Today I braved the airport. Turned out it wasn't so bad after all. I got there 2 hours before my flight, checked in and sauntered through security in record time. Then my flight was delayed by an hour so I had a good chunk of time to catch up on my reading. The flight was uneventful even though I was in the same row as a 2 year old. She wasn't an angel, but she did wait til the end of the flight to get a little antsy.
Thanks to the recent security craziness I had check luggage this time. I stopped in at TGI Friday's and managed to eat dinner before heading down to pick up my luggage. A quick trip on BART and I was downtown. I'm staying at my usual low budget hotel where this time they upgraded me to a deluxe room complete with fridge and microwave. That'll make breakfast easier.
I'll be here all week so if any SF folks want to get together comment or drop me a line.