On Sunday after BlogHer, Cagey and I had a lot of time to kill before our flight. Niall Kennedy ("quivering voices"? Come on!) of Technorati had told us about the Computer History Museum and we wanted to go there, but it's not open on Sundays.
After a quick breakfast at IHOP, we settled for a trip to the San Jose Flea Market. It's been in business since 1960 and covers 120 acres, so you know they have the whole flea market thing down to a science. They also get major kudos for having very nice bathrooms.
We weren't really shopping for anything in particular, so we wandered around looking at stuff until the repetition overwhelmed us. If I'd been in a different mood, I might have taken advantage of the fact that the San Jose Flea Market appears to be the hoochie mama garment capital of the world. I'd likely have bought one or two cute tops under other circumstances (particularly if any of them had been made from some sort of natural fiber). We were also impressed with the variety of fresh produce, but neither of us was inclined to drag any of it on an airplane.
After we tired of the flea market, we decided that we needed to do a brief techie geek tour of the area. We took pictures of TiVo headquarters, figuring we shouldn't pass up the chance, just in case.
Even after all that, we ended up at the airport way before our flight. The security line actually stretched out into the parking garage, but it moved pretty swiftly. Once in the terminal, I people-watched to amuse myself, occasionally taking photos of people who stood out in some way (and weren't facing me). Here's my little tip for low-rise jeans wearers: don't sit on the floor. Just don't.
The one topic that came up in conversation over and over was how glad we were that we'd gone to BlogHer. I've been taking the week to absorb the experience more fully so I can discuss my impressions in more detail.
That'll be tomorrow's post. Update: After filling out the post-BlogHer survey and reading a zillion blog entries about the event, I think I'm talked out about it for now.