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San Francisco [Aug. 22nd, 2006|01:28 pm]
Roy Janik

As you probably surmised from my recent posts, I'm back from San Francisco.

There's too much to cover for an in-depth post, so instead, it's lists:

touristy things done
  • rode the cable car
  • visited Fisherman's Warf
  • went to the Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
  • went to the Legion of Honor (art museum with lots of european art)
  • went to the Cartoon Art Museum
  • went to the Exploratorium
  • toured the Scharffen Berger Chocolate Factory in Berkeley
  • toured the Basic Brown Bear Factory
  • went to City Lights, a bookstore that played a central role in the whole Beat Poet thing.
improv things done
  • attended an awful improv jam and watch an awful sketch show
  • attended the sweet Johnstone workshop/intensive, the purpose of the trip
  • saw "True Fiction", an improv show at Bats. It was really good.
  • loaned out hotel room to the "Improvised Film Project", a 3,2,1 Kill!-esque show.
food consumed (highlights)
  • awesome Indian food at Nann & Curry
  • the best Italian food I've had in the US at Mona Lisa's in Little Italy
  • lots and lots of Magners Cider at "The Irish House", a pub near our hotel. Magners is the name given to Bulmers here in the US. It's a cider that could be found everywhere while I was in Ireland.
  • brown bread at the same pub
  • loads of saltwater taffy from Pier 39
  • chowder in a bread bowl
  • Scharffen Berger chocolate, in a variety of forms
  • book of interviews with Chuck Jones
  • book of beat poetry
  • too many socks from The Sock Market
  • postcards
random things
  • helping a couple of random guys on the street move a piano several blocks
  • getting off a the wrong bustop and getting to play in the beach for a while
  • wandering into the Tenderloin district on accident, and surviving
  • watching the sea lions on Pier 39 alternately fight for territory or sleep, depending on their moods.
  • hanging out with the Leading Brands and Improv for Evil and Andy
  • seeing HJ and Lauren and Bonnie
  • accidentally stumbling across Lark in the Morning, a bad-ass music shop that specializes in Irish type instruments, and is the place that I ordered my first concertina from.
  • finding out Tarantulas on a Hovercraft won the "audience favorite" award in the Blanks on a Blank competition.
  • learning how to properly play the Hat game, and the point of it.
  • hanging out with Craig Clevenger and Caty
  • taking public transportation everywhere- the BART, the cable cars, the railcars, the buses.
  • seeing a Sam Shepherd play

[User Picture]From: evilpandabears
2006-08-22 09:02 pm (UTC)
one of my favorite things to eat on this planet is clam chowder in a bread bowl on the pier in san fran. it really doesn't get better than that. i still have dreams about it, and i've only done it 3 times in my life.
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[User Picture]From: somabrak
2006-08-23 12:14 am (UTC)
toured the Scharffen Berger Chocolate Factory in Berkeley

Oooh, for that I am truly envious. That's some damn good chocolate.
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[User Picture]From: flounderphil
2006-08-23 06:14 pm (UTC)
I went to City Lights and got to meet Ferlinghetti, it was amazing.
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