February 2012

Summary: JY visits, Dinner and dancing with Tim and Will, Dancing with Danny and Lil Paul, Stephen D and Greg's house party, The Dancing Pig with the Syndicate, Bootie and GAMeBoi with Syndicate, Lundi Gras dinner, web work with Chapter Three, Dancing and barhopping (various)

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Wed Feb 1, 2012

Finished prep for the items I'm taking to the potluck. Breakfast at home: part of yesterday's burrito, hot water. Rode Muni to work. Office breakfast potluck to celebrate CBW's birthday. I brought organic rosemary-garlic oven-roasted potatoes and sliced green onions. Linkchecking, Flickr work, kiosk work. Met 1-on-1 with Shirin about PID and EventBrite. Management activities. Followup with Frances about international activities. Sent Erin H feedback about their new blog: The Better Presenter. Followup: international activities. Followup with ITS about YN legal name change. Followup with ITS and Housing about wireless printing for campus residents. UCSF shuttle to Mount Zion. Visited the podiatrist. A few months ago I noticed a problem with my middle toe on my right foot. Part of the toe between the joints had some hyperpigmentation, pain, and enlargement. I recalled a party I had attended in which some people—like me—removed their shoes before entering and some did not, and someone had accidentally stepped on my toe. I remember it being painful at the moment—I remembering saying, "Ow!"—but didn't think much of it until many weeks later when I noticed a problem with my toe. I visited a substitute primary care doctor who ordered a foot x-ray and later told me that the x-ray showed no problems. She offered me a referral to a podiatrist, and I accepted. Today the podiatrist told me that the x-ray revealed that the bone had broken and that it has healed with perfect alignment. We talked about other minor foot issues. She seemed very knowledgeable, helping me understand things about my feet that I have misunderstood for years. She referred me to an orthotics specialist who was nearby: Dr. Joseph W. Hewitson, DPM, MSMEd (ProLab Kaiser Outpatient Services / Podiatric Applied Biomechanics / ProLab Orthotics, 1-800-477-6522, 2186 Geary Boulevard, Suite 312, San Francisco, California, 94115 USA, cross street Divisadero Street). I was planning to visit Dr. Hewitson's office in person just to make an appointment for a future date, but I learned that they had a empty spot in their schedule at that exact moment and could be seen immediately. I don't think this has ever happened to me with any medical provider. I spent a few minutes taking care of paperwork and then was examined and fitted for orthotics. Dr. Hewitson and his team were amazing to watch. I was told that he has been doing this for 30 years. He works very efficiently in a calm, exacting manner that is difficult to describe, and it is obvious to me that he is an expert in his work. It must be a wonderful experience to work with him. A medical student named John assisted with my exam with Dr. Hewitson frequently checking in—a nice balance of John building his skills and experience, Hewitson ensuring accuracy of my exam and casting and guiding John, and me getting what I needed. John easily created rapport, clearly communicated his expertise, and ensured my comfort at all times. Another staff member Nicole participated in the hallway-walking portion of my exam, clearly demonstrating her expertise as well as an interest in my health and their work. At least one other staff member worked nearby on other tasks, peripherally taking an interest in my exam when possible. They were all friendly and acted like a team that had been working together for years. (John told me that it was his first day in this office.) I noticed at least 3 other patients who came through the office during my visit, and for a few seconds I even shared a room with another patient getting prepped while I was exiting, but I never felt rushed. I felt like I was being treated by a family more than a medical team, and I would recommend this family to anyone needing orthotics. Dr. Hewitson said that he had just moved into this office 2 weeks ago. His casting chair is brand new. My podiatrist at Kaiser warned me that the address on the photocopied brochure she gave me was incorrect, but I failed to remember that even in my short walk across the street and still went to the wrong office. Even the business cards in Dr. Hewitson's office do not yet have his correct office address, so I expect there to be some confusion for at least another few weeks until new print materials for his office are created and distributed. To clarify, his office is #312 in the same building as the Honeybaked Ham store on the corner of Geary and Divisadero, aka 2186 Geary Boulevard #312. UCSF shuttle to Parnassus. Followup with Lucia's Win 7 installation. Tested autoadd for Asana. Followup with Melanie D about the new UCSF Alumni Online Community website. Finished edits and pushed the new academic calendar live for Cindy. Followup with Sue and Susie about the Honors and Awards database. Created a CAPSLEAD headshot sheet for Cindy. Sent Julie and Darlena a suggestion for the IT Service Desk: send me only 1 email instead of 2 after a ticket closes. Followup with Joel about my suspicion that some monitors are not sleeping properly. (I believe there is nothing to worry about.) Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: grilled asparagus with garlic, garlic naan, vegan sushi from Tofu Yu, water. Dessert: one cashew roca.

