May 2015

Summary: Sunday's a Drag Brunch; Visited parents; Patrick joins me at the end of Drupalcon Los Angeles; Visited John W, Nico S, and Will H; Griffith Observatory, Natural History Museum, Page Museum and La Brea; Sean's Random Dinner Party 2.0. Making History: UCSF School of Pharmacy

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Fri 1

Breakfast at home: granola with diced pink lady apple, milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Met briefly with Susie: projects followup. Met with Tim S from ITFS who helped me resolve a problem with SMB connections in OS X Yosemite. The workaround was to install a special script to make SMB connections use SMB 1 rather than SMB 3. Filed pcard paperwork. History event followup: replaced two images that Ian had cleaned in our presentation slide deck. Asana task followup. Sent the first of several communications about information security to all. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Student awards dinner at Mission Bay. Rode UberPOOL home.

Sat 2

Breakfast: an apple. Rested all day due to itchy eyes. Lunch: leftovers. Dinner at Clement Street Bar and Grill with Patrick: $86.40 after a $20 tip and a restaurant.com coupon.

Sun 3

Met Danny at Union Square. We walked to Chinatown then to the Sir Francis Drake Hotel. Sunday's a Drag brunch with Paul, Danny, Romy, Drew, Phil, and Patrick at The Starlight Room: Cassandra Cass, Lady Tia, Kendra Monroe, and hostess Holotta Tymes (formerly with Finocchio's). We all enjoyed both brunch and show very much. Home. Rested. Dinner at Trattoria da Vittorio (150 West Portal) with Patrick, our first time. Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Scarpone, minestrone and boneless short ribs with polenta and vegetables for me, mixed greens and risotto for Patrick, pellegrino sparkling water. Dessert: two espressos and we split a tiramisu. Food and service were both excellent. $134 after a generous tip. Reviewed the day's few photos. Watched an episode of Archer Vice with Patrick on Netflix instant watch.

Mon 4

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with raisins, cinnamon, soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Listserv management. Resolved a problem that Kevin reported: that people are searching on PharmD for tuition and not finding anything. Followup with Reba B about encryption. Encryption clinic setup followup. Built and delivered a encryption student checklist for/to Reba. Lots of encrypted USB drive delivery followup with offsite site directors and assistants and class presidents. Lunch from The View Cafe: veggie california sandwich on rye. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Dentist appointment: cleaning. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: falafel in pita with side salad. Watched an episode of Archer Vice with Patrick on Netflix instant watch.

Tue 5

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with raisins, cinnamon, soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Spent most of the day preparing and sending packages of encrypted USB drives for shipment via FedEx with Lisa's help. Followup on encryption clinic setup. 1-on-1 with Susie. Comm team meeting. Met with Susan and Susie to review the history event slideshow draft they built. Information security certification Qualtrics work: added two items. Calendar management. Forwarded a request from Teresa R to Lisa D (SSL for apply.ucsf.edu). Moved an Apple Keynote presentation to iCloud so that I could share it. Was disappointed because fonts and animations did not appear as expected. Moved the presentation back to my computer. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Dropped off encrypted usb drives with James F and the OSACA. Welcomed Stephen B and introduced myself. His first day was yesterday. Set up a redirect for Lucia. Very late lunch at Moffitt Cafe: one veggie burger with fixins. Reworked the PharmD honors and awards page for Cindy and David J. Maintenance for the shared office laptop which is very low on disk space on the boot camp side. Rode Muni home, chatting with Sue A along the way, mostly about encrypting devices. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftover minestrone soup, a slice of della fattoria bread (meyer lemon and rosemary) with Whole Foods artichoke-and-lemon spread.

