September 2014

Summary: WTFW: Middle Eastern at Montecito North, quantum13 visits, Star Wars Party in Los Altos, Phil's Famous House of Pancakes

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Mon 1

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with fresh, diced jazz apple; cinnamon; unsweetened almond milk. House cleaning. Linkchecking for home websites. Lunch at home with Patrick: porcini and truffle ravioli in egg pasta, side salad, Viansa aleatico rose 2012. Dessert: asian pear with white chocolate fondue. Linkchecking for home websites. Disaster planning. Dinner at home with Patrick: roast pork loin, steamed rice, small side salad. We finished the wine. Finished watching The Darjeeling Limited on Netflix DVD with Patrick.

Tue 2

Breakfast from The View Cafe: egg and cheese on english muffin, medium coffee with half and half, ate in the courtyard. Listserv management. Web edits for Esteban. Submitted a UPS battery swap request for Vicky. Followup with Shawn H about two ServiceNow tickets. Comm team sprint meeting. Posted updated schedules for Lucia. Followup with a Jazzee and possibly PDFLib issue that Rick had reported. Followup with student DT about schedule availability in iCalendar format. Calendar management. Listserv management. Followup with Marcos C about DPSL and CRSP websites. Late lunch at desk: leftovers. More web edits for Esteban. Posted updated schedules for Lucia. More Jazzee followup. Dinner at home with Patrick: falafel with pita and fixins, cocktail: moroccan sunset (Patrick's invention: rose water, lime, and something). Web updates to the Recharge Spa website for Drew: jobs.

Wed 3

Weight training: weighted leg lift. Breakfast at home: oatmeal with fresh, diced apple; cinnamon; unsweetened almond milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Asana ticket followup. Made live the CRSP site for Marcos C. OSACA staff meeting. Fast lunch: leftovers, chatted with Joel and Vicky about bicycling. CERSI site build with Susie, sent it to Maria for review. Content inventory work. Content work in Drupal. Dean's Town Hall: Gallup survey followup. Content work in Drupal: PharmD handbook. OSACA calendar work with Lisa. Rode Sidecar home: $12. Dinner at home with Patrick: delivery via EAT24 from Taipei Restaurant. Our food took an unusually long amount of time to arrive: 90 minutes. The asparagus in the asparagus chicken was either not fresh or overcooked or both. They incorrectly gave us a second order of chow mein instead of an order of fried rice. The delicious chinese hot pocket (I don't know what it is called) was an item you don't often see in Americanized Chinese restaurants. The potstickers were very good. The hot and sour soup was good. Some food items were not hot. In all, a mostly disappointing meal. Patrick's fortune: Focus in on the color yellow tomorrow for good luck! 1 3 4 7 12 30. My fortune: Your hard work is about to pay off. 11 21 22 25 29 34. Did some work from home because I found today that I have about 200 PharmD pages to resolve within the next month. I also did some Recharge Spa work. More School of Pharmacy work: content inventory and content work in Drupal.

Thu 4

Breakfast at home: granola with fresh, diced apple and unsweetened almond and soy milks. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Kiosk work. Lots of web content work in Drupal (CERSI and others), followup with MSOs we're waiting on for golive approval, followup again with Dan S about IDMP dev, refunded an auth.net transaction as requested by Lisa, made changes to user administration in auth.net as requested by Cindy. Transitioned the Request a Speaker form to Qualtrics. Late lunch at Cafe Luna: seafood salad, $8.50. It was good, but not great. Helped recent grad TT with a question about email. Web content work in Drupal: DRU. Web edits for the new site: PharmD facts and figures and events. Content inventory work. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Stopped at the office at Parnassus to pick up some items delivered to me. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: gluten-free angel hair pasta with meat sauce, hot water. Cocktails: dirty girl scouts. Watched Joan Rivers: Don't Start With Me on Netflix instant watch with Patrick. It was hilarious.