Thu Feb 2, 2012

Breakfast at home: organic oatmeal with fresh, diced organic pink lady apple, raisins, masala, California sage honey, soy milk. Rode my bike to work. Linkchecking, Flickr work, kiosk work. Chapter Three technical setup meeting. Chapter Three design meeting. CP research categorization meeting. Lunch at Palio with Susie. Lots of calendar management. Lots of confirmation or setup of accounts: Salesforce Chatter, Movi, Marketo, Acquia. Tried to install Skitch, but it wouldn't install, and I don't know why. Told Joel about Skitch because of a recent discussion we had had. Calendar management. Meeting room reservation work with Kim B then Lucia. Management activities. (Heretofore Chapter Three will sometimes be abbreviated as C3.) C3 strategy document work. Watched some Radian6 intro videos. Lots of Marketo training setup work. Planning with Susie for possible attendance at DrupalCon Denver. (I hadn't realized this would take so much time.) I'd had a Dell 2005FPW in my bedroom with a DVD player for years, and it never got used, so recently Patrick helped me move it to my office at work, and today I set it up on my Mac Pro. The Mac Pro already had a spare DVI port, so all I had to do was find the right cable and plug it in. I set up the 2005FPW in portrait mode. Since it's a widescreen display, this makes it great for viewing long web pages. I still have my 4:3 monitor, so if I need to I can move a browser window there to get a better idea (psychologically) of what others with 4:3 monitors see. Now I can see web page content simultaneously with Outlook, HTML-Kit, or any other application—it's a big difference. Rode my bike home. Pumped more air into my rear tire. Dinner at home with Patrick: black-bean-and-mushroom quesadillas on small corn tortillas, vegan sushi from Tofu Yu, TJ's surfboard tortilla chips, mild salsa. Installed Skitch and Papparazzi!, Apple updates, Firefox 10. (Skitch was the first thing I'd ever installed with the App Store on my iMac.)

Fri Feb 3, 2012

I dreamt last night that I encountered Brian and Kelly on the street. I didn't recognize which street this was. There was a freeway overhead nearby. They were dressed in orange-and-white two-piece suits: white shirts, jackets and pants all orange with white trim with complementary boater hats. Kelly additionally had on a very nice, mostly brown vest with an interesting plaid pattern/texture with harmonious colors. They were both carrying orange-and-white musical instruments. Brian had a tuba. Kelly had (I think) a trumpet. Nearby were other musicians as well. It appeared that they were taking a break. Breakfast at home: Bob's Red Mill oat bran with fresh, diced organic pink lady apple, cinnamon, California sage honey. Rode Muni to work. Linkchecking, Flickr work, kiosk work. Calendar management. Posted the new academic calendar. Small web edit for the PharmD admissions page: added subsection links to requirements. Helped Lisa with a PDF problem: she received an error while trying to delete a page. A Google search led me to believe the PDF is corrupted. $69 for the software that would enable us to repair it. Wrangled Apple IDs and authentication problems. Can't remember what I had for lunch. 1-on-1 with Eric. Met Patrick in the Castro, went to Badlands where we met JY who is in SF for one week only. Met or encountered David M, Lil Paul, Gino, Galen, Tim C, John B, Andrew C, Michael, Aaron F, Yuca, Mark M, Michael. Patrick went home. I joined others for dinner. We tried to eat at Red Jade but they were full, so instead we went to Jasmine Garden. Galen gave me a ride home even though it's a little out of his way—very sweet. Others went on to Churchill.

Sat Feb 4, 2012

Breakfast: 2 eggs over easy, 2 hash browns, small cheese quesadilla, black beans. Lunch: thai noodle soup from a package, tortilla chips, hot water. Dinner at Thai Chef with Tim and Will: appetizer combo, veggie pad thai, mixed vegetables, jasmine rice for them, brown rice for me. Barhopping with Tim and Will. We stopped first at The Cafe. We think it was Ladies' Night, but we weren't sure. Goldschlager shots are $7 each here (!). Will originally wanted to go to Trigger, but there seemed to be a private event, so we went to Badlands instead. Goldschlager shots are $5 each here. Met or encountered Chris (Will's coworker), Lil Paul, David S, Travis, Dale, Antoine, and probably others that I have forgotten. Afterwards I got pizza by myself at Escape From New York, one mushroom and one cheese slice. There I met or encountered and ate with Dane and Alex (both working on Legally Blonde), then Luis and Dan.

Sun Feb 5, 2012

Slept in. Yogurt with granola and fresh blueberries. Dinner at home with Patrick: grilled salmon with green onions, steamed asparagus, small salad with ranch dressing, hot water. Patrick went to Fresh. I stayed home and worked on the spa website. I'm redesigning the page templates and home page based on a mockup I created in October but didn't have time to work on until now. Put in a new wood panel background. At first I tried backstretch but I didn't like how it turned out and went with a regular tile in both directions which worked well. Reworked the logo graphic. At first I tried GIF but because I'm putting it on a slight rotation the quality is not good, so I switched to SVG. This is the first time I'm using SVG in any project. I had trouble getting the SVG object to appear the same size in all browsers. Safari displayed it at the wrong size and also with scrollbars on the object. I found a solution to the problem in Stack Overflow. Satisfying progress on this today. Late meal: TJ's organic ravioli in tomato sauce from a can.

