April 2012

Summary: Small dinner party; Honolulu vacation with Dad, Dex, and Lani and Rob's family; Joe H at Shangri La

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Sun Apr 1, 2012

We tried to find someplace to eat for breakfast close to Chablis Inn but found nothing worthwhile nearby so we returned to Oxbow Public Market and ate at C CASA. Afterwards we walked historic downtown Napa along Riverfront until Napa Mill. Drove back to the hotel. Checked out of Chablis Inn. Drove back to San Francisco. On our way out of town we passed two bed-and-breakfasts that looked nice from the street: Beazley House and The Inn on First. The GPS routed us over the Bay Bridge, and Patrick did not like this route. He thought it had too many streetlights and more traffic. Lunch at Citrus Club on Haight Street: we shared fresh spring rolls with shrimp and chow mein noodles with vegetables and tofu. I tried on some clothes at American Apparel but the cut was not right, and I didn't buy anything. Grocery shopping at Whole Foods nearby. As before, parking was not much of a problem. A minute of waiting for a space to open in their lot. Home. Unpacked groceries and overnight bags. I did some vacuuming and paid bills. Our rent increases by $50 starting next month. I made hotel reservations for my forthcoming trip to Cologne. Edited and uploaded some photos to Flickr. Dinner at home with Patrick: steamed salmon with vegetables wrapped in cedar, leftover roasted fingerling potatoes, side salad with organic ranch dressing. Dessert: 2 girl scout thin mint cookies. Did some work on tax filings: prepared my explanatory notes. Cold almost all gone, still some congestion in the chest.

Mon Apr 2, 2012

Breakfast at home: organic oatmeal with fresh diced honeycrisp apple, cinnamon, California sage honey, organic soy milk. Rode Muni to work. Coded proposed computer requirements for fall. Posted spring schedules for Lucia. Updated graduation ceremony web pages for Cindy. Listserv management. Archived website data to portable hard drives. Chatted briefly with Rodney to give him some good news. Timesheet activities. Followup with SCWG about computer requirements. Lunch from the cafeteria: Eritrean food prepared by guest chefs from New Eritrea Restaurant and Bar. It was too spicy for me, but I ate it anyway. Listserv management. Maintenance for Sammie's computer. Rode Muni to Church Street. Dinner at Jake's on Market, our first time dining here, with Patrick, Danny, Drew, Romy, Phil. I had wild mushroom risotto. Patrick had fried chicken with a biscuit. Rode Muni home. Cold almost all gone, still some congestion in the chest.

Tue Apr 3, 2012

Breakfast at home: organic oatmeal with fresh sliced organic banana, cinnamon, California sage honey, organic soy milk. Rode my bike to work, stopping at Everybody Bikes for some air in my rear tire. Linkchecking, Flickr work, kiosk work. Timesheet activities. Calendar management. Set up the new carrying case for the silver shared office laptop. Lunch to go from Subway: footlong veggie delight. Began using MyExpense to file my DrupalCon expenses. 1-on-1 with Cindy. Sent Tina B a summary of the SCWG. Maintenance all day for Joel's computer. Shuttle from Parnassus to Mount Zion. Doctor appointment. Shuttle from Mount Zion to Parnassus. Snack: veggie pizza slice from the cafeteria. I realized after eating it that I don't like their pizza—the crust is wrong. Attempted to followup with Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown, which charged me the wrong rate for one of our rooms—no answer. Rode my bike home. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftovers. I made myself a moscow mule light. Tried to do more tax filing work but was too tired. Cold almost all gone, still some congestion in the chest.

