The other day, I, The Skeptical Geek, did the unthinkable. I took a day off. I had a day to kill in the Bay Area, before I had to drive to Portland, so I took a Caltrain into SF, and spent the day in one of my favorite cities. Had lunch at one of my favorite restaurants, Cioppino’s on the Wharf, and had their signature dish, a tomato based seafood stew. For those of you who say they don’t like seafood, I say, try this dish and change your mind.

I also got to see the Comic Art Museum (smaller than I imagined, only 2 exhibits), visit Ghiradelli square (always cool to see the original chocolate manufacturing equipment, still in use), and ride a cable car (to get the real experience, you have to stand on the outside, not sit down inside). I even saw a Giants game, a real nail biter. It looked like it might be going into extra innings, until the SF right fielder hit a walk off single in the bottom of the 9th, to win the game 5-4.

For a whole day, I answered no emails, placed no orders, and conducted no business. It was awesome. Now don’t get me wrong. I love being the SKG, and I love my business. But like Matthew Broderick said in the movie some 30 odd years ago, Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.