Two weekends ago I went to San Francisco with Swoops and my German friend Theresa. The first three nights we stayed near the Fillmore and Japantown at Steve's place. He has a mustache now and hangs out with three cats and a vocal Schnauzer.
The last two nights we stayed with our friend Alexis in Oakland. Alexis and I go way back- she was at my Bar Mitzvah. We made mashed potatoes at her house and flew kites. Last weekend she was in Seattle, but we couldn't make it up. Hopefully we'll see her again in Portland someday!