Wed Apr 4, 2012

Breakfast at home: organic plain lowfat yogurt with honey maple almond granola and fresh, sliced organic banana. Rode my bike to work. Today to avoid rough pavement at 19th and Irving, I decided to bike up Judah instead. This is a steep climb, but I was able to do it without a problem, and this was my first time doing so. Reported a problem with MSB elevator 4 seemingly stalled on floor 1. Linkchecking, Flickr work, kiosk work. Reported problems with the CP website to Lynn O. Management activities. Listserv management. Worked with Tran to troubleshoot a problem with PGP Desktop on Joel's computer. Turns out my admin account doesn't have an email address associated with it, so it cannot be used to admin PGP functions. Supp app work in Drupal: trying to resolve problems with Conditional Field, resolved problems with Node Limit Number. Chatted with Eric and Susie. Calendar management. Listserv management. Sent sitemaps and wireframes to web stakeholders. Attempted to followup with Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown, which charged me the wrong rate for one of our rooms, got a human, got transferred, then left a message. Listserv management. Calendar management. Late lunch to go from Panda Express: fried rice, honey walnut shrimp, mixed vegetables. My fortune: Elegant surroundings will soon be yours. Shuttle from Parnassus to Mount Zion. Doctor appointment. Shuttle from Mount Zion to Parnassus. Discovered my supp app folder on the network is missing. Submitted a request to DLS to restore data. Announced the new carrying case for the silver shared office laptop to staff. Made a small change to the network settings on Sammie's computer. Attempted to followup with Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown, which charged me the wrong rate for one of our rooms, got a human, explained how it has been difficult to resolve this problem, asked her to own my problem. She agreed and said someone would call me back. I asked when. She said today. Calendar management. Rode my bike home. Dinner at home with Patrick: quinoa fettucine with garden vegetables in marinara sauce, hot water. Charged my bike headlight. Uploaded a photo to Facebook. Completed my journal entry for March 31. Spent about 2 hours on tax filing work. Edited and uploaded photos to Flickr. Late meal: leftover frankenstein pasta. Cold almost all gone, still some congestion in the chest.

Thu Apr 5, 2012

Breakfast at home: organic plain lowfat yogurt with honey maple almond granola and fresh, sliced organic banana. Rode my bike to work, biked up Judah again. Meetings all day. Lots of calendar management. Followup with Tran about folder restore. C3 technical conference call. Web team wireframes review, during which I ate a sesame bagel with cream cheese and one or two pretzels with water. Inaugural School of Pharmacy IT team meeting. Lunch: a free emergency veggie burrito which I ate while waiting for the Lime shuttle with Eric. Lime shuttle from Parnassus to Mission Center Building. UCSF Drupal Users Group meeting. Lime shuttle from Mission Center Building to Parnassus. Asked Cindy to approve Joel's replacement monitors purchase. Followup with helpdesk about email address request from last week. Reviewed purchase approval requests from Rodney for webcams and a new flatbed scanner. Rode my bike home. Dinner at home with Patrick: mushroom-garlic-basil pizza delivery from Seniore's. Spent about 2 hours, completed one tax return, three more to go. Cold almost all gone, still some congestion in the chest.

Fri Apr 6, 2012

Breakfast at home: organic oatmeal with fresh diced pink lady apple, cinnamon, California sage honey, organic soy milk. Rode my bike to work. Linkchecking, Flickr work, kiosk work. Followup on email account order for Cindy. Ordered replacement monitors for Joel, was very surprised to find that CDWG via BearBuy had a better price than Amazon—usually it's the other way around. Ordered from CDWG via BearBuy. Followup with Tran about missing network folder—it was found inside a nearby folder! Hooray! Lunch by myself at Yummy Yummy, encountered Chris O who was also eating there with someone else. Fried egg noodles with tofu, pork, and vegetables; imperial rolls; hot tea. Supp app work in Drupal. ICRD work for Rodney. 1-on-1 with Eric D, worked on more wireframes review, he showed me how to check for Trojan-Downloader:OSX/Flashback.I (my mac pro was clean). Built a quick form to gather info from Cindy for posting graduation ceremony news. Rode my bike home. On the way I stopped at Everybody Bikes to get a small tune-up for my bike. Turns out my air pressure was much lower than it should have been, I had been riding with the handlebars extended more than they should have been (contrary to what I was told by a different bike shop when I originally purchased my bike), and my gear-changing cable was misaligned or misconfigured. Michael performed by tune-up, and after a short test ride I had decided it was one of the best tune-ups I've had with this bike. While I waited I chatted with a woman also in the shop who was clearly not a customer but also not clearly an employee. We talked about zodiacs (3 of the 5 of us in the shop were Scorpio and the other 2 were Aries). We talked about forgetting important dates like birthdays and anniversaries. She didn't know how to ride a bike, and that surprised me some. Dinner at home by myself: leftover pizza from Seniore's, hot water. Dessert: one cashew roca. Checked both home computers for Trojan-Downloader:OSX/Flashback.I—both clean. Picked up Patrick near West Portal because Muni wasn't working. He ate leftover pizza as well. Spent 2 hours, partially completed tax return #2. Cold almost all gone, still some congestion in the chest.

