November 2000

Summary: Moved in to 302 Junipero Serra Blvd—home for at least the next year

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Wed 1

picked up our house key and visited 302 junipero serra blvd, which was still being painted. took car into the shop for tire repair (right rear) and loose brake cables. for dinner, indian food from kozmo. watched au revoir les enfants (video) with patrick.

Thu 2

dinner at b & g lounge where the waiter wordlessly gave patrick a fork but no fork for me. better than average chinese food.

Sat 4

dinner with patrick at cafe mozart. watched boys don't cry (video) with patrick.

Wed 8

lunch with rob and patrick at plouf.

Fri 10

alcatraz then lunch at johnny rocket's with mikey, judy, berkhard, and patrick. nap. dinner with patrick at oritalia. drinks: altenhofen and evian. starters were a mixed greens (i wanted to save my appetite for the meal) and crab cakes. i had pork medallions with persimmon jam. patrick had grilled duck breast with thai black rice. for dessert, i had a carmelized asian pear with mascarpone and on the side some reconstituted dried cherries which they called cherry chutney. patrick had "chocolate bliss" which was chocolate mousse and banana mousse and chocolate cake in a shell of hard chocolate like a big truffle and on the side of the plate a banana sliced lengthwise and carmelized down the cut faces. with our bill came fortune cookies that weren't fortune cookies. each of us got an inch-sized coin-shaped almond tea cookie. these were placed over strips of paper with custom "fortunes" laserprinted on them, then wrapped in foil squares like a hershey's kiss. my quote said, "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.—Virginia Woolf"

Sat 11

lunch with dexter at r & g.

Sun 12

i ran errands while patrick stayed at home.

Wed 15

Bought a black rack mount unit from smarthome.com.

Thu 16

breakfast at lori's diner.

Fri 17

shopped all day. lunch at taxi's hamburgers. dinner at andale.

Sat 18

shopped all day (macy's: pillows, bed linens).

Tue 21

Bought a torchiere lamp ($195) and a fireplace set ($125) at Restoration Hardware in Berkeley from salesperson Aaron. Dinner at Sizzler.

Wed 22

breakfast at ambrosia bakery & cafe. bought housewares at bed, bath, and beyond in colma. dinner at (italian restaurant).

Thu 23

thanksgiving with patrick, tina, daniel, nicki, and shannie at tina and daniel's.

Mon 27

errands in the castro. lunch at my friend. shopping at stroud's and macy's downtown (bed linens).