Mon Feb 6, 2012

Weight training: door pull ups. Breakfast at home: Bob's Red Mill oat bran with fresh, diced organic pink lady apple, cinnamon, California sage honey. Followup with the IT Service Desk about my suggestion: send 1 resolution email instead of 2. Rode my bike to work. Today Joel shared with us mini bundt cakes. Management activities. Linkchecking, Flickr work, kiosk work. Spent most of the day working on the strategy document. Listserv management. Joel and Sammie helped me build personas for the strategy document. Lunch by myself at Loving Hut. Today was the first time I had their lunch special. As I suspected, the food is not as hot as it should be. Stopped at Beanery for coffee. Chatted with Leslie K on the walk back to the office. Said hello to Matt S. Chatted with Tran about a weird problem I had with PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: it would redraw repeatedly even when opened with no document. We changed my resolution to a different resolution—the problem disappeared. We changed it back—still no problem. Neither of us could understand it. Rode my bike home, stopping on the way at Everybody Bikes for some free air for my rear tire. They have a stand-up pump accessible behind their gate that anyone can use 24/7, and it accommodates both Presta and Schrader valves—so wonderful. Thanks, guys! Dinner at home with Patrick: organic mac and cheese with non-organic tuna, green onions, and heirloom tomato; side of sliced, steamed carrots; hot water. 15-minute nap. Picked up Danny at home, we met Lil Paul at Badlands, stayed and talked and danced for a bit. Met or encountered Stephen, Michael, Dave, and Michael. Chatted briefly with Jason P who was working coat check. After dancing a while we took a break outside. When we emerged we found a light rain falling. We returned inside for a bit, then decided to leave. We walked to Trigger, where I met Danny's friend Jorge. Now on Mondays Trigger shows Ru Paul on all their screens and 80s night doesn't start until 11:00 PM—disappointing. (The doorman said sometimes it doesn't start until 11:30 PM.) Met Danny's friend Noah. We left. Paul went home on foot. Danny and I walked back to the car, stopping on the way at a clothing store that was still open late and shopped for a bit. He bought an elegant black and white Trilby for $16. I drove Danny home, then drove home and washed dishes. Late meal: organic o-ring pasta from a can.

Tue Feb 7, 2012

Rode Muni to 9th and Judah. Breakfast at Rain Tree Cafe: 2 eggs scrambled with wheat toast and potatoes, earl gray tea. To work. Linkchecking, Flickr work, kiosk work. Calendar management. Spent all day in a meeting with Eric and Susie: web redesign strategy document work. Our meeting was originally scheduled for 4 hours, but we spent 7 hours, taking a 30-minute break to get lunch and bring it back to the meeting. Rode Muni to Duboce Park, walked to In Jean Ious, bought a pair of underwear that Will had suggested on Saturday that I get. Dinner at Thai House Express with Patrick: silver noodles soup (veggie), pla pao (but with red snapper), sticky rice for Patrick, brown rice for me, pinot grigio for Patrick, gewurtztraminer and hot tea for me. Rode Muni home.

Wed Feb 8, 2012

Breakfast at home: 3-egg cheese omelette, 2 hash browns, side of almond-cranberry granola with fresh blueberries and organic unsweetened soy milk. Rode my bike to work. Linkchecking, Flickr work, kiosk work. Followup with staff on the missing shared office iPad. (It wasn't really missing.) Joel and I shopped for and purchased usb drives. Marketo kickoff meeting. Followup activities with Marketo and the scheduling of training. Late, fast lunch at the cafeteria: corn chowder, roll with butter, pomegranate blue Honest Tea. Drafted and sent an APeX training announcement for Cindy. Authorize.net work for Shirin. Posted new international experiences pages for Steve K and Cindy under our curriculum section. Supp app project work in Drupal: core update. Met 1-on-1 with Eric: strategy document work: identifying content types. Uploaded a new grad license application checklist for Cindy. Followup with Charly about SEO issues with QBC and grad programs. I learned recently that Susie, Eric, and I are to be listed as co-authors along with Mike L in the forthcoming, inaugural issue of Journal of Digital Media Management. A few years back we worked with Mike L and Joe B on our digital asset library project, and they wrote a case study about it. The article is titled "UCSF School of Pharmacy Digital Assets Taxonomy and Metadata Development." For this, Mike requested bios and headshot photos, so I drafted some bios and a headshot photo for Susie then sent them to Susie and Eric for review. Rode my bike home. Dinner at home with Patrick: rice and vegetable casserole.

