This portrait of a dog waiting for the 48-Quintara by local artist Grant Gilliland is super sweet. The dog’s name is Cooper, and his owners live in Noe Valley.
Gilliland also has a handful of other pet portraits that we love, like Timony and Kira below. You can find his work on his portfolio website, TheGrossUncle.com.
Sure, we’ve seen Muni worm tattoos, F-Market streetcar tattoos, Fast Passes, Muni transfers …
But it wasn’t until this morning that we’d seen or heard of anyone honoring the San Francisco institution of cable cars with permanent ink on their skin. Muni rider and cable car lover Luna sent us her new skinwork: “Got my #cablecar #tattoo!” Yes you did, Luna. Yes you did. Red and gold FTW.
Getting an MRI, which scans the body to help detect medical problems or diseases, can be a claustrophobic experience. Or as friend of Muni Diaries Erich puts it “it’s like getting stuffed inside a toilet paper tube”—with thumps.
To make the experience more pleasant—for kids in particular—the new UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay has created MRI suites with different Bay Area themes that feature murals, music, sound effects, and even images projected on the inside of the machine. Our favorite, for obvious reasons, simulates a cable car ride, letting kids imagine they are zipping down a big hill.
Making kids feel more comfortable can eliminate the need for sedation or anesthesia, according to a UCSF article that explains more about the MRI suites.
Pretty cool, we think, but it does beg the question: Who’d have ever thought public transit could calm somebody down?
As if your sunny Sunday can’t get any better, here’s a little more happiness for you. Meet Sneakers, the Muni-riding corgi! He can typically be found wearing an owl backpack or pink Godzilla suit, doing very San Francisco things like partying at City Hall, frolicking in the fog, or, of course, waiting for the bus. Sneakers is in good company with the rest of the cute animals riding Muni.
Sneakers’ social media handler informs me that he is on Instagram @sneakersthecorgi. I think I might have even ran into Sneakers at the City Hall party, but I think he was a bit busy saying hi to fans. Next time, my little friend.
My goodness, there’s been a lot of sports winning around here lately. Albert dropped this Golden State Warriors shirt in the style of the Muni worm into the bucket for us all to enjoy, whether we like basketball* or not.
Baseball is my jam, but I can get behind a winner any day.
We’ve come across our fair share of people who totally adore all things Muni over the years. We’re basically no longer surprised to see such folks expressing that emotion in real-world things like a lamp made of Muni Fast Passes. Just another notch in the San Francisco Is Awesome and Muni Is a Big Part of That belt. And that’s a mighty big belt.
Other expressions of Muni love we’ve seen include a Muni rug, Muni transfer art, a Fast Pass sofa pillow, and of course, no San Francisco home would be complete without a Muni toilet seat.
You guys are the best. You knew that, right?
h/t Muni rider Sara: “I need this lamp in my life”