I spent some time last night looking around Flickr and stumbled upon a photo pool dedicated to Oakland and I found myself feeling all sorts of inspired to get out there and take some photos. The only thing is, I'm lazy, so I also needed OTHER inspiration to get me out of the house. After our next door neighbor's yard crew woke us up at 7:45 a.m. to the sound of a leaf blower, I suggested to Alan that we head off to Rick & Ann's or Bette's Oceanview Diner, but he was having none of it. He said we could go to Chinatown to pick up dimsum instead. Not exactly conducive to photography - that is, sitting in the car waiting for him to run out with a bag full of greasy goodness - but to be fair, I didn't exactly tell him that I wanted to take some photos either. Maybe next weekend.