I was just chatting with another SF Metblogger who had missed the fact that in the comments of the medieval warming post, Joann had said she’s leaving the blog as a writer. I checked, and she’s deleted most of her posts too.
I respect the fact that Joann hasn’t appreciated the last few rounds of the game “pick on the republican”, and I say goodbye, and that I’ll miss her!
– She’s from Willow Glen/San Jose area and we need more representation there!
– From Joann’s posts, I viewed her personal blog, where someone had commented, then read that site and found out about the opening of a new restaurant: The Garage- and it is near my sister’s house, who had just moved here and was bemoaning “no good restaurants walkable in SJ”. Of course, if i had just waited a few weeks my sister would have told me there’s a cool new rotisserie in a strip mall near SJSU, but still, Joann got me there first! I got South Bay restaurant cred.
– I like the photos of random people she picks up at the airport.
– I hear that we’re in a bubble of similar political views. I used to commute out of state more for business and I didn’t feel it, but now I do. Joann introduced me to a few Republican pundits and I researched them, and felt more informed and at least now I know who these guys were/are, and if someone wants to argue about their points, I know what they say, at least. Problem with being in the bubble: we aren’t very informed about the other side (or I’m not, at least).
I’ll miss the debate- and I regret that it got personal. I don’t agree with your views, Joann, but I don’t agree with a lot of my people’s views about sex/relationships/careers, etc. and still call them friends, colleagues and neighbors.