Summary: Discovered Urban Putt, Thanksgiving feast at home with the Ryan Family
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Slept in. Cleaned the tub, showered. Nap. Walked to House of Pancake, got a beef pancake roll to go and ate it in McCoppin Square next to teenage girls spinning on an object in the playground and screaming at each other. The beef pancake roll was perfectly delicious. Home. Rested. Dinner at King of Thai Noodle with Patrick: yellow curry with duck and potato, fried rice with crispy chicken breast, two thai iced teas.
Breakfast at home: egg and cheddar and rosemary ham on english muffin. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Added Encryption Recommendations Task Force to my info security certification qualtrics form as collaborators. Sprint standup. Added a job posting link to the BTS home page for Peter. WebEx meeting about the Calpoison website with Stu H, Tom S, Terry C: should we migrate to Drupal? UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. 1-on-1 with Cindy. Met with the education team about ExamSoft, encryption, and other topics. Sent a reminder to Lisa D about tonight's application deadline. Calendar management. Lots of email followup. Followup with students about encrypted usb drives. Lots of Windows 10 application and update installations for the OSACA laptop. No lunch. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftovers. Watched episode 103 (Miss Coco Peru) of Wisecrack (2005) on Netflix DVD with Patrick.
Breakfast at home: egg and cheddar on english muffin, 8 ounces of carrot juice. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Updated a policy page for Cindy. Followup with a student issue with the email address not appearing in the GAL and screenshots in the new design of the Student Portal. Updated the deliver an announcement page for Shelley W. Took a few info security quizzes. Notified Esther S about a problem with one of the quizzes. Worked on updates for the grad rate performance page for Cindy and Megan. Microsites work: followup with a decline to use our services. Followup with SofTest issues. More work on the policy page for Cindy (archive). Microsites work: followup with Wells Lab with OJ and Marja. Reported a problem with my telephone not ringing to IT. Followup with SofTest issues. No lunch. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: three-cheese ravioli in alfredo sauce, white wine. Watched episode 104 (Judy Gold) of Wisecrack (2005) on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Dessert: fudge bar popsicles.
Breakfast at home: egg, ham, and cheddar on english muffin; 8 ounces of orange juice. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Troubleshot problems with basic pages not displaying chunks; Eric resolved it within a few minutes. Sprint standup by phone. Today's meetings canceled. Listserv management due to a legal name change. Met with Minhtu T to troubleshoot problems with the shared office laptop. Followup with troubleshooting my phone sometimes not ringing. Calendar management. Computer maintenance. Attended a MyDispense demo given by student DT. Lunch: three pieces of bite-sized candy at different times during the day. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: lentils with grilled salmon, water. Dessert: a piece of chocolate. Late snack: tortilla chips.
Breakfast at home: egg, ham, and cheddar on english muffin; 8 ounces of orange juice. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Styling work in Drupal: resolved a problem with special boxed links on the PharmD admissions page for Joel. Other asana ticket followup. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Met with a student about problems encountered following an exam with ExamSoft SofTest. ExamSoft conference call with the education team and Jordan. More troubleshooting with that student's laptop. Examsoft conference call and followup meeting with the education team. Finished reconfiguring the shared office laptop with OS 10.11.1 El Capitan, Office 2016 for Mac, Windows 10, Office 2016 for Windows. Posted jobs links to the pharmchem website for Alma A. Responded to a request from Rebecca B about a data table. Asana task followup. Rode Muni N-Judah from UCSF Parnassus to Church Street Station, walked to Shotwell Street. Dinner at Shotwell House with Paul, Danny, Drew, Romy, Phil. Danny's first night back from his Japan and Vietnam trip. Rode Lyft Line home: $12.
Breakfast at home: egg and cheddar on english muffin; 8 ounces of apple juice. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus chatting with student GH on the way. Forgot to call in to the standup. Helped Rebecca B with reorganizing a data table. Helped Megan with a question about the grads placement page. Spent most of today installing cable management for Cindy and troubleshooting startup problems with a student's Asus ZenBook. Spent time on the phone with Asus. I was amazed that I got through to a support engineer with no waiting. Listserv management. I was also surprised that the engineer was in Jamaica. They cannot resolve it over the phone, so we need to send it in. I confirmed actions with the student and then took it to FedEx at Market and Duboce. Lunch today was 25% of yesterday's burrito. Bought a limeade and carrot juice at Whole Foods. Rode Muni home. Submitted a ticket to ITS for Valerie C. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftover grilled salmon with angel hair pasta with vegetables. Dessert: one fudge bar popsicle each. Shopped instacart with Patrick. Caught up on journaling. Continued editing a new novel by Patrick: chapter 8, pass 1.
