Jonathan Hitchcock (@vhata)

Cape Town, South Africa

The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @vhata ever

March 2011

Well jeez, if it's fair and fair alike, I wonder how many "San Franciscan" restaurants there are in Italy.

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@cerephic I'm in SF for, in the words of Warcraft 3 peons, work-work-work. Or, put another way, for three weeks. Or for funsies. Pick one!

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One block from the museum is a bar with a sign declaring "Bloody Mary Sunday". Who am I to argue with the locals? Payback for the airport!

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The surveillance and voyeurism exhibit at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: no photography allowed.

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(Eadweard Muybridge basically invented stop-motion in 1872.)

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Overheard, without comment, at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, on Eadweard Muybridge's art: "I think these things are over-rated."

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Seems I'm not alone in thinking the San Francisco cablecar would be fun on a Saturday afternoon. (They call them "lines" here, not "queues")

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My superpower is walking at exactly the right speed so that the green "walk" sign comes on just as I reach it.

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The best thing about bottled beer: the small neck opening hardly lets any shower water in.

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My bosses are great: beer in the apartment fridge when I arrived.

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@xisforxmen Right, I'm here. You were saying something about breaking out the nice booze...

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What is *wrong* with you, America?

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The one *single* thing that gets me every time I get to the USA... The lightswitches are the wrong flippen way round! Every. Single. Time.

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Pretty sure I just saw Steve Buscemi asking for spare change outside San Francisco International Airport.

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It's like 9 degrees here (that's 48 Fahrenheit, America!), and all the Londoners are strutting about going "it's so balmy". I miss Africa.

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Also overheard: "Upper class passengers come this way please." I think I'm flying with the Queen!

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Overheard: "I hate jumbo jets, they're just too big." I think I'm flying with Amelia Earhart!

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You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike. You are disoriented. Oh, hello Heathrow. Where's Flight Connections please?

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A journey of 16000 km (that's 10000 miles, America!) begins with an "automatic" hand dryer snubbing me, and no Bloody Mary. Pants.

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What sort of airport bar doesn't serve a Bloody Mary?!

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Toiletries packed, in alphabetical order. Took me seven minutes to work out if "toothpaste" came before "tooth brush" (the space confuses!).

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I am supposed to be packing, since I leave for San Francisco in 6 and a half hours. So, obviously, I'm here, online, telling you so.

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Only in Stellenbosch: a cordless power drill with a corkscrew head attachment...

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Pictures tweeted per request of @jeremysetzer, the groom himself, who is basically a nerd: http://t.co/FtXXIdt http://t.co/WSgaOM3

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Ah, the luck of the Irish. Found a parking spot right near the takeaway, so I could get dinner and get home in time to ignore St Patricks.

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This month, playing "which gay capital, surrounded by winelands, with an offshore prison island, am I in?" Pick: Cape Town or San Francisco?

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"Your travel authorization has been approved and you are authorized to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program."

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Standard Bank ATMs are apparently designed for zombies? "Braaaiiiiins. And R250 please." http://t.co/aE47jpa

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I see why you looked at me funny, waiter. I meant a coffee and an *iced* tea. I'm not sure how to drink these now.

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The violent outburst that just roiled from the kitchen was both fiery and acid, yet this food from the same source is lukewarm *and* bland?

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La lune ne garde aucune rancune. http://amzn.com/k/1FRK74... #Kindle

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I see you roll past. Tinted windows; sweet rims; dropped suspension. The heavy thump of your sub beats out the bass of... Karma Chameleon...

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YOU MEAN "Come see of what 2011 will be the year", APPLE.

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Interviewing a prospective employee. I have real trouble not shouting out the answers as we're grilling him.

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