Thu Feb 9, 2012

Breakfast at home: Bob's Red Mill oat bran with fresh, diced organic pink lady apple, cinnamon, California sage honey, organic unsweetened soy milk. Rode my bike to work. C3 strategy document meeting with Eric H, Garret, Nica, Michael W, Susie, and Eric D. Susie arranged for a small continental breakfast, which was delivered by Joe and Kim. We were in S-158, and I think they were disappointed by the room's chalkboards (most people use whiteboards nowadays), but impressed with the room reservation displays on the walls outside next to the entrance. This was our first time meeting their creative director Nica L, and I knew within a few minutes after she began speaking that she completes a really excellent team assigned to us by Chapter Three. We began digging in to our project, discussed personas, some use cases, and content inventory. Our meeting ended, leading in to the WCWG meeting, and we introduced the C3 team to the WCWG team. C3 team took off, and WCWG worked through lunch (grilled chicken sandwich for me): setting expectations for content review responsibilities, collaborations in the MDD. Listened in to the ITS Forum meeting video stream. Set up the shared office iPad with Exchange email to meet University security requirements. Chatted briefly with Michael on the phone. Linkchecking, Flickr work, kiosk work. Calendar management. Reposted the graduation checklist for Cindy. Forwarded an outside request to our general inbox from Tran and Lisa to Susie. Followup with Jono about Marketo training scheduling. Recently Shirin set PID up with Eventbrite, so today we made the necessary edits to our PID web pages and pushed them live. Updated the professional meeting reimbursement form for Lucia. iCloud page edits and followup with Pat P. Listserv maintenance. Handled a logo request from Sue Abby after confirming with Susie. Rode Muni to Duboce Park, except that the train wouldn't permit people to alight, and I don't know why. I was forced to continue to Church and then ride a train back to Noe. Walked to Badlands. Met or encountered Jason at the door, Chathai, Michael T, Matthew, Jonathan, Tone (Antonio), Steve, Rob, Paul, Karl, Gino, JJ, Pete (straight), Robert, Harry at the door.

Fri Feb 10, 2012

Breakfast at home: 3-egg omelette with Dorot cilantro, 2 hash browns, 1 sesame bagel with cream cheese, Tazo Awake with California sage honey. I telecommuted today so that the admissions team could use my office for interviews—they needed the space. Listserv management. Management activities. Linkchecking, Flickr work, kiosk work. Web host administration: removed pharmacysandbox and pharmacystage. Marketo training online, self-paced: fundamentals. Lunch at home: leftover rice and vegetable casserole. Dinner at home with Patrick: breaded, pan-fried dover sole; mashed potatoes from a box; hot water. Watched Toast (2010) on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Patrick liked it. I thought it was average, missable, and, in some ways, felt obviously manufactured rather than genuine.

Sat Feb 11, 2012

Weight training: wide-grip door pull-ups. Breakfast at home: organic oatmeal with fresh, sliced strawberries, California sage honey, milk. Quickly read Luke Wroblewski's Mobile First. More work on the spa website. Drew asked me for only a homepage redesign, but instead I'm implementing a whole-site redesign that brings in mobile-first concepts and new uses of a variety of technologies: SVG, CSS3, and a few others. I'm not starting completely from scratch, but parts of this make it feel like I am. Today I built the new mobile homepage, mostly styling. Laundry. Meal: leftover fish and mashed potatoes. Cut my hair, showered. Nap. Party at Stephen D's place. Met Michael, Yvonne, Q, Cordell, Marcello, Kitty C, Icarus C, Adam, Sean H, Thomas, Ben, Shanika (sp?), Tiffany, Kela H, Greg, Greg's dogs Kylie (female, black) and Leo (male, white), and several others whose names I have forgotten. Among other things, we talked about gayclubtv.com, Hornet, Grindr, and OKCupid. I asked Thomas where he got his gingham shirt, and he said Muji. Thomas, Marcello, Sean, and I ducked out of the party for about an hour and hung out in Powerhouse. I returned to the party. It was late and people were interested in going to End Up or Beatbox or someplace else, and I stayed with them for a bit before deciding I didn't have enough energy and said my goodbyes. Drove home. Home very late. Late meal: 2 eggs over easy, 2 hash browns, toast with butter.

