Alice Dryden (huskyteer) wrote,
Alice Dryden
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Tuesday November 4th: 'Sitting on the Dock of the Bay'

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Visited the Cartoon Art Museum, which by great good fortune was having an exhibition devoted to Cartoon Cats. From Krazy to Kit n' Carlyle; or from Mr Jack to Hobbes if you prefer, as it seems tigers count. First Tuesday of the month also turned out to be the nicely phrased 'Pay What You Wish Day' on which instead of the regular admission fee, you - well, pay what you wish.

Afterwards we met up with a friend from the soccer team who happened to be on holiday at the same time as us. We convened at Pier 39, shopping district, for coffee and cookies and then she took us to see the sealions.

These were, I think, my favourite thing in San Francisco. The city has put up floating wooden platforms by the pier and every year at about this time the sealions come in for the winter. There they were, wild and free: loafing about, swimming, snuggling, pushing each other off the platforms and going arp, arp. Distinctly fish-scented but utterly charming.

I also bought a Washington Huskies baseball cap at a collegiate sports shop. I will be in deep trouble if anyone quizzes me about my apparent allegiance to the team, as I'm not even sure what sport they play.

By further good fortune, geek rockers extraordinaire They Might Be Giants were performing at A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books that evening to promote their new children's book (Bed, Bed, Bed, ISBN 0743250249). They put on just as good a show as the last time we saw them, at the Borders on Charing Cross Road. One day we may even pay to see a proper gig.

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