May 2016

Summary: Off the Grid Presidio, Walt Disney Family Museum, Drupalcon New Orleans, new SF MOMA with John W, new Apple Store Union Square with Danny, Memorial Day party at Quyen and Dave's.

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Sun May 1, 2016

Slept in. Rode Lyft Line to the Presidio. Ate lunch at an Off the Grid food truck called Slightly Skewed. Order wait time in line was 10 minutes. Pickup wait time was about another 10 minutes. I got one chicken skewer, one bulgogi beef skewer, grilled asparagus, and steamed white rice. I drank water from my Contigo water bottle. The wait was totally worth it; all was very delicious. Music by DJ HeyLove was terrific. Afterwards I visited the Walt Disney Family Museum for the first time. I remember when it opened in October 2009 the adult admission was $25, which I thought was too high, so I never went. Now the price is $20, and I also used a $3 UCSF discount. $17 is a good price for this musuem. I was blown away by the quantity and quality of the exhibits. The museum consists of 17 galleries which provide a comprehensive, step-by-step history of Walt Disney's life along with tons of interesting memorabilia and Disneyana to examine. Today there was also a special exhibit called Mel Shaw: An Animator on Horseback. I also watched part of Pinocchio in the downstairs theatre. This museum is a must-see for any collector of Disneyana or anyone interested in animation arts. It's not geared specifically for children or for adults. There are lots of interesting things for both kids and adults to enjoy. What struck me most was the finesse and grace with which the museum integrates technology. Almost all of us have been to at least several museums, so we're familiar with how it works. At the room entrance you read an introduction, then each item in the exhibit has some text that gives you explanation, detail, clarification. In this museum, it's the same, but Disney has a style and panache all its own, and it comes through in spades in the design of this experience. I recommend a minimum of 1.5 hours just for the main galleries. You may want to plan for more time, especially if a film is showing in the theatre. (Check the website for the film calendar. As an example, Pinocchio is about 90 minutes.) I could easily have spent 4 or 5 hours, but today I had time for only 2 hours. Afterwards I browsed in the gift shop, almost buying a $65 blanket. (It was beautiful, but I don't need another blanket.) I also stopped at the cafe to purchase some Tout Sweet meringues. While I was there I was offered and I accepted a free shot of espresso due to someone else's ordering error. Nice, but the espresso didn't taste that great to me. I drank it anyway. Before leaving Main Post I stopped at Girl Friday Zeppole and bought two zeppole for $1, both sweet. (I didn't want more since I was going to be in transit momentarily.) They were terrific. I need to catch them again another time. Rode Lyft Line to SoMa for the 2016 premiere of Sunsation Sundays, a rooftop dance party at Oasis. Except there was no dancing outdoors—only indoors. I learned from the Sneaky's BBQ guy that they now serve BBQ at Oasis Wednesday through Sunday. Emery met me there and introduced me to Kam, Jay, Ranjeev, Jason, Duncan, and many others whose names I cannot recall. (I didn't take notes this time.) The roof has very little sun after 4:00 pm; after that it gets chilly quickly. Emery and I went to his place so that we both could change into warmer clothes. We walked to Market Street and rode Muni to the Castro. After visiting 440 for a bit, he took off, and I chatted with several others including Kevin, with whom I shared a slice of pizza at Marcello's. Rode Lyft Line home.

Mon May 2, 2016

Can't remember what I ate for breakfast. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Met with Susie, Sue, and Michael N to discuss the plan for UFD mailing. Edtech meeting. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Microsites work: Guo: edits from Rebecca C. Updated the school's tech intro page to include the student help desk email address and hours. QBC and grad programs work: handled some change requests for Rebecca B. Listserv management. Corrected an error on the recently published student awards and recognition dinner page. No lunch. Afternoon snack: 1.5 bagels with cream cheese, water. Rode in Cindy's car with Cindy, Rick, Lucia, and Rebecca to the graduation banquet at City Club. Food was excellent; I had filet mignon.