Fri 5

Breakfast at home: granola with fresh, diced apple and unsweetened soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Kiosk work. Content inventory work and content work in Drupal. Launched Drug Research Unit—a one-page microsite—for Fran A. Launched the Scoliosis microsite for Nadav and Karl. Impromptu game lunch with Eric, Susan H, Susie, Kevin, and Paula. I ate tofu and vegetables over brown rice, drank water from my Contigo water bottle. We played a fun dice game called David Mortimer's Dragon Slayer. Kevin won, and Susan and I tied for second. Content inventory work and content and styling work in Drupal. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: vegetarian salad, hot water. Dessert: fortune cookies. My fortunes: You will bring sunshine into someone's life, Your talents will prove to be especially useful this week, and Your magnetic personality will draw people to you this month. Did some UCSF content work in Drupal and asana task followup. Late snack: leftover hot and sour soup. More UCSF content work in Drupal.

Sat 6

Breakfast: seedless grapes, hot water. Cleaned the shower, showered. Washed a swimsuit. Brunch at home with Patrick: gluten-free pancakes. Cleaned sticky residue off the underside of a brand new Eton Microlink FR160. Lunch: leftover chicken with asparagus over instant quinoa and brown rice. More emergency planning for home: began prepping a car kit, stocked supplies recently received for the home kit. Installed a wall-mount hanger holder. Watched part of Hellboy (2004) on Netflix instant watch with Patrick. Dinner at home with Patrick: limeade, heirloom beans with italian sausage, cheddar biscuits from frozen. Finished watching Hellboy. I had seen this film before but had remembered very little of it until watching it again.

Sun 7

Rode Muni to Powell Street Station. Took photographs while waiting for Danny to arrive. Dim sum breakfast at City View with Danny. Along the way we stopped briefly at the Autumn Moon Festival in Chinatown. Afterwards Danny drove us on his scooter to Recharge Medical and Day Spa so that he could meet a client and so that I could take new photos that Drew had wanted. After I finished, I rode Muni to the Castro and shopped not very energetically for a new belt to match my Tsubo Wexler II shoes in elephant gray and found nothing suitable. Bought a gift at Cliff's Variety. I lunched on pork ramen at Wasabi Bistro. I give this meal a mixed review. The broth was disappointingly poor in quality, an almost-wateryness that even soy sauce could not help. The pork was very flavorful and tender. The soft-boiled egg was perfectly soft in the middle, but its temperature was barely lukewarm. The entire dish was very unevenly hot. The noodles had very good texture and flavor. Service was nothing more or less than good. The dish took longer than expected given the mostly empty dining room. I've eaten sushi here before but I think not the ramen, so now I know to avoid it. Rode Muni home. Nap. Watched Hellboy II (2008) on Netflix dvd with Patrick. Nap. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftover rice and beans. Completed work on home websites hiding addon domains in the form of abc.123.com when I want only abc.com to be seen.

Mon 8

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with fresh, diced peach; cinnamon; unsweetened soy milk. I had thought a while ago I had had the summer's best peach, but today's was truly the summer's best peach. Its seed fell away with no small bits left behind, and it behaved perfectly during dicing—a small joy. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. All day: lots of small web edits on old and new sites as well as content work in Drupal. Ordered a new UPS for Lisa. Instant webex meeting with Rebecca: six-year policy for PSPG. Listserv management. More work with the CERSI site build. Lunch: seedless purple grapes, leftover rice and beans, water from my Contigo water bottle, chatted with Vicky and Joel and Lucia about bike helmets, Muni tracks, olives. Lisa had brought a delicious loaf of olive bread to share. Entering student NN gave the office a delicious thank you gift basket of items collected from the San Mateo Farmers Market—our students are so generous and sweet! Posted an updated P1 schedule for Lucia. Got quarters at the bank, encountered and said hello to Bill L. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Mount Zion. Doctor visit. Rode UberX home. Dinner at home with Patrick: indian food delivery from Clay Oven West Portal. Tried watching some Aziz Ansari on Netflix instant watch but realized that we had seen everything from him that's available to stream even though my journal did not seem to have record of them all. Instead we watched a short, rare clip on YouTube of Woody Allen doing standup. Made public photos on Flickr. Uploaded a few photos to Facebook. Chatted online with quantum13.

