September 2012

Summary: San Jose getaway with Patrick, Palace Hotel Garden Room Sunday Brunch with Nate and Jen, Akemi's birthday party at my sister's, It's almost still summer pool party! with Dave M and Dave R

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Sat 1

Weight training: leg lifts, crunch, standing dumbbell curls. My favorite breakfast at home. Transferred house paint from old, rusting cans to new cans. Documented paint labels Did some touch-up painting in all rooms. Small meal: leftover goulash, water. Inbox cleaning. Cut my hair, showered. Late afternoon meal: organic mac and cheese from a box with diced red onion, diced broccoli, solid white tuna from a can. Reviewed my Europe trip photos and began building a "best of" Flickr set so that people don't have to look through 2,200 photos to find the best ones. Organized music in playlists in iTunes. To bed late.

Sun 2

Slept in. Patrick baked cherry phyllo rolls. Brunch at home: veggie burger, 8 ounces of organic orange juice. Patrick and I drove from San Francisco to San Jose for a one-day, 85-degree getaway. We stayed at Hotel De Anza. Hotel De Anza is a very elegant hotel whose primary audience seems to be small-to-medium-sized event planners, those event attendees, and mid-to-higher-end business travelers. Our stay had some problems but the staff dealt with the issues reasonably well. Upon arrival by car we were a bit confused by the valet service. There was no one outside, so we parked, and immediately someone came out to receive us. Inside we checked in and showed ourselves to our room. Within a few minutes a maintenance person knocked and explained that someone had earlier reported that some of the lights in our room were not working. He did a quick check and confirmed the report. A few minutes later we were called by phone and asked if we wanted to stay in this room or be moved to another room. We had just arrived, so we didn't mind being moved to a room. We moved to another room—same corner of the building but one floor higher. Upon arrival we found the same lights problem existed in this room. We later learned this to be true for all the rooms in this corner of the building on all the floors. I volunteered us to wait in the lobby while they arranged a different room. Finally we were in. A different corner of the building. After we were settled in our room a few minutes, we realized we were confused about the breakfast that was included in the package we purchased. Monday (tomorrow) is Labor Day and a letter indicated that the restaurant serving the included breakfast would be closed. I inquired by telephone about this and was told that he thought the restaurant would be open for breakfast only but he would check. Later, by telephone I was told with apologies that the restaurant would not be open and instead we could obtain breakfast items at the Raid Our Pantry room and that our bill would be adjusted accordingly (less $30). The rest of our stay was fine—no other problems. We borrowed a DVD from their DVD library which seemed to be well curated and even included recent releases. Dinner with Patrick at Billy Berk's after finding Mezcal to be closed due to Labor Day weekend. On the way to dinner we noticed that we were walking distance to Splash, a nightclub that happened to be having a gay Latino night tonight. Billy Berk's serves excellent food in huge portions. Patrick ordered beer-battered fried chicken with garlic mashed potatoes and country gravy and a side of broiled asparagus, iced tea. I ordered beer-battered fish and chips with a side of roasted beets, peach fizz (non-alcoholic). Upon arrival, the asparagus seemed steamed rather than broiled. Everything was delicious except both Patrick and I found the beets too buttery-rich. We ate some of the beets but opted to not take any home. The chicken was essentially two very large breasts, perfectly cooked. The fish was 4 small log-shaped pieces. We couldn't eat everything and took home one of the chicken breasts and 2 of the fish logs. Too full for dessert. Our server was a Causcasian woman with a multicolor, short, spiky hairdo, and she reminded me of Pink. Back to the hotel. Nap. The night was warm with occasional warm breezes—nice. We walked to Club Papi at Splash, enjoying the very large spaces that gay bars usually don't have in San Francisco. Spent a few hours having a drink and dancing. We saw our server from the restaurant and said hello. Walked to the hotel. The Raid Our Pantry feature of this hotel is just what it sounds like. Between 10 PM and 5 AM they have a pantry with sweet and savory snacks and supplies for sandwiches and an assortment of beverages. If you're hungry you can help yourself to some food, so we did: sandwiches, coffee for Patrick, mint tisane for me.

