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16 February 2010 @ 02:52 pm
SO. You know what's awesome? In-flight wireless. Seriously, there are some parts of living in the future that are really friggin' great. I wonder if I try to book my next Virgin flight while on the plane if I get an extra good deal?

[Brief pause.]

No. Oh, well.

Anyway, so I had this vacation planned. And then it was nearly ruinedcanceled due to Virgin America giving in to the hype about last week's big storm. Thanks to the not-panicked thinking of spike and moominmolly, I ended up, instead, on a train to NYC last Wednesday, and then on a plane to SF a day late, but well within time to rescue the vacation.

At this point, there are way too many people I want to see in the Bay Area each time I visit, so I inevitably end up missing a lot of them (you), especially on these shorter long-weekend trips. I'll be back in May for a longer visit and if I missed you this time, I'll hope to see you then!

As for the day I didn't get arrested ... I don't think I was actually in danger of being arrested so much as getting a ticket/fine, but it turns out that the Oakland Parks and Recreation have a more constrained definition of "nudity" than I do (or than Massachusetts, for that matter). Pics in a later entry...

I'm sad for vacation to be coming to a close, but thankful for the convenience of cross-country travel, and looking forward to being home.
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Molotov Coqtizeestiplika on February 16th, 2010 08:05 pm (UTC)
Hope to see you in May! :)
ruthless compassion: pouncearoraborealis on February 16th, 2010 08:17 pm (UTC)
Yes! I'm sorry I missed you this time, and we'll definitely have dinner in May!
Rowan: Romana at consolemzrowan on February 16th, 2010 08:06 pm (UTC)
I'll be back in May for a longer visit

Is that going to include the Bay to Breakers weekend? I'm thinking of hopping coasts myself that weekend...
ruthless compassion: cheersaroraborealis on February 16th, 2010 08:17 pm (UTC)
Yes, it will!
sabriel_sabriel_ on February 16th, 2010 08:28 pm (UTC)
so happy to be seeing you soon and hearing about all the adventures!!
D. Fennelfennel on February 16th, 2010 08:31 pm (UTC)
In-flight wireless is great indeed. But very weird.
wild, predictable abandon: lovecontessagrrl on February 16th, 2010 08:37 pm (UTC)
ruthless compassion: happy sidearoraborealis on February 16th, 2010 08:54 pm (UTC)
Boring Nerdsignsoflife on February 16th, 2010 08:47 pm (UTC)
Wait, what do they consider "nudity", then?
ruthless compassion: martini handsaroraborealis on February 16th, 2010 08:55 pm (UTC)
Boyshort style underwear were insufficient.
Boring Nerd: cthulhu eyebrowssignsoflife on February 16th, 2010 08:57 pm (UTC)
How peculiar!
ruthless compassion: martini handsaroraborealis on February 16th, 2010 09:00 pm (UTC)
Our theory is that they showed too much buttock. Also, probably, if it had been a swimsuit it would have been ok, but since it was clearly underwear, it was over some kind of subjective line.
wild, predictable abandon: schoolgirlcontessagrrl on February 16th, 2010 09:08 pm (UTC)
The ordinance states "buttocks" which was where aroraborealis, uh, broke it.
sabriel_sabriel_ on February 16th, 2010 09:22 pm (UTC)
I am getting entirely too much amusement from this, I'm sure.
just sayin.
wild, predictable abandon: me-laughingcontessagrrl on February 16th, 2010 09:26 pm (UTC)

It's a good story. You should be amused. :)
sabriel_sabriel_ on February 16th, 2010 09:28 pm (UTC)
that and my inner 10 yr old is like
"buttocks...heh heh."
ahhhh, yeah.
Kcatkcatalyst on February 16th, 2010 09:45 pm (UTC)
Does the code really contain the line "overly sumptuous"? Because that would be kind of awesome.
wild, predictable abandon: me-innocentcontessagrrl on February 16th, 2010 09:48 pm (UTC)
No, but it should! And it should have pictorial guidelines, too!
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ruthless compassionaroraborealis on February 16th, 2010 09:00 pm (UTC)
Yeah, when we took off, the captain said the weather was lousy. I have my fingers crossed!
veek on February 16th, 2010 09:12 pm (UTC)
I hope your flight back is way less eventful than your flight out!

And glad that you had *some* good times, anyway. :)
Jasonjd_trouble on February 16th, 2010 11:18 pm (UTC)
I'm told that Oakland is like a counterweight of conservatism to the rest of the bay area. Or maybe it's SF that's balancing the general conservatism of Northern Cali in general. I dunno.
Jasonjd_trouble on February 16th, 2010 11:19 pm (UTC)
<-redundant see redundant. (Sigh)