Tue 9

Rode Muni to 9th and Kirkham. Encountered Susie driving by, and she gave me a lift to Parnassus. Breakfast at Palio: sausage, scrambled eggs, grilled potatoes, medium coffee. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Calendar management. Orientation materials prep in InDesign. ICRD work for Leslie and Vicky. Chatted with Eric, Kevin, and Lisa about the job postings page. More orientation materials prep in InDesign. Curriculum edits prep for Cindy: HSPR electives. Lunch during comm team meeting: veggie california sandwich from The View Cafe, one peach, water from my Contigo water bottle. Listserv prep: P1. Followup with ITS about support for Office 2013 and Office 365. Content and inventory work in Drupal, partly briefly with Susie. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home: leftover indian food, hot water. Danny's business cards arrived from Moo, and I started corner rounding.

Wed 10

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with fresh, diced apple; cinnamon; unsweetened soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Sprint standup. Student headshots meeting. Made Residencies live. Began coding the Update from the Dean. Lunch at Panda Express: chow mein, mixed vegetables, orange chicken. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Web edits for Cindy: HSPR. Content work with Susie. Change requests: CERSI. Ate a fortune cookie. My fortune: Be as willing to take advice as to give it. WTFW: Middle Eastern at Montecito North, 2nd floor. We talked about iPhone 6 and Apple Watch. Rode UberX home.

Thu 11

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Breakfast at Moffitt Cafe: scrambled eggs, hash browns, chicken apple sausage, wheat toast: about $3.50. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Sent Lisa some student data she needed. Listserv management: P1 population. Followup with Alexia about A-Z List requests. OSACA introductions session with new students. A problem with an EPS logo appeared on my slides probably because of the old version of PowerPoint for Mac on the computer in the room. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Listserv management. Content work in Drupal. Said hello to Bill L. Chatted briefly with Karen B while waiting for the shuttle. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Mount Zion. Lunch at Godzilla Sushi. UCSF shuttle from Mount Zion to Laurel Heights. Emailed computer services session PDF Box link to P1 students. Content work in Drupal: mostly PharmD: about/students. Chatted with Kevin about converting web pages to PDF. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode UberX home. Finished corner rounding for Danny's new business cards. Dinner at home with Patrick: fried breaded, boneless chicken breast; steamed green beans; mac anc cheese. Watched 41 minutes of Captain America: The Winter Soldier on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Late dessert: yellow watermelon.

Fri 12

Breakfast at Moffitt Cafe: Moffitt potatoes with two eggs: about $5. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Joe G meeting prep. Created a short presentation using notes from the meeting. Web edits for Cindy: added a new policy. Name change work for OSACA. Followup with Marquitta W from Burchard Lab about content. Content work in Drupal. Lunch at the JCC, encountering Kevin along the way. We sat in the sun and then indoors. I had a chicken caesar wrap with minestrone soup and water. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Computer Services orientation session. It was the first time I gave this presentation with student in different rooms in the TLC, a bit odd not being able to address them all directly in the same room. Listserv maintenance: edits for P1 preferred names. Name change followup. Content work in Drupal. Susie gave me a ride home. Dinner: delivery from King of Thai Noodle. Watched 41 minutes of Captain America: The Winter Soldier on Netflix DVD with Patrick.

Sat 13

Breakfast at home: grapes, yellow watermelon, hot water. Web work for Beauty by Danny and Recharge Spa: Open Graph and more. Laundry. Lunch: delivery from King of Thai Noodle. Finished watching Captain America: The Winter Soldier on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Midafternoon meal: leftover thai food, water. Cocktails: blended banana pina coladas. Troubleshot Time Machine problems, restored a file from CrashPlan because Time Machine failed to work properly (most recent Finder window appears correctly but all older Finder windows appear black, "resource temporarily unavailable" when attempting to open the sparsebundle, Property list invalid for format: 200 (property lists cannot contain NULL), selecting any of "choose a different disk" or "erase existing backup" or "use existing backup" and nothing happens, and so on), ended up seeking advice from Pondini yet again. Ironed clothes. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftover thai food.