Sat Apr 7, 2012

Breakfast at home with Patrick: we split an almond pastry and a chocolate pastry, organic earl gray tea. Completed tax return 2 of 4. Lunch: leftovers from yesterday's lunch. Completed tax returns 3 and 4 of 4. Such a relief! Dinner at home with Patrick: ordered from South Sea Seafood Village (415-665-8210, 1420 Irving Street) via seamless.com: prawns with vermicelli clay pot (#703), steamed tofu stuffed veggies and bean curd (#804), pot stickers (#117), 2 orders of steamed rice (#920). Expected delivery time = 45 minutes. The order arrived surprisingly fast: 30 minutes. We were disappointed with the prawns and vermicelli clay pot because the prawns were overcooked to the point of mushiness, the prawns were extraordinarily difficult to eat if you didn't want to eat the shell, and the noodles were unappetizing because aside from the prawns and the sauce there was nothing else interesting in the dish. There were a lot of large prawns in this $14.50 dish, but we couldn't eat more than 4 of them. The shell stuck stubbornly to the prawn meat whereas usually in dishes like these there's some space between the meat and the shell that makes the shell easy to remove. We ended up throwing most of this dish away—a waste of money. Aside from not overcooking it and resolving the shell removal problem, this dish could also be improved by adding some vegetables like carrot, bok choy, and mushrooms. We surmised that the same dish in a dine-in situation might be better. Perhaps the prawns continued cooking in the closed container during delivery. (But then a good chef ought to take that into account when preparing it, right?) The steamed tofu stuffed veggies and bean curd dish was also disappointing because it was so blandly flavored. The shrimp "stuffing" sat on top of the bean curd, not stuffed inside (misleading title), and neither the shrimp nor the bean curd was marinated. There was a light, clear sauce to the dish, but this dish needs a heavier or saltier sauce to balance the non-flavor of the bean curd. The person with whom I dined thought the vegetables in this dish were slightly overcooked, losing a bit of their crispness, but I found them to be alright. The potstickers were very tasty. Each one is rather large with a generous portion of filling. When we finished our meal, we were prepared to find the same fortune cookies that seemingly every other Chinese restaurant delivery includes. (Boring!) To our pleasant surprise, we instead found a complimentary cookie assortment that was very fresh and baked perfectly. One was an almond cookie, and the other was similar to a Mexican wedding cookie but fluorescent yellow and with a candied walnut in the center. There were a handful of these small cookies in our order, and they were a delightful, atypical curtsey to a mostly disappointing meal. The cookies had perfect crispness and interesting flavors and textures. South Sea Seafood Village has a few good things going for it and could improve significantly with only a few changes. Unfortunately, we might not stick with them long enough to find out. Total = $37.43 before a 10% tip for the delivery person. Spent some time on geni.com adding info. Late meal: organic vegetable soup from a can.

Sun Apr 8, 2012

Uninstalled Adobe Flash from my iMac at home. Breakfast at home: leftover fruit salad, plain yogurt with honey maple granola. Laundry: washing. Dropped Patrick off at the reservoir for teaching. Errands: bought a few groceries at Safeway, bought manila envelopes at Walgreen's. Home. Stored groceries, prepared tax returns for mailing. Laundry: drying. Picked up Patrick. Mailed tax returns at the post office at Lakeshore Plaza (open on Sundays). We wanted to eat at Chipotle but they were closed for Easter Sunday. We got sandwiches to go from Noah's Bagels. I got a tuna salad sandwich on sesame with potato salad. Patrick got a pastrami and swiss sandwich on plain with cole slaw. Laundry: folding. Prepared for guests. Returned to Everybody Bikes, exchanged the small hand pump they sold me on Friday for a floor pump. I needed the gauge because I don't know what 80 psi is with a hand pump. Picked up ice and toilet paper at Andronico's. Home. Prepared for guests. Small dinner party: Patrick prepared over yesterday and today red bean soup; jambalaya with chicken, andouille sausage, and shrimp; creole potato salad; chocolate bread pudding; baguette slices with cheese (Sèvre et Belle boucherondin). I helped by cleaning. Jane, Patricia, Danny, Drew, Romy, Phil, Galen, Jonathan, Steve, Dong-yi, Quyen, Dave. Cleanup. Visited my Google Plus page for the first time in months (again). Edited a photo, sent copies to Emery and Andy. They added "Hot on Google" I guess because lots of people had no interesting content to view. I couldn't figure out how to stop seeing Hot on Google, but it doesn't matter. I hardly ever use Google Plus.

