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Mike Pirnat

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When You're Going to San Francisco...

To celebrate our launch and the start of vacation, I took my team-mates out to Melt for beer and tasty food, and a good time was had by all. Of course, then I had to go home and pack, and then didn't sleep much that night (I never manage to sleep well before a flight for some reason). We tried to sleep on the plane, occasionally hampered by the gentlemen behind us, who were apparently best friends in a former life. I could have put up with their loud conversation (audible through ear plugs and over iPod), but it was the harmonica assault in the middle of my nap that really upset me.

Once we got checked in and had real food (an adventure in itself, thank you hotel restaurant that can't tell bratwurst from sauerbraten...at least you had free popcorn and tasty beer), we hopped the BART down to the Embarcadero and met up with my cousin Cole, an RA at Stanford who was up for the day to make sure his residents survived their scavenger hunt. We meandered around at the Ferry Building market, had a walk along the waterfront, watched a group of skaters making a video of themselves screwing up tricks in fairly spectacular fashion, and had a great time catching up.

When it was time to let Cole go to meet up with his Stanford crew, we walked up to the Metreon to chill out for a bit, visited the Apple store, and popped into the Container Store to kill some time. Then it was off to Tres Agaves, where, after having our table given away several times, we met up with fellow CWRU-escapee Andy Reitz for dinner.

Liz has spent today in class downstairs, while I've been largely comatose and drooling on myself throughout the day, which has been punctuated by strange visions on TV: Mike DeWine and Sherrod Brown on "Meet the Press," Woz being interviewed, Scrabble finals on ESPN. Now that I've basically spent the entire day asleep in a hotel room, I'm starting to feel surprisingly human again. It's a good feeling.

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