The Twitter Diaries: 2009-12-20: CO, San Francisco, Menlo Park

  • watching the sun rise in Colorado. Woke up at 5, actually, but managed to go back to sleep til 7. Now lazing with coffee before time to pack #
  • Loved “Invictus”, except the sometimes too-intrusive “stirring music.” Didn’t need “soulful, uplifting” ballads to make the point. #
  • @jeffreytaylor tooting your own horn is hard for a lot of people, but a very necessary skill. in reply to jeffreytaylor #
  • @storagebod I have a jar full of those, sitting in a garage in Italy… in reply to storagebod #
  • “Please note the anti-Christian bigotry.” http://bit.ly/7aTcue #
  • violating my own rule about wearing easy-to-remove shoes at the airport. At least I’m not wearing the bra that sets off the metal detector #
  • @storagebod nor me! We don’t even have ikea in Colorado in reply to storagebod #
  • @NomdeB I’d pay a bit for fb if that gave me a setting to globally turn off all the game crap. in reply to NomdeB #
  • @ElaineEllis what did you expect? The best antidote wd be Buffy in reply to ElaineEllis #
  • ROME — Italian news reports say Premier Silvio Berlusconi has been punched in the face at a rally http://bit.ly/7cugYF #
  • “sex, thighs & “Videocracy” – a documentary that takes a harsh look at a system perfected thru Berlusconi’s TV empire” http://bit.ly/8x10HH #
  • flight will be departing 15 mins late, but we’ll probably make that up in the air. <sigh> Was hoping to arrive early. #
  • I suppose it would be inappropriate of me to say that my daughter has always had great taste in men… #
  • …and shoes. #
  • Berlusconi punched in the face with… a model of the Milan Duomo? or possibly brass knuckles. Bossi calls it terrorism http://bit.ly/61ICja #
  • whoa, sitting right in the draft from open jetway. If I was Italian I’d be running away screaming. Actually feels good – sweater too warm #
  • damn. Stepped in mud in the parking lot, now I need to polish my lovely new boots. #
  • okay, time to close up the laptop and get ready for boarding. Hey, I pretended to work on my presos for this week… #
  • If I’m not tweeting at all, I’m likely asleep or driving. If I’m tweeting a lot, I’m in an airport #
  • Damn. Really didn’t want this flight to be late. #
  • Wish someone wd move and let this couple sit next to each other instead of in sep rows. Their chatter will drive me mad. #
  • RT @montemagno: Sunday dec. 13: Twitter is exploding about berlusconi http://bit.ly/6zGOBO heh heh #
  • Listening to Irish music, since I’m already twitchy. The High Kings FTW #
  • Landed sfo. Waiting to deplane, my least favorite part of every trip. Along with waiting for a bag, which j also must do… #
  • Was that convo in the plane really that banal, or was I in an incredibly bitchy mood? #
  • @mschoenu as long as you don’t imagine that you’re giving birth *to* Berlusconi in reply to mschoenu #
  • @mschoenu probably a very good thing… in reply to mschoenu #
  • RT @michellefabio: Made in Italy Chocolate Basket & Mega Mix of Moleskine : Menu for Hope VI Bid Items http://bit.ly/6zwUWF #
  • new videos from “ZFS Discovery Day” on Sun Video http://bit.ly/19B0bm #
  • Relaxed. Happy. I like this city (SF). In spite of the lack of sunshine. #
  • @bubbva I’ll be in MPK weds and thurs – teaching videoblogging in the mornings, meetings n stuff in the afternoons. See you then! in reply to bubbva #
  • Google’s “one login to rule them all” for Gmail, YouTube etc. turns out to be a REALLY BAD idea. Way too easy to delete the wrong thing. #
  • @saraford congratulations! Not that I had any doubt… in reply to saraford #
  • @saraford I’ll be going to NOLA just after Christmas, through New Year’s in reply to saraford #
  • @adamsbaldwin I and many others emphatically do NOT need religion to give meaning to our lives. in reply to adamsbaldwin #
  • @dboyll ws were told you’re in the conf center. We’re in the Lobby and don’t know how to find you #
  • Tis the season to be jolly. So we’re having a scotch tasting. #
  • “USA is the only industrialized nation that doesn’t provide some form of “Universal” health care coverage to citizens” http://bit.ly/5039o1 #
  • Good things happened today which can ultimately be traced to Twitter. Social media ftw!z #
