May 14th, 2007

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[travel] Spooling up the engines for Omaha

I'm about to leave for SFO from my perch here at E's house. Flying to Omaha today. Yesterday was a glorious do-nothing in grand style. I had a terrific Middle Eastern brunch with leela_cat at Old Jerusalem on Mission, then hooked up with frankwu and therinth for a road triplet which included numerous highlights, such as:
  • The abandoned Public Service hospital in the Presidio

  • frankwu lusting after a three-wheeled go cart, and possibly its two attractive female passengers

  • Sausalito, briefly

  • No Muir Woods

  • Crab molestation

  • Lawlessness

  • Car dancing

  • Wildlife misidentification: "Those are wild turkeys. Haven't you ever seen the label on the bottle?"


All of which ended with taking E to a nice Mother's Day dinner at Alice's, a lovely Chinese Restaurant in the Noe Valley neighborhood. Photographic evidence later, now that I finally have a USB card reader again.

Meanwhile, I must fly.

So to speak.

Y'all play nice.
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[photos] Iconage from the Bay Area

I've been looking through the photos I took this weekend, and have found some cool potential icons. I am embedding them in the poll below -- let me know what you think. Since I'm at my icon limit, to use some of these I'll have to delete some others.

Also, permission is hereby given to use this with attribution, should they please any of you.

Poll #984845 New LJ Icons

Which of the following icons should Jay add to his account?

Frank Dancing (c) 2007 therinth
0(0.0%)
Jay dramatic (c) 2007 Frank Wu
2(3.1%)
Bee in flower
1(1.5%)
Bird of paradise
0(0.0%)
Marin crocus
0(0.0%)
Nasturtiums
0(0.0%)
Orange flower
0(0.0%)
Big stone head at Diego Rivera Theater at CCSF
1(1.5%)
BMW Isetta in Berkeley, CA
0(0.0%)
Palace of Fine Arts
0(0.0%)
Studded door
0(0.0%)
House with backhoe
0(0.0%)
Hydrant with sails
0(0.0%)
Good-bye, mother
0(0.0%)
Haight butterfly
1(1.5%)
Portland funky
0(0.0%)
Skull grafitto
0(0.0%)
Trilobite graffito
0(0.0%)
Cheap Sex sign
2(3.1%)
Do Not Sit sign
0(0.0%)
Jay cheesesteak
1(1.5%)
Kerouac in Chinese
1(1.5%)
New Sex sign
0(0.0%)
Special Driving Zone
0(0.0%)
Speed Hump
3(4.6%)
Your speed 00
1(1.5%)
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[travel] Omaha

As some of you may have noticed, I am safely in Omaha. Where it is hot. And the Hertz Random Upgrade Program has blessed me with a ticket magnet, to wit a fire engine red Mustang. Coupe, not the convertible -- I should be so lucky. I'm starting to put photos up, but that will likely take a couple of days.

Meanwhile, I go to lie down and read the rest of The Android's Dream.