Starrynight is here, as of a rather protracted journey to Santa Cruz on Sunday. Yesterday we poked around Oakland Chinatown, not sure what else we'll get around to before he leaves. We'll see. I wish I could remember the Chinese poet's saying about the joy of friends visiting from afar...despite the very large amount of stress I'm under (and eustress is still stress!), it's so perfect to see him again.

PS I got one of those crush e-mails. It's very junior high school. Annoying, frustrating, and slightly flattering (or would be if I didn't suspect they just harvest addresses ;p) at the same time.

Added Everett & Jones Barbecue and listed it in San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants.