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May. 6th, 2016

This is what happened.
Was early to see a movie at the Alamo Drafthouse in San Francisco.
Had some time to kill and was going to a taqueria.
On a busy street I saw a Junkie breaking the glass of an SUV and probably
not my wisest moment I expressed my displeasure at his course of action.
He was wearing a huge hoodie. Was a white guy between 25 and 35. He ran
off. (the police officer asked for a description)
Another gentleman that was watching acted like he was going to call the
cops but then he scampered off.

Stood at the car as one of the back windshields was smashed and I called
911.
A guitar case and other musical instruments were exposed.

Police came in about 5 minutes.
Described what I saw and we waited for the guy to go back to his car.
He was going to either take the guitar to the station for safekeeping.

Had a nice discussion about the increase in property crime.
Told me that in the early 1990's crime was higher but then they took a
tough on crime approach and put people in prison for a while.

Up until a few years ago they were able to put drug users in jail if they
did not go into treatment.

No, they no longer have that option (of putting someone in jail). Hence the
complete open air use of the hardest drugs you imagine.

Hard drug use fuels the need to break into cars...

If you are in San Francisco, do not have anything of value visible or
anything that can be of perceived value.
A junkie will just as easily break into a car for a bag of socks compared
to a laptop.

In the past year I have spent time in Japan, Nashville, Seattle, Washington
DC, and Portland. None of which has the extensive problem with property
crime.
In 1980 one of my teachers got me the comic book of the Empire Strikes Back
a couple of months before the movie came out, so by lunchtime my dumb
friends and dumb Marcus knew the plot twist at the the end #nospoilers
This caused me to want to avoid having any Star Wars movie spoiled before I
saw it.
In 1999 was super excited about Episode I and paid a little bit of money to
see it early with George Lucas and Willie Brown.
After seeing it I thought it was good (then I saw it again and realized it
was about people betting on a race to get parts for a ship)
Each movie since then I made it a point to avoid the reviews and see the
first possible showing. I am so glad they know have the first showings at
around 7...
Six year old Marcus would be happy with the future in that they will come
out with a new movie each year.
He would be disappointed with the lack of progress on going to space and
that Supermarkets still have lines.

Greatest Blog had to go to the Post Office

The Greatest Blog in the entire world had to go to the Post Office to mail
a bobblehead.
First time I sold something on eBay for a while.
Wish I had the presence of mind to have tape.

Ran. I need to get more on point about nutrition. Got way off track. Way
off track.
Was proud that I called it an early night and getting to club sleeping
sleeping.

Annoyed with Audible.
Having a tough time downloading titles.

Salt and Pepper Hair

Was thinking that I have the start of "Salt & Pepper" hair which is an
honor and a privilege.
Will never be the one who dyes or gets plugs.

Part of being happy

It was Wednesday so that meant I went into the city to the flood building and happily did not see any hypodermic needles. Did a total of 6 rides. Tomorrow I will be traveling to Maryland. Hoping to get bumped. The best of all worlds if I fly first class. Book my Airbnb for the conference.

Part of happiness...

Part of being happy is realizing the things that annoy you and either
accept or avoid them. I realized that I am not a fan of places where I will
get jostled. I am also not much of a fan of people not being punctual.
Throw that in with the annoyance of splitting a check and I would rather be
doing laundry.

I am currently in the cold water. Thinking of solidarity with my dreams on the East Coast. They are currently under loads of snow. Amazingly 55 degree water is very cold. Hoping to stay in for about 5 minutes well I dictate this horrible blog entry

Jan. 19th, 2016

Last night I was at the intersection of stupid and sticking to my
principals.
Locked myself out.
Called my neighbor for one of my extra keys.
Turned out when I changed my keys (due to the shady person doing work in my
house) I failed to give them a new key.
Googled Locksmith Daly City
https://www.google.com/webhp…
<https://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3a%2f%2fwww.google.com%2fwebhp%3fsourceid%3dchrome-instant%26ion%3d1%26espv%3d2%26ie%3dutf-8%23q%3dlocksmith%2520daly%2520city&h=waqes0sxiaqffsk2ifsauxzpvp1i-f9i0wiv8id4_67vwzq&enc=azmi_pxrlq61zlwmnvqbqu2swqqqvv3iv7a6dhpzhwkgsqp0ninnhacdwcmxodgkdg-hszt11onjbh1cibduvgxer20gnt8entlaz5l1dg_r_4d513ws7fkhv3oshdljnalva_xa87rz6rqppr9nq6i7p8p99d-imddmvtzhggp7-rii94sbzfws6rmoilpccdsqiyuepzc0ldo99joessp-&s=1>

and the dispatcher told me that it was a $15 dispatch fee and $35 to unlock
the door. $50 was fine.
When the locksmith called he was telling me that it was $120.
Marcus no like bait and switch.
Told them to take long walk off a short pier.
(I really dislike being quoted a price and then told another. Will not be
hustled)
Went back and forth on negotiation what I would be willing to pay and
eventually we agreed that we would not be partnering on unlocking my door.
(The complex office has an extra key so I knew that I just had to wait
until they opened)
Slept on neighbors coach. They get $120 worth of Marcus points.
Got my key from the office.
All is good.
Here are my favorite Audiobooks I have listened to over the last couple of
years
They are grouped by author and not into any specific order

Haruki Murakami
1Q84
*Kafka on the Shore <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/kafka_on_the_shore>*
Dance Dance Dance

David Mitchell
Cloud Atlas
The Bone Clocks
*number9dream (It is like a *Haruki Murakami written by David Mitchell

Gregory David Roberts
Shantaram
Donna Tartt
The Goldfinch
Ira Levin
This Perfect Day <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/this_perfect_day>
I also enjoyed the Hunger Games audiobooks.

Something specific that annoys me...

When you are in the Sauna and people are either talking OR they are doing
pushups and stuff.

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