Sunday, August 07, 2005

You better (net)work!

Ah, Rupaul.

For once, I decided to practice what I preach. SO - we're approximately T-minus 1 month until I move to the Bay area. When I get there, I need to find a place to live, buy a car, set up a bank account, select a salon (and I'm girlier than I'd like to admit - hair, nails, threading, waxing, and the list goes on and on), etc.

I'm soliciting (doesn't that sound naughty?) your input, on any of the above and more. Cool bar? Your favorite coffeeshop? A restaurant I should check out? Basically - any recommendations of people, places, services, things (or warnings, for that matter) that will make my transition easier/more fun are greatly appreciated.

If you don't feel comfortable leaving info as a comment, please drop me a line.

Thanks!!

9 comments:

The Attractive Nuisance said...

I can highly recommend Cheese Board Pizza in Berkeley and House of Nanking in San Francisco's Chinatown if you're looking for good food.

Roonie said...

Well, I can recommend Washington Mutual as a bank. And In-n-Out as a restaurant. And then...I've got nothing else. I'm a SoCal girl if anything :)

Eve said...

Hey girlie, I'm moving to the Bay Area too! First week in Sept. I need all the help I can get for great places to go - BF knows nada.

maisnon said...

AWESOME! I'm enjoying the emails, etc. - so keep 'em coming.

I spent the evening at my parents' house cleaning up the last of my stuff here. I found poetry I wrote in 6th grade etc. - so bonus!

Neel Mehta said...

When you get a chance, check my blog entries in early July for the Bay Area travelogue. That's most of what I saw, and you can get the tourist traps out of the way.

As far as I can figure, the central connector of all things Bay Area law is here. And she's got tons of local links.

brimful said...

I'll of course put together a bunch of tips for you, but in the meanwhile, consider Cinta Salon- in addition to doing a decent job with hair, I am told they have someone who is an expert thread-ster.

suitablegirl said...

damn. :( i left a super deeeluxe comment chock full of information goodness and it's gone. oh well. you know you can always call, email or text me when you're curious about something, right? not that you'll need me when you've got brimful. :)

brimful said...

Uh, Anna dear, you should probably cc me on the tips, especially where grooming/beauty is concerned, because I am still a world-class moron about that kind of shtuff. I went to Sephora for the first time in my whole life last week, and I'm still convinced you had something to do with it.

maisnon said...

Neel, mon p'tit, I read your Bay travelogues :)

Thanks to all who have written - you mean there are people I don't know who read my blog? How bizaah.