MW Mobile Blog

For friends, family and the random search engine visitor. This blog started as an experiment in mobile blogging from my Palm TREO 600 700 Prē HTC Evo,Samsung 5. Now serving as a simple repository of favorite activities. Expect bad golf, good fishing, great sailing, eating, drinking, adventure travel, occasional politics and anything else I find interesting along the way including, but not limited to, any of the labels listed here...

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Free beer! Free tacos! At Nick's Crispy Tacos

Is this the best taco in San Francisco?
Well. Yeah.

Our local neighborhood eatery/nightclub/sports bar Rouge / Nick's Crispy Tacos runs a regular "Taco Tuesday" Facebook promotion:
"Taco Tuesday Raffle! Planning on checking out Taco Tuesday tomorrow? Well then you will want to enter this raffle. Winner gets a 6pack of famous tacos from Nick's, a 6pack of Bud Lights from Rouge & a high in demand Booth reserved from 8pm till we close! **Just like this status and Please check back at 12pm tomorrow(Tuesday) to see if you Won!**"
I supplemented  my entry with weeks of whining and begging in the comments. Finally they caved and made me the winner. Invited cousins Sean and Katie to enjoy the repast.

I suspected they ran this promotion to get traffic on a slow night. Wrong.  The line was around the door. But since we were the winners,  restaurant manager Manny cut us in front of the line, across the velvet rope and guided us through the crowd to our premier booth:

The fish tacos, were not part of the promotion, so I went with the carnitas.  I suppose I could complain about the choice of beer, but it was - you know - free, so that might seem ungracious of me.  Anyway, Bud Light is not so bad with Margarita chasers. Great food and a fun night catching up with Sean and Katie.







Life is good.

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

19th hole

Walked down the street to the Tee-Off to properly celebrate Zach's inaugural round at Lincoln Park. He had the Bad-a-Bing, or as it is know in the U.P. - a Cudighi. The Chron recently reviewed the bar calling it a "Five Star Dive".  I hope they don't let it go to their head.

Alright. I've delayed long enough. The scores:

BP 85
ZN 88
MW 101

I have self esteem issues.


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Bob brings us home on 18

Under a four hour round at Lincoln on Sunday.  Who knew?

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17th tee

Fog lightens for the traditional 17th portrait
Zach's first ever attempt on Lincoln's signature hole

Bumper crop of blackberries on the tee

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Bobs brilliant approach on the par three 16th.

Unfortunately he was lying 4.

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Zach pulls off a miracle recovery on 10...

... from only slightly out of bounds on the Legion of Honor lawn.

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At the turn


ZN 43
BP 43
MW 52

A snowman on the first hole and mystery lost ball on 8 cost me on the front.

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Zach tees off on 6...

... under the watchful gaze of the golf gods.

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Bob tees off on four...

... into the trees on the left.

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Zach's par putt on three...

... misses.

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Live blogging Lincoln

We made it through the SF marathon traffic obstacle course in time for our 8:30 tee-time. This is Zach's first time ever playing the track. Lincoln cooperates by properly setting the stage with fog,  mist, and wind.

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

19th hole

MW 59 53 112
RZ  56 58 114

Nuff said

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Rick trying to salvage his round


.... On 18
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Two of rick's 9 shots...

on the par 3 14th

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Not live blogging Bayonet in Monterey


a bit of a haul but rick is driving, so no problem. Except he has  cobwebs inside his car.

we are playing with single digit handicaps, so probably will not be blogging much.


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Sunday, July 15, 2012

19th hole

The Reuben was good. The beer was good. My score sucked.


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My second shot on 18.

That is Rick's drive in the far distance.  Rick insisted I include this picture in the blog. Did I mention that I birdied 17?


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Rick's approach on 17


That's my drive in the far distance.  I'm on my way to a birdie. First time I've birdied 17.  There is no picture of my birdie, because Bob does not have the technical chops to handle a smartphone.


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Roy tees off on 17

The 5th hole of the original 1932 Alister Mackenzie layout. 16 and 17 are just a couple of spectacular golf holes.

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16th tee portrait



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The beer hole



Bob and me vs. Rick and Roy.  We won the beer when Rick took 4 strokes to get out of the trap.A Bud Light never tasted so good.


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After the turn


Worse than usual.

BP 45
RE 51
RZ 54
MW 56


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Rick tees off on 4



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Bob out of the trap on three


We are having lots of fun on the beach today.

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Roy out of the trap on 1...



... eventually.


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Live Blogging Sharp Park


Playing with the usual suspects.

After playing Harding and Lincoln earlier in the week, completing EssEff Public Golf Triple Crown. 

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

19th Hole


 The second leg of the EssEff Public Golf Triple Crown is in the books.

BP 92
MS 94
MW 100
RE 112

Had a great back going with three pars until I triple bogeyed the last three holes. This is a frustrating game. At least I improved on my performance at Harding.  My next shot to break 100 will be at Sharp on Sunday.


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Bob misses a putt on 17




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17th tee portrait with picnic-ers. Or someting.


At the top right you can see two girls reclining and enjoying the view in the tee box. Only at Lincoln.

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The other Mike in the weeds on 14...



... where he loses the beer hole for us.

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Bob knocks it to the top of the hill on 13



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After the turn


BP 46
MS 47
MW 52
RE 56

I've played better.

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The Mikes tee off on six...


...under the watchful gaze of the golf gods.

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Bob hooks it into the trees on the left on 3


Very Un-Bob like.


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