Sun 14

Breakfast at home with Patrick: two eggs over hard in nest of sliced red bell pepper with heirloom tomato and basil, two hash browns, two slices of prarie bread, hot water, coffee with soy milk. Housecleaning: the range, laundry. Resolved my Time Machine backup problem from yesterday by abandoning my existing backup in a roundabout way. I wasn't able to reselect the existing backup because I got to a dialog in which three buttons appeared ("choose a different disk," "erase existing backup," and "use existing backup") and it didn't matter which I selected; nothing happened. I exited (force quit) and instead specified that I wanted a new, unencrypted backup. Once that was successful, before the new, unencrypted backup began, I again removed the new, unencrypted backup and specified I wanted a new, encrypted backup, and then it began again with what I wanted. Recharge work for Phil and Drew: September newsletter. Edited photos from my Seattle and Vancouver BC trip. Cut my hair, showered. Housecleaning. Cocktails with Patrick: midori with 7-Up over ice. Dinner at home with Patrick: gluten-free penne with grilled red bell pepper in marinara sauce, hot water, Elyssia grand cuvee brut. Finished Recharge Spa newsletter work and scheduled it. Disaster planning. Did some content inventory work.

Mon 15

New Time Machine backup completed. I immediately checked it and again encountered the "resource temporarily unavailable" error. Time Capsule drive might have failed, now running diagnostics. Backup verification passed. Restarted to remove TM volume with -1 at the end of the name in /Volumes. Black screen problem still exists. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Pre-meeting meeting at Palio with comm team and breakfast: egg and cheese on english muffin, medium coffee. Joe G meeting: web update. Kiosk work. Followup with Lisa about new monitor install. Followup with Maria F about CERSI. Followup with Cindy about CLE redirects. Lunch: leftover gluten-free penne. Dentist appointment. Launched two microsites: TRANSPERS and MedList Clinic, then performed followup activities: A-Z list, archiving, redirects. Installed Awesome Capture and Annotate—a Chrome plugin that makes it easier to screenshot and annotate than Skitch. Content work in Drupal. Content inventory work. Rode UberX to Shotwell Street. Dinner at Shotwell House with Danny, Romy, Drew, Phil, and I met Robert and Steve. Ginger butternut squash soup, beef salad with sliced hard-boiled egg and tomato, salmon with herbed tagliatelle. I brought a bouquet of flowers from You See Flowers. Rode UberX home.

Tue 16

Breakfast: small bowl of granola with unsweetened soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Began troubleshooting a problem for Nicole F: faculty data doesn't update as expected. Responded to a question from a student about not receiving messages as expected. Responded to a technology requirements question from a student. Published a PDF file for Sue A. Web edits for Susie: update from the dean sidebar. Web edits for Joel: calendar. Troubleshot a problem delivering clear screenshots to Maria F. Sent Sue A and Joe C a tiny spelling correction for a Qualtrics form under their control. A-Z List request work. Lunch: veggie california on rye with pickle. Comm team meeting. David recently returned from a honeymoon in Italy and brought Italian gifts for everyone. Launched and one-page microsite: CERSI. Responded to a student preferred name change request. Web edit for Cindy: handbook. Forwarded a student issue to the education team. Rode UberX to Williams Sonoma. Bought gifts. Rode UberX to Westin St. Francis, picked up quantum13, then continued on the same ride to the Castro. Dinner at Pesce with quantum13. Joining us late were peter john kelly vishal linna heath ly and two others whose names I didn't get. Left the restaurant at 10:30 PM. Rode UberX home.

Wed 17

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Breakfast at desk: one slice of banana bread. Kiosk work. Forwarded an announcement from ITS to students warning them to not install iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite just yet. Asana task followup. Followup regarding a technology requirements question from a student. Standup meeting. 1-on-1 with Susie. Listserv management for James F. Content work in Drupal: IRC, job postings form. Lunch at the JCC: pesto, potato, and feta pizza slice; tortilla soup; water from my Contigo water bottle. Posted final fall schedules for Lucia. Updated pharmchem with a second set of Google Analytics code for Eric. Content review with Susie. Content work, content inventory work, and styling in Drupal. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: deli chicken caesar wrap, deli minestrone soup, tortilla chips, hummus, hot water, La Crema pinot noir. Dessert: pasticches and slices of the chocolate panforte that David J brought back from Italy. Restocked the laser printer with paper, emptied the paper shredder, tested the new headphones splitter (it works!). Regarding headphones splitters, we began with a Monster Cable AICYP 220s iSplitter Mini Y-Adapter and it must have worked for a while but later it stopped working properly. I could get it to work by pushing the plug all the way in and then pulling it out slightly. I next bought a StarTech.com MUY1MFF 6-Inch Stereo Splitter Cable- 3.5mm Male to 2x 3.5mm Female. This did not work at all even with only one set of headphones plugged in. The audio quality was terrible or simply wrong. I returned it. The one that finally worked was RadTech #13751 (Audio Gear: Cable, ProCable Shortz Audio Y-Splitter, 4-Cond, 3.5mm M-F x 2, 6in - Black). I think the key was having four conductors because I was using it with a MacBook Air. Recharge Spa work for Drew: brochure.