Breakfast at home with Patrick: pancakes and coffee with soy milk. Continued editing a new novel by Patrick: chapter 8, pass 2. Rode my bike to Stern Grove and then to SFSU where I happened upon and watched for a while Grapple in the Plaza—a free, outdoor men's wrestling match against Cal Poly SLO. This was the first time they held a match outdoors. It was perfect. You could sit in the sun or the shade as you liked. After I watched for a bit I left and realized my rear tire was going flat, so I walked it to Ocean Cyclery for a new tube while I got a mushroom and sausage slice at Sophia's Pizzeria. When I returned I learned they didn't have the correct tube like they had thought, so I decided to leave the bike there for a tune-up while they ordered the part—it will take about a week. Before eating at Sophia's Pizzeria, I tried to eat at Pho Ha Tien, but after being seated and being given a menu, no server returned for 10 minutes so I left. At Sophia's the restroom was out of order, and my pizza slice took a really long time—maybe 15 or 20 minutes. The crust was dry and crispy underneath. The sausage was particularly good. The sauce was missing something, however. Or maybe there wasn't enough sauce. It tastes okay, and I like the crust, but there are better pizzas available in the area. Rode Lyft Line home: $9.74 after a $1 tip. Continued editing a new novel by Patrick: chapter 8, pass 2.
Breakfast at home with Patrick: italian herbs eggs and vegetables skillet with fresh mozzarella, hash browns, Philz Tesora, orange juice for Patrick, carrot juice for me. Continued editing a new novel by Patrick: chapter 8, pass 2. I am embarrassed to say that I did this search on Google today: why do so many reviewers on amazon insist on products not made in china. I didn't find the answer I had sought, which was beyond the obvious answer involving safety (e.g., lead) or quality issues. Web work for Recharge Spa: add faqs for Botox and Xeomin in draft and sent them to Phil and Drew for review. Dinner at home with Patrick: ground chicken soft tacos. Finished watching Wisecrack (2005) on Netflix DVD with Patrick (Vickie Shaw and Doug Holsclaw). Cut my hair, showered.
Breakfast at home: one large granny smith apple. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Sprint standup canceled. Scanned my FedEx receipt and gave a copy to Lisa. Listserv management: returned a student who had accidentally fallen off a listserv, handled a listserv request forwarded from Cindy. OSACA staff meeting. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Microsites work: followup with Markus B about Craik Lab website. Encryption followup. Followup with Rick and Megan about white coat ceremony photos. Reported a downed website to Anirvan C. Microsites work: continued editing the Wells Lab draft. No lunch. Rode Muni home. Rode Lyft to the Mission. Dinner at Little Star Pizza with Brendan. Afterwards we saw a bluegrass band called Steep Ravine at Amnesia. Fun.
Breakfast at home: an apple. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Breakfast at the JCC: egg and cheese wrap. I accidentally received someone else's wrap by mistake and didn't realize it until later. (This wrap had avocado added.) Office party. Comm team meeting. SofTest issue followup. Updated the IT students page with new student portal privacy screen screenshots, sent suggestions and issues to Lisa D and Doug C. Chatted with Cindy about SofTest issue followup. Rode UberX from UCSF Laurel Heights to the Mission. Dinner and mini golf at Urban Putt with Patrick, Drew, Paul, Karl, Danny, Romy, Richard, Mike, Phil. Paul got me a birthday card with a golf design—very appropriate! We had a lot of fun, and I was amazed at the creativity and attention to detail in the course design. I liked the food a lot, in particular the potato fries, and others' reactions were good to excellent. Patrick and I shared an iceberg wedge salad (with blue cheese and bacon) and the chicken hero (prosciutto, red onion jam, heirloom tomato, smoked mozzarella, jalapeño aioli on a french roll with sweet potato fries). The $11 cocktail I had—Summer Crush—seemed to consist of two ounces of alcohol and the rest of the glass filled with ice. I finished it in about one minute. That's when I said no more cocktails for me at this place. I switched to the house fireball for $4 and that seemed a better value. Drew left early and returned with Phil fresh from the airport. Karl left early. Patrick left early. Rode Lyft Line home.
