardware when they live in the heart of the city and they don’t want to get mistaken for a yuppie?!?
I would buy one of those fancy camera bags, but I really don’t need the people in the neighborhood knowing that I have an excellently muggable device. Let alone a sort of bouge-y fondness of taking pictures. Furthermore, most camera bags are dorky and they cost too much.
So I decided to make one.
After a few weeks of casual plotting, I realized that I had:
1. a smallish messenger bag that I rarely use
2. a leopard print polar fleece pajama top
3. extra padding that came with my past two bicycle helmets
I made a liner sack out of the pajama top, sewed some padding onto the back wall of it, and more into a little pillow for the bottom of the bag. The idea was to put protective padding where the camera would most likely meet impacts.