Friday, October 13, 2006

Finally being a good Californian

Well, this weekend I get to go see a part of California I'm ashamed to admit I still haven't seen: San Diego, which is only a couple hours from Los Angeles, so I really have no excuse.

All I have to do is drive myself there -- everything's being taken care of by my firm, since it's a business retreat and while technically optional, you're kind of supposed to go.

So, I'll finally see Southern California's other major city. Should be pretty cool.

I still need to visit San Francisco though -- like a bad, bad Californian, I've never been there. ::ducks::

12 Comments:

At October 13, 2006 at 10:57 PM, Blogger John-Michael said...

have fun in san diego and enjoy the firm retreat. thanks for the tips and info this week. bon voyage! buon viaggio!

 
At October 14, 2006 at 12:06 AM, Blogger heartinsanfrancisco said...

I used to live in San Diego. Where is the retreat being held?

You really have to see San Francisco. It's about as different from L.A. as a city could be in the same state. And I'm not making a comparison. I love both. Apples and mangoes.

Have a great weekend!

 
At October 14, 2006 at 12:07 AM, Blogger heartinsanfrancisco said...

P.S. If the retreat is at the Hotel Del on Coronado, be sure to watch for Marilyn's ghost.

 
At October 14, 2006 at 11:40 PM, Blogger odderie said...

OMG, GO TO SAN FRANCISCO.

SF, I miss you!!!

 
At October 16, 2006 at 4:14 AM, Blogger NWsixer said...

No way!

I managed to visit all three on my honeymoon (I still have indigestion from Pinks)... all beautiful, even though I have a soft spot for SF above the others.

Ah, lovely California... home of the best restaurant in the world, too...

ps been to London?

 
At October 16, 2006 at 1:40 PM, Blogger The Law Fairy said...

john-michael, I hope it was helpful! Unfortunately, I'm not much of an academic :/ The trip was great, though, thanks for the good wishes!

heart, you guessed the location -- gold star for you! ;) I didn't see any ghosts, but then the alcohol may have been interfering with my sensory perception at some point...

You're right, I desperately need to get to SF.

odderie, I intend to, sooner rather than later! I'll be sure to give you details when it happens :)

sixer, what's the best restaurant?

I have been to London, and I adore it. England is such a beautiful country -- the city of London is so rich and full of culture and history, it's amazing. Here in the states, the east coast (by far my less favorite coast) has most of what passes for "historical" here but not much of it goes back more than a couple hundred years. Sadly, we ransacked and pillaged most of the real history that preceded us, to make room for our own. But London has buildings that are a thousand years old... it's just mind-boggling to set foot on grounds where someone else walked a thousand years ago, and to actually know a little something about them. Just incredible.

The countryside is beautiful too -- I have a great-uncle who lives in Chorleywood and spent a weekend with him and my aunt the last time I visited England. The weather may be cold and wet and miserable, but it sure makes for some incredible natural beauty.

 
At October 17, 2006 at 5:11 AM, Blogger NWsixer said...

The French Laundry, the food is just amazing. Have you been?

Cali is coool too though even though its not so old. I find Alcatraz amazing, likewise the Presidio, Nob Hill, and so much more of SF, San Diego is so chilled I could have stayed for ages and LA... well it gets a bad rep, great bars, clubs, food, and people...

next time you're over...well, you know the drill, La Sixer and I would be glad to give you the tour!

 
At October 17, 2006 at 11:52 AM, Blogger Furious|T| said...

Hey Lawfairy. I recognize you from feministing.

Say, do you know a good attorney service down there (just for pulling files/making copies) that you can recommend? I'll return the favor if you need recs for the SF Bay area, where I am.

Thanks.

 
At October 17, 2006 at 7:10 PM, Blogger annika said...

SD, California's other major city??!

i thought it was a suburb of LA!

annika from SF

 
At October 17, 2006 at 10:08 PM, Blogger The Law Fairy said...

sixer, I haven't been there -- I'll have to try it! I'm hoping to get up to Napa sometime in the next couple months, so I'll add it to my list of places to visit up there :) And I'll be sure to let you know next time I hop over the pond!

furious[t], I'm not quite sure if I know what you mean... if it's just pulling files/copying you'd need, wouldn't you just hire some kind of copy service? Or do you mean someone we use (my firm generally handles all copying internally, so unfortunately I don't know of any)? Sorry!

annika, only SoCal's other major city. No disparragement of the lovely and fab (from all accounts, anyway :)) SF, which I'll visit at least by May of next year, as I've promised a friend :)

 
At October 18, 2006 at 11:23 AM, Anonymous roonie said...

Let's plan a trip to SF sometime. It's my favorite city in California - I think you would find it divine!

 
At October 18, 2006 at 1:34 PM, Blogger The Law Fairy said...

::pulls out calendar::

This is SO happening.

 

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