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.