Reading Bleak House, by Charles Dickens at Venus in Berkeley where, I think I've mentioned this before, they have the most amazing lemon ricotta pancakes.

He's a big Dickens fan. His favorite Dickens book is Nicholas Nickleby, for it's characters. But, his favorite book of all time is Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. It's so poignant, he says. His favorite part is the candy counter scene, though he was never much into candy as a kid. He was into Pepsi. Even when they went to Dairy Queen he ordered Pepsi.
This morning, though, he's drinking coffee.