Sun Feb 12, 2012

Slept in. Stonestown Farmer's Market with Patrick. Dropped Patrick off at the reservoir so that he could meet a tai chi student. Home. Laundry. More spa web work: began secondary page templates. Afternoon meal: stir-fried vegetables with 5-spice tofu, steamed rice, hot water. Met Syndicate at Lookout for Tilman's going away. Met or encountered Bryan, Indar, David, Alejandro, Bob, Jason. Dinner at The Dancing Pig with many of the Syndicate: crab hush puppies, bbq chicken wings, fried zucchini, sweet pickles. My entree: grilled escalar, mac and cheese, cornbread. The escalar was excellent—very juicy and buttery and perfectly cooked. Mac and cheese was very tasty. Cornbread was disappointing primarily because it was not served warm. While at the restaurant I had an accident. The table at which we sat had swing-out seats and I managed to lift myself up on my elbows on the table while asking the server a question and didn't realize the swing-out seat had swung out from under me, so I fell to the floor on my rear. It hurts, but I think nothing is broken. Afterwards I gave Ben H the lock and cable that I had said I would give him. Emery and I went to Badlands where we encountered Mike B. Later we went to Midnight Sun where I met or encountered Keith, Michael, Johan, and Jason. I drove Emery home. Baked banana bread.

Mon Feb 13, 2012

Breakfast at home: organic oatmeal with fresh, diced pink lady apple, cinnamon, California sage honey, soy milk; side of asian pear. I still hurt from yesterday's accident, so I rode Muni to work instead of riding my bike. 2.5 hours of Marketo virtual training. Lunch with Matt S at Masala Dosa, stopping at Beanery on the walk back. 1-on-1 with Eric: content inventory: the depts. Snack: 4 slices of asian pear. Rode Muni home. Drove to Hayes Valley. Dinner at Boxing Room with Romy, Drew, Danny, Phil. (Patrick began a cold today.) I brought home a shrimp po boy for Patrick.

Tue Feb 14, 2012

Breakfast at home: organic oatmeal with fresh, diced pink lady apple, cinnamon, California sage honey, soy milk. Rode Muni to work. 2.5 hours of Marketo virtual training. Lunch at Paxti's on Irving. This was my first time eating here since it opened a few months ago. There were a handful of customers but the place was not packed. They have a $10 lunch special: 1 slice of pizza (your choice of several flavors of the day), salad, soft drink. The butter leaf lettuce salad I had is quite possibly the simplest, freshest, and most elegant salad in the 9th and Irving area. Huge, whole leaves of butter leaf lettuce, tomato slices, buttermilk ranch dressing, blue cheese crumbles, real bacon bits, and cheesy-toasted baguette slices. I had a deep-dish slice of spinach and mushroom—delicious, just as I remember from the Hayes Valley location. Iced tea. This is a bit of a rich lunch for me due to the buttery pizza crust and lots of cheese on the pizza, but I enjoyed it and will probably return once a month or so. Linkchecking, Flickr work, kiosk work. Deleted our old Facebook group. More privacy policy edits. 1-on-1 with Eric: content inventory: main site. Calendar management. Followup with Mike L about bios and photos—now completed. Edited the new update from the dean for Sue and Susie. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Boxing Room leftovers.

Wed Feb 15, 2012

Breakfast at home: organic oatmeal with fresh, diced granny smith apple, cinnamon, California sage honey, soy milk. I had planned to work at Cafe Venue before walking to Chapter Three's offices, but I awoke with a bit of a sore throat, so I worked from home instead. Helped student SM with a question about CLE. 1 hour of Acquia kickoff teleconference. 2.5 hours of Marketo virtual training. Resent Mike L a headshot photo of myself. Quick lunch: leftovers. 5 hours of Chapter Three content strategy meeting (WebEx for me). Dinner: I picked up chicken noodle soup from King of Thai Noodle for me and Patrick. Watched The Simpsons "Moe Goes From Rags to Riches" on Hulu with Patrick.

Thu Feb 16, 2012

Can't remember what I had for breakfast or lunch today. Bit of a sore throat, so I worked from home. 2.5 hours of Marketo virtual training. Edited a new news story (Cocohoba). Grocery shopping by myself at Safeway on Taraval. Forgot to use a Safeway gift card that I had brought with me. Dinner at home with Patrick: we made noodle soup with basil, bean sprouts, tofu, garlic, ginger, mushrooms. Resolved a problem with Patrick's computer in which Word crashed upon starting a certain document. I thought it was corrupt or duplicate fonts and tried validating or disabling some in Font Book, and I also tried deleting Office preferences files, but it turned out that installing the latest Microsoft Office update fixed it.

Fri Feb 17, 2012

Breakfast at home: organic oatmeal with fresh, diced pink lady apple, cinnamon, California sage honey, soy milk. Missed the bus because it arrived 3 minutes early. Walked to 19th, rode a 28 to Judah, mistakenly boarded an N-Judah Express bus but asked the driver and alighted before it left, boarded an N-Judah train, arrived at work a few minutes late for a meeting. 3.5-hour comm team meeting: Cocohoba story, writing, editing, workflow. Management activities. Helped Cindy with the 4 MB attachment problem with listserv. Handled a student photo request for Cindy. Opened my LuminAID package with Eric D. The lights are pretty cool. Lunch with Eric D at Nan King Road Bistro. Updated /maps/ for Sarah P. Listserv management. Updated the international experiences reflections page for Cindy. Updated the PSPG research talks page for Debbie. Confirmed my account for drupalize.me that Michael had set up. Posted updated spring draft schedules for Lucia. Gave Shirin info about authorize.net. Ran a vidconf test for Michael (Scopia, Mac, Firefox). Snack: one seedless tangelo. Rode my bike home. Dinner at home with Patrick: we made a vegetable stir-fry with tofu, bean sprouts, ginger, garlic, salad greens, and basil. Dessert: one Arizmendi Bakery ricciarelli each with hot chocolate. Showed Patrick the LuminAID light. Weight training: door pull ups, pec crawl, calf raise.