  • Vegging listening to music while riding the Sun shuttle bus back to SF. Needed this break. My brain hurts #
  • another busy, busy day begins with a 7 am meeting. #
  • I’m the only woman I’ve ever seen on this Sun shuttle. What’s up with that? #
  • Feeling overwhelmed. Where are my minions? #
  • Almost at Sun mpk. Now to fetch more AV equip than I can possibly carry in one trip – to train others #
  • @willsnow I can imagine. No fun for the rest of us, either. But many other cos can now benefit from the awesomeness in reply to willsnow #
  • @ben no, don’t have minions yet, but I sure need them! in reply to ben #
  • “In these 15 years Italy has lost economic competitiveness in comparison to other western countries.” http://bit.ly/8Zc72U #
  • “one in four Italians has an account on Facebook making it the second most visited website in Italy.” http://bit.ly/7fq03X #
  • @bubbva don’t know yet it’ll depend on how the training I’m doing goes but probably yes in reply to bubbva #
  • A productive, busy day. Time now for some R&R #
  • who the hell authorized jackhammering on the street outside my hotel at 11 pm?!? #
  • …and this on a night when I was already really, really tired. Hotel asked the crew, they say they’ll stop in 20-30 mins. Yeah, right. #
  • @jscarp what? whoa! Virtual contact at least, I hope? in reply to jscarp #
  • the busiest day of this week is over, strategized w new boss’ boss yday. Fun stuff to do, but a LOT of it. And I wasn’t exactly slacking b4 #
  • today is a bit calmer – only have to teach a class, film a short video, meet with video editors, and then go pub crawling… #
  • And for the evening: recs on good Indian food in downtown SF? #
  • @vdotw yes, and I have no problem wishing people joy on their important days, even when those are not particularly important to me. in reply to vdotw #
  • “There are only two mantras: yum and yuck. Mine is yum.” Tom Robbins #
  • @jscarp yay! in reply to jscarp #
  • @jscarp so you’re going for that Persis Khambatta sexy bald alien look… #beatcancer in reply to jscarp #
  • I hear jingling #
  • just had occasion to remember this coffee video I did years ago (along with an article on Italians and coffee) http://bit.ly/6IzsqS #
  • Tutorial: DTrace by Example http://bit.ly/4Pe96X #
  • RT @italylogue: It prolly shouldn’t, but this amuses me: Statuette used to hit Berlusconi does brisk trade http://bit.ly/5q9S7o #
  • had to change rooms due to continued drilling on the street outside my window. Now on an interior light well, hoping to sleep late in the am #
  • in a quieter room, managed to sleep til 8:30. Hooray for sleep. #
  • Coffee, pain chocolat, and oj at cafe de la presse. Now a walk in this very walkable city. Later, meetings and maybe look at apts #
  • @pizzocalabro well, one of the nine is you. That’s a net gain. in reply to pizzocalabro #
  • RT @pizzocalabro: Via @ggreenwald: This, from John McCain, is extreme, jaw-dropping hypocrisy even for the Senate http://tr.im/I0N8 #
  • “With or without the mistletoe, I’m in a holiday mood…” #
  • one more meeting, then I’m going out for a walk #
  • Resting at starbucks after looking at apts. Too soon, really, but I wanted to start getting ideas #
  • bloody hell. Corp travel more than doubled the price of my hotel from what they displayed on the website. And of course I’m in hold hell #
  • ‘I stand by Tiger’ pretty much sums up what most Europeans think of this truly American spectacle.” http://bit.ly/6k0Udm #
  • Sun Christmas Carollers – Sun Video http://bit.ly/74byrS #
  • going to check out of my downtown hotel shortly, leave my bags, and go browse Chinatown for some silly presents #
  • @smattoon there’s a Blue Bottle near my hotel, but it’s closed today : ( in reply to smattoon #
  • Hangin at starbucks in front of Chinatown gate, waiting for John. Took a nice photo for a pair of tourists. #
  • @dboyll ate good food there the other night, thanks! Today’s objective is dim sum. in reply to dboyll #
  • Had excellent dosa at Udupi Palace last night. And caught up on bollywood hits #
  • Gonna have to start charging for taking people’s pictures in front of Chinatown #
  • “vulgar epithets… against magistrates, supreme court …for rejecting the PM’s efforts to pass custom-made laws” http://bit.ly/62Q8xK #

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