Don't forget! Post your holiday recipes! And I will turn them into a beeeeoooo-tiful book as a fundraiser for the GT emergency fund! If you have pictures of your food (glorious food), feel free to send those as well! Put 'em in the post AND send them to napsauce (at) gmail (dot) com. I'll close ... 11/14/2013 - 5:19 am | View Link
Thinking Out Loud: Pride, 80s Style The motto of my first Pride parade was “Unity and More in ’84.” If you think this is ancient history, I can assure you it’s not. Pride in ’84 meant then, as now, that despite the insults and assaults we faced other days, for one weekend at least ... 06/16/2013 - 8:58 am | View Link
You, Like the Sunflowers, Are One of God’s Great Creations—Don’t Forget It It’s that time of year. In my home, seedlings have been growing in small cups since March. They need to be potted for the deck garden. There is something very mystical in observing seeds sprout and grow. Tiny shells break open, push up from the dark ... 05/28/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Forget the cracker; Polly wants a home Rescuers say abandoned exotic birds are becoming more common. A puppy's saucer eyes and a kitten's plaintive meow are ubiquitous in the world of animal rescue. The ear-splitting screech of a parrot doesn't inspire the same sympathy. Unwanted exotic birds ... 01/5/2011 - 11:00 am | View Link
Food & Drink: Forget champagne. Toast the new year with British beer This has a cracker-like maltiness, which is beautifully counterpointed by a lingering bitterness - a characteristic deriving from a Continental hop variety called Styrian Goldings, added at a late stage. The Millennium Mash is one of several seasonal or ... 12/10/1999 - 11:00 am | View Link
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Nevermind Lyrics Polly [Inspiration: Based on the actual kidnapping of a 14 year old girl and her torture.] Polly wants a cracker Think I should get off her first 07/18/2014 - 4:15 pm | View Website
All Jokes 1. Marnie’s Guide to Unique Jewish Diseases. The abbreviated dictionary of Jewish diseases. 2. Look Up. Meet Shmeel. He’s a volunteer first responder for ... 07/18/2014 - 4:26 am | View Website
A to Z Album and Gig Reviews Tom Pacheco - Rebel Spring (Frog's Claw) Whilst most singer songwriters have seen fit to add a post 9/11 meditation to their repertoire, few have nailed their colours ... 07/18/2014 - 1:06 am | View Website
Behind the Name : Comments for the name Polly In America, Polly is a sterotypical name for a pet parrot (sort of the avian equivalent of Rover or Fido). The phrase "Polly want a cracker" is the stereotypical ... 07/17/2014 - 3:04 pm | View Website
The 10-story hotel at Third and Townsend would provide much-needed rooms at the crossroads of tech-dominated SoMa and the mixed-use neighborhood that has popped up around the ballpark over the past decade, said project architect Michael Stanton of Stanton Architecture.
The sidewalk in front of the McDonald's and adjacent lot is a popular spot before Giants games for ticket scalpers and freelance souvenir vendors and attracts a sometimes raucous crowd after big wins.
Average room rates jumped 13.4 percent over the past 12 months to $203.18, according to STR Global, a hotel industry research group.
The problem is that hotel builders looking to buy development sites are competing against office and housing builders - and right now the city is in a housing affordability crisis.
Next year SOMA Hotels, an affiliate of Stanford Hotels Group, will break ground on a 15-story, 250-room boutique hotel - just across Lefty O'Doul Bridge from AT&T Park.
Two historic vacant Mid-Market buildings, the Renoir Hotel and the Grant Building, will reopen as hotels catering to the tech companies that now line central Market Street.
"There is nothing more humiliating than falling in front of people," says the longtime Giants broadcaster.
A strapping 6-5, 200-pound right-hander, he won 124 games, had a 20-win season in 1986 and pitched over 2,100 innings.
Krukow, 62, has kept his condition a secret, but now he's ready to reveal that he's suffering from a degenerative muscle disease called inclusion-body myosotis.
IBM causes progressive weakness in the muscles of the wrist and fingers, the front of the thigh, and the muscles that lift the front of the foot.
When he got the diagnosis eight years ago, he says, the doctor gave him a medical version of good news/bad news.
Difficult problem to faceHow does a person - especially an athlete, used to depending on a strong body - respond to such news?
"Being the strong, muscular athlete he was, this was very difficult to face," says Jennifer Krukow, Mike's wife.
The low point was in April when he stumbled coming off the team bus in Colorado and took a spill that was so serious he tore the rotator cuff in a shoulder.
Lately, the Krukows have focused on the doctor's mantra: IBM is life-altering, not life-threatening.
Having said that, everyone stresses that the last thing the perpetually upbeat Krukow wants is a pity party - that's not his style.
Krukow has begun to use a golf cart to get out of the ballpark because the press of crowds can be dangerous.
 eager to playAn avid golfer (a loss of distance on his drives was one reason he suspected he had a problem), he hopes to be able to play again.
 what Giants fans might not know is that he is also a gifted musician.
Giants fans dress as "Gamer Babes" in hopes of getting singled out in the stands and treat "Kruk and Kuip" like old pals.