In LJ Idol news, I'm slipping in the polls! This last week was a partnering effort, where your standing is as a two-person team rather than an individual. If any of you liked my entry and/or similiesslip's co-entry, please vote for us here. Thanks for your help!
We're at a hotel right next to Union Square, partly chosen for the intersection of available rooms, onsite fitness center, and lack of bedbugs. Sadly, our room choices were either right on the pool (not so noisy in and of itself, but it's the direct path from one half of the hotel to the lobby for checkout) or over the back of the parking garage. We have a nice view down a side street, but the first night featured a several episodes of what sounded like someone unloading boulders down a chute, and of course there's always 1) Car horns, 2) Unattended car alarms, 3) Every service truck on the planet running its "backing up now" beeper.
Still, we've had a great time so far. Christopher and I spent quite a bit of time at the Exploratorium yesterday, which was even more fantastic than I'd hoped. Clearly, I'm a much bigger science geek than I realized. Surface tension! Resonant frequencies! Conductivity experiments!
Heading to Santa Cruz tomorrow. Let's hope the good weather holds...