In the week between Christmas and New Year's Day, when the world is strange and many of the universe's normal laws are suspended, I gave my own rules a rest and had my friend and planning school classmate Thomas Rogers on the show. Thomas is not an East Bay person, but he is a lot of fun to talk to. We talked about his work as a planner and his service on the San Francisco Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee. We talked about the things he does as a pedestrian, like trying to walk every street in San Francisco and taking photos of sidewalk typos. And we also got into the time he got paid to surf the Internet, making friends online, and baseball stadiums. There's also a stretch in there where he turned the tables and kind of interviewed me about this show.