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Well, once again I think I’m psychic. Tonight was a ‘me’ night, and I enjoyed the guilty pleasure of the film “Bring it On” which I had only seen in an airplane before (and I mean seen – I didn’t listen to the audio, just looked up every once in a while to look at the monitors).

Anyhow, I was inspired to check out some hip hop and thought of going to Storyville, but instead didn’t make it out there (the two clubs I went to weren’t open), and when I got back home, saw that Scratch was playing after this other film “Two Hands” so I watched it.

Of course, if you’ve seen the film, there’s tons of SF in it, and a few scenes from Storyville, as well as this guy I met the last time I was there, who’s a hip hop producer I now realize.

Pretty interesting films, both of them, actually… and now I am going to crash out…

Leaking Fuel

So this was my ‘shot of the day’ that I took on my only trip outside the pad. I was feeling a bit sick today – probably due to exhaustion – as I’ve been extending myself a bit much lately. Too much work, shooting, and travel is all catching up, so I’ve drank like nine cups of tea today, as well as drank soup for lunch and dinner.

Well, I am quite enjoying the macro lens as you can see from the pic. I have a fetish of getting closer and closer to things I think. Hopefully I’ll be feeling better tomorrow, since I need to get well before we get even busier with the holiday rush of gigs for orange – joy!

Loving Your Job

Sometimes you feel like you don’t have enough time to get everything done, and today is one of those days. Since I will be going out of town yet again this coming weekend, I have to process all the photos from the past weekend and then archive them as well as write up a show report, etc. etc.

Well, going through nearly 1500 shots isn’t that fun, but it’s cool when you find funky shots that you didn’t necessarily mean to take (well at least not the way you were supposed to be) and this one is one of those.

Ah work…. 🙂

Our Litigous Society

So I was having lunch with my friend Taura today and we were going to Chili’s to do our suburban adventure. I had to print out the directions and I came across this at the bottom:

“These maps/directions are informational only. No representation is made or warranty given as to their content, road conditions or route usability or expeditiousness. User assumes all risk of use. MapQuest, Chili’s Grill & Bar, and their suppliers assume no responsibility for any loss or delay resulting from such use.”

ah lawyers, you gotta love them!


So the pain is finally subsiding for one of my good friends. You can almost see it escaping through the fingers and into the thrashed coaster, while the liquid therapy known as Guinness provides a watchful and approving eye…

One more win!

Wow, a pummeling of the Angels, 16-4! Went over to the park before the game, and got all pumped up for it. My theory that the more alcohol I drink while watching/listening to the game from away from the pad, seems to be working. Well I guess Saturday night will involve a lot of drinking, just for the Giants!

In-n-Out Burger Secret Menu archived blog post …

in-n-out burger secret menu

This page brought to you with generous support from orange [photography]

So it’s probably no surprise to anyone that knows me that I’m a huge fan of In-N-Out Burger. In the interest of providing more info about them, I’m posting this stuff up here for everyone’s benefit. The secret menu and bible verses are what’s here and if you want to know anything else, check out the official In-N-Out site.

Below is the Customer Service response from In-n-Out Burger regarding their “secret menu”

Dear Mr. XXXXX:

Thank you for your e-mail, and for your interest in In-N-Out Burger.  In response to your question, we have several commonly requested burger styles, such as Animal style which do not appear on our menu. As you may know, our Animal style burgers come with lettuce, tomato, extra spread, pickles, grilled onions, and mustard fried into the patty. We also offer Protein style burgers, for which we wrap the burger in large leaves of lettuce instead of placing it on a bun.

In addition, we have commonly requested burgers that are not on our menu. These burgers include the Wish burger, the Grilled Cheese burger, the Double-Meat, and the 3×3. The Wish burger is similar to a hamburger but does not contain the meat. The Grilled Cheese burger is similar to the Wish burger, but adds two slices of melted cheese. The Double-Meat is similar to the Double-Double in that it has two meat patties, but it does not have cheese. The 3×3 burger is a burger with three meat patties and three slices of cheese, and you can add meat patties and
slices of cheese to make a 4×4, 5×5, etc.

Again, although these styles and burgers are not on the menu, you can order them at all our locations.

Thank you again for contacting us.

Cristina Minchala

Customer Service Representative

October 14, 2001
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The In-N-Out
Burger in San Francisco is finally open! Here’s my first meal there…

Here’s the listing of how to order like a pro. My personal choice? “Double-Double® Animal style, no pickles” (Note: As of 2009, I’ve tried to make a “genex style” = Animal Style, no pickle, but add raw onions)

“Animal Style” – bun is grilled with mustard, sauteed onions instead of raw, pickles, extra “special sauce” – [this can also be applied to fries (Note: I recently tried this on fries, but don’t personally recommend it / Nov. 2, 2003)]
“Wish Burger” – no meat, i.e. veggie burger

“Protein Style” – lettuce wrapped around the burger instead of a bun for all of you who are in “The Zone”

Update 12/23/2003 – there is no such thing as “Old Fashioned Style” – originally I had this listed as “ketchup and mustard instead of the weird special sauce” but that is incorrect as a call from In-n-Out
today revealed.

“Flying Dutchman” – two meat patties with two slices of cheese. that’s it.

“Double Meat” – Double Double without cheese

“4×4” – 4 meat patties with 4 slices of cheese. Are you SURE you can eat that?

“2×4” – 2 meat patties with 4 slices of cheese for the fromage afficionado

“Grilled Cheese” – cheeseburger, sans meat

“Fries – well done” – get your fries extra crispy and brown the way you like them!

“Choco-Vanilla Swirl Shake” – just what it sounds like Note: this is not an official secrent menu
item, but at most In-n-Out Burgers they will make it if asked for… 12/23/2003

“Neopolitan Shake” – a blend of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry shakes.

Ever wonder what the little bible quotes sneakily hidden on the In-N-Out paper packaging mean? Ever wonder if they have anything to do with the fact that only blonde children work here? Let’s investigate:

REVELATION 3:20 (burger and cheeseburger wrappers): Behold, Istand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

JOHN 3:16 (soda cups): For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

PROVERBS 3:5 (milkshake cups): Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. (thanks to Robin Wright for the correction)

NAHUM 1:7 (Double-Double wrapper): The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him.

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