Mon 3

Breakfast items from the hotel pantry: cereal with milk, bagel and cream cheese, fruit salad, coffee. Watched Wall-E on DVD borrowed from the hotel front desk. Drove from San Jose to San Francisco. Grocery shopping at the new Whole Foods on Ocean Avenue. We forgot to use the $10 off coupon we received at the recent street food festival. Our experience at this new Whole Foods was excellent. Home. Lunch: leftover beer-battered fried chicken and fish. Patrick did laundry. Dinner with PDDR and Patrick at PDDR's. Danny is newly returned early from his cruise.

Tue 4

Woke up around 2 AM, couldn't sleep. Fell asleep around 5:30 AM. Woke around 6:30 AM. My favorite breakfast. Rode Muni to work. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Bought a double caffe latte from the cafeteria. DPSL website meeting with Marcus F, Susie, and Eric. Did some work in Eric's office which included proofreading a very long IP address deny list. Communications team meeting with Susie, Eric, David, and Paula. Somehow Susie thought it was David's birthday today but it turned out to not be the case. She bought mini cupcakes and small food gifts for David. I forgot to take a mini cupcake before I left the building. I ate lunch during our meeting: avocado, jack, and tomato sandwich and fruit salad that I bought yesterday at Whole Foods but didn't take to Dolores Park. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Weight training: 8 flights of stairs taken 2 at a time. Archived backup data to portable hard drive. Supp app project work in Drupal: followup on reported problems. Edits for a poster for Cindy, followup with Judy F. Repaired config for PharmAdMIT for Joel. Showed Shirin how to create a PDF from multiple documents. Linkchecking, Flickr work, kiosk work. Cleaned a lot of broken links due to the new it.ucsf.edu website going live a few days ago. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Seniore's pizza delivery: medium veggie special, small garden salad with ranch dressing, hot water. Patrick made two desserts tonight and we tried a little of both. I also had some organic mint tisane. Continued building the best of Europe trip photo set on Flickr. Received by mail and ripped a new cd from Gaucho called Part-Time Sweetheart, a Kickstarter project that I supported. Archived photos from Dex's website since he said he was getting rid of them.

Wed 5

Breakfast at home: Grandma Goodie's super granola with sliced, organic banana and organic, unsweetened soy milk; hot earl gray tea. Rode Muni to work. Website core admins group meeting. John presented details on the forthcoming Drupal Web Starter Kit. Supp app work in Drupal: followup on reported problems, an import for Daliah. Calendar management. Web update for Frances: list of accounts. Filed an RFO (old Mozy Pro). Requested a timeline update from C3. Archived backup data to 2nd portable hard drive. Lunch at desk from Panda Express: panda bowl with chow mein and eggplant tofu, water from my klean kanteen, fortune cookie. My fortune: An important business venture may soon develop for you. Web edits for Cindy: curriculum. Requested a meeting room from Lucia. Calendar management. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftover pizza with leftover salad mixed with new salad, ranch dressing, hot water. Made a new drink with Patrick Ryan tonight. I call it a Caribbean Plum Daiquiri. Blend Malibu rum, rich simple syrup, a few drops of almond extract, ice, and a diced plum, then pour into ginger beer, stir, and garnish with a slice of plum. Finished building the best of Europe trip photo set on Flickr. Now must add titles and captions before announcing.

