Finally, finally, a real spate of Indian summer arrives this week with a warm-up this weekend that should bring some actual beach weather, with temps hitting 80 at the coast on Saturday. And it won't end there. So buy some sunblock and scrape off that grill you've barely used since June.

Might we also suggest the following: hiking Mount Tam; strolling through Tennessee Valley in Marin; having some beers at Sam's in Tiburon, or at the Cliff House, or at the Beach Chalet; having some wine and pot truffles in Dolores Park; making out with someone; heading to the Presidio on Sunday for an Oktoberfest dinner at Presidio Social Club. (It's $35 per person, and features whole roasted pig with braised red cabbage and German style potatoes.)

That Sober October plan doesn't need to start until Monday. Oh, but it's going to be park weather all next week too, from the sounds of it.