Thu 18

Breakfast: a cup of Philz ether, a small bowl of granola with unsweetened soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Standup meeting. Tested Sue A's update from the dean announcement. Made live the new update from the dean. Followup with an Active Directory problem for a student. Helped Mike W with a listserv question. Followup with Maria about the CERSI website in different browsers. Lunch WCWG meeting: smoked salmon sandwich. Paula gave most of us a ride from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sent Eric all the IP address data I have gathered over the years. A-Z List request work. Launched microsite: WIHS. Posted an updated P3 schedule for Lucia. Scheduled a meeting. Calendar management: scheduled more content review and content inventory meetings with Susie. Chatted with Eric about quicklinks, scheduled a meeting about it for tomorrow. Submitted a ticket to ITS regarding the Active Directory problem mentioned earlier. Listserv management for one of our fraternities. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: grilled tuna, steamed squash and broccoli, water. Finished reading Mortality by Christopher Hitchens on Kindle perhaps entirely on my iPhone over the previous weeks, mostly while riding Muni or the UCSF shuttle. I liked it even though it was somewhat unpleasant to read details of cancer treatment. It seemed so personal that at times I felt I was intruding. Chatted online with Tina first over FaceTime then because it was too choppy over Google Hangouts which was better but there was still a slight video lag.

Fri 19

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Breakfast at the JCC: egg and cheese on sesame bagel, large coffee: about $9. Standup meeting. Reported a brief web outage to constituents. Quicklinks discussion. Listserv management. Met with a student: laptop troubleshooting. Web content work in Drupal: Residencies. Various asana ticket followup. Sent Cindy the new IRC website to review. More content work in Drupal. Followup with John C about software discounts for students. Sent Cindy 34 urls to review. More work for Residencies. Skipped lunch—too much work to do. Content review with Susie. Styling work in Drupal: lots of print stylesheet work. Worked until nearly midnight. Rode UberX to King of Thai Noodle where I had dinner: pad see yew with chicken, water. Walked home.

Sat 20

Dropped Patrick off at the reservoir. Breakfast at Starbucks West Portal: spinach feta wrap, large veranda with soy. Bought gas at Chevron. Drove to Los Altos for a Star Wars party. Drove home. Nap. Recharge Spa work for Drew: trifold brochure. Dinner at home with Patrick: mint and something ravioli with chicken meatballs, red wine, water. Watched part of She on Netflix DVD with Patrick.

Sun 21

Nap. Patrick and I drove to the Mission. Brunch at Shotwell House with Danny, Drew, Romy, Phil, Paul, Quyen, Richard, and Tim: sweet and savory pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, mimosas, coffee. Patrick and I drove home. Recharge Spa work for Drew: revision 2 of the brochure, added new images to the gallery on the website. Refreshments: pistachios, tortilla chips, champagne. Finished watching Her on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Early dinner: delivery from Paxti's: thin-crust sausage pizza, butter leaf lettuce salad, antipasto. Watched season 4 episode 11 of Archer on Netflix instant watch with Patrick.

Mon 22

Rode Muni to 9th and Judah. Walked to Posh Bagel. Breakfast at Posh Bagel: egg and cheese on plain. Walked to UCSF Parnassus. Kiosk work. Answered questions from students about various topics. Followup on previously submitted tickets for students. Helped Nicole F with a data problem on the CCB site. Helped Rebecca B with content changes on the PSPG site. Lots of content work in Drupal all day. Lunch at Reverie Cafe: turkey kabob lavosh, side salad, mineral water: about $13. More content work in Drupal: mostly PharmD, Burchard, and Residencies. Met with a student: laptop troubleshooting. Asana ticket followup. Listserv management. Web edit for Cindy. More content work in Drupal: PharmD. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftovers. Recharge Spa work for Drew: revision 3 of the brochure. Nap. Did some catching up on journaling. Late snack: tortilla chips, water.

