My first visit. The BF lived here 20 years ago, and has shown me his old haunts. Midnight Sun. Top of the Mark. Castro theater.
I could see myself living here, but I doubt I could find a better view than from the Mandarin Oriental on Sansomme.
I also don't think I could deal with all the bullshit government meddling and micromanagement.
Government micromanagement happens everywhere, even Texas.
And sucks everywhere.
God...The Midnight Sun is still there? Haven't been in over 20 years & I only live 45 minutes away. No thanks, don't miss those places one bit.
It was fun. They played the Designing Women "That is the night the lights went out in Georgia" clip between music videos.
Can't wait to go back.
The Mandarin is amazing- even though the elevators were out this morning, so we got a tour of the service area! They gave us a big discount due to the (mild) inconvenience.
The view of the bay, with the Transamerca building in the background is spectacular.
Years ago the restaurant at the Transamerica was good...not sure it's th same one now.
I still go onto the city a lot, just not to the bars or clubs.
SF is only for the wealthy now or the illegal immigrants getting welfare. Nothing in between.
[quote]It was fun. They played the Designing Women "That is the night the lights went out in Georgia" clip between music videos.
Gross. They play that shit at JRs in DC too and you should see the queens trying to outshout each other while spilling their $1 vodka-crans all over the place.
I haven't seen that clip at JR's in a while, R7.
If you have seen all of the sights, there's no reason to keep hanging on there. Exit gracefully.
In Santa Barbara now. Lovely. Did the PCH (took 7 hours!) but even in the rain it was amazing.
The glory that was San Francisco is of another day.
I grew up in Santa Barbara. Small town, had 2 gay bars at the time. The Pub and The Unicorn. Think they are both long gone.
Area Woman Thinks She Could Live In City She's Visiting
SAN FRANCISCO—After a few close friends personally escorted her around San Francisco's nicest parks, restaurants, and shopping centers, Virginia-native and first-time visitor Lori Timlin reported Sunday that she could envision herself living in the one of the nation's most expensive cities. "I can really see myself in one of those great big houses up on that hill, or maybe in an apartment overlooking the water," said the 28-year-old paralegal, whose friends had strategically steered her away from the city's aggressive homeless population and infuriating public transportation system. "How could you not want to live in a sparklingly clean city with such a perfect warm and sunny climate all year round?" During a four-hour layover at O'Hare International Airport on her trip back home, Timlin concluded she could never, ever live in Chicago.
MUNI is asking for more money, this time from taxpayers. This is the same MUNI that is giving free rides to teenagers who qualify.
I love SF, but sometimes I do believe its liberal policies it much harm. It's generosity towards the homeless has pretty much encouraged homeless people from other counties to descend upon the city. Take a walk down Tenderloin or the Union Square and that's all you ever see.
I really hate that it is a sanctuary city. What do they have to gain by keeping illegals that commit crimes. I just don't get the city officials sometimes. I'm very liberal on social issues. Somethings here just defy commonsense.
R13, what is that from?
OP is a freeper nut. Every government is evil.
See the comments on the Swartz thread reminding this stupid OP what it's like to actually live under tyranny.