One of my all time favorite poems.. I present to you “Bath Song”… i hope you like it as much as i do!

         Bath Song…

Sing hey! For the bath at close of day
that washes the weary mud away
A loon is he that will not sing
O! Water Hot is a noble thing!

O! Sweet is the sound of falling rain,
and the brook that leaps from hill to plain;
but better then rain or rippling streams
is Water Hot that smokes and steams.

O! Water cold we may pour at need
down a thirsty throat and be glad indeed
but better is beer if drink we lack,
and Water Hot poured down the back.

O! Water is fair that leaps on high
in a fountain white beneath the sky;
but never did fountain sound so sweet
as splashing Hot Water with my feet!
–JRR Tolkien

This is one of my favorite poems from my childhood.  I always found it so interesting that this poem is written by J.R.R. Tolkien.  Not at all what i was familiar with as his style but instead showed me a clever, smart, light-hearted little poem about how much to love a hot bath!  This always for a quick second makes me remember how lucky i have it to have hot and cold piped water with no open sewage issues.  The times sure have gotten a little bit prettier smelling thanks to modern plumbing!

Leave a comment if you too like it or share a poem you do love!


i love this idea!

The Ginger Penny Pincher

Recently I brought you a Pinterest love-fest of Fused Plastic Projects.  Here a few highlights:

(Click on images to link back to the original source website)

Yeah, there are some crazy creative people out there.  With sewing skills.  (Which I lack.)

Anyways... inspired by the inventiveness of fused plastic and my own desire to do it myself, I did a little research.  Turns out, it’s super easy to make!  Best of all, it’s super cheap (darn close to free), it’s a quick process, and it’s upcycling a resource that’s often fated to a landfill: plastic bags.

I’m sure a lot of you go the reuseable-bag route  (I try to remember them, but I actually use the grocery bags as trash can liners, so I sometimes end up with a few extra ones, i.e., craft supplies!).  However, even if you opt out of the grocery bags, you probably…

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Nearly all corn and soy products purchased at grocery stores are genetically modified and may place your health at risk

This is our reality. Think carefully about the implications of this!


Monday, January 30, 2012 by: David Gutierrez, staff writer

(NaturalNews) More than 90 percent of all soybeans grown in the United States are genetically modified (GM) for herbicide resistance and are consequently sprayed with massive quantities of those toxic chemicals. Fully 85 percent of all corn grown in the country is also genetically engineered, either for herbicide resistance or to produce pesticides within its tissues. Since farmers sell their corn and soy to large distributors who mix the product together for processing, this essentially means that 100 percent of non-organic corn and soy products on the US market are GM.

And since soy and corn derivatives are so ubiquitous in packaged food, the Grocery Manufacturers of America has estimated that as much as 80 percent of processed food on US shelves contains GM ingredients. This includes breakfast cereals and other products labeled “natural” or “all natural.” (

GM crops are…

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OmG! This family is so F*ckin cool!! Get down!

Because i dont speak spanish, i do not know exactly what this says, but it is the credits to the coolest sweetest, dang bad assed video i have maybe ever seen!  Be ready to say Damn they are so dang cute and cool!

whoever knew tp was so beautiful!

Club Creative Studio

Club Creative Studio does not have to look too far to find creativity.  Because creative and innovative ideas are all around us, all we have to do is open our eyes and mind to locate it.  Spotting creativity in unusual places can be especially rewarding because it is in those times that you are left with a lasting impression of what we can appreciate in art form.

Let’s take what may be the most uncommon place in a home to find creativity the bathroom. Yes, I said…the BATHROOM!  I happily found information to share today that sets me on a roll of blogging about something creative and interesting.  Look no further than a toilet paper roll. And admit to liking this type art. It even has a name… toilegami.

You may be familiar with the triangle fold. Often hotels have this fold displayed in their rooms.  In Japan we would see this simple triangle fold…

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Good advice… follow it!

Inspiration Files

These days, nerds are everywhere. Twitter profiles proclaiming oneself as a nerd abound. Ironic nerd eyeglasses have been popularized by celebrities and adopted by the masses. There’s even a nerd dating website, and I swear at least one of your colleagues is on it. I wouldn’t even be surprised if Nerd candy made a comeback. Blue tongues for everyone!

No longer confined to dusty basement computer labs and all-night LAN parties, one would imagine that the great 21st century nerd outage would result in all of us getting a little smarter when it comes to all things techy. Right? Wrong. Here are 10 things I’ve learned from having my very own live-in nerd. These may sound basic, but they’ve eliminated 90% of my tech problems over the past seven years.

  1. When there’s an update, do it. It sounds silly, but I used to think that those little updates…

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House Portrait: Carlos Santana’s House on Mullen

Bernalwood has taste and cool residents!


Santana House

Santana House

The Mission District usually gets the credit for having been home to Carlos Santana, but the truth of the matter is that Santana commuted to the Mission from Bernal Heights.

Specifically, according to longtime Bernal resident Peter Wiley, Santana lived in this house on Mullen Avenue. Here’s how Neighbor Peter guided me to it:

The house is on the north side of Mullen just east of the Franconia steps. There is a Franconia cul de sac that runs south from Mullen just east of the bend as you drive up (east) Mullen from Franconia. The first house to the east of the steps is an old storefront. The second house is a shingled cottage. Maybe not shingled. That’s the one. It is flanked to the east by a cottage that is set back from the street.