Sat Feb 18, 2012

Slept in. Breakfast at home by myself: 2 eggs over easy, half sesame bagel, 2 hash browns, 1 veggie patty, hot water. Patrick shared with me one of his pair of chocolate-covered fortune cookies that he received from his mom. My fortune: You will soon be crossing desert sands for a fun vacation. 11 16 21 26 18 40. Archived documents, prepared tax paperwork. Midafternoon meal: leftover noodle soup. Cleaned up my inbox somewhat. Nap. Met Tim and Will in the Castro. We dined at Firewood, with Leon/Leona joining us a bit late. Afterwards we drove separately to Bootie at DNA Lounge. $10 to get in before 10 PM. $3 for coat check plus $1 tip. Round of drinks: $31 plus $5 tip for 2 Goldschlager shots (Will and me), 1 fuzzy navel (Tim), 1 screwdriver (Leon). We weren't having that good of a time. For me, it was: (a) one woman in high heels who stepped on my shoe with the pointy part of her shoe, (b) the already-drunk, heavy guy who kept bumping into me and others on the dance floor, (c) the guy in the suit who repeatedly entered and left the dance floor while pushing me, and (d) the woman on the dance floor with 2 cubic feet of stuff in her purse that kept bumping me. I liked the music, but I also felt like I had heard these songs at a previous Bootie. It was time to go. On the way to GAMeBoi I encountered B? and RG from school, chatted with them briefly. They were on their way to Bootie. GAMeBoi at Mist Ultra. $15 to enter. $3 for coat check plus $1 tip. Met or encountered Stephen, Eldon, Emery, Shawn P, Ray, Jeremy B aka Jerbro, Dave M aka Pookie, Eric N, Ben, Jimmy, and probably others I forgot. DNA Pizza with Emery, Ray, Jeremy B. I think I put in $6 or $7 for one veggie combo slice. A bunch of other guys getting pizza wore some interesting costumes. I met one of them; his name was John. I gave Jerbro a ride home. We talked briefly about bicycles and bicycle thievery. I spent $94 tonight but can account for only $78 of it. I must have gotten another set of drinks somewhere along the way.

Sun Feb 19, 2012

Rode Muni to Powell. Met Danny at Union Square. Walked to Pinecrest Diner for breakfast. Clothes shopping with Danny, then a bit more on my own. Lunch: Loving Hut in Westfield: garden vermicelli and lemonade—perfectly satisfying. Rode Muni home. Nap. Dinner at home with Patrick: we prepared mango salmon over organic quinoa noodles with steamed broccoli and roasted garlic. Watched The Illusionist on Netflix DVD with Patrick.

Mon Feb 20, 2012

University holiday. Resolved a problem with my Plantronics M1100 headset in which it failed to pair/connect with my iPhone 3 GS. I solved it by telling the iPhone to forget the headset and then reconnecting it following the instructions in the user guide. Breakfast: leftovers from last night. Archived documents. Late lunch: leftover noodle soup. Picked up dessert at Mollie Stone's. Lundi Gras dinner at Danny, Drew, Romy, and Phil's with them and Patrick (who is still not fully recovered from his cold). Dessert: mocha cream cake, pecan pie, mud pie.

Tue Feb 21, 2012

Yogurt; granola; fresh, sliced banana. Rode my bike to work. Linkchecking, Flickr work, kiosk work. Staff meeting. Replied to student WD about a problem with email. Listserv management. Helped Shirin with Eventbrite and authorize.net setup. Updated numbers on /about/profile for Susie. DrupalCon Denver registration and travel arrangements. Helped Joel and Sammie with laptop setup in S-936. Snacks: pretzels, one tangelo. Late lunch to go from Subway: veggie delight footlong on honey oat with swiss. Chatted with Michael W on the phone. 1-on-1 with Shirin to review the proposed prospective students section. Updated the proposed collaborations landing page for Susie. Submitted a support request to Apple to replace a defective cable. Rode my bike home. Quick dinner at home: pizza from frozen. Amputagged a pair of new underwear; this one was particularly scratchy: Gosoftwear (aka Go Softwear), blue with red trim and white waistband. Created content inventory index cards in InDesign CS5. Created a Fontspring account, downloaded Museo Slab for free. Printed index cards. Worked on the spa website a bit. Weight training: wide-grip door pull-ups. Late meal: vegetable soup from a can.

