Notes on Liralen's visit in March

"Because we're grown-ups now, and it's our turn to decide what that means." —


  • 3/12 Wed 1:18pm UA 449 pick up Liralen at OAK airport
    • Shopping at Trader Joe's for dinner(s)
    • watching anime or playing Okami at least one night
  • 3/13 Thu
    • Noon Ramen Halu at 375 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA to see British friends
    • 5pm Pick up Trip at 900 Cherry Ave in San Bruno shortly after 5pm, pick up takeout at Thai City (3691 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306, 650-493-0643) at 6, play Bliss Stage with Trip and Cera at Dave's 7-10pm
  • 3/14 Fri 2pm Meet Cera at Dana Street Roasting Company for coffee (or may go to Sugar Butter Flour in Sunnyvale (669 S. Bernardo Ave. Sunnyvale, CA 94087, 408-732-8597) or somewhere in Palo Alto).
    • 7pm Chef Chu's in MV for dinner with Cera, Ken, Earl, Cat confirmed. Cera will make reservations for 6 people.
  • 3/15 Sat Endgame minicon
    • 10am Monsters and Other Childish Things with Liralen and 3 others who've signed up
    • 3pm Dogs in the Vineyard with Liralen, Cera, Adan and Grady
    • 7pm Dinner at Breads of India next door (510-834-7684)
  • 3/16 Sun - see Teo at Chez Tamago.
    • Lee's Comics
    • In&Out Burger
    • Shop at Daiso open 10am - 8pm Sunday (to 9pm Mon-Sat)
    • See Chrises and Angie in the afternoon (around 2 or 3 or 4 or so?)
    • Chrisber okay with us coming Sunday afternoon and dinner after (must finish by 21:30)
    • 7pm Dinner at Satsuma (705 E El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040, 650-966-1122)
    • Dinner okays: Trip, Chrises, Marith, Dave Flowers
  • 3/17 Mon - Gretchen would prefer that we do the Santa Cruz visit on Monday so we are moving it to Monday.
    • Comicopolis at 11
    • Mobo Sushi open for lunch 11:30-2:30
    • Maybe Trader Joe's AGAIN!!
    • Donnelly Chocolates (1509 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, 888-685-1871)
    • See Moose
    • Tea shop - Chaikhana Tea Culture 317 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, 831-423-4200 - Closed Mondays, sadly. Open Sundays 11-6.
    • Dip Liralen toes into the ocean.
    • 7pm seeing friend in Oakland at Le Cheval
  • 3/18 Tue 2:06pm UA 452 drop off Liralen at OAK airport
    • Trader Joe's opens at 9 (just sayin')
    • Breakfast at the Red Tractor which opens at 9.

Things to Do:

  • Liralen to play "Devil May Cry" on PS2 if she wants to and has time. Or not.

Possible Things to Watch or Read

  • Ghibli curry cartoon (and "On Your Mark") - Done!
  • "Crossing Midnight" comic - Done!
  • "Bookhunter" comic - Done!
  • "Livewires: Clockwork Thugs Yo" comic - Done!
  • Zombie Powder manga - Done and Done!

Things it would be good to Do:

  • Goodness, isn't the above enough?


Trip works at Responsys, but thinks the building is just labeled "900". On the 5th floor. If you arrive before 17:00, you can come into the Responsys lobby and have the receptionist find me, which may be the best solution all around.

For future reference, the sushi Gretchen and Brad like from Mobo are:
No soy sauce and in a seperate container from anything that does have
soy sauce:
Shiso Fine (shiso and saba)
Philly Roll
Presto Maki

In a Separate container:
Land Shark
Hot Toad

Ideas for future trips

  • Cera recommends delectable Chinese food at House of Nanking (919 Kearny St, San Francisco)
  • Top 16 Ramen in Bay Area
  • R2 Ghibli movie?
  • "Ghost in the Shell" manga and other Shirow
  • Scott Pilgrim
  • Dramacon
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