Photo by Alexandra Garretón.

I don’t know about you but today 7 a.m. feels especially early and the 50° outside? Oof! Particularly cold. It’s supposed to warm up to about 61° later. I recommend layering — the easier to take off and put right back on as the clouds pass overhead. See what weather fortunes lie ahead for us in the coming days here.

Okay tech bus haters, how do you feel about a Google ferry? Yup, with all the recent backlash, one of the big guys has added an 83-foot catamaran named Triumphant to its transportation options. It takes Google employees from San Francisco to Redwood City and then shuttles them the rest of the way on… buses. You can read more about the commuter boat on SF Gate. My main question: is she yar?

Blasphemy or pure genius? It has been brought to our attention that the future has arrived in Los Angeles. Our Southern neighbors have been given the BurritoBox. Yup. A burrito vending machine. Some adventurous eaters took the challenge and tweeted about it. You can read much funnier commentary on this technology at Burrito Justice. I’m willing to take bets on how long that machine would survive in the Mission.

San Francisco Chronicle columnist C.W. Nevius has taken on a particularly contentious group: San Franciscans.

San Francisco, I’m not going to sugarcoat it. I’m a little worried about you.

Honestly, you’re acting kind of schizo. One second you’re telling us we have to preserve the city exactly as it is and the next you’re calling for sweeping, dramatic change. Just lay it out for me – is this a historical diorama or a modern, innovative city?

You can read the rest here. What do you think? Have we become a bunch of mewling bellyachers?

Today’s Possibilities

12:00 p.m. Paxton Gate Storyhour at Paxton Gate’s Curiosities for Kids. Details here.

7:00 p.m. Free Queer Youth Film Night at Roxie Cinema. Details here.

8:00 p.m. “F*ck Dynasty” Free Comedy Night at Adobe Books. Details here.

9:00 p.m. 16th and Mission Poetry Slam at 16th St. BART Station. Details here.

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Alexandra Garreton, 26, enjoys living in a neighborhood where she can use her Spanish on a daily basis. Garreton moved to the Mission in August, and has been intrigued by the welcoming nature of the eclectic neighborhood. She’s passionate about giving underserved communities a voice.

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