Friday morning I slept in, then drove over to Berkeley where I enjoyed some Peet's while reading home magazine and waiting for people to meet me at the Cheeseboard. When people finally gathered, we had a nice time munching on yummy (but fanlain-unfriendly) pizza and quoting parts of Colbert's Correspondents Dinner segment to jilflirt. (NB: I see Google has finally hit the 64-bit barrier by the minus sign in that URL.) I walked up to Soda Hall where I got to talk with a couple of my old professors and then got sucked into an interesting naming discussion (oxymoron, no?) about Joe-E. It had a nice effect of helping me wait out the rain before walking back down to the car.
My dinner plans were with enochsmiles and maradydd in San Jose, so I stopped by Andronico's to pick up something for dessert... and nearly cried at the display of produce and other sundry decadent foods. I almost feel like I miss the food from the Bay area more than the people, since at least I can keep in touch with people over LJ. Something I don't miss is the traffic and people constantly honking at each other, though, as far as such things go, my drive to San Jose was relatively uneventful and I even got to see a kick-ass rainbow.
enochsmiles and maradydd weren't home yet, so I hung out in a park with free wireless until they arrived. maradydd made pasta with vodka cream sauce while enochsmiles made mulch stew. We fed the latter to orchids and ate the yummy pasta ourselves, and played some crib with transparent cards.
All in all, a very nice day and a half. I have a couple more weekend days like that, and then I'm heading off to my conference.