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Whoops-phew.

For some reason, when I checked my train itinerary for today, I thought I'd read that I would be catching the train in Emeryville. When I printed out my ticket at the Emeryville Quick-Trak kiosk, my ticket said something about the Oakland-Jack London station. Queue brief panic, until discovering that the San Joaquin train originates in Oakland, then passes through Emeryville and Richmond, hooks over to Sacramento, and then heads south to Bakersfield.

Now I have hard copies of some of the more relevant California routes and schedules. I've never been able to figure out how to use their website to get relevant travel information. Maps and information like this one just aren't very helpful. Meanwhile, the print versions are perfectly good, once you figure out the specific names of the trains.

In other news, I had a brainstorm yesterday while at Monterey Market, watching other shoppers. sytharin had been looking for some sort of small Christmas tree, but even the Charlie Brown ones were way too expensive. I'd gone over to Berkeley Horticulture, and stared at some Bonsai trees, but nothing looked quite right. Several shoppers in the market had Brussels sprouts stalks in their carts. And so, behold, the Brustmas tree (and our backyard firepit)!

O Brustmas Tree

Enjoyed while sharing some festive beverages.
O Brustmas Tree

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shellynoir
Dec. 23rd, 2015 06:38 pm (UTC)
Charlie Brown would totally approve.
pigshitpoet
Dec. 24th, 2015 02:38 am (UTC)
merry christmas!

may you find the right train..
thewronghands
Dec. 23rd, 2015 10:19 pm (UTC)
That tree is delightful and hilarious! I'm glad y'all were having fun.
pigshitpoet
Dec. 24th, 2015 02:43 am (UTC)
C (Christmas) is for Cheers!
whoah! may you always find the right train, and be far from the station before the conductor knows your name..

; )

Edited at 2015-12-24 02:43 am (UTC)
annikusrex
Dec. 24th, 2015 03:21 am (UTC)
love brustmas!
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