Wed 6

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with diced pink lady apple, cinnamon, soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Sent announcement to students about information security certification and encryption requirements. Asana task followup. Chatted with James J about furniture. Lunch at the JCC: toasted turkey sandwich, side salad, water. Met with Kevin to review the forthcoming Share Your Story feature. Helped La'Trece resolve a problem editing Excel files on iPad. The answer from Joseph Becker on the page at https://goo.gl/cftF0B worked. Ordered a new UPS for Rick. Image update for Cindy on the honors and awards pages. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Graduation Banquet at City Club. Rick drove Leslie and me, Cindy drove Lucia and Vicky. Afterwards Rick drove Vicky and Leslie home, and I alighted at Leslie's and took UberPOOL home.

Thu 7

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with diced pink lady apple, cinnamon, soy milk; 8 ounces of carrot juice. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Commencement details meeting. Listserv management. Added a photo to Stephen B's profile. More image work for the honors and awards pages. Rode UberPOOL to Mission Bay. WCWG lunch meeting: I had a spinach peasant pie with water. Susan H drove Susie, Eric, and me to Laurel Heights. Updated the make a gift link for the Kidney Project site for Stephanie. Updated web pages following Monday's hire of Stephen B in OEIS. Returned first draft edits of web content for Smart Diaphragm to Kamran. Met with David J to perform lots of maintenance on his laptop and to reset a password. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Dropped off encrypted USB drives at the OSACA. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: white beans and rice. Cut my hair, showered.

Fri 8

PharmD Commencement at Davies Symphony Hall. This was the first year we began calling it commencement instead of graduation ceremony, primarily due to Susan H. This was the first commencement for Vicky U, Leslie M, Kevin D, and Cathy T. Rick and I led the usher group. Met or reencountered Davies usher staff: Teresa, Rick, Horacio, Jeff, Kurt, Chris, Ann. Nap. Dinner at home with Patrick: burrata and basil pizza and side salad from Baiano Pizza. The center was soggy but I was so hungry I didn't mind much. The salad was supposedly Brazilian, but it looked like a regular salad to me. For dessert we ordered tiramisu. It turned out to be what some call tiramisu, but not me. It used spongecake instead of ladyfingers, and to me it had a strong taste of pancakes and maple syrup, and although it was tasty I felt it was wrong to call it tiramisu. Patrick did not taste pancakes and syrup as I did. Packed for Drupalcon. Caught up on journaling.

Sat 9

Woke at 2:45 AM for a very early flight. I had a $35 Wingz ride scheduled—my first time using this service—but the driver canceled five minutes after the scheduled pickup time saying he had been stopped by the police. I then requested an UberX driver, and driver Paul arrived in three minutes and got me to SFO quickly and safely for $28.35. Waited in line for about 15 minutes because the JetBlue counter did not open until 4:30 am. No food or coffee seemed to be open in pre-security International Terminal despite a sign indicating 24-hour coffee service. Waited in line for some time because the security checkpoint was not yet open. Breakfast to go from L'Amoura: vanilla yogurt with sliced strawberries and granola. Ate while waiting for JetBlue flight 735 from SFO to LGB, seat 7A. Mom and Dad picked me up. I enjoyed seeing jacaranda trees everywhere in full bloom. They breakfasted and I ate at Huff's Restaurant: I had fresh fruit, an English muffin with butter, and coffee. We then visited and photographed the new ARTIC Amtrak train station on East Katella Avenue. At the station my dad explained that Metrolink provides commuter service to Los Angeles Union Station just like Amtrak, and I realized that it was significantly cheaper than the $20 Amtrak ticket I had purchased by earlier reservation for business class service not knowing Metrolink existed. I'm guessing and hoping that Amtrak business class is correspondingly less crowded and more comfortable. Home. Speedtest over my parents' FreedomPop internet connection: 0.5 Mbps down, 1.32 up. I turned off wifi and retested on T-Mobile 4G LTE: 2.59 down, 2.28 up. Dad attempted to show me a 50-minute dvd he made of photos that included me, but I got sleepy after a few minutes. Nap. Walked in on and joined my dad watching NHK World on broadcast (antenna) television: koalas, news, Japan Railway Journal, Yuko Yamaguchi. Dinner at Tin Tin Seafood Restaurant aka Ten Ten Seafood Restaurant with Mom and Dad. Dessert at home: turtle pie from frozen, fresh cherries. More photo slideshow watching.

