April 2001

Summary: Patrick finishes his thesis, I start working for Marcia, I work on freelancing.

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Sun 1

Saw Memento with Patrick. Chevy's after.

Mon 2

Did laundry, cleaned some. Chatted with Marcia, who showed me one of the units around the corner in our same building. Errands: car wash, Home Depot, Bed Bath and Beyond (step stool, night lights), McDonald's, Borders, Starbuck's, Watch Station. Started reading DNS and BIND by Albitz and Liu.

Tue 3

Went to the doctor at UCSF. Grocery shopping at Safeway.

Wed 4

Talked with Kelly's coworkers today.

Thu 5

I cut my hair. Patrick finishes writing I Wouldn't Say No, and I edit it. Talked with Brian and Kelly on the phone. I stayed up late and fixed some of the DNS problems with the Qube 3.

Fri 6

Talked to Mikey. Tried to reach Don. Prepared for Patrick's birthday party. Grocery shopping at Tower Market.

Sat 7

Patrick's 31st birthday (observed) today.

Sun 8

Birthday party cleanup day.

Mon 9

More job hunting. Errands in West Portal. Patrick finishes polishing his short story called Labor, and I edit it. PG and E goes bankrupt.

Tue 10

Patrick's birthday today. We visited the buffalo paddock and the Japanese Tea Garden at Golden Gate Park. We went to dinner at P.J.'s Oyster Bed. Patrick had the jambalaya. I had shrimp-stuffed flank steak. For dessert, the banana bread pudding with ice cream. Then we checked out Le Video and rented Umbrellas of Cherbourg and Orson Welles' The Trial.

Wed 11

I worked on Gail's website more today. Troubleshooted the problem with the DVD player. Played some Descent 3. Dinner at Jitra.

Thu 12

I learn today from Chris that kozmo.com died. Dinner at Thanh Long.

Fri 13

Shopping at Rainbow.

Sat 14

We celebrate Jamie's and Aaron's birthdays at Jamie's place on 14th Avenue. We got Jamie a bottle of wine. We got Aaron a gift certificate to Pottery Barn, The Gay Canon : Great Books Every Gay Man Should Read by Robert Drake, and Yiddish Wisdom = Yiddishe Chochma by Kristina Swarner.

Sun 15

Easter Sunday. Patrick finishes his thesis and gets a ride from Sam to deliver it to Bob.

Mon 16

Some job hunting. We get our new Panasonic telephone. Patrick prepares for sending out his stories.

Tue 17

Met with Marcia to organize her office. Doctor appointment in the afternoon. Shopping at Tower Market then dinner at Taipei Restaurant with Patrick.

Wed 18

Worked for Marcia. Worked on Gail's website.

Thu 19

Appointment today with Schiller.

Fri 20

Worked for Marcia. Patrick picks up his thesis from Bob, who said it was the best thesis he had ever read. "Completely publishable."

Sat 21

Shopped for health insurance. Tina and Daniel come over to spend the night before their trip to Hawaii. Domenica meets us at Jitra for dinner. We hang out afterwards, and I help D set up her PowerBook G3 to connect to the Internet and get her e-mail.

Sun 22

We have breakfast with Tina and Daniel at Lyons of Daly City where I have the world's saltiest sausage patties with my 2-egg breakfast. Then we take them to the airport.

Mon 23

Eye doctor regular checkup today. Errands in West Portal. A BBQ chicken sandwich from Ambrosia for lunch. Worked for Marcia. Patrick makes beef bourguinon for dinner.

Tue 24

I dreamt last night that I hadn't seen my sister for a long time and then we met again. She drove up in a car, and she had muscles all over like a bodybuilder, complete with the fake tan. Patrick dreamt that he and I found a huge house to live in. It had a huge living room and the kitchen was stocked with food already. He carried the mule chest up the stairs by himself. And his mom was there, too. I worked for Marcia most of today.

Wed 25

I signed up for a bunch of classes at learnit.com. I worked an hour for Marcia at Cameron Jones today. Late lunch at Lakeside Cafe. Domenica sends us Absolutely Fabulous Complete Series 2 on DVD as a thank you gift for helping her out with her laptop. How sweet! Marcia brings by a giant phalaenopsis orchid for me in observance of National Administrative Professionals day.

Thu 26

jobhunting, freelance work setup, chatted with Domenica. I transferred some securities to etrade. Ate a late lunch at New Golden Dragon Restaurant in West Portal. Never again! Let me describe the decor for you: fake wood paneling, fake flowers, fake plants, a never-washed tablecloth under plastic flower bouquet placemats under a rounded corner sheet of glass, a TV playing Digimon cartoons in the back, Chinese art, Chinese lanterns, and an all-you-can-eat buffet near the front containing food that had been sitting for over two hours.

Fri 27

Two Mormon boys stopped me on the street in Lakeside Village and tried to convert me to Mormonism. Luckily, I had an appointment so I had a real excuse. I wish I got their photo, though, coz they were hot looking guys. One was a strawberry blond with big, fleshy lips. The other had dark hair and eyes and baby smooth skin. Dressed in suits and ties like it was a classy funeral, holding Joseph Smith's paperback version of The Book of Mormon like I needed to read it. Today I worked for Marcia, who discovered that she had an ear infection. She treats me to lunch at Lakeside Cafe.

Sat 28

I read a bit of Aaron's novel Rhoda Damascus. I played Descent 3 with Chris over the net. We jousted for about 3 hours—fun!

Sun 29

Visited Brian and Kelly for an hour or so today. Met Kelly's dad. Read my PHP book at Jumpin' Java with Patrick. Visited Domenica and Corey and saw their place for the first time. Dinner with them at Memphis Minnie's BBQ.

Mon 30

Worked for Marcia and Don today. Emergency dinner at McDonald's. After dinner we dropped off Patrick's broken watch at Nordstrom's. We got home and formatted his thesis for submittal to the graduate office.