Thu 6

Breakfast at home: organic oatmeal with diced pear; organic cinnamon; organic, unsweetened soy milk. Rode Muni to work. Linkchecking, Flickr work, kiosk work. C3 check-in meeting lasted only 10 minutes—nice. Calendar management. Web update for Shirin: welcome packet. Poster project: receipt. Web update for Frances: list of accounts. Added Shirin to our HootSuite account. Web update for Sara for Kidney: new media coverage. Lunch at Perilla: garlic noodles with tofu and vegetables, hot tea: about $11. Calendar management. More Qualtrics work for Joel: reply to interview invitation. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: hard-shell tacos, corn on the cob, hot water. Dessert: the plum cake Patrick made two days ago with Three Twins organic chocolate peanut butter ice cream. Watched half of Machete (2010) on Netflix DVD with Patrick.

Fri 7

Breakfast at home: Grandma Goodie's super granola with organic, unsweetened soy milk. More curriculum web edits for Cindy. Calendar management. Supp app work in Drupal: followup on reported problems. Coded changes for placement interviews page for Cindy and Lisa. Calendar management. Grad fairs page update for Shirin. Listserv management: grads list update for Lisa. Modified an image for Joel. Lunch at Palio: farfalle salad with salmon, toasted bread, peanut butter cookie, water from my klean kanteen. Spent most of the afternoon preparing an email for Doug and Jina. toad hall: ace, will h. dinner at thailand with will. badlands: ray f, matt w, jason, brian, thomas g, justin, rick. Mixing at Badlands was occasionally horrible. Encountered Yuki and Wataru briefly on my way home, said hello. on the final outbound L two guys lit and smoked a joint. Tried to get a late meal at King of Thai Noodle but forgot they close at 11:00 PM daily now. Snacked at home on tortilla chips and taco fixins instead.

Sat 8

Weight training: advanced one-legged, deep push-ups. Brunch: same as last night's snack. Didn't feel like doing anything today. Nap. Dinner at home with Patrick: small breaded filet of cod from frozen, 3 tempura prawns from frozen, matchstick french fries from frozen, small side organic mixed greens salad with ranch dressing and grated parm-reg, hot water. Dessert: one scoop of Three Twins salted caramel ice cream. Finished watching Machete (2010) on Netflix DVD with Patrick. 3 stars out of 5. Edited and replaced a photo on Flickr. Finished titling photos from the Best of Europe Flickr photo set, announced.

Sun 9

Weight training: crunches, bicycles. Breakfast: small bowl of Grandma Goodie's super granola with organic lowfat milk. Archived receipts and documents from Europe trip. Uploaded photos of receipts to Flickr (private). Rode Muni to Powell Street station. Stopped at the Apple Store to pick up some small items for work. The worker automatically gave me the UCSF discount: 7%. Muni to Montgomery Street station. Met Nate and Jen at The Palace Hotel for sunday brunch in The Garden Room. Sunday brunch is pricey—$75. The food is great slightly more for the huge selection than the quality (which is high), but you're paying more for the experience than the food. Basically almost anything most Americans might want to eat for brunch is there. Afterwards Jen retrieved her car from the expensive "valet" parking and we parked in the Union Square garage. We visited Tout Sweet, Yugit Pura's patisserie which opened this weekend. (Too full to eat anything, of course.) Afterwards Jen gave Nate a lift to PDDR's. I did some shopping: Uniqlo pop-up store, Zara boys, Levi's, bought a few items at the first two. Interestingly, Uniqlo offered free, 1-hour hemming on the jeans I bought, but I declined when I learned they would not do an original hem. Got an iced tea from Marcela at Emporio Rulli and sat in Union Square watching a man have fun entertaining children and dogs with a remote-controlled racing car. Muni to Embarcadero station. Met Patrick who arrived by car, dropped purchases in the trunk. Dinner at Fuzio: angel hair with shrimp and calamari for Patrick, chinese chicken salad for me, Lagunitas pints for each. We saw Samsara (2011) at Landmark Theatres Embarcadero Center.