Mon Apr 9, 2012

Rode Muni to work. Forgot to eat breakfast. Brought creole potato salad and red bean soup to share with the office. Breakfast: creole potato salad. Resolved two urgent issues for Susie. One was exporting charts from Excel as PDF. The other was replacing an image in a PowerPoint slide deck. Marathon 5-hour wireframes review meeting and partly-working lunch with David, Eric D, and Susie. 2-hour wireframes review conference call with Garret, Eric H, Mark F, Michael W, Susie, and Eric D. Calendar management. Chatted briefly on the phone with Michael W. Listserv management. ICRD work for Rodney (APEX). Responded to a question about graphic designers from Devi. Minor edit to the graduation ceremony pages for student RI. Linkchecking, Flickr work, kiosk work. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftover jambalaya, baguette slices with butter, wine. Dessert: chocolate bread pudding with hard sauce, peanut butter girl scout cookies. Watched The Muppets (2011) on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Hilarious! I loved it!

Tue Apr 10, 2012

Rode Muni to work. Breakfast: leftover creole potato salad. Web team meeting: agenda items and more wireframes review. SCWG meeting. PID reg work for Shirin. Lots of calendar management. Linkchecking, Flickr work, kiosk work. Followup with David R, Teresa R, Vick G, and Patrick P about writing security notices so that laypersons could understand them as well. Joel's new monitors arrived, so I notified him and Tran. Calendar management. Followup with Valerie about MCCA. White shared office laptop maintenance. Rode Muni to Castro. Dinner at Bisou with Patrick. For Patrick: prix fixe: french onion soup gratinée; old-fashioned pork tenderloin with mashed potatoes with grapes and whole-grain mustard sauce; a glass of 2007 Châe;teau de l'Estagnol Côe;tes du Rhone, chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream. For me: kumquat potato leek soup, day boat scallops, a glass of 2008 Bouchon Chardonnay. About $80 after tip. Rode Muni home. I recently encountered Michael C at the first-floor elevator lobby in Medical Sciences, but I can't remember now if that was today or yesterday. He doesn't usually appear on Parnassus.

Wed Apr 11, 2012

Breakfast at home: organic oatmeal with fresh diced pink lady apple, cinnamon, California sage honey, organic soy milk. Rode Muni to work. White shared office laptop maintenance. All-day wireframes review with Susie and Eric. We worked from 10:30 to 18:30, stopping only to fetch lunch. Lunch to go from Carmelina's: veggie burrito. Susie and Jeff gave me a ride home. Unsubscribed from The Bold Italic's email newsletter.

Thu Apr 12, 2012

Breakfast at home: organic oatmeal with fresh diced granny smith apple, cinnamon, California sage honey, organic whole milk. Chapter Three technical planning meeting. WCWG lunch meeting: chicken sandwich. IT Forum meeting via video. Dinner at home with Patrick: yellow curry with tofu and vegetables, wine, hot water. Cut my hair, showered. Watched half of Hugo (2011/II) on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Web work for Drew: added BOTOX consent form. Washed dishes.

Fri Apr 13, 2012

Rode Muni to work. Linkchecking, Flickr work, kiosk work. Posted an updated electives schedule for Lucia. ICRD work for Rodney. Submitted a surplus pickup request. URL map work: PharmD. Lunch with Matt S at Park Chow: thai salad for him, medium veggie lasagne with bread for me. Mailed a package. Chapter Three wireframes review. Lots of calendar management. MCCA renewal work. Created a last-minute bar chart for a news story for Eric and David. Followup with David R about Java and Flashback issues. Rode Muni home. Patrick ordered me a taxi for the morning. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftovers. I had red bean soup, creole potato salad, hot water. Patrick had tofu and vegetables yellow curry. We finished watching Hugo (2011/II) on Netflix DVD. Followup with Ariel M about wireless problems in S-936. I finished packing.

Sat Apr 14, 2012

Luxor Cab from home in the middle middle Sunset to SFO: $40.90 not including tip. Met Dad, Dex, Rob, Lani, Jeremy, Matthew, Kiana, and Akemi. We fly United Airlines 663 from SFO to HNL. Prebreakfast: an organic banana. Breakfast from Andalé at 8:00 am: veggie breakfast burrito, water: $8.95. Tanaka Saimin. Costco. I bought a pair of Maui Jim Whitecap sunglasses in gloss black and grey (MC107-02, 581862): $83.76. Wyndham. Golden Palace. Wyndham.