Veterans holiday. Breakfast: a pastry and small tangerines left over from yesterday, milk. Recharge Spa web work: SEO, styling. Lunch: one slice of leftover pizza. Snack: part of a scone. Dinner at home with Patrick: red beans and saffron rice with fresh mozzarella, red wine. Watched part of The Hunger Games: The Mockingjay Part 1 on Netflix DVD with Patrick.
Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Followup with Michael K about BigFix reporting. SofTest issue followup. Began decryption of an external volume with Lucia's help. Lunch meeting: WCWG. I ate a roast beef sandwich. Began cable management for Rebecca. Dentist appointment. Browsed at On The Run but didn't buy anything. Snack at Easy Breezy Frozen Yogurt: a small cup with vanilla custard with egg and chai—delicious. I got $1 off my purchase due to the Chinook Book coupon app offered to members of the UCSF community. Finished cable management for Rebecca. Lots of computer maintenance including the start of switching computers from PGP to DDPE encryption. Rode Lyft home. Completed jury duty without being requested to appear—whew. Dinner at home with Patrick: red beans and saffron rice with fresh mozzarella, water. Dessert: ginger cake with pumpkin ice cream, whipped cream from a can, and caramel drizzle. Finished watching The Hunger Games: The Mockingjay Part 1 on Netflix DVD with Patrick.
Breakfast at home: clementines. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Calendar management. Sprint standup. Observed an exam taking place using ExamSoft SofTest in HSW302 and HSW303. Submitted a job posting for Justin L. Followup on various issues: BigFix with Michael K, phone problem with Mike R. Student ED picked up a repaired laptop. Reviewed some accounts that might need to close and identified one that was unused and submitted a request to ITS to close it. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Posted a job posting on BTS for Peter L. Microsites work: followup on SMDC stall. Missed connecting with Lawrence L who has a new domain ready for CERSI. Calendar management. Spent a lot of time successfully removing the Chrome extension (plug-in) called Webpage Screenshot (id = ckibcdccnfeookdmbahgiakhnjcddpki) from my Time Machine backups because it included spyware (Adware.Jolleywallet). To do so I had to: (1) take a photo of the path to the extension, (2) in Terminal execute chflags nohidden ~/Library/ so that my Library folder was viewable after entering Time Machine, (3) enter Time Machine, (4) navigate to the parent folder of the ckibcdccnfeookdmbahgiakhnjcddpki folder, (5) right-click the ckibcdccnfeookdmbahgiakhnjcddpki folder, (6) select the item that said something like Delete All Occurrences. There were some suggestions that restarting Finder would permit you to delete the folder directly, but it’s less safe that way, and in my case it did not work due to error “The operation can’t be completed because backup items can’t be modified.” Ran a full scan afterwards. Continued setting up my Lanyrd account, tracking Jon J and Nica L and adding conferences I have attended. Sent Paula a social media conference suggestion. Installed Snapchat, Yik Yak, and Periscope on my iPhone 6 Plus. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: delivery from SpoonRocket, which had given me a $10 credit in appreciation for my loyalty: korean mixed plate ($9.50) for me. Chicken tikka masala with aloo gobi masala and pulao style rice ($8.95) for Patrick. Dessert: we shared a pumpkin cheesecake ($3.95). Delivery this time took about 45 minutes—disappointing.
Breakfast at home: two small breakfast burritos. Lunch at home with Patrick: leftover red beans and saffron rice with dinner rolls and butter. Rode Muni to the Castro, met Danny at Sean's place. Sean's Monthly Castro Soiree with Sean, Danny, Hao L, Kurtis K, Michael F, Sophie, Eric W, Paul C, Nancy, and others whose names I cannot recall. Dinner: chinese food: fried rice, noodles, ma pa tofu. Dessert: fortune cookies and Monterey Park Vietnamese mochi. My fortune: No man will work for your interests unless they are his. Afterwards I encountered Nina on the sidewalk outside of Cafe Flore and said hello and met her husband. They continued on their way, and I walked to Eureka to sit in the lounge and have bourbon bread pudding and a glass of moscato. Rode Muni home.
Breakfast at home: two small breakfast burritos. Continued editing a new novel by Patrick: chapter 9, pass 1. Lunch: little gems and kale salad with broccoli and ranch dressing. Nap. Dinner at home with Patrick: farfalle with cannelli beans and fresh italian herbs, dinner roll with herbed olive oil, chardonnay. Continued editing.
