Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, Ph.D.

I study people, technology, and the worlds they make

Greetings from the Bay Leaf

I’m at the Bay Leaf Cafe, a charming little place in downtown Palo Alto, having a little chai and doing some writing. (I wonder if they’d comp me if I told them I was mentioning them in my blog? Heck, they’d probably charge me double.)

Bay Leaf is a small adobe building that used to be a Double Rainbow ice cream parlor; it’s definitely gone upscale and organic, and is now a kind of California version of New Puritan.

I’ve not been posting much because I’m intensely busy these days, trying to finish an NSF grant proposal, start a new writing project, and keep up with my normal working duties. Hence the sporadic attention to the blog.

However, in these bits of in-between time– I just had lunch with a couple people from UCSC, and shortly will go get Elizabeth– I try to do a little work. It’s a very Japanese kind of thing: part of the reason complex devices proliferate there is that most Japanese have lots of little bits of time– five minutes waiting for the bus, a few more waiting for the train– that need to be filled somehow, but can’t be filled with really complex activities. My day is turning out like that.

3 Comments

  1. Double Rainbow is gone? Darn it, I liked that place. Though now that I think about it, I tended to go to Classico Gelato instead… But still, it was a good place. All we seem to have around here is Baskin-Robbins (still good) and Coldstone Cremery (blech).

  2. Bay Leaf Cafe

    June 2, 2004 at 3:46 pm

    i’m glad that you like our charming little
    place and that you found your car. i shall try
    your trick next time i exceed my parking time
    limit. we might charge you double, it depends
    on what you mean by “kind of California version
    of New Puritan.”

  3. “New Puritan” is a movement to cook with fresh, preferably local, ingredients. It’s a good thing.

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