Neighbor Peter confirmed to Bernalwood that the home shown here was indeed the Santana…

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all the hoopla over such a beautiful Coke can?

What is the problem with Coke having a white can to help bring awareness to the World Wildlife’s Funds campaign to protect polar bears habitat?  I guess it was too much of a change for our poor brains here in the USA because people kept complaining that they kept thinking it was Diet Coke not regular Coke.

the pulled can

So now, all of those beautiful white cans with cute little silver polar bears on them have been pulled from the shelves.  The new look of regular Coke for the winter looks like this…

The new design.

(here is a side by side to be fair)

side by side

You tell me.  Which can do you like better?  And just for discussion sake, what do you all think of the new Diet Coke can designed right here in SF?  Quite a departure from the usual, but i think i like it kinda.  What about you?

The new DC can.

Post pause…

There may be no post today due to the 49er game.  If we win, i may not have time due to celebration excitement…. If we lose (which we wont because we have to win it all so that we can say that the SAN FRANCISCO 49ers left to be abducted to Santa Clara, which i believe all of us traditionalists and SF locals have a very hard time comprehending), I will be in deep mourning about the whole nature of the loss and the end of an era.  It may be just too much to be able to distract myself from.

Pulitzer Winner’s 96-second NDAA Cartoon


Carl Herman, Contributing Writer
Activist Post

2010 Pulitzer-winner Mark Fiore’s 96-second animated cartoon highlights the removal of Constitutional Civil Rights. When “rights” are no longer absolute, they are no longer rights. This changes the definition of the US from defending unalienable rights and limited government under a Constitution, to having control over what liberties people receive and unlimited government and no restraining law, at least in these areas of the Bill of Rights.

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I just love adorable candy stores! And i’ve sure got one for you!

Miette Candy Store is bringing delight to Hayes Valley

Dont you just love a candy store that is as good to look at as the candy its self?  I sure do.  They look like a little sugar wonderland contained in a room.  The really cute ones i think really do make the candy taste better.  It is oh so alluring regardless.  I find it hard to not be drawn to the window like a magnet which then as if hypnotized up the 2 small steps and into this place of color and sugar.  I find it impossible to leave without looking at all the awesomely packaged and displayed bite sized treats and even more impossible to leave without buying something.  It seems almost a crime to leave this little gem with all these sweet tasties without taking a little piece of it with me.

Bravo to Miette Candy Shop on Octavia St. in San Francisco.  It is as visually striking to see as the contents is yummy!  It is a little step into your childhood imagination of the perfect little candy shop.  They carry many imported candies as well as some of the classics.  I love that they really do awesome window displays for all of the desired holidays.

They have another shop that is more focused on pastries down at the Ferry Building which i have not been to but seen pictures of some of the things that come out of that shop and WOW.  Beautiful confections!  I believe another store is scheduled to open shortly in Berkeley Ca. as well.

(these two lovely ladies are the  owners of Miette.)

Thank you Miette!  Your store reaches deep into a happy place in me just by walking by!  You help make San Francisco a true delight!

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Gingrich Scandal Could Hand Ron Paul Shock Second Place Finish

OMG! Wow. Lets watch Gingrich’s political career come to an end tonight! This should be good!


Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, January 19, 2012

A bombshell interview with Newt Gingrich’s ex-wife set to air tonight could catapult Ron Paul into a shock second placed finish in South Carolina and confirm the Congressman as Mitt Romney’s main rival.


The interview with Marianne Gingrich, Newt’s wife of 18 years, “could end her ex-husband’s career,” according to a Drudge Report exclusive.

Despite a “civil war” erupting within ABC News over whether or not to air the interview before Saturday’s primary, the broadcast will go out tonight on Nightline, less than 48 hours before SC voters head to the polls.

Gingrich is set to hold a press conference today during which he will try to engage in damage control.

With current polls showing Gingrich in second place behind Romney, with Ron Paul and Rick Santorum virtually tied in third, any collapse in Gingrich’s support on the back of the…

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Finding your ring size

really awesome handmade stuff here!


We recently added this ring to our website, it is currently on offer for only €35 including FREE worldwide postage.

It’s fabulous and I have been loving wearing mine, simple, sweet and very comfortable to wear.

If you are thinking about ordering a ring for yourself or a friend it is important to know which size you need.  We have found this link a useful resource for customers needing to determine their ring size;
This first link will lead you to a PDF file from an online directory for all things jewellery related.  This is by no means ideal way to determine your ring size as different printers will change the intended output size.   

This piece from is an easy to follow guide about ring sizing. 

Of course if you happen to be in Korcula stop by and visit us at Seba Dizajn and we will be very happy to check your ring size…

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The Mysterious New Store at 420 Cortland, REVEALED!

cool future electric bike shop coming!


For weeks, mystery has surrounded the newly renovated storefront at 420 Cortland Street. Word on the street was that a tenant had been found. But who?! And what?!

Then, a clue appeared… in the form of a question mark:

Then, weeks later, came… another question mark!

Two question marks! One, containing a bicycle wheel. The other, in the form of an electrical cord. So many questions.

Well, we have answers. Or, at least a partial answer. Or, most of an answer, with a few questions still outstanding. Allow us to explain…

Through the patient hard work of the Bernalwood Signals Intelligence Group, we have learned that 420 Cortland will soon become the storefront for a merchant specializing in the sale of electric bicycles.

Specifically, 420 Cortland will become the new home of the business now known as The New Wheel, which today operates from 782 Columbus Avenue…

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