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Jay Lake
Date: 2007-05-09 07:33
Subject: [personal] San Francisco
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Tags:books, california, personal, travel
I'm off to San Francisco tomorrow. I'll be arriving in the late afternoon, and having dinner with mine host. Friday midday I'll be guest lecturing at City College of San Francisco, then a late lunch (1:30ish) with dave_gallaher. I plan to visit Borderlands Books after lunch, and possibly a few other bookstores. Recommendations on bookstore destinations highly welcomed.

Given prior comments, perhaps an open dinner Friday evening? I suggest meeting at Borderlands at 6 pm, and going somewhere reasonably accessible from there. Please let me know in comments or by email if I should be looking for you.

Saturday morning I'm planning to go over to East Bay, assuming there's some rational way to do that given the freeway situation right now. That will include lunch with zhaneel69 and visits to Other Change of Hobbit and possibly a few other bookstores. Again, recommendations highly welcome. I'm open to company that entire day if someone wants to swing around the Bay Area with me for the sake of sheer yakkage in the car, and I figure on meeting up in the late afternoon for something fun. Absent any particularly obvious plan, I think I'll park in that lot at the east end of Crissy Field around 4 pm Saturday, then cruise the Palace of Fine Arts and the beach with my camera. Anyone who wants to go out that night can meet there in the late afternoon, or call my cell to catch up later. Please let me know in comments or by email if I should be looking for you, and if you need my cell.

Sunday is still wide open, then I'm off directly to Omaha on Monday.

See some, all or none of you there!
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kit
User: mizkit
Date: 2007-05-09 14:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I donno where Borderlands is, but the Stinking Rose restaurant in North Beach is fantastic if you're a garlic fan, and who isn't? :)
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2007-05-09 14:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Mmm...garlic...

(BTW, I'll discuss our little 2008 project some more with Alan and Jude while I'm at Borderlands.)
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kit
User: mizkit
Date: 2007-05-09 15:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Awesome. Sometime in ... August ... *we* should discuss it more. :)
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bluesgirly
User: bluesgirly
Date: 2007-05-09 15:34 (UTC)
Subject: Sausalito
That is 100% true. Best place ever.
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España Sheriff
User: cmdrsuzdal
Date: 2007-05-09 16:35 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The main strip of Sausalito can get pretty crowded on the weekends but it is definitely worth it for the views-especially if you stop for lunch, relax and then take a scenic drive. The shops mostly seem on the tacky side to me but there's a couple of places I love to visit for coffee/nibbles;

Il Piccolo is right in the middle of the busy part but it's cozy and the folks who run it are great, further out there's the Northpoint Coffe Co. also right on the water. Paradise Bay, next to it is a little pricier/fancier but the food is good.

My best recent experience was trying to eat at the Alta Mira hotel. It turns out they closed the restaurant months ago, but the new owner allows people to picnic on the deck.
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When life gives you lemmings...
User: danjite
Date: 2007-05-09 15:03 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
East Bay: Dark Carnival

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When life gives you lemmings...: Food... transcendant food.
User: danjite
Date: 2007-05-09 15:05 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Food... transcendant food.
Further, Absinthe.

At least ten varieties of oyster, good hard cheeses, and amazing drinkies.

Whether dinner or Sunday brnch, reservations strongly recommended.
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España Sheriff: flapper
User: cmdrsuzdal
Date: 2007-05-09 16:04 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:flapper
Oooh... Absinthe is lovely, and Hayes Valley is a nice place to walk around when the weather is good, near the new Octavia St. corridor for one.

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Twilight
User: twilight2000
Date: 2007-05-09 16:15 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The comment about Sausalito is right on -- if you're doing picture taking, that's a great option.

If you're going to the East Bay and you're staying near the city centers, then BART is your best bet to get over there. Otherwise, the freeways should be interesting at this point...
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Leela
User: leela_cat
Date: 2007-05-09 18:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
lori and I would be up for something Sunday. Maybe brunch or lunch, if we can find a place that's not completely overwhelmed with families taking Mum out for her day.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2007-05-10 03:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
A relatively early brunch Sunday, maybe?

Email me at jlake(a)jlake.com and we'll exchange contact info.
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la sirena dolce: hollaback girl
User: lasirenadolce
Date: 2007-05-09 20:10 (UTC)
Subject: bookstores
Keyword:hollaback girl
My Mountain View gang recommends Kepler's (Menlo Park), Cody's (Berkeley), Books Inc (Mountain View, Palo Alto, Burlingame, Alameda), The Booksmith (SFO) and Stacey's (SFO).
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2007-05-10 03:42 (UTC)
Subject: Re: bookstores
Thank'ee!
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dinogrl: bookish robot
User: dinogrl
Date: 2007-05-10 04:46 (UTC)
Subject: Re: bookstores
Keyword:bookish robot
ooooh. Kepler's rocks!
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dinogrl: Nekubasu
User: dinogrl
Date: 2007-05-10 00:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Nekubasu

Absinthe is what I would like to do, however, we would need to make reservations. You can talk to Dave, or me about that and we'll take appropriate action. Also, danjite recommended several restaurants in my post a few days back.
I'll be at Borderlands, I guess, though I am speaking for Dave as well, and we need to talk. Though I'll be really worn out from my exhausting work week (as I am typing from work still)I'll somehow get a second wind.

We could still have a gathering at our place on Friday, or Saturday. We can accommodate, we have the technology, and lord knows, the mixology!
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2007-05-10 03:45 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Your place is in east bay, right? Fremont? Could adjourn a party there Saturday evening after dinner. (Though to be honest, the thought of crossing back over late at night is a bit daunting...maybe I'll bring my toothbrush just in case.)
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dinogrl: lazer breath
User: dinogrl
Date: 2007-05-10 04:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:lazer breath
No problem. We'll kick the cat out of his room. Yes. Spike has his own room. Well, really it is the guest room he has encroached on. The "Star Room", a continual work in progress of skiffy overkill. You'll love it, if you so choose to do the party that is.
Frank just lives over the bridge from us, and shaolingrrl is in Mtnview. Let us know, and I'll do a post at evite.
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dinogrl: Roswell
User: dinogrl
Date: 2007-05-10 04:45 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Roswell
Oh, yeah, we live in Fremont. From Fremont, Seattle to Fremont, Bay Area. springtimecreation at pacbell dot net if you need the particulars.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2007-05-10 13:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Let's do this thing for Saturday night. I'll play the guest room bit by ear. Evite ho!
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Erin Cashier
User: therinth
Date: 2007-05-10 02:35 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I emailed you my cel # n' stuff Jay :D. Hope we can meet up! :D
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2007-05-10 04:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Cheeseshopping: Ferry Building, Embarbadero end of Market, Cowgirl Creamery (http://www.cowgirlcreamery.com/). - Cheryl
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2007-05-10 12:36 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Mmm. Cowgirl cheese. Which can be purchased here in Portland. Mmm.
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All that Jazz
User: jasminehammer
Date: 2007-05-10 16:14 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Meant to tell you to hit up Green Apple Books at Clement and 6th Ave -- http://www.greenapplebooks.com/cgi-bin/mergatroid/index.html
And just down the street from them is Burma SuperStar, the most delicious Burmese food anywhere. They'll call you when your table is ready, so you can browse Green Apple while you wait.
You didn't know Burmese food could be this fantastic.
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