Mon 10

Breakfast at home: small bowl of Grandma Goodie's super granola with organic lowfat milk. All-day faculty retreat at Golden Gate Club in the Presidio. All went pretty well. Home. Nap. Dinner at home with Patrick: mixed vegetables with vegan "sausage" over quinoa spaghetti. Weight training: seated dumbbell curls, front raise. Late snack: refried beans, tortilla chips.

Tue 11

Breakfast at home: small bowl of Grandma Goodie's super granola with organic lowfat milk. Rode Muni to work. Weight training: 8 flights of stairs taken 2 at a time. Linkchecking, Flickr work, kiosk work. Began git setup for D7 root. Supp app project work in Drupal: followup on reported problems. Minor web updates for Cindy: curriculum, pathway declaration. Filed an ITS ticket for Cindy: network folder access for Kylie and Frances. Followup with Walter S about pharmchem websites migration. Installed PharmAdMIT 2013 for Joel and Sammie. Mini lunch: leftovers. Staff meeting. Phone call with Erin about migrating some /comm content. Finished and sent email to Doug and Jina. Orientation materials prep. Rode Muni home. Forgot to eat a 2nd small lunch. Dinner at home with Patrick: coconut-ginger curry soup with tofu and vegetables—so spicy! Sent Recharge Medical and Day Spa gift certificates to Gwen and James for their forthcoming auction. Minor update to my resume on frankfarm.com: selected training and events. Did some work on the staging site for Recharge: prices on massage page. Snack: various snacks.

Wed 12

Yoga: standing warmup practice. Breakfast: ginger-pecan granola with raspberries and organic, lowfat yogurt; 8 ounces of carrot juice; hot water. Finished minor edits for the Recharge website and pushed live: prices on massage page. Began reviewing work on the dev site for Recharge. Recently Patrick and I considered going to see The Book of Mormon, a musical comedy Broadway show on tour (and soon in San Francisco) by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, because friends of ours are going, but we decided against it after hearing that ticket prices are between $200 and $800. I wonder how they plan to use all that money. I don't mind that much that it provides a message with which I ultimately disagree (that it's okay to believe what you want as long as it doesn't hurt anyone)—from the reviews it appears to be hilarous, excellently executed entertainment—but that people are paying these prices is the biggest laugh of all. It's kind of like if you had the opportunity to pay $70 for a really good burrito would you do it? It's still just a burrito, and this is still just entertainment. I might see it later on stage if the prices become more reasonable. Rode Muni to work. Weight training: 8 flights of stairs taken 2 at a time. Linkchecking, Flickr work, kiosk work. Supp app project work in Drupal: followup on reported problems. Completed a portion of git setup. Calendar management and scheduling with John K and Eric. Supp app project work in Drupal: troubleshooting more-than-one-bio-statement problems, responsiveness issues. Chatted briefly with Michael. Chatted briefly with Susie. Light lunch from Carmelina's: bean taco. Content meeting with Joel, Sammie, and Shirin: admissions home page. Light afternoon meal from the cafeteria: small vegetarian salad, rosemary dinner roll with butter. Deleted the info for college advisors page for Joel. Supp app project work in Drupal: removed a space character in front of a last name for Joel. Followup with Shirin on today's content meeting. Patrick picked me up in the car. Visited Recharge Spa. Dinner at Ti Piacerá with Patrick: bruschetta to share, chicken marsala and sangiovese for Patrick, fettucine with salmon and hot water for me, foccacia with roasted garlic dipping oil, tiramisu to share. Food was excellent, service was very good. A pleasant experience. Drove home. Unwrapped and amputagged recent Uniqlo purchases.

