It’s turned out that the Safeway we went to for groceries during our last stay in San Francisco was that same Safeway where the Animals used to work in Christopher Moore’s Bloodsucking Fiends. It’s funny that I was going to reread the novel just at the time of our visit, not being aware of the fact – just because, in my opinion, it perfectly conveys the spirit of the city. But a friend of mine was borrowing it then.