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I just got back from San Francisco. The reading at City Lights was a big success by Bad Subjects standards, the gathering of participants afterwards delightful. But all I can think about right now is that I can't think because I spent 90 minutes in the Embarcadero BART station due to a systemwide delay. That means I had to lug my bag of books and bigger bag with this laptop from the Macarthur station to Doug and Jillian's, which is not the safest thing to be doing with one's time after midnight. But there were no taxis, so I had no choice. I'm starting to wonder whether my technology curse is spreading, at least to the realm of "all caps". First LAX, then BART: could SFO be next? I sure hope not, because I'm sick of this !!!

Mode: flatter than
Muse: Subculture - New Order - Substance 1987 (Disc 1)

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From: (Anonymous) Date: September 16th, 2004 04:01 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
sorry for the transport curse. maybe a screening of North by Northwest would exorcise it.
congratulations on the successful reading. that's something.

cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 16th, 2004 04:57 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
A big something, surely. And I got books, which is another plus.

Talked to my dissertation director yesterday afternoon. He's coming to AZQ this year. Nice. He was baffled that I didn't know what he was referring to, but I explained the close-to-the-vestness of it all.

See you soon!
tpratt From: tpratt Date: September 16th, 2004 04:48 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

the more things change etc

glad your reading went swimmingly, and that Berkeley still has such an effect on you after all these years. BART, though, was always substandard. Not cheap, not user-friendly (no trains after 12AM, come on!), and most certainly not reliable. If I had a dollar for every time I was late for work in San Leandro due to some motherhumping system delay (if they even bothered to acknowledge it as such) on BART, I'd have enough for the new 4-disc Dawn of the Dead DVD. My old band Wired for Death (greatness beyond imagining, btw) even had a song about BART. Ah, the myriad muses of my East Bay days...yecch.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 16th, 2004 04:55 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: the more things change etc

You know, Tim, your LJ user picture scares me. Thought I'd throw that in. . .

BART is not very reliable, to be sure. But it beats nothing, which is what Arizona has. Any MP3s of your band available?
tpratt From: tpratt Date: September 17th, 2004 06:22 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

so that's how it's gonna be

Look here, Mister Fickle. First you like the picture of me giving you the Shocker. Now it scares you. Big words coming from some dude whose LJ picture looks like some constipated German whose Starbucks order just got fucked up. How ya like me now, Kool Moe Charlie?

I should have an extra CD or two lying around. I'm sure Chris could burn you a copy as well, provided it's not too lo-pro, as cool people say (happy 35th you old sack btw)...just remember, you asked for it.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 19th, 2004 12:46 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: so that's how it's gonna be

I like to be scared! Look who I married. . . :-)
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