Dinner with Woz
I have a weekly Monday night dinner club where some friends get together and have dinner at a different economical simple restaurant. It's usually some other geeky friends I know from work or the industry along with their wives or girlfriends.
This week, we decided to go to Jalisco's in downtown Campbell. One of our regular dinner club members said that he had seen Steve Wozniak (co-founder of Apple Computer) at that restaurant before. So, I decided to add him to the weekly email announcing the time and location of the dinner.
I soon got an email back from Woz that asked, "is this something I'm invited to?", and expressing that it was his favorite restaurant. I told him we'd love to see him there.
When I arrived at the restaurant at the posted time, Woz was already there. He had gotten there extra early so he could finish eating by the time we all arrived. He did this so he could spend the entire time talking to us.
Not only did he talk to us, but he performed magic tricks, and then explained how he did them. He kept insisting he had to tell us how he did them because he was a mathematician, not a magician. He also gave us some magic trick gifts, and told us stories for a full two hours. We all had a real fun time, and we hope to hang out with him again.