Last night's open dinner at the Bombay Garden here in Newark, CA, was fun. We had about a dozen people show up. LiveJournal is down as I draft this post, so I can't check LJ to namecheck everybody by their Official Internet Handles, but there was good spread of folks from dear old friends to brand new acquaintances. Author Juliette Wade brought her kids, who at about 9 and 7 reminded me a great deal of me and my sister at their age. Editor Gabrielle Harbowy was there, with Mr. G.H. and her assistant F—. K—, T— M— and her husband, Springtime Creations and Mr. S.C., as well as Dave a/k/a Dad. (I hope to Ghu I didn't leave anybody off...)
Food at the Bombay Garden was pretty good, the service could kindly be described as eccentric, but that didn't matter. It was a good bunch of people, and we hung out in the restaurant for about 2.5 hours.
Walked for an hour this morning, now gearing up for a day of Day Jobbery. Flying home tonight. With luck, I'll finish the current section of Their Currents Turn Awry on the plane.