Sun Apr 15, 2012

Breakfast at home: sweet guava bread, Liliha pastry, sliced asian pear, coffee. Others went to Bellows for a private beach function. I walked Waikiki with Dex. We lunched at Kenny's Hawaiian Barbeque at 11:07 am. I had a mahi fillet plate and a cold green tea: $13.09. Back to Wyndham. Dex napped. I sunbathed at the hotel's pool, ate snacks I brought with me and a complimentary coconut vanilla shave ice. Shower, relaxed in the hotel room. Dinner at Hinone Mizunone with the Tomiyasus. Bought snacks and other supplies at ABC Store #38 at 8:35 pm.

Mon Apr 16, 2012

Breakfast at home: peach yogurt, Liliha pastry, juice. Picked up Auntie Helen. Mililani Cemetary: Susie M and Lynne F. Schofield Cemetary: Francis M. Lunch at Ted's Bakery. PCC. Ha: Breath of Life. Home lateish.

Tue Apr 17, 2012

Breakfast. Bought family lunch at 12:04 pm at Yama's Fish Market and ate at the tables in front (2332 Young St, Honolulu): $45.11. Shimazu Store shave ice. Waikalulu: Lili'Uokalani Gardens. Pali. Punchbowl (aka National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific). While at Punchbowl we encountered a platoon of Quabbin Navy JROTC. Family cemetary. Bella Mia Pizzeria. Wyndham. Shower. Dex, Rob, and Lani went out with Mike O.

Wed Apr 18, 2012

Erroneously took H-3 due to incorrect directions from Motion-X GPS. Aloha Stadium Swap Meet. Chan's Gourmet Buffet. Dad and I dropped Dex at Ward Center so he could visit the Crazy Shirts outlet store. Wyndham. Housekeeping did a refresh of the suite while we were away. We had planned to swim at Waikiki Beach or, if jellyfish, at the hotel pool, but the kids preferred to watch television instead. Rested. Walked to Keo's. Dinner at Keo's. Stopped briefly at Teddy Bear Land. Wyndham. Folded laundry.

Thu Apr 19, 2012

Hanauma Bay snorkeling with Bev, Celine, and Kellan. The weather was unusually windy, and not long after we arrived the tide came in, reducing underwater visibility. Although conditions were not ideal, I did see a lot of fish, some of them very large. I did not need a lifejacket; one can walk rather far out into the bay—much of it is less than 4 feet deep. Lunch at JJ Bistro. Dropped off borrowed snorkeling and beach equipment at the home of Earl, a friend of Lani and Rob's. Wyndham. Shower. Dinner at Tsukiji Fish Market.

Fri Apr 20, 2012

Lunch at Shiro's at Waimalu. The others got snacks and shave ice at ?. Private Pearl Harbor boat tour. Back to Waimalu to buy family dinner to go at 6:14 pm from Chun Wah Kam Noodle Factory (98-040 Kam Hwy, Aiea): $33.67. Wyndham. Lani, Rob, Mike, Mitch, and Bev went to the SOS show at the Outrigger. Dad and Dex stayed at Wyndham with the kids. I had a pint glass of Blue Moon at Bacchus, said hello to Nick who had stayed after working, chatted briefly with a man who called himself the happymaker. An incomplete list of videos played at Bacchus: Closer - JES, Glad You Came - The Wanted, Hypnotized - Krista, Shut Up and Drive - Rihanna, My Life Would Suck Without You - Kelly Clarkson, I Wanna Go - Britney Spears, No Stress - Laurent Wolf. Left Bacchus, and on the walk back to Wyndham I stopped to watch buskers River (14) and Tiger (11). River played the piano and sang, River sang backup. So talented! I gave them $20.

Sat Apr 21, 2012

No group plans for today. Additional sleeping, woke at 2 PM. Ate some leftovers. Lani and I walked the Beachwalk shops on Lewers. I picked up a midafternoon meal to go for me at Hawaiiana Cafe: vegetable tempura donburi, california roll. The order seemed to take a long time. Wyndham. Ala Moana Shopping Center: bought gifts at Longs Drugs at 5:51 pm. Pagoda Restaurant.

