Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Francis Raven, "Markets Across the Country"

Francis Raven

Markets Across the Country: A Portrait

May 19, 2006


$1,700,000 US$ Diamond in the
Rough. Classic 1908 Victorian
between Hayes Valley & Haight.
Solid building on deep lot ready for
upgrades. Owner is retiring. Seller is
anxious. Sold “AS IS.” Needs TLC.

Median home value = $380,300
National Average = $126,047

People per household = 2.8

The Slanted Door is a
modern Vietnamese
restaurant that showcases the
abundance of produce as well
as ecologically farmed meat,
game and poultry found at
farms around the San
Francisco Bay Area. The
Phan family opened the
original Slanted Door in 1995
on Valenica Street with a
vision to blend Vietnamese
cooking technique with local

Median household income = $47,434

Overcast with rain showers at times. High 56F.
Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Percent commuting by bus = 38.7%
National Average = 2.0%

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I don’t want to hear from people who are:
over 28, boring, far-away/don’t drive, don’t
want to believe I’m big after seeing my
pics/don’t realize BBW means fat, super-ethnic
[i.e. just arrived in the US looking for a bride],
here to jerk me around, hella perv in a gross

I like boys who are: chubby, younger or my
age, clean shaven, funny, charming, and have
piercings, tattoos, braces, glasses, dark hair
(& blue eyes!), etc.

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37501 “Birthplace of the Blues”

88F. Some clouds and
possibly an isolated
thunderstorm late. Low
69F. Winds SW at 10 to
20 mph. Chance of rain

If you know barbecue, you are
probably already well aware of
Corky’s Ribs & BBQ Restaurants,
a “Memphis Landmark,” according
to Restaurant Hospitality
Magazine. Corky’s, LLC is a
master franchise organization
developed to expand the Corky’s
concept nationwide. Now qualified
entrepreneurs are being invited to
put the wide range appeal of the
Corky’s BBQ business to work for

Male Population = 307643 = 47.32%

Tour group information on touring Sun Studio, the birthplace of Rock ‘N’ Roll! We offer group tours of the recording studio and gallery at a reduced admission rate if the group is booked in advance. Group tours can be booked for groups of 20 or more at $6.00 per person. Group tours can be scheduled on the hour for up to 30 people per tour. We are open from 10am to 6pm daily, 7 days a week, year round.

Perfect for anyone who wants
to be close the FedEx Forum,
Beale, The River Walk,
Peabody Square or kick back
& watch sunsets on the Roof
Top Deck. This corporate
owned condo offers
washer/dryer combo, pine
hrdwd flrs, security entrance
& unit, fire alarm, whirlpool
tub, maple cabinets, Free 1 yr
parking and 1 yr HOA fee for
only $149,900.

The Peabody Hotel, located near the midpoint of the
downtown district has a unique tradition. Every day at
eleven AM and at five PM, the Peabody ducks parade to
and from the lobby fountain with the accompaniment of an
orchestral march.

I am a single guy who is
looking for just the right
person to share what life has
to offer with. I’ve been in a
couple of long term
relationships that didn’t work
out that I’m almost scared to
get into another one. I know
if I find the right person,
though, It will eventually
happen sooner or later. I’ve
dated since my last serious
relationship that ended
almost a year ago, but I just
haven’t “clicked” with
anyone. I am an outgoing
person who can’t stand to be
bored, unless its being bored
with that special someone.

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The Big Easy

86F. Generally clear. Low
69F. Winds SW at 10 to 15

The Comfort Suites® Downtown is
conveniently located in the heart of the
Central Business District, just steps away
from the exciting French Quarter, the
Louisiana Superdome, Jackson Square, the
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and
the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.
Tulane University, Loyola University and
Xavier University of Louisiana are within
five miles. The Louis Armstrong New
Orleans International Airport
is just 14
miles from the hotel.


Spectacular 1856 side hall
classic on the National
Historic Register abounding
in original architectural
details. Only blocks from the
famous French Quarter this
meticulous restoration
showcases 3 bedrooms, 2 full
baths, music room, great
room and gourmet kitchen
with splendid finishes. May
be purchased fully furnished
including its world wide art
collection. Offered at

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-Creole Tomato and Tabasco Mozzarella Salad
Grilled Vidalia onions, arugula, Hawaiian Fleur de Sel, cucumbers and liquid basil

-Gulf Hake Ceviche
Local tomato tartare, “crab boil” potatoes, grilled green onions and smoked paprika oil

-Turtle Soup Au Sherry

-Commander’s Las Vegas Salad

Recently stopped dating a
very nice women due to
distance. So, I have more free
time. I am independent,
happy, liberal, and I really
like to laugh a lot. I like to
walk, take walks and I prefer
to ride my bike for
transportation. I am slightly
addicted to coffee, funny
sometimes, talk a lot
sometimes, am silent for long
periods at other times, enjoy
life and being outside. I
should mention that I shower
often but don’t wear
deodorant, don’t shave my
legs, etc. Though, I do smell
great mostly.

