Saturday, April 15, 2006

Happy Birthday Leonardo da Vinci!

Read my friends entry on Leonardo's birthday at Dr. Tom's Traveling News and Trivia

Do you think he would be surprised that he is so well known and somewhat of a pop icon? Much of his popularity has to do with past contributions to science and art, but we can thank Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code as well.



Monday, April 03, 2006

Madonna announces world tour
San Jose Mercury News 4-3-06

I last saw Madonna in Las Vegas with some friends - that was the Drowned World Tour. Madonna was amazing! She definitely puts on a good show. Hopefully I can get ticket to her latest tour.

Dance on...

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Herpes Social / Activities Group - say what?

If you are looking for a place to "belong" and want to make new friends, San Francisco has a group for just about every persuasion, whether it is lifestyle, hobbies, interests, fetishes, diseases or the like. However, I have to admit to laughing just a little (well...okay, a lot) when I saw this post on Craigslist. While herpes simplex virus (HSV variety 1 or 2) is a virus like any other, and presumably there can be social stigmas regarding herpes, a social activity group for people with cold sores and genital herpes seems a little crazy.

Is there a Varicella Zoster Virus Activities group (for all of us living with the chicken pox virus in our nerve endings - just waiting for reactivation in old age causing shingles). Wait a minute - Varicella Zoster IS a herpes virus. So maybe I should convince the Herpes Social Group to open their doors to a broader range of Herpes viruses - there are more. We could not only include people with Varicella Zoster Virus (the chicken pox causing virus) but also those with cytomegalo virus of CMV. There are others that I am forgetting, I am sure.'s to social activity groups for all of us inflicted with viral infections, whether they be sexually transmitted infections (STI's) or otherwise.



Herpes Social / Activities Group: "Herpes Social / Activities Group

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Date: 2006-03-18, 11:00AM PST

Bay Area Friends (BAF) is the San Francisco Bay Area's local social group for people with herpes ( hsv, hsv1, hsv2 ). In the past few years, we've grown to over 1000 members! Meet other interesting men and women like us through free events organized by our members such as happy hours, museum trips, theatre, picnics and BBQ's, skiing, hiking ( Mt. Tam, Mt. Diablo, Yosemite, etc.), cycling / biking, running, beach parties, house parties, surfing, camping, dancing, music concerts, comedy shows, movies, white-water rafting, wine-tasting, skydiving and you-name-it. There are NO membership applications, NO dues, and NO officers. Just show up and you're in! It's fun and it's FREE and you have nothing to lose.

For more info, go to and be sure to join our Yahoo group at "

Friday, March 17, 2006

Happy St. Patrick's Day to all...and to all a good night.

Check out my friends posts on St. Patrick's Day delights...Leprechauns and Lore...and more!

Irish Toasts, Curses and more

Naughty Leprechaun Webcam

Irish Pub Crawl - in Dublin

Irish Pub Cuisine from the comfort of your own home

Irish Jig or two...

Ready to on!


Monday, January 16, 2006

At the Globes, 'Brokeback Mountain' Takes Top Awards

"Brokeback Mountain," a poetic film that spans a 30-year romance, based on the short story by Annie Proulx, won best dramatic film, best director for Ang Lee, best screenplay for Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana and best song.


Friday, January 13, 2006 - Google Talk Gets a Taste of BlackBerry

I think that this will be very cool - anything that Google does is cool it seems. Makes me wish that I had purchased some of their stock! It is still projected to go as high as $600/share. Phenonomenal...

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Has anyone seen Brokeback Mountain or more aptly "Bareback Mountin'"?

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

I caught the flick over New Years while visiting Palm Springs - talk about interesting. Palms Springs was great...I have never seen so many Gays and Greys in the same place!

The movie was good - Jake and Heath did a nice job. There were some points that were a little confusing where you have ot read between the lines.

I am disappointed that it did not get more attention and awards, however.
The Da Vinci Code (2006)

Unfortunately, I have a feeling that no matter how good the movie is...the book will always be better!

They did get a good cast line up. - Report: Jolie, Pitt expecting child - Jan 11, 2006

Does anyone really care? So a 30 year old celebrity got knocked up by a 42 year old Hollywood hunk and is now preggers. Big deal!
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Thursday, January 05, 2006

Pat Robertson is an Idiot - Robertson Links Sharon's Stroke to Wrath

...and the New Orleans floods to gay circuit parties...and the 9/11 bombings on moral decay, and the ACLU, abortionists, feminists, gays...

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Dr. Tom's Traveling News and Trivia™: Battle over artifacts from Machu Picchu

I visited Peru last summer and I was amazed by the diversity of Lima, Peru. The city is teaming with people - both poor and rich. The areas of Miraflores (upscale, luxury area where I stayed) and Barranco were very interesting.

Sipping Pisco Sours by the ocean, each ceviche, and the train ride to Machu Picchu are wonderful memories! This posting reminded me of the trip and made me long for sopa de quinua. It also reminded me of the Alpaca blanket that I bought and still haven't used as well as the pottery jug that broke on the trip home! Ah...and the 'street meat' that Tom and I ate - alpaca on a stick. It tasted great, but we were both sick for days after returning from Lima. How could I forget...

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Welcome to Accidental Exposure

Let's see...I supposed I should have some purpose for starting this blog. I would like to have a forum in which I can post photographs that I have taken over the years that I see as capturing a moment in time. Some photos are posed and planned, while others just simply are...I like to call these gems "Accidental Exposures."