Pre-breakfast on the go: two clementines. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Breakfast from The View Cafe: egg, cheese, and bacon on english muffin; small coffee. Sprint standup. Spent all day on microsite tasks and helping Lawrence L with configuring a new domain for CERSI email accounts. Lunch at Rigolo with Eric and Paula. I had a bean and kale soup and a cafe au lait. Completed online information security training; it took about 50 minutes. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Stopped at Cybelle's to bring home a slice of tiramisu. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: deli crab cakes cooked at home, deli orzo salad, sauteed kale. Dessert: a slice of tiramisu cake which tasted like either pancakes or french toast to me. Did some competitor research for Phil.
Cleaned the tub while I showered. Breakfast on the go: one large granny smith apple. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Microsites work: calpoison followup. Telephone problem followup with Nancy T and Mike R: okay to replace my existing phone. Followup with Megan about the grad rate performance page. 1-on-1 with Susie. Comm team meeting. Keynote slide deck build with Susie. Snack: fresh-baked chocolate chip cookie from Eric. Sent Susie a suggestion for a Dean's Office lunch at Urban Putt. No lunch. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: filet mignon, side of baked sweet potato with honey and cinnamon. Dessert: ginger cake with pumpkin ice cream, whipped cream from a can, and caramel drizzle. Made a custom birthday card and prepped it for mailing.
Breakfast at home: egg and cheddar on english muffin, 8 ounces of carrot juice. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Got coffee at The View Cafe with and chatted with John K about various things including the imminent release of Drupal 8 tomorrow. At Tableau Day organized by Kurt G a large roomful of people and I were introduced to Tableau, which is software that is a data visualization presentation layer atop your existing databases or data sources. The software seems impressively easy to use and from a software perspective seems obvious that a lot of excellent development went into it. Followup with students about how student organization websites should be presented (with or without University branding). Jazzee issue follow with Rick and Joel. Encryption and SofTest followup. Minor web edits for Megan and Cindy: placement survey results. Ordered a printer part for Lisa. Investigated a feature request from Lisa about the job postings form. Microsites followup: calpoison. No lunch, but I did get a midafternoon snack of Hawaiian potato chips. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Unclogged an outdoor drain. Dinner at home with Patrick: pepperoni and green bell pepper pizza he made using premade dough, red wine. Selected replacement reading glasses. Of the ones I had ordered from Peepers, one—Andiamo Tan Plaid—sat so close to my eyes that my eyelashes struck them which tickled my eyes every time I blinked so I could not keep them. I couldn't push them further down my nose because they were half-height and the lenses were already barely within my field of vision when pushed all the way to the top of my nose. The other—Golden Torsoise Spg Hge—was also half-height and had similar problems with field of vision though they did not tickle my eyelashes or eyes. I chose replacements that have nose pads and that are full-height so I hope in theory that they will sit further away from my face and not pose problems with field of vision. Answered a question for James about remote communications with students.
Rode Muni L-Taraval and Bus 24 to several doctor appointments. Breakfast at Kaiser Hospital Cafe: breakfast sandwich with bacon. Lunch from UCSF Mount Zion Cafe to go: thai noodles with chicken and vegetables ($6.50). They charged me 25 cents for a to go box. UCSF shuttle from Mount Zion to Laurel Heights. Lots of email followup and microsites work and encryption followup. Installed a 30-day trial of Tableau Desktop. Susie gave me a ride home. Watered the garden. Dinner at home with Patrick: mushroom gumbo, ciabatta rolls with butter, water. Dessert: fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies from frozen dough. There were several parties to which I was invited tonight, but I was too energy-drained from today's doctor visits to attend any of them. Drupal 8.0.0 was released today. Pulled my iPad off the bookshelf. I haven't used it since June.
Breakfast at home: egg and cheddar on english muffin, 8 ounces of orange juice. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Began work on Megan's laptop from home. Sprint standup in Susie's office. Began work to swap some monitors in the Dean's Office Administration but stopped after realizing the ones I had thought were older were actually newer. Continued work on Megan's laptop. 1-on-1 meeting with Cindy. Followup with Tom E about my phone problem. Free lunch in the OSACA: turkey sandwich, part of a cookie. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Comm team meeting: operations plan presentation rehearsal. Encryption reporting followup. Followup with John I about a recent request. Notified staff about a name change for SFGH. Followup with Megan about work done on her laptop. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftover soup, grilled ham and cheese sandwich, water. Dessert: we shared two flavors: Mexican chocolate soy gelato and burgundy cherry regular gelato.