Wed Feb 22, 2012

Breakfast at home: Bob's Red Mill oat bran with fresh, diced organic pink lady apple, cinnamon, organic soy milk. Rode my bike to work. Again almost run over by a car. Ordered tickets for me and Eric for DrupalCon in Denver in March. Supp app: sent inquiry to James and Joel to confirm ok to close this cycle. Calendar management. Web team meeting: people database discussion. auth.net followup with Helen H for Shirin. Resolved a listserv error. Completed a request for Debbie to add summer internships content for PSPG. Reported a broken link on the CLS website to CLS. Lunch: While searching for lunch on my own I happened upon Matt S and Frances K upstairs at Park Chow, and they invited me join even though they had just ordered. Today was unusually warm—about 70—and I enjoyed the warm patio and company. More travel plans: booked accommodations, completed Connexxus setup. Web edits and followup with Susie about the collaborations page. Helped student MA with an email problem. Shuttle to Mount Zion. Walked to doctor appointment: picked up custom orthotics. Muni 24 to Castro and Market. Drinks with Patrick. We stopped first at Qbar but there were no more tables, so we went to Toad Hall and ordered drinks: bourbon for Patrick, Goldschlager for me. I met or encountered Dane, Alex, Brad, Joey W, and Mike R. Muni home.

Thu Feb 23, 2012

Breakfast at home: leftover indian food; yogurt with cherry preserves. Muni to downtown. Got out one stop too early, took the F line to Embarcadero. Walked to Chapter Three's office at 300 Beale Street. All-day design meeting with Chapter Three: site maps, menus, navigation. Lunch from Osha Thai was delivered, so we sort of worked through lunch. Near the end of the meeting Garret accidentally spilled a coffee and a bit of it got on me but fortunately it was the same color as the khakis I was wearing. Susie gave us rides: Eric to BART and me to home. Dinner at home with Patrick. I had found on the internet a photo of a hot dogs and spaghetti meal where you poke the uncooked spaghetti strands through pieces of hot dog, and it looked like so much fun we decided to try it. It was fun.

Fri Feb 24, 2012

Breakfast at home: yogurt, granola, diced organic pink lady apple. Made more content index cards. Small web update for Shirin: PID. Muni to downtown. All-day design meeting with Chapter Three: site maps, menus, navigation. Lunch: pizza delivery. Susie gave us rides: Eric to BART and me to Castro and Market. Barhopping in the Castro: Badlands, then then dinner with Tim and Will at Thai Chef, then The Cafe (Boy Bar). At The Cafe I received a free cd of Madonna's Give Me All Your Lovin'. Met or encountered shawn gino nam fred karl doug chris larry hugo remy glen jonathan g blake keith stephanie matt reese scott doyle liz ace cesar.

Sat Feb 25, 2012

Laundry. Breakfast at home: 2 hash browns, 2-egg omelette with Tillamook cheddar. Ripped the cd of Madonna's Give Me All Your Lovin' that I got yesterday for free, but it turned out to be only the one track, not a cd single with many versions of the same track—a bit disappointing. Worked on the spa website. Errands: dropped off shoes to be shined, picked up lunch from Kingdom of Dumpling. Today's visit to Kingdom of Dumpling mirrored many of my previous experiences: the food is excellent, the service is regrettable. Today, when I tried placing a to go order, I learned that many of the items I tried to order were not available. There must have been at least 8 unavailable items on the menu, but the woman taking my order didn't know what items were and weren't available, so she would take my order, go the kitchen, return to apologize that an item was unavailable, take a different order from me, go to the kitchen, and return to apologize that an item was unavailable. After several rounds of this, I politely asked her to determine the items they did have and come back to take my order. After some more time we sorted it out, and, as has happened in the past, I ended up placing an order for items with meat when I would have preferred to place orders for vegetarian or seafood items only. While I waited, a car double-parked outside the restaurant and began unloading a lot of trays and bags of fresh and frozen dumplings. I chatted about this with another patron waiting outside, explaining that these items were coming from their dumpling-making shop on Noriega. The car took so long to unload that people in a blocked parking space were waiting to leave and another car waiting to take the soon-to-be-vacant parking space was waiting in the street. Inside, since there's no receptionist and no waiting area, one woman who came in after me didn't know how to place her name on a waiting list, so she stood in the dining room trying to get the attention of one of the (3?) servers. I had overheard later that there was a waiting list, but I never saw it. Partly because it was cold and windy outside and partly because there is no receptionist and partly because there is no waiting area, many customers end up standing in the center of the dining room, which makes it awkward for customers who are seated and which makes it difficult for servers to navigate. It is unfortunate that the excellent quality of food at Kingdom of Dumpling leads people (including us) to endure horrible service. Their dumpling-making shop needs to be adjacent to their restaurant, and they need a bench or two outside, a receptionist, a waiting area, better customer service skills, and better management. Worked on the spa website. Dinner at home with Patrick: shrimp tacos, hot water. Watched Contagion on Netflix DVD with Patrick. I agree with Ebert that Jude Law's character was distracting and not that relevant to the story. Neither Patrick nor I enjoyed the music. Otherwise we both like the film. Nap. Drinks and dancing at Shangri La at Endup. It's the annual red party, opening by DJ Pegasus, midnight performance by Teesa ("Follow Ur Heart"), afterhours by Sean McMahon. Met or encountered arthur cody dale scott lawrence max than ryan jim peter p normandy (another here whose name I forgot) jeff chu (cvri) jeff temple jim liu ryan travis dane marty grimes ken john nathan nathan james. At Endup I paid $16 before tip for a Goldschlager double, then later $5 for a 16-ounce Gatorade. (!)

