Notes on Liralen's visit in October 2013

"While I know that planning ahead is sometimes not our way, now that the camel of forethought has put his nose into the tent of possibility, plans should inevitably follow like the gentle strain of a metaphor collapsing under its own weight."


  • 10/3 Thursday
    • 4:15pm Southwest 1753 at OAK airport. (TBD: Liralen to take shuttle to Oakland Airport Hilton or to call when she has her bag and Carl will pick her up.)
    • Hilton Oakland Airport One Hegenberger Road, Oakland, CA 94621 510-635-5000
    • Sweet Bar Bakery 2355 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612 510-788-4997 Open M-Sa 8am-7pm Sun 9am-5pm
    • 7pm Reservation made for Dinner for 11 9 at Pican 2295 Broadway, Oakland, CA 510-834-1000 (Carl, Liralen, Eric Lytle, Morgan Ellis, Matt Troedsen, David Gallo, Colin J, Gina Ricker, Hamish Cameron, Chris H+1)
  • 10/4 Friday
    • Trader Joe's at 3250 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA (or 5727 College Ave, Oakland, CA) 9am-9pm
    • 11am Lunch at Homeroom 400 40th St, Oakland, CA
    • Sweet Maria's Coffee 1115 21st Street Oakland CA 94607 (510-628-0919) open M-F 11 am - 5 pm with lunch from 1:30-2. Liralen to place an order with them ahead of time.
      • Big Bad Con Friday-Sunday
      • 3-7pm
        • Liralen in Shadow of the Century, with Bruce Harlick
      • 7pm Dinner TBD
      • 8-12pm
        • Carl running A Peaceful Town (Golden Sky Stories)
        • Liralen in The Dark Zone (The Sprawl) by Hamish Cameron, with Brad
  • 10/5 Saturday
    • Big Bad Con
      • 10am-2pm
        • Liralen in [ADVENTURE SITE] of the [OMINOUS ADVERSARY] (Dungeon World) (with Bryant and Susan)
        • Carl running A Game of You (Monsterhearts)
      • 2pm Lunch Thai Food Truck 2-4pm 7-8pm or In&Out
      • 3-7pm
        • Carl running and Liralen playing A Butterfly's Dream of Freedom (Tenra Bansho Zero)
      • 7pm Dinner at Francesco's
      • 10pm-midnight Liralen playing in Hot Guys Making Out.
      • Midnight - Parsly Games in Forum
  • 10/6 Sunday
    • Big Bad Con
      • 9am-3pm
        • Liralen playing Lotus Blossom's Bridal Path (Tenra Bansho Zero) by Shaun Hayworth
      • 10am-2pm
        • Carl running The Big Party (Monsterhearts)
      • 2-3pm Lunch Carl - Fist of Flour Food Cart
      • 3-6pm
        • Carl running and Liralen playing A Summer Evening (Golden Sky Stories)
      • 7ish - aftercon Dinner at Rosamunde's near Endgame and conversation at The Trappist and at hotel
  • 10/7 Monday - trip to South Bay
    • Check out of Hilton by noon, relocate to Hyatt Place Dublin at 3pm
    • Lunch Cock-a-Doodle Cafe near Endgame
    • Talking at Endgame and The Trappist
    • Possibly Coffee at Maui Wowee in Pleasanton at some point
    • Sugar Butter Flour in Sunnyvale (669 S. Bernardo Ave. Sunnyvale, CA 94087, 408-732-8597, open Mon-Thu: 7am-7:30pm Fri 7am-8:30pm Sat 7:30am-8:30pm Sun 8am-5pm.
    • Daiso has closed.
    • 7pm Chef Chu's 1067 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022 650-948-2696 M-F 11:30-9:30 SaSu noon-10pm - Reservation for 8 made with two-course Peking Duck: (Carl, Liralen, Chrisber, Christy, Teo, Earl, Cat, JHart)
  • 10/8 Tuesday
    • 9am checkin for Southwest Flight
    • Check out of Hyatt Place by noon
    • Breakfast at Red Tractor or Dean's Cafe Railroad Cafe in Dublin
    • Check into Oakland Airport Hilton after 3pm
    • Other amusements. A visit to Endgame!
    • Dinner Le Cheval near Endgame
  • 10/9 Wednesday
    • Continental Breakfast at Hilton. Liralen shuttles to OAK for SW 340 departing 9am.


Trader Joe's Notes

  • Lemon curd
  • Pine Nuts
  • Coffeecake Mix
  • Gingerbread Mix?
  • Fresh lychee/fruit
  • Baked goods
  • Peppermint Jojos?


  • near Oakland
    • Sweet Bar Bakery 2355 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612 510-788-4997 Open M-Sa 8am-7pm Sun 9am-5pm
    • In and Out, too! It was good quick food from the hotel.
    • Miss Ollie's 901 Washington St, Oakland, CA 510.285.6188 T-Sat 11:30am-2pm T-Th 5:30pm-9:30pm F-Sa 5:30pm-10:30pm
  • near Pleasanton
    • Red Tractor Cafe in Dublin
    • Zorn's in Pleasanton
    • Dean's Cafe in downtown Pleasanton
    • Mimi's Cafe in Dublin has Beignets
    • Country Waffle in Dublin
    • Railroad Cafe in Livermore
    • In&Out
    • Little Madfish in Dublin for Ramen
    • The English Rose 163 W Neal St, Pleasanton, CA 94566 925-462-6333 Open T-Sa 11-5 High Tea Times at 11,1,3

Reservations recommended.

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