Thu 13

I didn't mention it before, but today is day 4 of a little sore throat with cough. Yoga: standing warmup practice. Weight training: slow bicycles, one-leg bridge, leg lifts. Breakfast at home: organic oatmeal with raspberries; organic, unsweetened soy milk. Late for a meeting, drove to work, found street parking at Laurel Heights surprisingly easily. Web team meeting. C3 conference call in Michael's Laurel Heights office. Drove to Parnassus. Looked for street parking but couldn't find any. Parked in the UCSF parking garage. Snack from Palio: blackberry scone. In the elevator I noticed a woman carrying a copy of The Ethical Slut, so nice to see that others are reading it. WCWG lunch meeting: roast chicken sandwich, water from my klean kanteen. Linkchecking, Flickr work, kiosk work. Finalized orientation handout. Helped Joel with a question about PowerPoint and aspect ratios. Remotely watched portions of the IT Services meeting. Migrated content to the Communicators website. Posted updated schedules for Lucia. Web updates for Cindy: pathway declation calendar. Garage parking cost $24.50 for about 7 hours of parking. Drove to the Castro, found street parking surprisingly easily. Eye doctor appointment. Doc says I might need reading glasses soon but not yet. Patrick met me in the Castro. We ate dinner for the first time at Fork, which was in the space that Fuzio was. It's not full table service. Butternut squash ravioli for me, cajun pasta jambalaya with pappardelle for Patrick. We both tried the $4 drink special: rum and grapefruit juice. I didn't like the taste of the drink much, but it was strong for a $4 cocktail in the Castro. Afterwards we walked to Blackbird and met with Ray, Emery, and Bill C for drinks. A few hours later we joined them for dinner at Barracuda. Seafood ramen and crunch and munch roll for me and Patrick, ramen for Emery, ramen for Ray, tempura ramen for Bill.

Fri 14

Weight training: Ukranian military leg lifts, crunch, advanced one-legged push-ups. Rode Muni to work. Weight training: 8 flights of stairs taken 2 at a time. Linkchecking, Flickr work, kiosk work. Followup with Hooman about orientation. Gave orientation handout to Lisa for dupe. Followup with Erin about the Communicators website. 1-on-1 with Rodney. Lunch from Carmelina's: bean and cheese burrito. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Git setup meeting with John K, Eric, Greg H. 1-on-1 with Susie. Son of content inventory review with Susie and Eric. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftovers from last night, leftover coconut-ginger curry soup with tofu and vegetables. Watched District 9 (2010) on Netflix DVD with Patrick and organic popcorn made in the 8-quart stockpot.

Sat 15

Breakfast at home: organic oatmeal with sliced banana; coconut; honey; organic cinnamon; organic, unsweetened soy milk. Laundry. Web work for Recharge Spa: new tranquil art: Trujillo. Drove to Will's. Lunch with Will at Zza's Trattoria and Wine Bar: meat calzone for Will, andouille hash for me, pom limonatas for both, $30.45 before a $5 tip. I dropped Will off at home then got my bike repaired at Bay Area Bikes. It took only a few minutes for them to replace the steering column (I don't know the proper term for it). Rode my bike around Berkeley a bit. Late afternoon snack at Herbivore: vegan chili cheese fries, thai iced tea. I had a problem with my order: the fries were all dried out, probably had been sitting around for a while. I reported the problem and the order was replaced with fresh fries. Drove home. Patrick gave me a massage to address a stiff neck. Folded laundry. Watched Star Trek: New Voyages "Come What May" via downloaded mp4 with Patrick.

Sun 16

Day 7 of a mild cold. The sore throat stopped a few days ago, and I now have a cough. Had trouble sleeping last night due to coughing fits. Patrick made me a Chinese herbal tisane with honey to treat the cough. Breakfast: organic star pasta in tomato and cheese sauce. Caught up on journaling. Rested. Snack with Patrick: buffalo shrimp. Began research on whether to upgrade to iPhone 5 or not. Snack: cannellini bean soup with kale. Watched Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol on iTunes rental on the MacBook Air with Patrick. Rested. Stomach pains. Late snack: organic lowfat yogurt with banana and cinnamon. Late snack: organic cheese ravioli from a can. Late snacks: tortilla chips, pretzels, peanuts, cashews.

