I Left My Heart in San Francisco

I’ve been terribly alone
and forgotten in Manhattan
I’m going home
to my city by the bay

Good night, California. I will miss you.

See you in 4.5 months.

It was great to see all you guys!

Either in 72 hours I’ve become immune to generic Claratin/Sudafed, or . . .

In 12 hours, I’ve gone through an entire roll of toilet paper (used as kleenex) to blow my nose with. I kept waking up last night to have to blow my nose.

Either I’m becoming immune to over-the-counter drugs, or my non-sickness sickness is manifesting itself more. I would say that I’m sick, but I feel fine and the only symptoms I have are a constantly runny nose and a very slight sore throat.

Generic Claratin/Sudafed seemed to keep it at bay a few days ago, but no longer. I don’t get it.

TPS Reports

Did anyone else catch the reference to Office Space in Episode 4 of “Lost” ?

Funny. 🙂

Met with Jason Snell of Macworld and Adam Rogers of Wired this week. Promising on both fronts, nothing definite yet, but promising.

Desserts galore tonight.

Rain = annoying.

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim?

LA Times:

Exactly where in Anaheim is Los Angeles?

In a quest for dollars, and at the edge of geographic absurdity, the Anaheim Angels Ñ formerly known as the California Angels and Los Angeles Angels Ñ said Monday they would now call themselves the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

The move drew ridicule on national radio shows and scorn from the Dodgers, provoked outrage from Orange County fans opposed to the change and prompted a stern message from the city of Anaheim to Angel owner Arte Moreno: See you in court.

“I don’t believe there’s a compromise on the name,” Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle said. “They’re trying to have it both ways with the silly name they chose.”

Moreno originally proposed that his team be called the Los Angeles Angels, a name rejected by the city of Anaheim but one that team executives hope will be popularly adopted. He believes the “of Anaheim” suffix, also dismissed by the city, will satisfy the stadium lease.

City Manager Dave Morgan said the city would seek a temporary restraining order this week, which would block the name change pending a trial, and would then file a lawsuit charging the Angels with violating the lease.

The team is blanketing what it considers its territory Ñ Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties Ñ with 480 billboards this week proclaiming “City of Angels,” a play on the nickname of Los Angeles.

The team also sent an e-mail to every other major league club on Monday, asking to be called “Los Angeles” instead of “Anaheim” and listed in abbreviations as “LA” or “LAA” instead of “ANA.”

The Dodgers, powerless under baseball rules to stop the change, issued a statement denouncing it without mentioning the Angels by name.

“Regardless of any attempt at a public relations or marketing spin, true Angelenos know there is only one baseball team in Los Angeles, and that is the Dodgers,” read the unattributed statement.

Dude, have some hometown pride. Not to mention the fact that “Los Angeles Angels” is redundant if you think about it.

This is really dumb.

Go Blue.

Happy Birthday to me

So it’s a rainy day in Southern California. I don’t know what’s up with this weird weather. It never rains in LA and it’s been going on and off for the past week. I was really looking forward to wearing shorts in 70 degree weather, but that’s not going to happen. Headed back up to Berkeley tomorrow, where I hear it’s raining too.

The holidays, as a whole have been really quiet. Xmas, New Year’s, and my birthday so far have been very chill. I’m not complaining, just stating the facts.

Also, tacos on Olivera Street are surprisingly mediocre.