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Latitude/Longitude 45.49882/-122.69026

Low 56F. Cloudy with
showers. Low 56F. Winds
SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance
of rain 40%.

Population of 5 to 9 year-olds = 31184 = 5.89% of total population.

$379,900! RIVER FRONT
CONDO! 2bed/2ba
Spectacular Remodeled
Condo w/View & Steps to
Willamette River! Close-in
John’s Landing! Granite,
Hrdwds, Frpl.

I am a 36 y.o. quad who is
lookin’ for someone to go out
and enjoy the town with or
just stay in and enjoy a good
movie. I am a very simple
guy. Even though I’m in a
wheelchair I think I’m pretty
independent. I enjoy the
outdoors and jokin’ around
with anyone who has a sense
of humor. By the way, I’m a
high-tech red-neck.

The Hotel Lucia is conveniently located in downtown
Portland Oregon and offers the best in hotel guest services
at affordable hotel rates.

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19103 “The Sixth Borough”

Windy with a few showers
this evening. Partly cloudy
skies overnight. Low near
50F. WSW winds at 20 to 30
mph, diminishing to 5 to 10
mph. Chance of rain 30%.

Median age: = 35.6

Largest 1 Bedroom Unit, 2
balconies with city views,
laundry room and parquet
flooring are special features
of this home. Health Club &
pool, heat, electric and on-
site security included in
Association Fee of $520.
Underground parking
available. Spacious floor plan
and close to shops and
restaurants. Reduced!

Housing units = 4,700

This professional position,
requiring excellent
communication and
organizational skills, is
responsible for high-level
administrative support to the
Vice President for
development and
communication activities.

Rural population = 0

Being genuine is more
important than expectations.
I’d like to meet a few
interesting people and see
where it goes. It would be
nice to find a few days or
nights of that feeling of
melting into one another
along with whatever may
follow. I get along best with
people who stand out as
being really intense, very
relaxed, or both.

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Area Code 305

Mostly clear. Low near 70F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

you like to get several years’
issues of “Scientific
American,” some
“Smithsonian” and
“Aerospace America,” for
free? I don’t want to just
throw them out!

Position Description:
IRC has an immediate
opening for the position of
Coordinator. The person in
this position plans, organizes,
develops funding for,
coordinates and conducts
projects related to inventory,
monitoring, management and
conservation of wildlife and
rare plants. This position will
also be responsible for office
administration, financial
management, community
outreach, and fundraising for
IRC. The position is
based south of Miami, Florida, and
field work will be conducted
throughout southern Florida.

When you’re in the mood for good times,
pleasant dining, and great cuisine, A Fish
Called Avalon
can’t be beat. The restaurant
offers a pleasant, inviting atmosphere that is
perfect for casual dining with families and
friends. The menu features an extensive
array of selections, with something sure to
please every member of your group. A Fish
Called Avalon
also features a professional
staff of friendly people, who will ensure that
your visit is a pleasant one. Everybody looks
forward to seeing you, so please stop in

I am an intelligent, sweet
loving girl who’s very
hardworking and dedicated to
making her life a happy and
successful one. I graduated
college with a technical
degree in MIS. Within the
next year or two, I’m
planning to go back for my
MBA in finance or
accounting. People often
want to know what I like to
do for fun...Well, to be
honest, I don’t have much
time for fun since I work six
(6) days a week, with only
one day to relax.

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The Capital

5/18-5/20: GenderYouth Leadership Summit

Death By Gender. Join Sylvia Guerrero, civil rights
activist and mother of slain teen Gwen Araujo,
TransGeneration star T.J. Jourian, and Academy Award
winner Debra Chasnoff of It’s Elementary to mobilize
against violence! This three day, action oriented
conference is perfect for students and youth interested
in gender issues. The registration fee is only $60, so
sign up today!

Area = 68.25 square miles

President George Washington
chose the site as the future
capital of the USA in 1791
(the French architect Pierre
Charles L’Enfant designed
the city). Washington, D.C.
became the nation’s capital
on June 11,1800 (previously,
the country had been
governed from Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania). The first
President to live in
Washington D.C. was John
Adams; his family moved
there in 1800.

Population = 572,059 (as of 2000)

DC DUCKS - City and River Tour

See Washington DC on the land and water with this
most unusual tour. Traveling in original WW II DUKW
amphibious vehicles, this 90 minute tour will take you
through the city of Washington before splashing down
into the Potomac River for the most unique ride of your

Major Industry = Government

5 Bed, 4.5 Bath
Condo/Townhome/Coop Property. Subdivision: GEORGETOWN.
County: WASHINGTON. Approximately 0.05 acre(s). Lot is 2400
sq. ft. Year Built: 1900. Central air conditioning, Basement, Dining
room, Hardwood floors.

Major Rivers = Potomac River, Anacostia River

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The truth is, a savvy student can mine this
tourist trap for some good, cheap eats. First
off, the Quincy Market Colonnade is a giant
step above the food court at the
Cambridgeside Galleria — no BK here.

City Population = 5,819,100*

*Population corresponds to Metropolitan Statistical Area or
Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Hi, Good morning, I am 43, 5.7, 150 lbs,
healthy, educated, respected, have a
great job, non smoker, D/D free,
vegetarian. I enjoy movies, different
kinds of food, spending time outside
when the weather is nice; I pretty much
enjoy everything. Looking for someone
Hispanic or Asian; slim slender under
fifty with a small chest and sexy body
who is dependable, sane and that wants a
relationship. Yes, I am married, just
want to have a discreet relationship. If
you are married, divorced, or under fifty
as long as we can share a common bond
and formulate a friendship I’m into it.

Race = African-American = 5.10%

This 2 Bedroom apartment on the
Watertown/Cambridge line on Mt. Auburn St.
features hardwood floors, tiled full bath, dining
room, eat-in kitchen and storage porch. $1200 +
utilities. What really makes this great besides
the low price are the two bus lines (71 and 73)
right by you. The 71 is in front of the place and
the 73 is a short walk down. Or go to the
supermarket (1 minute walk) and wait for both
buses to increase your chances. Once on the bus,
you’ll be in Harvard Square in less than 10
minutes, much less if traffic is good.

Average Number of Family Members = 3.13

In response to Boston’s embrace of No.9
PARK and Barbara’s desire to expand her
offerings in the city, she opened two small
restaurants next to each other in the artsy
and gastronomic enclave of the South End.
An oyster bar that serves sparkling New
England seafood and cool white wines
anchors one corner while next door is a
welcoming spot that offers a variety of
artisanal wines to enjoy with charcuterie and
light dishes as well as a full-service butchery
in the back. In the tradition of No.9 PARK,
B&G Oysters, LTD. and The Butcher Shop
focus on excellence, exceptional ingredients
from small producers, and an extremely
knowledgeable staff.

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Mayor Richard M. Daley’s City

Pheww ! I just graduated, and am ready for
the real world. And that means real love. I
haven't had a girlfriend in two years, for
several reasons, which I will explain when
we chat online or meet. Of course the main
reason is I was burning the midnight oil
tackling the arcane developments of IT
(coincidentally my childhood
nickname...lolz). Please be ecological,
desire tropical locales, adore gentle
hair/head massages, smart, and cute
wouldn't hurt either. Pix please, and no m/f
couples or men: I'M A LESBIAN.

Description: Get detailed
statistics about Chicago and
Illinois employment,
economy, wages and more.

Resource Type: Statistics

From downtown Chicago, there are several ways to reach the Museum of Science and Industry by bus.

* Take the #2 Hyde Park Express south to 57th and Stony Island and walk 1 block east to the Museum.

* Take the #6 Jackson Park Express bus south to 56th Street and walk 1 block south to the Museum.

* Take the #28 Stony Island Express south to 56th and Hyde Park Boulevard and walk 1 block south to the Museum.

* Take the #10 Museum of Science and Industry bus which runs every day during the summer and weekends-only the rest of the year right to our front door.

South Chicago, Chicago = Median Income = $28,279

The Hancock Observatory
is open daily from 9:00 a.m.
to 11:00 p.m.
(last ticket sold
at 10:45 p.m.) and is located
at John Hancock Center, 875
N. Michigan Avenue,
Chicago. The newly
renovated Hancock
Observatory will meet your
loftiest expectations!

Murder: May 15, 2:45 a.m.
5400 block S. Damen Ave. Sidewalk

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Asian influences surface throughout Moto’s four always-changing tasting menus. Fennel presented four ways includes purees painted on the plate, gelled cubes, a savory ice and fennel candy. A delicately flavored sashimi course has bites of salmon, scallops and hamachi alongside a cup of coconut milk and black squid ink. Chef Homaro Cantu's interest in science is evident in many dishes. Whimsical Squeezes—eyedropper-like pipettes filled with purees of ingredients like Swiss chard and bacon—pack a flavorful punch. Pacific bass is baked tableside to melt-in-your-mouth perfection in a futuristic-looking transparent polymer box.

Murder: May 12, 12:35 a.m.
400 block W. Chicago Ave. CHA hallway/stairwell/elevator

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Francis Raven is a graduate student in philosophy at Temple University. His books include 5-Haifun: Of Being Divisible (Blue Lion Books, 2008), Shifting the Question More Complicated (Otoliths, 2007), Taste: Gastronomic Poems (Blazevox 2005) and the novel, Inverted Curvatures (Spuyten Duyvil, 2005).

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