is the definition of local color. You may have seen her on more than one
occasion as she walks to work near Union Square in her always elegant attire.
(Walking to work is a San Francisco tradition.) In addition to working
in the City's major industry - hospitality, of course
- AJ is also a collage artist, actress, and singer who makes frequent
and tuneful appearances at one of our best piano bars, Lefty O'Doul's.
In addition, AJ has done volunteer work for the SF Public Library since
1990, first as a tutor for Project Read and later as a docent at the New
Main. Something decidedly San Franciscan happened when Mister SF arranged
to photograph AJ based on an email tip. When he showed up at the Hotel
Bijou, where AJ is pictured in front some fine imitation Lempickas, Mister
SF immediately realized they'd already met. It turned out AJ was the very
same well-dressed lady he'd chatted with in line at the theatre the night
before, not knowing the two had conversed electronically that very afternoon!