14 May 2000 elise   » (Master)

Alum: Man, this place is just crawling with Simon's Rock alum. Hi Joe.

Fair Oaks Street Fair: I've lived in San Francisco for about 6 years now. In that time I've been to the Folsom Street Fair, the Haight Street Fair, the Castro Street Fair, and the Columbus Street Fair. They all have their charm, and I've enjoyed them. The Fair Oaks Street Fair, however, has them all beat. There are no hippies, no naked people, no leather folk; there are just people. People who live on the block selling stuff that they don't want anymore. There are people sitting on lawn chairs on the side walk and on stoops drinking beer, eating chips, petting dogs, watching children run around. One house was selling coffee and lemonade the procedes from which are given to charity. It is a huge garage sale, and all the sellers know each other. I got tours of 3 apartments, petted 2 dogs, and attended 1 barbeque. What a nice way to spend a Saturday afternoon in the city. I hung out with Betsy, grilled up some chicken wings, bitched about life in general, and met a guy who works at Microsoft and uses Linux at work. It is impossible to find a party in SF where the computer industry is not discussed. In addition to the computer professionals, this party also had an animal behavioralist, a pizza parlor worker, and an information retrieval student. Fascinating.

Jobs: Lilo, if you think that juggling 3 firms is difficult, you should've seen me last week: 5 interviews in 4 days, and that's not including phone screens, or finishing my final for kernel class. Being unemployed is a full time job.

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