Breakfast at home: vegan sausage, hash brown, egg, and cheddar on english muffin, 8 ounces of orange juice. Rode Muni to the bike shop, picked up my bike which received a new rear tire and a tune-up, rode it home. Quick shower. Rode Lyft to Recharge Spa. Web meeting with Drew, Phil, and Chris P. Encountered a coworker who happened to be in for a service. Rode with Drew to the brand new Gus's Community Market where we received a bag of Cuties on the house at the register. On the way I ordered dinner for us via Postmates: Pizzeria Delfina: three pizzas (salciccia, proscuitto, margherita), two salads (insalata tricolore), one belfiore burrata, one order of warm citrus and herb-marinated olives, 1 custom order of bread to serve four: $132.12 after tip.
Breakfast at home: shredded hash browns, two eggs scrambled, grated cheese, water. Recharge Spa work: edited photos. Continued editing a new novel by Patrick: chapter 9, pass 2. Lunch: angel hair pasta with pepperoni marinara. Installed an iPhone app called BuyPartisan. More novel editing. Nap. Dinner at home with Patrick: winter squash, steamed white rice, deli roasted chicken. Watched 50 minutes of Crash (2005) on Netflix DVD with Patrick and popcorn (our usual flavors). More Recharge Spa work: lightbox, task followup, image uploads, notifications.
No breakfast. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Stopped at the Dean's Office Administration because I got my meeting room wrong, was early enough that it was not a problem. Comm team meeting with BJG. Completed work on Megan's laptop. Office party including german chocolate cake, dim sum, fresh fruit, cheese and crackers, bundt cakes, cookies, quesadillas, and more - yum! Met with two students to discuss laptop issues. Computer maintenance. Encryption reporting followup. No lunch other than the office party. Rode Muni home, stopping at Roxie Market along the way but not buying anything. Dinner at home with Patrick: pasta two ways. Recharge Spa work: made live an faq for the botox and xeomin page, using Illustrator CS5 I created a promo business card draft then sent it to them for review. Caught up on journaling. Played chapter 1 of The Room 2.
Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Breakfast from The View Cafe: egg, cheddar, and ham on english muffin, small coffee. 1-on-1 meeting with Susie. Standup in place of comm team meeting. Lots of email followup. Ordered a new iPad Air 2 for Cindy. Chatted with Tony M to set up a DSM account. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Lots of computer maintenance for Joel, Rick, and Cindy. Cable management for Cindy: mouse. Reset the laser printer belt loop counter for Lucia. Lunch: fruit salad. Microsite subsite work: PLOP. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Recharge Spa work followup. Dinner at home with Patrick: pizza delivery from Mozzarella di Bufalo via Yelp EAT24: sausage, red onion, garlic; caesar salad; Brazilian flan; two Oranginas. Dessert: Brazilian flan. Delivery took a disappointing 66 minutes. Watched short clips on YouTube with Patrick.
Pre-breakfast: one quarter of a poppy seed muffin. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Breakfast at Moffitt Cafe: two hash brown triangles, two scoops of scrambled eggs, small coffee with half and half: about $5. Met with OEIS, James J, and Celeste N to discuss next steps with Tableau and Qlik. Computer maintenance in the OSACA. Waited a long time for a UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights because I discovered only today that they are running a holiday schedule today. Lots of ExamSoft SofTest problem followup. Late lunch: half of a poppy seed muffin. Walked to a doctor appointment. Rode Lyft Line home with no other rider: about $10. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftover roast chicken, orzo and lima bean salad, leftover salad. Starting a few days ago Patrick has been preparing our Thanksgiving feast.
Breakfast: granola with milk. Cleaned and prepped for Thanksgiving feast. Lunch: pastrami and cheddar on sourdough. Shower and nap. Upon awakening, I found that Patrick had the 2015 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on, streaming well seemingly in HD over the web from NBC Live, which I enjoyed watching for a while. Thanksgiving feast with Patrick, Mom Ryan, Kerry, Tony D, and Sam, one leaf in the Pranzo II was sufficient for 6 persons. We bought a HoneyBaked ham, and Patrick prepared everything else: cardamom-spiced cranberry chutney, stuffed merlitons with shrimp, southern sweet potato casserole, green chard and cannellini beans, mashed potatoes, dinner rolls, blueberry jam and custard pie, and creole bread pudding with bourbon sauce. Recharge Spa work: promo business card followup.