Sun Apr 22, 2012

United HNL to SFO. On this trip I didn't see a single rainbow. On the plane I watched Sherlock Holmes 2: A Game of Shadows. Patrick picked me up at SFO. Late meal: battered cod and shoestring fries, both from frozen.

Mon Apr 23, 2012

Breakfast at home: organic oatmeal with raisins; cinnamon; California sage honey; organic, unsweetened soy milk. Weight training: wide-angle door pull-ups. Rode Muni to work. Linkchecking, Flickr work, kiosk work. Calendar management. Muni to China Basin. Meeting with CTSI that was scheduled for one hour but went to two hours. Lunch with Eric D at Primo Patio. Walked to Mission Bay. Gray shuttle to Parnassus. Created an org chart in InDesign for Susie. Wireframes review over lunch with Susie and Eric. Worked late. Updated a schedule for Lucia. Responded to student MR about a question about iPhone email setup. Room reservations. PCI compliance work. Updated the scholarships page for Lucia. Patrick picked me up in the car. Dinner at Swatdee with Patrick. It was our first time at this restaurant. We had selected a spinach appetizer from the specials menu: spinach leaves formed into a cup and into it you placed toasted coconut, peanuts, lime, white onion, green bell pepper, ginger, and a special sauce and place the whole thing in your mouth and chew to experience delightful flavors and textures. 2 entrees: sea bass with crispy basil and a tofu salad. Steamed rice and a Singha for Patrick, brown rice for me. About $40 before an $8 tip. Service was very good. They went out of their way to create a friendly rapport.

Tue Apr 24, 2012

Rode my bike to work. Breakfast at the cafeteria: scrambled eggs, potatoes, wheat toast. SCWG meeting. Calendar management. Listserv management. Followup with Eric D about a LastPass share that didn't work for me. ICRD work for Rodney. Lunch from Palio: mozzarella sandwich, energy vitamin water, water. Wireframes review over lunch with Susie and Eric. Listserv management. Followup with Denetra and Valerie about an unfulfilled surplus pickup request. Linkchecking, Flickr work, kiosk work. Followup with Ariel M about a wireless problem in S-936. Began deleting Flickr groups of ours that have zero images. PCI compliance work. HTML email work for Susie. Worked late. Rode my bike home. Dinner at home with Patrick: ravioli in marinara sauce, bread and butter. Patrick and I reviewed about half of the photos I took in Hawaii. I did some editing and uploading of photos. Recharge work for Drew.

Wed Apr 25, 2012

Yoga: standing warmup practice. Weight training: high kicks. Breakfast at home: 3 hash browns, 2 eggs with grated cheddar and monterey jack, hot water. Recharge spa work for Drew. Rode Muni to work. Linkchecking, Flickr work, kiosk work. Followup granting Michael W, Tina B, and Cindy access to the SCWG wiki. Lots of calendar management. 1-on-1 with Michael W over the phone. Lunch to go from Subway: veggie delight on honey oat. Wireframes review over lunch with Susie and Eric. Finished the first draft of the content inventory spreadsheets. Made new handwritten revisions to two sitemaps, scanned them, and shared them with the team. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: grilled mahi mahi in mango sauce, baked sweet potato with cinnamon and butter, Longboard lager for me, Guinness for Patrick. Watched The Adventures of Tin Tin (2011) on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Installed Office 2011 14.2.1 update. Recharge spa work for Drew.

Thu Apr 26, 2012

Breakfast at home: honey maple almond granola with organic vanilla soy milk. Doctor appointment: picked up duplicate orthotics from Jonathan. UCSF shuttle from Mount Zion to Parnassus. Submitted the ETS AV request for the student awards and recognition dinner on Monday, chatted with Eric D about lighting. C3 web technical meeting: short. Lots of HTML email work. Lunch to go from Panda Express. My fortune: You have a kind and generous heart. ICRD and APEX followup with Cindy and Rodney. More HTML email work. Wireframes review with C3. More HTML email work. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Paxti's delivery: veggie pizza, caesar salad with no sardines, gratinato; hot water. Wrangled MyExpense to submit my reimbursement requests for out-of-pocket Drupalcon expenses. Worked on the people content type specification. Web work for Recharge for Drew.

