Friday, February 24, 2006

Friday travel round-up

Without seeing nary a cable car or Ghiradelli Chocolate shop, I will bid farewell to San Francisco in a few hours. I've done a lot of complaining about that in the last couple of posts, but there have been a few bright spots.

Marriott Courtyard Downtown has great beds and pillows and you know how picky I am about that), plus the very best ever shower. Really. Never had a hotel shower that actually put out more than a trickle of water. This one's great.

And even though I've complained about being cooped up in a dark room for the past two days, I have learned a lot about things like nanotechnology (very different from nano-writing, I hasten to add) and some interesting lab projects. So all is not lost, by any means.

It's just that we could've held this thing in Dubuque (no offense to you Dubuqians out there). San Fran's just too, too tempting.

OK. Off I go. Like good little Mouseketeers, enjoy your Friday Round-up Rodeo (it is Friday, after all).

Off-topic: What'cha reading?

7 comments:

Liz said...

The Time Traveller's Wife

and

Collected Letters of Dylan Thomas

PT said...

Just finished "Anita and Me" by Meera Syal (very good indeed).

When I get on the train to go home from work I'll be starting "How To Be Good" by Nick Hornby.

MaryB said...

Liz - let me know how Time Traveller's Wife goes. I've almost picked it up several times but for some reason,haven't.

PT - I've read Hornby's How to be Good. Here's a heads-up - it didn't tell me how to be good, if that's what you're looking for. Darn. Guess I'll have to keep working at it on my own. ;-) And I'm almost finished with Croissant. Reminds me a little (the character anyway) of Tibor Fischer's The Thought Gang. Don't know why.

Walker said...

I'm always miles [well, years] behind with my reading.

At present I'm reading Akenfield - the story of a fictional Suffolk village. It's OK.

I rarely give up on any book. I believe I even got through Moby Dick.

Chris said...

1. "The Meaning of Everything" (Simon Winchester) - excellent
2. "The Google Story" (David Vise) - interesting
3. "Shattered Icon" (Bill Napier) - afraid I didn't make it to the end
4. "When We Are Married" (JB Priestley) - very good and one for Ottershaw Players' list of future productions, in my opinion
5. Listening to "Kill the Messenger" (Tami Hoag) - will report back when finished

Winston said...

"Stephen Hawking: Quest for a Theory of Everything" by Kitty Ferguson

Too bad the organizers did not allow personal time for some of the more enjoyable aspects of SF. They must have all been geeks. Ever been to Dubuque this time of year? Looking forward to anything you can tell us about nano-tech.

Liz said...

I enjoyed Anita and Me, but not impressed with How to be Good.

Good luck with the interview, maryb.