Sun Feb 26, 2012

Brunch at home: leftover dumplings and beef pancake from Kingdom of Dumpling. Worked on the spa website. Mended two items: one black sock, the right sleeve of my silver/gray jacket. Nap. Cut my hair, showered. Dinner at home with Patrick: hot dogs and spaghetti, dinner rolls, hot water. Worked on the spa website. Late meal: mac and cheese with Dorot cilantro, organic corn from frozen, a few sliced green onions for garnish.

Mon Feb 27, 2012

Breakfast at home: organic oatmeal with fresh, diced organic pink lady apple; cinnamon; soy milk. Rode Muni to work. Don bought bagels and cream cheese for the office. Linkchecking, Flickr work, kiosk work. auth.net followup with Shirin. Followup with Mike L: legal paperwork for the JDMM paper. Followup with Robin S about Drupal notifications. Followup with Shirin about why some of our listservs were deleted several years ago. Travel arrangements followup. Updated chemistry funding for Susie and Charly. Supp app followup with Daliah. Lunch: leftovers with half a bagel. Met briefly 1-on-1 with Cindy. Web updates for Susie: funding and funding archive. Web overhaul work: put tagging guidelines in Google Docs. Sent Sean S an inquiry about the recent wireless access point installation in S-918 by ITS. Supp app work in Drupal: reviewed and updated summary document, reviewed feature requests from the last cycle, triple-checked cycle-close procedure. Snack: pretzels, 2 prunes. Resolved a cache problem with David's Outlook 2011. Followup with Pat P and iCloud. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: garden burgers, french fries, hot water. Drinks and dancing at Badlands with Patrick and Danny.

Tue Feb 28, 2012

Breakfast at home: organic oatmeal with fresh, diced organic pink lady apple; cinnamon; soy milk. Rode Muni to work. SCWG meeting. Linkchecking, Flickr work, kiosk work. Followup with Luis and Michael about Marketo landing page template setup. auth.net followup with Shirin. SCWG followup: iCloud. Lunch to go from Panda Express: peppercorn shrimp, eggplant tofu, chow mein. My fortune: You will soon embark on a business venture. Brown bag lunch web content meeting. C3 work: gathered URLs for the list of labs. Calendar management. pcard paperwork. More auth.net followup with Shirin and Helen H. Supp app work in Drupal: began working on the staging server. Deleted old users and old user content. Rode Muni to Duboce Park. Again, due to construction the train did not stop at the normal place, but at least this time it stopped at the bottom of the park instead of at Church Street. Met Patrick at Starbelly: crab cakes; mushroom pizza with cave-aged gruyere, and roasted onions; pinot grigio.

Wed Feb 29, 2012

Deleted then paused my Google web history. Before doing so, I checked out my oldest search still available: it was for "assostant" on June 10, 2006. I browsed through my web history a bit before deleting it. It was pretty boring. Telecommute day. Linkchecking, Flickr work, kiosk work. Selected photos from The Archive to provide to Chapter Three for wireframes. Timesheet activities. IRC budget planning. Lunch: corn off the cob from frozen, spinach dal with leftover organic brown and new white jasmine rice. IRC budget planning. Prepped for computer requirements meeting with Rob S and John M. Weight training throughout the day: wide-grip and regular pull-ups. Dinner at Casa Mexicana II with Patrick: salmon tostada and lime agua fresca for me, shrimp fajitas platter and horchata for Patrick. Grocery shopping at Whole Foods Noe Valley. We spent nearly $200. Patrick: "But we got wine." So I guess it's okay. My computer has been so slow today that I forced myself to use Chrome instead of Firefox, and I've been amazed at how much faster it is. Did a bit of spa website work. I think -webkit-transform fails to work when applied to an a element but works when applied to an img within the a element. [insert sigh here.] Oh, well. Chrome displays my SVG fuzzily and Safari doesn't perform the scaling at all, so it's just as well.