AndyHat (andyhat) wrote,

The other side of the continent

Having acquired a USB 802.11b wireless networking thingabob tonight, I'm now back on the Internet from the Residence Inn in San Mateo. I won't have Internet access from work for 3-5 business days; draconian network access policies sure are annoying.

The trip here last night was surprisingly pleasant; noise-cancelling headphones, an MP3/Ogg player, and a backpack full of books and magazines makes the time fly. I got through the current issues of The Economist, Computerworld, Columbia Journalism Review, The New York Review of Science Fiction, Swink (during which the iHP-120 randomly selected "Oh, the Pleasure of the Plains" from Handel's Acis and Galatea immediately followed by Laurence Lombert's Happyland, both of which are guaranteed to put a stupid grin on my face; together they nicely offset the rather depressing affect of most of Swink's stories), and I started Penn Jillette's new novel Sock, because how can you resist a novel narrated by a sock monkey?

Anyways, I know several of those who read my journal are in the Bay Area. So, where are the good restaruants? What's fun to do in the evenings? What should I plan on seeing the couple of weekends I'm staying in town?

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