Details are firming up as options collapse with time.
Alaska will give me some decent prices, but only by making me fly to los angeles at 6 in the morning, which I am not emotionally prepared to do. Perhaps a few hours of very loud Soul Coughing will help. Interestingly, first class would only cost twice as much, /and/ give me good times. It's tempting, but not /that/ tempting. I'm already splurging on a convertible in LA and a 4star hotel in SF.