After taking my first successful bump from a flight the previous night, I got to fly on UA 276 yesterday morning from SFO to SEA... my first trip with Captain Bob. I'd heard of him, and when he came on the PA I have to say I was a little excited and surprised how well he lived up to his reputation for being generally cheerful and charming. Almost like a TV showman. Unfortunately for him, he was making a big deal about us arriving early and a few minutes later came back on to announce a faulty brake pressure gauge that delayed us over an hour. In any case, a nice cherry on top despite waking up at 4:30 to catch the flight.