Breakfast: pastrami and cheddar on sourdough, cafe du monde coffee and chicory via french press with sucanet and milk. Recharge Spa work: December newsletter, video introduction. Waxed the Pranzo II with all three leaves in place. Lunch and dinner were both Thanksgiving leftovers. After dinner Patrick and I watched some clips on YouTube. Encountered the following error message in iMovie 10 when attempting to upload a movie to YouTube: "Please copy this code, switch to your application and paste it there:" but there is seemingly no place to paste the code. I successfully used the workaround posted at Oct 20, 2015 1:09 AM by crypticbag on Apple Support Communities: "Right click on the profile you want to use (before you get this new window in Safari) and click on 'Open Link'." When using this workaround there is no need to copy and paste a code. The YouTube upload failed with an error of some kind and I didn't feel like troubleshooting it. I exported it at the highest quality which generated a .MOV file but when I tried uploading it to YouTube I realized it was 2 GB which I knew was too large and so I canceled the upload. I then exported it at High (instead of ProRes, whatever that means) and that generated a 290 MB file which uploaded to YouTube successfully. Late meal: chicken and rotelle noodle soup from a can.
Brunch at home: leftover ham, two eggs over easy, hash browns, 8 ounces of carrot juice, 8 ounces of prune juice mixed with water. Read the internet. Continued editing a new novel by Patrick: chapter 9, pass 2; chapter 10, pass 1. Snack with Patrick: french fries baked in the oven. House chores. Dinner at home with Patrick: toasted cheddar and leftover ham sandwich, split pea soup, merlot. Continued editing a new novel by Patrick: chapter 9, pass 3; chapter 10, pass 2. Snack: popcorn. Unwrapped and set up my Peak Design The Everyday Messenger and The Field Pouch in charcoal. The packaging was a delightful surprise: my charcoal messenger bag arrived in a heavy, multilayered paper bag that resembled a charcoal bag. Opening the bag was easy—just pull the red OPEN tab. Inside was just the messenger bag; no extra inner plastic bag—nice. The messenger bag looks and feels better than I had expected. The quality of the materials, the construction, the design, the colors—everything is top-notch. It took me a while to empty my current bag (Lowepro Passport Sling II in green/mica) and figure out what should be stored where in the new bag because it has lots of pockets and places for stuff so there are lots of choices. I briefly tried my Capture Pro camera clip on The Field Pouch before moving it to The Everyday Messenger. This mounting position works beautifully, and this should make changing lenses easier and safer. The Everyday Messenger is larger than my current bag, but I knew this when I bought it. I'm only 5' 5" tall, and this bag looks and feels huge on me when I carry it; Patrick said, "It's almost bigger than you," echoing my thoughts. It's also more weight than I'm used to, so I looked for things that I had been carrying that I probably don't need and put a bunch of those items in a drawer. I'm not sorry I backed the Kickstarter for The Everyday Messenger, but if I could have a bag that's 50% to 60% the size of The Everyday Messenger, perhaps in backpack form (so that not all the weight is on one shoulder which is bad for backs), I would probably like that much better. For now, I'll try the new bag for a week and see how it goes. Their Kickstarter summary: Open = July 22, 2015. I backed it on July 25. Close = September 20, 2015. Successfully raised $4,869,472 USD with 17,029 backers. I received my product on November 25, 2015 (two months and five days following close).
Breakfast at home with Patrick: we each ate two small biscuits with butter and jam. Patrick drank water. I drank prune juice mixed with water. Cut my hair, showered. Rode Muni and walked to Skool Restaurant. Brunch at Skool with Wayne, Danny, Romy, Drew, Phil. Afterwards we visited Restoration Hardware and Design Within Reach. Rode with them to Shotwell Street where everyone napped. Drew and I began a photos project. Rode Lyft Line home. Dinner at home with Patrick: broccoli rabe ravioli in truffle sauce, red wine. Completed some sewing projects.
Pre-breakfast at home: a banana. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Breakfast from The View Cafe: egg, cheddar, and bacon on english muffin, small coffee with half and half. Sprint standup. Today the office was freezing; I wore my coat and double skull caps the whole day. Listserv management. Timesheet activities. Sent Cindy instructions for setting up her new iPad Air 2. Microsites work: Jacobson PLOP. Notified everyone about a web outage that lasted over an hour today. ExamSoft SofTest issue followup. No lunch. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. On the way home I found someone's gym card on the sidewalk. I'll return it to the gym tomorrow. Dinner at home with Patrick: enchiladas made with leftover ham, red wine. Found in my pocket a fortune from a Panda Express fortune cookie: Be as willing to take advice as to give it.