Tue May 3, 2016

Breakfast: one bosc pear, water. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Stopped at the bank. Sprint standup. Picked up the camera. Chatted with SM about sitebuilding the student help desk website. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. 1-on-1 with Susie. Met with Susie and Robin to review Robin's new art for the identity retheme. Microsites work: Ahituv bat image work for Peter, followup with Frances P about a video provided to us in DVD format. Followup with OEIS about the recent announcement from IT about Windows 10 which is not intended for students. Updated the grad verif letters page. Followup with Susie and Robin about link color choices. Microsites work: Benet: embedded two videos for France's P after they had been closed captioned by the Berkeley team. Altered a map of Davies in Illustrator CS5 for Megan for commencement support staff. No lunch. Rode Lyft Line home. Dinner at home with Patrick: another delicious Blue Apron meal: crispy cod and yuzu-shoyu soba with cabbage and togarashi, red and white wine, watermelon Hint. Dessert: Tout Sweet meringue kisses, Haagen-Dazs cherry vanilla ice cream. Folded laundry. Did some catching up on journaling, paid a bill.

Wed May 4, 2016

Pre-breakfast: one granny smith apple. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Breakfast from Palio: one yogurt parfait. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Adjusted permissions for Peter L. Lunch at Eliza's: broccoli and cashew chicken with steamed brown rice, soup, and hot tea. More Davies map work in Illustrator for Megan. Followup about whether MCCA is covered for employees covered by ITFS (answer = yes for Windows and Office only). Several more iterations of bat image work for Peter L for Ahituv Lab. Calendar management. Tech reqs work: proposed final solutions for QuickTime for Windows issues and sent them for review. UFD text work: V11 review had unresolved issues, sent it back to Susie and Paula for resolution. Chatted with James J about UCCSC. Rode Lyft Line to the Mission. Watched The Jungle Book (2016) at Alamo Drafthouse New Mission with Patrick. For dinner we had drinks (Moonlight Lager for Patrick, daiquiri and immortal sling for me), fennel mushroom pizza, and popcorn. $58.10 before a $12 tip for Austin who was terrific, $70.10 total (not counting the tickets). Rode Lyft Line home.

Thu May 5, 2016

Breakfast: one gala apple, water. Rode Muni to Van Ness Street Station, walked to Davies Symphony Hall. PharmD commencement. Rode back to Parnassus with Leslie, helped unload items to the office. Rode Lyft Line home. Rested, watered the garden, caught up on email. Dinner at home with Patrick: seared chicken with sautéed purple potatoes, kale and apple. Watched Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens on Netflix DVD with Patrick.

Fri May 6, 2016

Can't remember what I had for breakfast. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Began UFD image insertion work. Sent Cindy a new listserv request for approval. Added an image to a recently published news story for Susie. Followup with Susie about a meeting for the Benet Lab migration. Calendar management. 1-on-1 with David to publish the commencement story. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to UCSF Parnassus. Enroute I fixed a homepage hero problem from my phone. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: grains of paradise-crusted steaks with mashed plantain, collard greens and ginger peanuts. Packed for Drupalcon New Orleans. To bed late.

Sat May 7, 2016

Rode Lyft Line to the airport. Brunch: I thought I ate at Max's Eatz and Fresh Bakery because the bag my roll came in said Max's, but my receipt said I ate at Extra Virgin Olive Oil. I ate a very delicious Chinese chicken salad with sourdough roll and butter, Perrier. Flight United Airlines 1848 SFO (San Francisco) to MSY (New Orleans) and White Fleet Cab were both uneventful. On the plane on my iPad Pro I began playing Lara Croft Go and A Dark Room and continued playing Shadowmatic and Blek. Rewatched the end of Star Trek (2009) (iTunes purchase). The four-hour flight seemed to go quickly. When exiting with my luggage I didn’t know the best place to wait for Lyft, so I took a taxi instead—$41.40 after a 15% tip. At the Marriott I agreed to wait about 30 minutes for my desired room, so I waited in the lounge area, which was pretty noisy but I was able to tune it out. Settled in my room. Walked in the French Quarter, stopping at Cafe Beignet on Royal Street for a very late dinner because they had great live music by a classical guitarist playing melancholic rock classics and because it was charmingly decorated and mostly empty. I ate a roast beef po-boy with Perrier, then placed a second order for beignets. Food was good, but the beignets at Cafe du Monde are better. The guitarist was Tony Buchanan, and he played excellently. Afterwards I stumbled upon Bella's Blue Book Cabaret at The Bourbon Pub and Parade. The show was just starting. I ordered water and a hurricane. The show had some live singing and some lip synching and included burlesque and boylesque which was fun to see at least once. I met and chatted with some guys including some in town for a PWC conference: david, eddie, steve, adam, don and ersan, brad and fran. Walked to the hotel.