Sun 10

Breakfast at Mom and Dad's: bbq pork bun, cherries, leftovers, loquats from the back yard tree. Nap. Mother's Day brunch at Tin Tin Seafood Restaurant aka Ten Ten Seafood Restaurant with Mom and Dad. Long wait for a table. Amtrak business class from Fullerton Train Station to Los Angeles Union Station: 36 minutes and about $20. Photographed Union Station. Left my bag at baggage claim. Walked to Olvera Street and dined at La Luz Del Dia: combo #3: chicken soft taco, pork tamale, rice, beans, jamaica: $9.05. Returned to the train station, claimed my bag. Rode UberPOOL to Hotel Figueroa ($4.71), checked in. Walked nearby to dinner at Panini Cafe: charbroiled chicken shish kabob with pilaf, grilled vegetables, side salad. Food and service were both excellent. Bought snacks and beverages at Ralph's: $15.47.

Mon 11

Drupalcon training: Drupal 8 for Drupalistas.

Tue 12

All day: Drupalcon sessions and lunch.

Wed 13

All day: Drupalcon sessions and lunch.

Thu 14

All day: Drupalcon sessions and lunch. Rested at the hotel. Walked to the Bonaventure Hotel to meet John and Conrad. Dinner at Arashi Sushi with John, Patrick, and Conrad joining Conrad's Pantheon team. When we emerged it was raining. The four of us rode UberX to The Abbey ($27.10). John and Patrick met an Australian man with a Slavic accent. Drinks.

Fri 15

Spent the day working on the history event Keynote slides. Dinner with Will and Tom at Diamond Buffet and Grill ($16.99 per person). This is where I met Tom. Afterwards we drove to Burbank 6 and watched the 9:40 pm show of The Avengers: Age of Ultron in 3D ($15.49). Lots of fun.

Sat 16

Brunch at Panini Cafe with Patrick: oatmeal, and two eggs over medium with chicken apple sausage, potatoes and toast. We rode UberPOOL ($5) to Griffith Observatory. When we tried to leave both UberPOOL and Lyft failed I think because cellular signal was very poor. We were trapped, and it was very frustrating especially since we had not expected the weather to grow chilly with light rain. We eventually found and rode an inexpensive shuttle down the hill then rode UberPOOL ($5) to Hotel Figueroa. Rested. Rode UberPOOL ($5) to Ray's & Stark Bar at LACMA where we enjoyed an amazing meal. Returned to the hotel.

Sun 17

Brunch in the hotel cafe. Patrick and I packed then checked out of Hotel Figueroa, asked them to hold our luggage. We rode UberPOOL to Los Angeles Natural History Museum where we paid about $70 for a two-adult membership mostly to avoid standing in a very long line; we were leaving later today and short on time. Several of the diorama halls were closed due to the Bug Fair. We also saw the special exhibit called Grandes Maestros. We then rode UberPOOL to visit Page Museum and La Brea since it was included in our membership fee. Before entering we found a nearby Baja Fresh for a quick meal: shrimp tacos for Patrick, burrito for me. We rode UberPOOL from Hotel Figueroa to LAX where we encountered twisesq who introduced us to his boyfriend and two other friends. Virgin America flight from LAX to SFO was delayed. We rode UberPOOL home.

Mon 18

Can't recall what I had for breakfast. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Followup with Lucia and Cindy about the conferences page. Can't recall what I had for lunch. Encrypted USB drive followup and history event work all day. Byers Auditorium walkthrough #3 with Susie, Eric, James W, Ian P, and John. Susie gave me a ride home. Nap. Dinner at home with Patrick: cappellini in marinara with diced sausage. Snack: popcorn and chocolate. Worked late: lots of encrypted usb drive distribution followup. Began unpacking.

