Social Capital, Pop Culture and Bitching

I'ma Leavun ona Jet Plane...

   Tue, November 21, 2006 - 7:32 AM
I was originally going to drive to California to visit my brother for Thanksgivng. I decided that I wasn't going to drive all that way and took Southwest. Phoenix to Oakland in two hours beats 11 1/2 hours fighting traffic any day. A mostly uneventful flight, except for the funny-as-hell flight attendant that made really off the wall comments over the PA. "We accept tips" "The pilot should be sober now" On and on.

Not much has changed in Alameda except for the two best restaurants on Webster St. are closed. The Kapoc and That Thai Place were stellar. The Kapoc had the absolutely best Wor WonTon soup I have ever had. The Black and Tans at the Shamrock are the same, barmaid is an upgrade though.

I walked around San Francisco quite a bit on Monday, SOMA, Market and a few blocks on Mission. My main reason for going to SF was to drop off an overdue present for someone. That done, I shopped and sight saw (see'd?). I came thisclose to buying a MacBook on sale at CompUSA but changed my mind after realizing it would be on sale again just before Christmas for an even better price. BART, Muni and AC Transit are all still the same. There seems to be more homeless people now, they sleep openly on the sidewalks all day. I had Sushi near O'Farrell and Powell I think it was, I forgot about Sushi chefs and Mondays, but it was good anyway.

All in all, a nice way to spend a Monday in a city I don't spend enough time in.


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Tue, November 21, 2006 - 9:49 AM
Wish I had more time, I mighta wandered over to the city for a bit.
Tue, November 21, 2006 - 9:57 AM
I lose track of who lives where. It would have been fun to meet you. If you are in Alameda, or can get to Alameda, we can have a chat at Shamrock. :) That goes for any Triber, of course. I'm carless so travelling is limited.
Tue, November 21, 2006 - 11:23 AM
hooray, thanks for stopping by the Tribe office, it was awesome to meet you!