Sun May 8, 2016

Slept in. Walked to the river then along the river walk for a bit. Lunched on a shrimp po-boy and Minute Maid lemonade at Johnny's Po-Boys, which was a disappointing meal I think because of the bread which was either warmed too long or not good bread to begin with. I sat upstairs on the balcony, which is a great spot to see the many horse-drawn carriages that pass. The upstairs room indoors is the next-best place in Johnny's to eat because it's more spacious than on the ground floor. Avoid the dining room in the back; it's miserable. Walked to Jackson Square and rested for a bit, watched a drone camera flying overhead. Returned to Marriott New Orleans. John arrives, I met him in the hotel lounge. Errands with John: CVS, McDonald's. Rested. Dinner at Creole House with John: John had a margatini and the Taste of the Bayou (three: red beans and rice, chicken and andouille gumbo, jambalaya), I had the Taste of the Bayou (three: red beans and rice, chicken and andouille gumbo, crawfish etouffe). Water for both. These entrees are more filling than they seem; no room for dessert. Returned to the hotel so that John could make a phone call. Barhopping: Corner Pocket, Bourbon Pub and Parade. Late snack: Willie's Chicken Shack. To bed.

Mon May 9, 2016

Drupalcon higher education summit all day lunch which was delicious. Dinner at Mulate's with James (crawfish étouffé think ) and Eric (Red beans and rice). I had the ? gumbo. The return to the hotel and James showed us his room on the 29th floor, a grand view. returned to our rooms and restaurant. Then we gathered again for a short walk and a drink or two at a nearby bar (back space bar?). we returned to the hotel and make plans for breakfast. To bed.

Tue May 10, 2016

Breakfast by myself at The Ruby Slipper: eggs cochon with coffee. The menu said I would get hollandaise, but what I got tasted exactly like nacho cheese sauce instead. The food arrived surprisingly quickly but was merely lukewarm. The biscuit was good, but not the best I have tasted. (It needs to be flakier.) The first pour of coffee tasted correct, but the second pour did not. I was hungry and ate all my food despite these issues. Walked to the convention center. Drupalcon: Driesnote, coffee, sessions, lunch (salad with ranch, a small ham and cheese sandwich, water), sessions. We first tried to dine at Acme Oyster House, but the line was longer than we wanted to wait. Instead, on a recommendation from Patrick we dined across the street at Felix's: Genaiyalynne and Richard, Eric, John K and James H. Afterwards we had a drink at Sazerac, a swank bar in the Roosevelt Hotel. Among other things, I was particularly impressed with the fine wood paneling.

Wed May 11, 2016

Breakfast with Eric and James H at Dickie Brennan's Palace Cafe: we each had the breakfast buffet. Walked to the convention center. Drupalcon: Keynote: Sara Wachter-Boettcher, sessions, lunch (chicken breast, mashed potatoes, beans, mixed vegetables, caesar salad, dinner roll with butter, carrot cake, water), sessions. Walked to the Marriott, met with John W, rested and freshened. We walked to Napoleon House for drinks and dinner with the group: John K, Eric, Brian W and Holly, Richie and Genaiyalynne, Rob T, James H. Afterwards the group walked Chartres Street to Frenchman Street and encountered a terrific band playing on the corner. The band was later identified by Brian W as Treme Brass Band. Had a drink and listened to Shotgun Jazz Band at The Spotted Cat, where we intended to meet Sierra and Naho but they were delayed. The group left Brian W who wanted to stay longer to see another set. More Treme Brass Band, then walked back to the hotel.

Thu May 12, 2016

Breakfast with Rob T at Cafe Fleur de Lis: Rob had an eggs Benedict dish which he liked except the biscuit was too dry. I had shrimp and grits, which was delicious. To drink: water. Service by Kerry M from New Zealand was excellent. Walked to the convention center. Drupalcon: Keynote: Michael Schmid, coffee, sessions, lunch (mini sandwiches, salad, water), sessions. Walked to the Marriott. Rested, freshened. Met with John W. Walked to Killer Po-Boys at 219 Dauphine but they were closed. Walked to Erin Rose at 811 Conti. Dinner at Killer Po-Boys: pork belly po-boy and vodka soda for John, bbq beef meatloaf and Biere pale ale for me. Bourbon Pub and Parade: met Chandler and Joseph who were from Dallas and on their way to Florida as well as Joseph's friend Eric. We talked for some time and I returned to the Marriott due to a slightly ill stomach.