Tue 19

Breakfast at home: oatmeal, cinnamon, raisins, soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Encrypted USB drive followup and history event work all day. Lunch from The View Cafe: tempura shrimp sushi roll from the deli case. Comm team meeting. Chatted by phone with Reba B. Worked late. Rode UberPOOL home. Dinner at Spiazzo with Patrick: paste: tortelloni with proscuitto and mushroom in cream sauce; secondi: roasted duck with pear and risotto; montepulciano di abruzzo for Patrick, sangiovese for me. Unpacked a little more.

Wed 20

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Breakfast at Moffitt Cafe: scrambled eggs, two links of sausage, two hash brown patties, one tangelo. Encrypted USB drive followup and history event work all day. OSACA staff meeting. Lunch from Subway: footlong veggie delight. Comm team meeting with Joe G. Worked late. Rode UberPOOL home. Dinner at home with Patrick: hard shell tacos with beans and fake meat and fixins. Finished unpacking.

Thu 21

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with diced pink lady apple, cinnamon, soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Encrypted USB drive followup and history event work all day. Doctor appointment: cortisone injection. Lunch at Yum Yum Hunan: sesame chicken lunch special. My fortune: Investigate new possibilities with friends. Now is the time! UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftover capellini with grilled vegetables. Began watching Victor/Victoria (1982) on Netflix DVD with Patrick.

Fri 22

Breakfast at home: oatmeal with diced pink lady apple, cinnamon, soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Encrypted USB drive followup and history event work all day. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Lunch from The View Cafe: sushi from the deli case. History event technical review meeting with Paula, Susie, and Eric. Microsite work: Smart Diaphragm build. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: cuban black beans on saffron rice. Late snack: four cashews, tater tots with ketchup. Continued watching Victor/Victoria (1982) on Netflix DVD with Patrick.

Sat 23

Brunch at home with Patrick: eggs, vegan sausage, hash browns, biscuit with butter. Vacuuming. Gardening. Walked to lunch at Grubbin' with Patrick: potato chips, drinks, and we split a fried chicken sandwich (called sweet mouth waterin'). Finished watching Victor/Victoria (1982) on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Nap. Dinner at home with Patrick: Patrick made a vegetarian pizza using dough from Whole Foods. Watched part of August: Osage County on Netflix DVD with Patrick.

Sun 24

Pre-breakfast: an apple. Rode UberPOOL to Shotwell Street, met Danny. Breakfast: fried rice. We walked the Carnaval festival before it was ready then watched the Carnaval parade for about an hour. Returned to Shotwell Street, chatted with Romy and Drew, rested. Danny made us hamburgers left from last night's going away party for Amanda. Rested. Rode UberPOOL home. Rested. Recharge Spa web work for Drew: restored massage. Dinner at home with Patrick: tofu tikka masala with leftover saffron rice. Finished watching August: Osage County on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Late snack: two small grilled cheddar cheese sandwiches, cucumber soda.

Mon 25

Rode Muni to Powell Street Station with Patrick. We met Sam at AMC Metreon and watched The Avengers: Age of Ultron in 3D. Lots of fun again. Sam drove us to the Castro. We met Mom Ryan at Whole Foods then lunched at Red Jade: shrimp and pork with lobster sauce for Mom Ryan, pork chow mein for Sam, lemon chicken for Patrick, cashew chicken with brown rice for me. Dessert: fortune cookies, sesame balls. $38.60 after a $7 tip. My fortune: Now is a lucky time for you - take a chance. 14 21 31 39 42 46. Rode Muni home with Patrick. Gardening. Recharge Spa work for Drew: more restore of massage. Dinner at home with Patrick: tuna mac and cheese. Watched season 1 episode 1 of Grace and Frankie.