Mon 17

Emailed in sick. Breakfast at home: organic oatmeal with two diced, organic bosc pears; organic cinnamon; organic, unsweetened soy milk; 8 ounces of orange juice, hot water, Chinese herb tisane with honey. Rested. Patrick brought me dinner from King of Thai Noodle: chicken pho with egg noodles—perfect for cold recovery. Watched The Iron Giant (1999) on iTunes rental on the MacBook Air with Patrick, two in a row from director Brad Bird. Late meal: leftover cannellini bean soup with kale.

Tue 18

Emailed in sick. Day 9 of a mild cold. Breakfast at home: part of an almond pastry that Patrick had eaten. Rested. Midmorning meal: leftover cannellini bean soup with kale. Rested. Dinner at home with Patrick: grilled top sirloin, steamed asparagus, hot water. For only me: mashed potatoes. Watched half of John Carter (2012) on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Dessert: organic vanilla pudding from boxed mix with vanilla bean shavings and sliced organic banana.

Wed 19

Emailed in sick. Breakfast at home: organic oatmeal with diced, organic gala apple; organic cinnamon; organic, unsweetened soy milk; hot water. Stomach pains, cause unknown—perhaps having top sirloin after not having cow for a long time? Rested. Reviewed work email, took care of a few issues. Late lunch: Patrick's leftover pad thai. Dinner at home with Patrick: delivery from Beijing Restaurant via Seamless, hot water, green tea with toasted rice. Finished watching John Carter (2012) on Netflix DVD with Patrick.

Thu 20

Breakfast at home: organic oatmeal with diced, organic granny smith apple; organic cinnamon; organic, unsweetened soy milk. Rode Muni to work. Linkchecking, Flickr work, kiosk work. Followup with C3 and font issues (obtaining Bodoni). Followup with Doug C and Mark B about an employee-turned-student email address issue. Updated pharmchem homepage news. C3 tech team meeting. Calendar management. Orientation: introduction to OSACA. Lunch: Palio box lunch leftover from orientation: penne salad, veggie sandwich, potato chips, cookie, Andes mint, water from my water bottle. Supplied John G with an archive tarball of the pc111 website, redirected him to Frances' team for help with CLE and Ilios. Picked up webcam and headset hardware from Rodney for delivery to Laurel Heights next week. Supp app project work in Drupal. Account setup for Danielle, who started today. Prepped for Sammie's last day. 1-on-1 with Eric. Worked late. Rode Muni home. Dinner: leftovers.

Fri 21

Day 12 of a mild cold. Breakfast at home: 2 hash browns, 2 eggs scrambled, hot water. Rode Muni to work. Began building a wiki to describe infomation technology within the School, populated it with a webcam inventory document. ICRD work for Rodney. Calendar management. Listserv management: first-year setup. Lunch to go from Panda Express: panda bowl with half fried rice and half mixed vegetables with veggie spring rolls, water from my klean kanteen: under $5. My fortune: Adjust finances—make budgets to improve your financial standing. Supp app project work in Drupal: an import. Orientation presentation with Rodney—all went well. A through L photos—all went well. Linkchecking, Flickr work, kiosk work. Followup with Doug C and Mark B about same and similar name issues and employee-turned-student issues. Uploaded photos to The Archive. Evening with The Syndicate: Drinks at Blackbird then Badlands. Met Mark H, Randy, Tim, Christian, Ramon, Kirk. Dinner with Syndicate at Bombay Indian. Everyone left and I went back to Badlands and encountered Karl, Andrew, Deng, and Lil Paul. Rode Muni home. Late meal to go from King of Thai Noodle: vegetarian rad na, hot water.

Sat 22

Still recovering from a mild cold, stayed home all day. Began watching The Incredibles on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Accidentally skipped dinner.

