I just got back from the most charming trip to visit my father in Oakland, California. We took a delightful tour of Chinatown offered by the Chinese Cultural Center. We've been to Chinatown a million times, but Blondina, our hippie guide, took us all sorts of places you'd never know to go. And I visited with my pal Shaun Landry -- we went to see our friend Sam Shaw in Killing My Lobster. I also got to hang with my former Minneapolis improv homie Zvie Razielli, newly transplanted. Oh joy!