Three great work cafes in Temescal, Oakland
By the way apparently they - as in "they who be the they" - are not calling laptops that anymore as they want you to put a table between you and it.
Here are my two interviewing uniforms which to anyone who doesn't live in the Bay Area will seem really caj and even hippy, but most of the people I meet, even PR's, are in jeans and sneakers. One of my journalist friends here goes into work in her pyjamas. In the olden days when I worked in a newsroom in London, I used to rotate three suits; dove grey Armani, cream linen Armani and butter yellow M&S. I was a real risk taker.
Returned home from a hard morning at the cafe to find my Kangaroo Paws and Birds of Paradise having a bit 'o' mix and mingle. Do you ever catch your plants doing that? No doubt.
|The Birds of Paradise and Kangaroo Paws movin' and a groovin'|
For three years I had chicken pho for lunch (don't like cold food, do you?) but now it's three poached eggs. Pleased to hear eggs are now a wonder food and it's okay to eat them, though I might be eating too many. If you don't hear from me next week I'm probably having a triple bypass. Talking of eggs, do you remember that Israeli Diet that most of the girls at school were doing in the Eighties? One day chicken, next day eggs, next day grapefruit.
|Bacon, eggs and beans: this is why I don't post my food photos|
Next up: Teddy's rehab. Teddy has become famous in his own lunchtime. Following his operation, he's gone crazy around other dogs. So at the rehab centre everyone forms a human wall so Teddy can't see the other dogs. One day they called out "Teddy's here!" and emptied the room when he arrived. Next time they put him in a private room. Yesterday someone greeted us in the carpark to usher us through the back entrance. In the transitional areas and hallways they put a towel over his head. It's like being the minder for Justin Bieber. Teddy in the house. Copy that.
Cy turned ten last Sunday and today he wore his birthday t-shirt which has number 30 on the back- "My favorite number of all time!!" he said totally chuffed. Oh to be ten years old again and wearing the awesome-ist number in the universe...
Enough about me - what have you been eating and wearing this Friday?