Well hello from the tower at the Westin St. Francis!
Yes, I made it, and so did Fuzz’s laptop — the one she won in the “Draw Yourself and Friends Sharing a Lactaid Moment” coloring contest. Now if I could just figure out how to use the photo editing software I could post a picture I took of this hotel room. But don’t worry, I didn’t spend all day in here. I took a very long walk through an area called North Beach where I found a cool candy store that sells those Band-Aids that look like bacon (I’d been wanting some forever), fudge and toys. The employees were nice too. They gave me some tips on where I could go to load up on Pokemon junk and then pointed me toward a neat bookstore called City Lights. It was great despite the fact that their selection of baking books was dismal. The erotica section made up for it, though. Just kidding. Joking with you on the Internet. Hardy, har, har.
After North Beach, I hit Chinatown and got yelled at in Chinese for trying to take a picture of some plump, juicy, cherries on sale for $1.99. I kind of saw it coming, because taking photos inside grocery stores is not generally smiled upon by the management. However, the cherries were on the street in front of the store and isn’t that fair game? I guess not. So I told the lady how happy I was about her prices and apologized. She filled a big bag full of cherries, shoved it at me and pointed to the register which had a huge line of people buying fruit for the evening. And let me say this. If fruit prices were this good in Texas, I’d be in line for it every night too. I won’t even tell you what the price of blueberries was here. Let’s just say MUCH less than Austin and the berries were probably better. At least if these cherries are any indictator. They’re the best I’ve ever eaten.
So to wrap this up for now, San Francisco is a lot like downtown Austin but with more people, bigger hills, more traffic, fog, a bay, this big bridge, a Chinatown, a Little Italy, 10,000 more restaurants, better fruit and well……it’s really not like Austin at all but in this weird way it sort of is. I can’t explain it.
I’m probably going to order room service tonight and rest up for a big day of conferences. I’m not even sure which ones I’m going to. That is, except for the lunch one. Rocco DiSpirito is doing a demo, so that should be fun.