Sun 23

Day 12 of a mild cold. Breakfast: 2-egg mushroom and green onion scramble, 2 hash browns, 2 biscuits, hot water, 8 ounces of carrot juice. Recharge Spa work: new intake form in InDesign, sent the draft to Drew for review. Finished watching The Incredibles on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Nap. Dinner at home with Patrick: veggie burgers, hot water. Watched episode 6 of She's Living for This thinking from tweets that Cazwell was going to appear in it, but he didn't—we were duped. Dessert: chocolate ice cream. Watched Star Trek: Voyager season 5, episode 6: Timeless on Netflix instant watch with Patrick. Began upgrade of OS X on my iMac and MacBook Air from 10.7.5 Lion to 10.8.2 Mountain Lion.

Mon 24

Weight training: Ukranian military leg lifts. Breakfast at home: organic pumpkin flax granola with organic lowfat vanilla yogurt and sliced banana. Supp app project work in Drupal: followup on reported problems. Created a new ticket for ITS to address wireless problems in campus housing reported by new students. Addressed Danielle's access to network folders. Flickr work. Updated the list of students spreadsheet on the network. Minor web edits for Sara G: Need and Team sections. Snack: half of a veggie burrito leftover from a student event. Purchased Bitstream Bodoni Book Italic for our C3 team. Minor web edit for Susie: featured academic events. Followup with Danielle's email address setup. Migration work with Communicators. Academic calendar work: made a note for next year for Cindy. Followup with Joel about how to handle Sammie's email account after she leaves. Minor web edit for Cindy: added CP 137 to hspr reqs. Supp app project work in Drupal: followup on reported problems. Populated the interns listserv. Coded and made live a new news story for David (since Eric was out today). Solicited wireless problem reports from new students. Minor web edit for Susie: MacDougall, add link. Management activities. Errands in the Castro: picked up contact lenses, bought a y-adapter for Patrick at Radio Shack. Rode Muni home. Completed upgrade of OS X on my iMac and MacBook Air from 10.7.5 Lion to 10.8.2 Mountain Lion. Weight training: seated dumbbell curls. Dinner at home with Patrick: red beans and rice, biscuits from a can, pumpkin ale, hot water. Calendar management. Weight training: bicycles, crunch.

Tue 25

Breakfast: a banana. Rode Muni to work. Linkchecking, Flickr work, kiosk work. Calendar management. Followup with wireless problems in campus housing. Snack: half a bagel with cream cheese. SCWG meeting. Snack: half a bagel with cream cheese. Followup with John C about the fall student impact on the IT Service Desk. Posted final fall schedules for Lucia. Minor web update for Sara G: new photo for Bill. Chatted briefly with Tran about Danielle's email account setup. Minor web update for Cindy: pathway declaration form. Answered a computer requirements question for student CB. Followup with Doug C and Mark B about employee-turned-student issues and same-or-similar-name issues. Snack: half of a veggie Subway sandwich leftover from a student event, a small bag of cheddar Sun Chips. Followup with ITS and Housing about the lack of wireless printing in campus housing. Forwarded a note about free toner to Lisa. Asked Zach S how to make certain wiki pages private. Posted an updated schedule for Lucia. Updated a listserv for Cathi D. Calendar management. Lunch: leftover red beans and rice, water from my klean kanteen. Management activities. Rode Muni home. Chatted briefly with Will H on the phone. Dinner at home with Patrick: kashmiri vegetable curry, hot water, biscuits. Dessert: chocolate ice cream. OS X upgrades to 10.8.2 Mountain Lion are successful. On my iMac my screen saver would incorrectly say Quartz Composer instead of showing my screen saver, but after opening System Preferences and reselecting Arabesque it now works as expected.