Fri May 13, 2016

Drupalcon Sprints. I went not knowing how much I could do with my iPad Pro and without a laptop, but I reviewed the process anew and was able to contribute a tiny bit. Rode UberX to Lamothe House, checked in, settled. Patrick arrives. Dinner at Louisiana Pizza Kitchen: lagniappe garlic bread, crab and shrimp pizza, caesar salad, chianti for Patrick, vanilla strawberry lemonade. Returned to the hotel for a brief rest. Walked to Frenchman Street, encountered Treme Brass Band. Drinks and a show at Snug Harbor: Patrick had Abita Wrought Iron IPA then a margarita on the rocks with salt, I had margarita on the rocks with salt. Ellis Marsalis Quintet was terrific.

Sat May 14, 2016

Slept in. Rode UberX to City Park for beignets and coffee at Morning Call. Patrick had a coffee and chicory cafe au lait, I had an iced coffee. Explored the New Orleans Museum of Art Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden which was terrific. Free to enter (donations accepted), beautiful and well-designed garden with mostly excellent pieces. Perhaps the best sculpture garden I have ever encountered. Afterwards we rode UberX to Lamothe House, then strolled to Verdi Mart to pick up a shrimp po-boy to split with San Pellegrino beverages, eating in our room because the poolside tables were all taken. Nap for me. Patrick graded papers. Dinner at Patois in Uptown. Arrived early and strolled in the neighborhood. Sparkling water for both. To start: a cross between a biscuit and roll, perfectly warm, with butter. Patrick: cote du rhone; roast thai shrimp; malbec; paneed Mississippi rabbit cacciatore with polenta. Frank: strawberry salad; special: chicken two ways (confit, rolled). Dessert: deconstructed black forest cake, french press coffee. Rode UberX to Lamothe House, changed to cooler clothing. Walked to Preservation Hall, stopping at Rouse's to get non-alcoholic drinks along the way. Walked up Bourbon Street to Lafitte's in Exile for a drink. Walked to Lamothe House.

Sun May 15, 2016

Rode UberX to Atchafalaya for brunch, arriving a little early. Patrick: eggs Treme, side of cream cheese grits, strawberry bellini, coffee. Frank: bananas foster french toast, side of vanilla yogurt, coffee. Walked Louisiana Avenue to Magazine Street to Washington Street, then walked along shops including Sucre, then viewed Commander's Palace from the outside, then visited Lafayette Cemetery #1 before continuing to St. Charles Avenue where we rode the streetcar, alighting at Canal Street. Walked to Harrah's where we used the restroom, then we walked to and boarded the Waterfront Streetcar, riding to Esplanade Avenue. Walked to Lamothe House. Rested and napped. Walked to Frenchman Street, had delicious fresh ginger lemonades at Cafe Rose Nicaud. Walked to Aunt Sally's to buy pralines. Walked in the French Quarter more, then rode UberX to Lola's on Esplanade Avenue. Dinner at Lola's: garlic brussels sprouts, crabmeat tropical, combo paella (size medium for two), side of french rolls with butter, red sangria for Patrick, water for me. Dessert: almond nougat ice cream, two cappuccinos. Rode UberX to Lamothe House. Packed. We briefly considered using the pool and hot tub but instead watched The Mummy Returns on television.

Mon May 16, 2016

Breakfast at Croissant d'Or: chocolate croissant, ham and swiss croissant, breakfast sausage with dijon croissant. Cafe au lait for Patrick, cappuccino for me. Finished packing. Checked out of Lamothe House. Rode UberX to MSY. United flights from MSY to IAH to SFO. Rode UberX home. Watered the garden. Unpacked. Processed snail mail. House chores. Dinner at home via EAT24: Alice Chinese Bistro which delivered in a disappointing 90 minutes: hot and sour soup, green onion pancake, general tso's beef, honey sesame chicken, egg fried rice, shrimp and chive dumplings, water for Patrick, Stevia black cherry for me.