Tue 26

Breakfast at home: granola with soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Comm team meeting. Forgot to eat lunch. Rode UberX to the Castro. Dinner at Sean B's (Random Dinner Party 2.0) by invitation from Danny, met Kurt, Yifan, Vincent, Jeffrey, Kevin, Hao. Noodles, fried rice, ice cream. Rode UberX home.

Wed 27

Breakfast at home: yogurt, blackberries, granola. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Met briefly with Susan H. Met with Susan H to review image work for the CP history microsite. Encryption clinic followup. Calendar management. Preshow slideshow slide ordering meeting with Susie and Susan. Telephone meeting with student KN about the ASSP website. PKCourse site build followup. Encrypted usb drive distribution followup. History event preshow slideshow work. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: vegetarian ravioli with marinara sauce. Dessert: Patrick made a variation of chocolate peanut butter mug cake by The Novice Chef. It was just okay, not great, not awful. Late work: P2 encrypted usb drive distribution list #2.

Thu 28

Breakfast at home: one egg over easy, one hash brown, two vegan sausage links, one english muffin with butter, water. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Encryption clinic followup. Sprint standup. Listserv management. Encrypted usb drive distribution followup. Ordered an hdmi-to-minidisplayport adapter for Kevin. Encrypted usb drive distribution followup. Listserv management. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Lunch from Subway: footlong veggie delight, water. Three encryption clinic sessions with Reba, Kirk H, Greg, Sara, Charles, Stephen B, and probably others I forgot. Snack from Panda Express: two veggie spring rolls, no sauce. Stopped at OEIS and OSACA to chat about various issues. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: delivery from Kingdom of Dumpling which delivered in 35 minutes: veggie potstickers, green chive dumplings with egg, onion pancake, beef chow fun, two thai iced teas: $35. For dessert Patrick made chocolate cake in a mug with a recipe that used egg. Calendar management.

Fri 29

Breakfast at home: yogurt with blackberries. Susie picked me up and we drove to Mission Bay for a rehearsal of tomorrow's history event. Susie drove me and Eric to UCSF Laurel Heights. Lunch from The View Cafe: veggie italiano sandwich on multigrain. Microsite followup: Burchard, PKCourse. Encryption clinic followup. Began poster work for Cindy: quiz bowl. Encrypted usb drive followup. Filed pcard paperwork. Rode UberX home. Watered the garden. Dinner at home with Patrick: shrimp pitas. Watched part of The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies on Netflix DVD with Patrick and popcorn.

Sat 30

Susie picked me up and we drove to Mission Bay to present a history event and reception for the School of Pharmacy. We had been preparing for this event for months. I ran the laptop with the slides I had created. All went well. I had a Peasant Pie beforehand and one in the short break before doors opened. Susie drove me home. Watered the garden. Dinner at home with Patrick: mostly-vegetarian jambalaya, red wine. Finished watching The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Patrick went to bed. I played the first two chapters of The Room on my iPad. Late meal: leftover jambalaya, steak fries. Searched the web for a long time trying to find a candy from my childhood. Failed. Web work late: history microsites post-launch tasks (notably Google Analytics).

Sun 31

Patrick and I encountered another vole trapped outside our back door and removed it to The Wood. This one ate the leaves I gave it. Pre-brunch: an apple, water. Rode UberPOOL to the Fillmore. Brunch at Troya Fillmore with Patrick, Phil, Drew, Romy, Paul. Food and service was very good. Afterwards we walked to Sift Dessert Bar Fillmore and bought cupcakes. Patrick bought "all for the cookie" (chocolate cake topped with cookies n cream frosting) which we shared a bit later after arriving home. Rested. Watched season 1 episode 1 of Grace and Frankie. Watched season 1 episode 1 of Chef's Table. Snack: chia seed crackers with mimolette. Uploaded photos to Flickr. Dinner at home with Patrick: Grace Parisi's Big Italian Salad. Watched part of The Avengers (2012) on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Uploaded photos to Flickr.