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05 March 2011 @ 11:02 am
Milpitas: That Other City  
After work today, I went up to Milpitas with my Mom. Supposedly, a random store called the "Asian Auction House" was having a liquidation sale with massive, massive clearance. Mom wanted to go, although I'm not sure why; she doesn't seem to have a particular interest in Asian art. *shrug* I agreed to go with her, because if there really was a massive sale happening, I might be able to find some decent furniture for the house of the future. (Not that I seem to be any closer to moving out than I was three months ago...) Unfortunately, the Asian Auction House's idea of liquidation prices for porcelain vases and teasets, wall paintings and wooden screens still had three or four zeroes on the price tag. No new furniture for me.

It's weird being in Milpitas. I have a tendency to forget this city exists. It's right next to San Jose, but on the northern end, next to the industrial areas and the airport. What I mean to say is that Milpitas isn't exactly a desirable area like Los Gatos or Cupertino. It doesn't help that the city is torn up by freeways ripping through it; it's a city one drives through, en route to other places. But it seems like a nice enough area.

We did some shopping while we were up there. There's a nice comic book store called Black Cat Comics that had a really friendly guy working behind the counter. It's one of those places I'd totally patronize if it was closer to home - but the fact that I'd have to drive forty minutes to buy a $4 magazine makes it hard to justify the effort.
kerokerotab on March 7th, 2011 04:54 pm (UTC)

It takes you 40 min to get to milpitas? I can get there in 20!

Suzik00kaburra on March 7th, 2011 04:56 pm (UTC)
From your new place you get there in 20? It definitely takes a minimum of forty minutes to get there for me!

Some of that might be timing/traffic issues...I'm sure it varies wildly depending on *when* you go.
kerokerotab on March 7th, 2011 05:22 pm (UTC)

Last time I was there was on a Saturday for lunch. Near McCarthy ranch. I would think the weekday commute is horrible