Tue May 17, 2016

Breakfast at home: breakfast burrito from grocery deli from frozen. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. First day back after Drupalcon New Orleans, caught up on email. Calendar management. Followup with Cynthia P about A.R.T. Redirected a problem report from Marcus to IT. Redirected a question about one of our computer labs to Rodney. Responded to a variety of other student questions and requests. Troubleshot a problem with stage file proxy with James and Eric. Styling work in Drupal: UFD and more. Met with Susie about the UFD. Set up two new Slack accounts. Tried helping Lisa with a security issue but could not get WebEx working, so we agreed I would stop by tomorrow. No lunch. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftover Chinese food. Caught up on writing then published my journal.

Wed May 18, 2016

Breakfast at home: breakfast burrito from frozen. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Listserv maintenance. Sprint standup. Picked up recording devices to deliver to Susie. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Lunch from Panda Express: Panda Bowl with chow mein noodles and chicken with string beans, iced tea. Dropped off recording devices at Susie's office. Helped Marisa with a design project in Photoshop (email newsletter header). Chatted with Stephen and Rebecca about tech reqs. Checked in with student SM at the student help desk. Chatted with Lisa about secure messages. OSACA computer maintenance. Errands: shoe store, hardware store. Dentist appointment. Rode Muni home. Changed a light bulb in the bathroom. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftover Chinese food, red wine.

Thu May 19, 2016

Breakfast at home: breakfast burrito from frozen. Vacation day. Cut my hair, showered. Met John W at The Cavalier for breakfast. We visited SF MOMA, which has been open for a week. The size is overwhelming—7 floors now with the new expansion. Best to pace yourself, which is easy with many choices to break for refreshment. We lunched in the restaurant: two express chicken caesar salads, one elvis dessert, beverages. While there I encountered Tim C and Wil F and we chatted briefly and I introduced them to John. Afterwards I rode BART to 24th Street Station and met John W again at Urban Putt for drinks, golfing (aka putt putt), and dinner. John won 40 to 42. Dinner: fingerling potatoes to share to start, burger (medium) and mac and cheese (which was really shells and cheese) to share. Too full for dessert. We rode Lyft Line to Hi Tops in the Castro and hung out for a while. I rode Lyft Line home.

Fri May 20, 2016

Breakfast at home: breakfast burrito from frozen. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Brand Steering Committee Meeting. Spent all day working on the UFD. Core curriculum change for Cindy: swap BPS111 and Biochem 112 quarterwise. No lunch. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: enchiladas, red wine. Nap. Intended to nap until 9:30 pm and then wake to join John W and Patrick S in the Castro, but I slept through my alarm and woke at 3:40 am. Returned to sleep.

Sat May 21, 2016

Slept in. Watered the garden. Errands with Patrick: mailbox, Taraval public library. Walked with Patrick to Sunset Reservoir Brewing Company for lunch: mojito and fried chicken sandwich and fries for Patrick, iced tea and grilled chicken sandwich and fries for me, water for both. No dessert. Service by Abby L was excellent. $51.71 after a $8.00 tip. Walked home the long way around the reservoir. Troubleshot issues with Zappos. Dinner at home with Patrick: chicken tikka masala from frozen over steamed white rice. Dessert: A.G. Ferrari chocolate torte with Bi-Rite toasted coconut gelato. Dessert wine for me: Robert Mondavi moscato d'oro 2013, which I like a lot. Unpacked and washed the new Zojila Rohan dish rack. Our previous dish rack was one by Rubbermaid made of white plastic. It worked well enough for perhaps a decade or more. However, we frequently needed to clean it with bleach to remove the pinkish stains caused by standing water. Over time some of the mold became unremovable, so we bought a new dish rack. Recharge Spa work: new sign for the outdoor wall, Asana task followup, blog post editing.

