Although I have been using Apple AirPods from the beginning, my family has been requesting headphones so we checked out various Sony headphones (expiring points) at BestBuy in Pleasant Hill and thought they were quite amazing especially with the noise cancelling feature. It looks like the new AirPods Pro also offers noise cancelling but I don’t know if that justifies the $249 price tag. Do you prefer headphones or ear buds? Wireless or wired? What is your favorite brand/model?
Unbelievably, PG&E is planning to turn off power again, this time over the weekend in some areas of Contra Costa county. Did you get an email about a shutdown in your area? Are you planning on doing anything to prepare?
Weather conditions, including potential fire risk, have been forecast that may impact electric service to portions of our service area. If a decision is made to turn off power, we expect to start turning off power for safety as outlined below. If you live in these communities, PG&E will attempt to contact you via telephone, text and email.
Please check back for the latest information as the area and number of customers impacted are updated as weather conditions change.
Outages (weather event plus restoration time) could last longer than 48 hours. For planning purposes, PG&E suggests customers prepare for outages that could last several days.
The new BART trains have been on the tracks for a while now, although I rarely seem to get one when I ride. The new features are explained in depth here. Although there is much less seating, I like the middle third door which makes it much easier when exiting. Do you like the new BART trains? Is there anything you don’t like about the new trains?
Yesterday PG&E shut down it’s power grid for much of the day in many parts of Contra Costa although not downtown Walnut Creek, which is where I headed to eat, charge and use my laptop. On the one hand this was done to lower the risk of a fire starting due to strong winds and dry conditions. In fact as I walked outside I did notice it was quite blustery. On the other hand weren’t there other precautions that could have been taken instead?
It’s been a few years since I last asked this but what is your favorite fast food restaurant? I don’t go often but when I do go it’s usually In-N-Out Burger or Habit Burger since my kid loves burgers like bees to honey.
Are you a city person or is the countryside more to your liking? Or somewhere in between? If you could choose to live in the city or suburbs which one would you choose? Of course everything is relative and although Walnut Creek is developing rapidly it’s still the suburbs.
About once a year I go to a local massage studio to get a deep tissue massage which is always relaxing especially considering how many hours a day I sit at a desk. What is your favorite local massage place?