Fri Apr 27, 2012

I dreamt last night that a Space Shuttle crashed into a home in which I was occupied. It wasn't my current home. I was looking almost directly at it when it happened, so from my perspective it was coming almost straight toward me. When the nose hit the sliding glass door of the home through which I was seeing its approach, it behaved and made a sound like a small bird hitting the glass, and it bounced back some distance. There was no damage to the building. I ran outside not believing what I saw, but I indeed saw a Space Shuttle in the street. It seemed huge. Shortly thereafter I realized it—or possibly some other very large vehicle (I can't recall exactly now)—was still moving—directly toward me. I felt as though I was in danger and started running, and it continued to follow. Looking over my shoulder I realized it was catching up. That's when I woke up. Breakfast at home: lowfat plain yogurt with honey maple almond granola and raisins. Writing this entry several days later and can't remember how I got to work. Small web edit for Susie to the Burlingame story. Diana K announced she was leaving the school so I sent her a thank you message. Recreated the student awards program cover in InDesign for Cindy and Shirin. 1-on-1 with Rodney. Conference call with C3: design work plan. Chatted with Ami J about Twitter, emergency, web pages, and links. Sent Kathleen C an introduction to Michael W at Michael's request. Sent Cindy our first wireframes and sitemaps. Followup with Trustwave SSL cert renewal: since ITS started offering free wildcard certs, we no longer need to renew our SSL cert—nice! Forwarded an image request from Conan to Susie and Eric. Calendar management. Resolved a problem for Shirin in which people attending PID were somehow finding our old authorize.net payment link and thinking they paid and registered when they in actuality had not. I deleted our simple checkout configurations and also deleted old copies of the PID folders that existed because of longstanding change requests that were open for preview. Followup with Sean S and Bill M about whether it's okay to announce 802.11n wireless in our building to our students. Followup with Robbie K about ensuring that I receive FM announcements for our building. Sent Cindy James F's voicemail password. Followup with Paula J about setting her up to send html email. Followup with Shirin about change requests to the post-bacc page. Found info about bike registration at UCSF, will apply later. Writing this entry several days later and can't remember how I got home. Nap. Drove to the Castro. Met Will outside of Badlands. Toad Hall. Escape from New York Pizza. Boy Bar at The Cafe. Met Edgar (24 Hour Pleasanton, Cafe Flore). Stopped at Walgreen's for toothpaste. Will walked to my car and I gave him gifts from Hawaii. I drove him to his car. Home. Late meal: leftover Paxti's pizza.

Sat Apr 28, 2012

Weight training: high kicks, door pull-ups. Breakfast at home: organic oatmeal with organic d'anjou pear, cinnamon, california sage honey, 2% milk; hot water. Web work for Drew. Mailed a package. Lunch at home: leftover Paxti's pizza and gratinato, hot water. Edited and uploaded photos. Chores: laundry, replaced a light bulb in the kitchen, replaced the battery in one of the Spoke Lit lights on my bike, handwashed the car, washed the bike, pulled weeds, oiled the bike chain, pumped air into bike tires using my new Joe Blow bicycle pump. It's much better than the hand pump I had before because it's easier to pump, I have a gauge so I know when to stop (80 psi for my bike), and the valve connector slips on and off faster and easier. Downloaded and installed OS X Lion from the App Store. Shangri La at End Up. Mostly talked with Joe H.

Sun Apr 29, 2012

Chatted with Danny. OS X Lion followup: Adjusted keyboard shortcuts to display Mission Control. Deleted 6 of the nine Spaces I had from before. Uninstalled Growl following Lion upgrade. Chose to not install the new Growl 1.3 because of poor reviews in the App Store. Brunch: dim sum at City View with Tim, Andy, Scott, Patrick C, Emery. Drove to Golden Gate Park, rode my bicycle. Drove to the Castro. Churchill with many from the Syndicate. Met kevin (backend of apple.com), tim (iphoto), pete, kevin, greg, tom. Encountered Stephen D at some point this evening; he's having a going away party on May 4 at Trigger. Met tyler, sean, chad. Also encountered Thomas G and Thong B on the sidewalk.

Mon Apr 30, 2012

Breakfast at home: organic oatmeal with organic d'anjou pear, cinnamon, california sage honey, 2% milk. Lunch to go from Sandy's: shrimp spring rolls, vegetarian sandwich. About $10. Drove to work, parked at a meter. Student awards dinner. New this year I had to set up lights in front of the podium. We did not need the 20-foot extension cords I had thought we needed. Helene had some last-minute changes to the order of her slides. Dinner was a large salad with your choice of protein: salmon, chicken, or (something else).