Tue 23

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Breakfast at Rigolo: breakfast sandwich with sausage, large coffee: $11.41 before 59 cents tip. Jasmine W took my order. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Styling and content work in Drupal. Comm team meeting. Asana task followup. Late lunch from The View Cafe: veggie spring rolls with dipping sauce, ate at desk with water while working. Helped Vicky with mail setup on iPad. Responded to a help request from a student. Followup with Kathryn P about the redirect from the old TRANSPERS site not in place. Styling work in Drupal. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: tofu and green beans in black bean sauce over white steamed rice, hot water. Shopped for food storage containers. Troubleshot the black screen Time Machine / Time Capsule problem using Pondini's A5b. How to Repair Time Machine Backups on a Time Capsule. hijonathan's solution fixed it for me, but the odd thing is that even though I encountered error "resource temporarily unavailable" when opening the sparsebundle, it still opened. Also, if I restart my computer, the problem returns. One must manually open the sparsebundle following restart. Late snack: ramen with tofu broth and leftover grilled tuna.

Wed 24

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Breakfast from Cafe Bellini: toasted sesame bagel with cream cheese. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Kiosk work. Sent 51 urls to Cindy for review. Launched the new IRC website. Followup for requests from Burchard Lab. Listserv management. Content work in Drupal. Asana ticket followup. Pharmchem research content work with David. Lunch at the JCC: sandwich special and cup of potato leek soup. More Burchard Lab work. Responded to a student about a problem. Followup for a student preferred name change request. Followup for a student reporting two problems. Rode UberX to M Spa. Deep tissue massage at M Spa. Dinner at Hecho with Patrick, Romy, Drew, Phil. We waited about 70 minutes for a table while having drinks at the bar. The manager was really nice about it, though, checking in with us frequently. Chips and guacamole, fish tacos for Phil and me, whole fish for Romy, prawn and chorizo tacos for Patrick, duck tacos for Drew. Drinks: hecho margarita for me, smoke on the water for Patrick, 1776 neat for Drew, ? for Phil, ? for Romy. Dessert: we shared churro holes. The server warned us in advance that they were out of the ice cream normally served with it and offered us whipped cream instead. We rode UberX home. Researched food storage containers.

Thu 25

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Linkchecking, kiosk work. Standup meeting. Styling work in Drupal: quicklinks double issues. More pharmchem research content work with David. The lights went out at some point this morning, but everything else still seemed to work. Tried to lunch at the JCC, but the power was out, so the building was closed. I instead got a salmon kale salad to go from Beautifull! for $15 and ate it in the UCSF Laurel Heights courtyard, joining Kevin and Eric. I think the lights in the building were back on after I returned from lunch. 1-on-1 phone conference with Cindy. Content work in Drupal: PharmD. Added a link to the live stream feed for the white coat ceremony for Lisa. Followup with outstanding ITS requests. Listserv management. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: gluten-free spaghetti with a sauce made from leftover antipasto, Boom Boom syrah 2013. Unpacked and tested my new Bose QuietComfort 25 noise-cancelling headphones—impressive performance. Researched iPhone 6 Plus cases, decided on Speck Candyshell Grip in black/slate-gray. Made a tiny edit to Danny's website and pushed the change live. Late snack: pistachios, tortilla chips, water. Encountered cron error "Agreeing to the Xcode/iOS license requires admin privileges, please re-run as root via sudo." in email when viewing mail -u [myusername], resolved it with sudo xcrun cc as suggested by Tom Hennigan.

Fri 26

Breakfast: egg and tillamook sharp cheddar on english muffin times two, hot water. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Standup meeting. Content and styling work in Drupal. Content inventory work. Met with Paula about content for two lab sites. Lunch at desk: leftovers while working. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Content work in Drupal. Encryption talk and Q&A with Chris B and Don K. The students asked a lot of great questions, keeping me busy for longer than I had expected (about 30 minutes). Afterwards I watched Cindy, Rick, Lisa, and Vicky distribute white coats. Chatted with the OSACA briefly. Content work in Drupal. Walked to 9th and Judah. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick. I prepared vegetable fried rice from frozen and added fresh green beans and mushrooms. To drink: yesterday's Boom Boom syrah 2013. Recharge Spa work for Drew: brochure.

