January 21, 2003

I also met Kato-chan

I also met Kato-chan who is a self-proclaimed "densha otaku"...meaning he's into trains. We had a lively discussion about the Bay Area BART system. I won't say much here, but after being spoiled in Tokyo, let's just say I used to get a bit frustrated with BART (and the attitude of some of its employees). I'm going to put him in touch with my ex-roommate who is working on a public transportation project.

And the sign you see looking out of Ruby Room which is located in a slightly suggestive area...several love hotels are around the corner. The characters on this sign mean "adult woman."

Posted by Mie at January 21, 2003 11:00 AM

I always wondered, did they come up with the BART acronym before or after The Simpsons (89ish) hit the air? It's like in the small town where I grew up, our three digit phone-prefix was 666 (the sign of satan, anyone?). Sometimes I think the nameless faces who sit on "government naming" committees do so simply to exact their bizarre sense of humor on us all.

Posted by: Ian at January 21, 2003 12:40 PM

BART stands for "Bay Area Rapid Transport," and had been there for quite some time when I was in San Francisco in 1985.

Posted by: cjs at January 23, 2003 09:14 AM

Still a crazy acronym.

Posted by: Ian at January 23, 2003 01:17 PM
Post a comment

Remember personal info?