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September 13, 2017

Freemont Train

In the morning, I wake up and stumble around the YMCA in Oakland. At $70 a night, it's the cheapest place I can find to stay.

Catch the Freemont Train into work. It costs me like $1.90 to ride BART to 19th street station. Then, just a few blocks east to Kaiser Center at 300 Lakeside Driver.

I looked up when I was here last. I was last here 2 months ago in July. In July, we had the farmer's market every wednesday, and the weather was warm.

But now, it's cool and foggy. There's no sky.
Before lunch, I walk down into China Town to the grocery store on 10th between Webster and Harrison and buy 2 bags of their jelly candy.

At lunch, we go to the farmer's market, and then eat outside on the patio. Afterwards, we buy fresh strawberries from the central valley.

When it was warmer, the crowds were larger. But now that it's turned colder, people are haggling over the prices and the markets are trying hard to move their produce.

In the office, some Indians bring in a sweet candy that tastes like pralines.

So, I'm eating pralines, strawberries, and jelly candy from china town. And then, the cookie girls come around. They come around every wednesday bringing us plates of cookies. I take a white chocolate macadamia nut cookie.

Sipping diet coke, looking out over Lake Merritt from the 7th floor of the Kaiser building.

But mostly, I'm bored, and I want to go ride my motorcycle down in South America.

Posted by Rob Kiser on September 13, 2017 at 4:33 PM

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