Staying cool in San Francisco!

So I landed in Oakland after an uneventful flight and was immediately struck by how cool it is! Thank you weather gods! Now I can finally wear the jackets I packed. Manic D publisher Jennifer Joseph picked me up and took me to an adorable sushi place called We Be Sushi. Coincidentally, my fave writer Alvin Orloff (author of I Married An Earthling and Gutter Boys) happened to walk by and we got to say a quick hi. San Francisco is so cool! After settling in a bit at Jennifer’s I set off with cool comix chick Shannon O’Leary for some food at a place called Chow and we had some good dessert too at Sweet Inspiration.


Then it was off to Cafe Dunord where Luis (rockstar drummer of Pansy Division, The Avengers, The Plus Ones, and more) had invited me to see Mink Stole perform! He got me on the list (it’s nice to be a visiting celeb ^_^) and the show was great fun! Local drag queen Peaches Christ opened, then Kristian Hoffman (probably best known for writing Klaus Nomi’s songs and also for Lydia Lunch), then Mink Stole. The venue was great and the performances were highly entertaining. I got some pictures too! It was all very fitting for my first night in SF. Also, I got to hang out with my pal Larry^_^