March 7th, 2005

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What a weekend!

Winding down here at 2AM. Laundry is almost done, but I still need to pack for my trip to California this evening. Three nights away, returning late on Thursday, followed by ten days of South by Southwest. I'm taking the whole festival as vacation, and hope to see lots and lots of films.

This weekend was packed with activities. Most notable, at least to a general audience, were Saturday's improv class, the Show With No Name live show at the Alamo Drafthouse, and a work session to get the SXSW Palm OS schedule application finished.
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NuAge Cafe


I visited the new restaurant, NuAge Cafe, for lunch on Sunday with apryl_knight who wanted to check out their mostly vegan menu. The food was good with large portions, but the prices were pretty expensive. Here's a picture of her vegan club sandwich with yucca fries. I had soy nuggets with broccoli which was good, but not better than the cheaper Veggie Heaven. The place is over on Exposition, between Enfield and 29th streets in small shopping center.
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Pretty Bad Networking

My trip to San Jose airport was pretty uneventful. I got my rental car and took the short trip up 880 to Milpitas where I had an uninspired dinner at Lee's Sandwiches. I'd seen this place on my last trip, and the idea of a Vietnamese sandwich shop with vegetarian items sounded good. Alas, the implementation was pretty bland -- I didn't see any spicy sauce anywhere and the Thai iced tea with pearls was lame.

This time I'm staying at the Homestead Suites. It's about $30/night less than where I'd stayed before, but you get smaller rooms, thin walls, no housekeeping, and really bad connectivity. You have to call the front desk to get the wireless username and password; the network keeps redirecting you to a login page, even after you've already logged in several times. I've been able to fetch mail and do some browsing, but the connection keeps getting reset. I just opened a new window to reset my login to I'd be assured that I can actually post this.

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