I had seen that the Auto Show was in town so I went!
My favourite for a car to actually drive was the Ford Focus – it had the best ergonomics and economics.
After lunch I bimbled about the town.
I went across to the Ferry Building and sampled all the fancy things, like kale chips (actually really delicious) and schmancy icecream. They had a kitchen shop there to drool in.
That evening I stopped by a magazine shop, and found the magnificent PAULA DEEN!
That evening I went to the Oakland Occupy General Assembly. There was some sort of vegetarian mush and bread available for dinner. People split in to groups of 10 to discuss how to deal with the police. People reported back, and then representatives from various committees reported on what they were doing. The Occupiers are certainly not anarchists – everything has strict rules and there seemed to be as much red tape as in any government institution. The consensus seemed to be that a disciplined response was needed.
When I returned to the warehouse I found people trying to make Thanksgiving dinner. I was given instructions to make the mashed potatoes and was issued with a litre of cream, 200g of butter and a gallon of milk. They turned out rather well! The hit of the night was a green bean casserole. I have never had one – beans in a thick concoction that tasted of reduced cream and onion soup. Worth trying!