Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Usual oatmeal breakfast. Staff meeting. Joel's big news was that he was recently elected chair for the Council of University of California Staff Assemblies and will serve as vice-chair and chair-elect for a year before taking the position. Congratulatory lunch with Joel at Nan King Road Bistro. Along the way, we ran into Miss Easy E looking fabulous as usual—I didn't catch why she was on campus today. We shared chicken dumplings. Joel had Chinese chicken salad. I had fried noodles with chicken and vegetables. We talked about the secret of successful relationships. Afterwards we stepped in to the nearby barber shop which recently reopened after a refreshing renovation. Joel's former barber complimented him on his slim figure. Swapped out the lock for our key cabinet. Ellie G in Dentistry supplied the required T15 torx screwdriver that I didn't have—thanks again, Ellie! Downloaded and cropped and edited a photo from the camera for Lucia, Alyssa, and James J. Learned that San Francisco has wild parrots. Learned about geni, a Web 2.0 geneology website. Surface looks like an interesting way for technogeeks to easily get their drinks for free by inviting a luddite to the table. ("Hey, look over there—isn't that Cher?!") I also imagine that it will mostly just make it easier for computer geeks to share collections of salacious materials. However, I could be entirely wrong. What do I know? I don't own a cellphone, pda, mp3 player, portable game player, or a portable movie player. Dinner at home with Patrick: pig-wrapped pig (bacon-wrapped pork chops), bowtie pasta with marinara, ciabatta rolls with oil and vinegar, hazelnut soda (surprisingly tasty). Event planning with Patrick. Chatted with Drew online, Danny on the phone, and Esteban on the phone. Website edits for Danny and Drew. Weight training: advanced plank.