Wed 26

Breakfast at home: organic oatmeal with sliced banana; organic cinnamon; brown sugar; organic, unsweetened soy milk; coffee. Archived documents: contact lens purchase rebate. Rode Muni to work. Weight training: 8 flights of stairs taken 2 at a time. Calendar management. Student wireless issues followup. Linkchecking, Flickr work, kiosk work. Posted an updated schedule for Lucia. 1-on-1 with Michael W. ICRD work. Calendar management. White laptop configuration for Lisa. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Comm team meeting. People profile content type meeting. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Email address change for Rodney and student SK. Local dev setup meeting with Eric D and Greg H. Listserv management. Another schedule update for Lucia. Updated the list of websites spreadsheet. Rode Muni home. Dinner at Tacolicious with Danny, Drew, Romy, Phil, Patrick.

Thu 27

Breakfast: granola with organic, lowfat vanilla yogurt; coffee; hot water. Rode Muni to work. Weight training: 8 flights of stairs taken 2 at a time. Edtech meeting. Answered a question about spam from a student. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Mission Bay, chatted briefly with Nir O. C3 conference call. Web team meeting with Tejal's group. Met Kevin L and James P. Lunch by myself at Publico: high school nachos, crispy taco, water from my klean kanteen: about $8. UCSF shuttle from Mission Bay to Parnassus. Finished processing student photos, notified staff. Linkchecking, Flickr work, kiosk work. Updated SOM electives link for Cindy. More wireless problem followup. Helped a student with a question about commenting in PDF files. (Solution: use free Foxit Reader.) Gave Rich T some feedback on m.ucsf.edu. Listserv management. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: tempeh burgers with sun-dried tomato and cheddar, small corn on the cob, organic shells and cheese, hot water. Spent about an hour completing rebate paperwork for contact lenses. Recharge Spa work for Drew: new patient forms in InDesign.

Fri 28

Breakfast: two plums; granola with organic, unsweetened soy milk. More wireless problems followup. ICRD work for Rodney. Calendar management. Set up a new Google Form for Lisa. Sent pcard paperwork to La'Trece. Followup with Erin H about a getting started guide for students. Followup with Kylie about John G. Lunch to go from Palio: spinach-and-cheese panini, oatmeal-chocolate-chip cookie, water from my klean kanteen. Asked Debbie A to make some corrections in CLS. Supp app work in Drupal: an import. Updated the intern license page for Lisa. Staged the rest of the communicators site content that I wanted to migrate. Calendar management. Rode Muni to the Castro, chatted briefly with JCB along the way. Evening out with some from Syndicate and others: Lookout, Midnight Sun, Escape From New York Pizza, Badlands. Met Terry, David, Alex, Salim, Dino, Blake. Rode Muni home.

Sat 29

Breakfast: granola with organic 2% milk, stovetop coffee. Patrick has recently been using a Bialetti Moka Express which is a device that brews coffee on the stove. He likes it a lot, and it is now his preferred method of making coffee. I took the car to a new garage today at 2120 Taraval to get the check engine light reset. It took only a few minutes. The mechanic didn't find anything conclusively wrong. He didn't charge me anything and said to bring it back if it came back on—very nice. Hand-repaired a tear in the right sleeve lining of my Abercrombie Adams Mountain jacket. Upgraded from MAMP Pro 1.8.4 to 2.1.1. Drove to Sunnyvale. Akemi's birthday party at my sister's. Met Maria and Glen, Bob, Jenny, (Ryan?), (Atsuko?). Car wash at Valero. It's almost still summer pool party! with Dave and Dave. Met Mark Ryan Scott Frank Anh Justin Jim Patrick. Drove home.

Sun 30

Cellphone plan research. Vacuuming. Drove to Nob Hill. Appointment with Phil at the spa. Drove to the Mission. Lunch with Phil, Drew, and Romy at Grub. Afterwards we walked in the Castro and Mission, enjoying the warm, sunny day. Drove home. Snack: leftover cake pop by Maria from the party yesterday. Cellphone plan research. Dinner at home: steamed rice with tofu curry leftovers. Cellphone plan research. Late meal: same thing. Caught up on journaling. Dessert: cake pop.