Sat 27

Shower. Breakfast at home: oatmeal with fresh, diced peach; cinnamon; unsweetened soy milk. Cleaned in the garage. Shower. Nap. Early dinner at home with Patrick: delivery from Alice Chinese Bistro. Watched The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Cocktails: I made midori margaritas shaken with ice then strained. I used the recipe on the Midori bottle: 0.5 parts lime juice, 1 part tequila, 2 parts midori. We enjoyed these very much.

Sun 28

Breakfast at home with Patrick: 2 eggs, 1 hash brown, 1 slice of toast, small bowl of diced yellow watermelon, black tea. House chores and maintenance: cleaned in the laundry room, did laundry, hand-mended seams in my silver jacket and my camera bag, repaired a leather house slipper. Edited Seattle photos. Lunch at home with Patrick: leftover chinese food. More house maintenance: vacuuming, made an adjustment to my bedroom door so that it would no longer brush the door jamb. Shower. Grocery shopping. Edited Seattle photos. Dinner at home with Patrick: I prepared arugula and butter leaf lettuce salad with heirloom tomatoes and alba clamshell mushrooms. To drink: Italian red wine. Dessert: TJ's chocolate chip cookies with walnuts. Purchased a case for an iPhone 6 Plus in advance of owning the phone: Krusell Tumba 5XL. I wanted something I could wear around my neck since the phone is not going to fit in most of my pockets.

Mon 29

Rode Muni to 9th and Judah, walked to UCSF Parnassus. Kiosk work. Forwarded a student request to the education team. Posted an updated P1 schedule for Lucia. Sprint standup. Listserv management. Content work in Drupal: fixes for PharmD Residencies, various content fixes for Susie. Helped two walk-in students: one with AD password reset, the other with OS X preventing the SofTest installer from starting because it was an unregistered app. Improved the instructions for testing and watching the video feed of the forthcoming white coat ceremony, migrated the new instructions to the new website as well. Asana task followup. Skipped lunch today. Lots of work moving calendar items from OSACA Calendar to the calendar for the OSACA account. Asked ITS to delete the OSACA Calendar account. Styling work in Drupal: issues with nested lists. Notified students of a Microsoft offer to receive Windows 8.1 Pro for $69.99. Watched Greg H's short video of a tour of Mission Hall—such nice facilities! Asked ITS to provide transparency regarding BigFix and how it is used for students who install it. Forwarded a student request to the education team. Scanned Seattle and Vancouver BC receipts and souvenirs. England Lab site build. Other content work in Drupal: pharmchem accomplishments. Walked to 9th and Judah, rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: gluten-free angel hair pasta with homemade sauce made with heirloom tomatoes and trumpet mushrooms. For dessert: TJ's mint ice cream and chocolate cookie sandwiches, a few TJ's dark chocolate almonds with sea salt and turbinado sugar. Since the iPhone 6 Plus at Consumer Cellular is no longer in stock, I decided to order a SIM and use it in my iPhone 3GS until the 6 Plus becomes available. I'm switching away from StraightTalk, and I probably should have done this a long time ago. My primary reason is that I hardly ever use voice and no more than 300 MB of data per month, so with Consumer Cellular I can pay about $20 a month instead of $45 with StraightTalk. Edited more Seattle photos.

Tue 30

Breakfast at home: one sliced peach. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Kiosk work. Content and styling work in Drupal and asana ticket followup all day. 1-on-1 with Susie. Lunch at desk: leftovers from last night, seedless grapes. Snack: pistachios. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Susie gave me and two boxes a ride home. Dinner at home with Patrick: tuna mac and cheese with broccoli and cauliflower, red wine. Unboxed a new handheld vacuum cleaner: Black and Decker BDH2020FLFH. Cut my hair, showered. Late meal: TJ's tortilla chips, TJ's chili from a can, water.