That’s right, FANGLES. Fan gear + bangles = fangles dammit. Today is a good day for fake words.

As I mentioned in my earlier post the San Francisco Giants won the wild card game last night against the Pirates. I, naturally, am a Giants fan and frequently wear my black + orange gear, but while I was be-bangling myself this morning I realized I have no “official” gear. Well, except for ballcaps and hoodies. But what about official Giants jewelry? Does it even exist, you may wonder. And I am here to say, YES! It exists! Errgghh but it’s not that great :/

My favorite isn’t even a bracelet. SF 14ct Gold pendant
It’s a very simple, pretty 14ct gold SF pendant and it costs $917.99 because $920 would just be too much. Seriously, what do merchandisers have against round numbers? I know it’s a psychological sales technique but really? Does this *actually* sell better when priced at $917.99 vs $920?


The next best is on the complete other side of the spectrum. It’s the money clip. Psyche. It’s the cuff made from an actual baseball for the very reasonable price of $11.99 Baseball Cuff

To find something unique and special, is the destination. Or crazy. Don’t forget to find something crazy… Sparkles up the wazoo Errhh ahem. Sometimes Etsy is a total strike out for being crazy crafty and not enough Crazy Crab (I see you, fellow Giants fan! THAT’S what’s up.)

So what to do? Custom, that’s what. And Etsy has a plethora of custom options. Custom stamp Here’s just one $24 example (Pittsburgh, because I’m an asshole)… I recommend requesting San Francisco or Giants or Go Giants or Gigantes or Humm Baby (my fav because I may be an asshole but I’m old school).

Welcome to Orange October.

San Francisco, I love you

24 Hour Party People
The best line from 24 Hour Party People (an entertaining movie starring Steve Coogan about Joy Division, dreary weather, ecstasy and Manchester) is from the moment when the star boils down the why of himself. That person being Tony Wilson, the real life founder of a record company that put out so much great music from the UK. So the best line of the film is when Tony Wilson explains the “why” of his career and of himself and says “That is my heroic flaw: my excess of civic pride.”

How many people feel that way about their home town? I do, I definitely suffer from an excess of civic pride. I love my city, I feel so proud to be from here. The Golden Gate Bridge never grows old. International Orange is probably the color of my blood, and my Giants baseball? Humm baby; nothing is better.

It was while reading the Bold Italic today I noticed the special SF jewelry section. Jewelry + SF = serious click bait for me. Turns out the Bold Italic sells some super cute items! But just the one bracelet. Boohoo. Don’t they know their consumer?? Me! I’m their consumer! Or I could be…Golden Gate Bridge cuff $74 for this puppy. I like it! Get more plz, Bold Italic. Let me be your consumer so I can announce my civic pride from the corner of my wrist.

Joy Division and bridges pair nicely together, don’t they?