Sun May 22, 2016

LLGH project work: business card, font management. Began building a disk image from my old Font Folio 8 cdrom because I was afraid the cdrom was failing. Set up the Zojila Rohan dish rack. Pre-brunch: one pear. Rode Muni to Powell Street Station, walked to the new Apple Store at 300 Post Street, arrived a few minutes before it opened. Danny met me there and we browsed inside and out, and I took a lot of photos. The building is an architectural wonder. Giant glass doors open, making the sidewalk and store one. Staircases on the left and right take you to an upper level. (I presume an elevator is available, but I did not see any sign of one.) The entire store has light fixtures but it seems that it would still be filled with light without them. Greenery lines the sidewalks on two sides as well as inside in the back and on the back patio which was not yet open to the public. Not all the construction is 100% complete. I saw a few silver-colored panels missing, the stairs around the Ruth Asawa fountain doesn't merge perfectly or look correct, work is still being done on the patio's plant wall. On the upper level a giant wall display is clearly visible despite all the natural light pouring into the building, and a woman using an iPad (Pro?) was painting while we watched her work appear on the gigantic screen—amazing. Upstairs tables have panels for power and ethernet, but I couldn't figure out how to open them until a sales clerk assisted me. To open or close the panel, place your hand flat on the table to the left of the panel, then drag your hand across the table down and to the right, ending at the center spot just below the panel. (It's easier to see done than to describe.) A motor opens and closes the panel, but if items are plugged in, it knows to not close the panel. Later Patrick noted that the store is probably interesting to see at night as well. Afterwards Danny and I walked to City View and ate dim sum. For dessert we tried something I don't recall trying before: green tea mousse with chocolate dragees. It's not too sweet and not too green-tea-y. Refreshing. Then we rode Lyft Line to Dolores Park chatting with the driver and two other riders. We sat at the top of the park for a while enjoying the partly cloudy skies with sunbreaks and gentle, cool breezes. We then walked to Bi-Rite. Danny got two cupcakes for Drew and a chocolate-vanilla soft serve cone for himself. We walked to Fayes for a cafe au lait for me. We sat outside Fayes for a while, then Danny returned home. I walked in the Castro shopping and windowshopping before riding Muni L home. Unloaded, organized, edited, and uploaded photos. Reviewed photos with Patrick. Dinner at home with Patrick: Blue Apron red curry and coconut shrimp stir-fry with rice noodles and pea shoots. Completed the Mac Font Folio 8 disk image, then did the Windows one as well. Folded laundry, paid bills.

Mon May 23, 2016

Breakfast: one egg with mexican grated cheese on english muffin, 6 ounces of carrot juice. Forgot my phone today, realized it on my way to work. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Worked with Eric and James to resolve issues with missing images; I needed a more recent copy of the database, which meant walking through Acquia admin screens and trying a few things. My computer now seems much slower than normal at responding to common things such as opening Office documents, opening email messages, opening Finder dialogs. This started after I switched to Vagrant, but I am not yet certain that Vagrant is the cause. Resolved some questions I had about trainees documentation with Paula. Sent a message regarding info security responsibilities for Cindy. Responded to a request from Xin C about a kickoff meeting to migrate her website. Responded to a request from Esteban about editing work. Finalized and sent final reviews of the tech reqs to all those involved. No lunch. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: black bean tofu with vegetables over steamed white rice. White wine for Patrick, 6 ounces of Zevia cola for me. Made plans with Patrick and Tina for Tina's forthcoming visit.

Tue May 24, 2016

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Calendar management. 1-on-1 with Susie. Comm team meeting. Made live the bowl of hygeia page for Cindy. Lunch from The View Cafe: shrimp tempura sushi from the refrigerator. Met with Eric to review Hootsuite issues. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftovers, red wine. Dessert: chocolate chip cookies from frozen dough, milk with Bailey's for me. Watched Cooked season 1, episode 1 (Fire) on Netflix instant watch with Patrick. Finished playing Lara Croft Go on my iPad Pro. It's an excellent game, highly recommended.

Wed May 25, 2016

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Lots of Asana task followup. 1-on-1 with BJG: honors and awards. Troubleshot more problems with Vagrant/Gypsy with Eric. Resolved pcard fraud reporting issues with La'Trece. Responded to a request from Michelle M about hero slideshows on a lab site (DeGrado): not supported now, consider two or three smaller images until we can implement it. UFD edits with Susie. UFD edits with David. Image updates for Tanja K. Provided topic suggestions for the UFD retrospective meeting for Eric. Chatted with James J briefly about noise-canceling headphones. No lunch. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home, stopping at a shoe store along the way. At the store, a saleswoman asked my opinion about a shoe stock purchase she is planning to make because she said I seem to have more style than most guys who enter the store. I accepted the compliment but had to laugh—the bar must be pretty low, I feel. Dinner at home with Patrick: Blue Apron seared chicken and verjus pan sauce with mashed potatoes, mushrooms and kale. Dessert: one coffee ice cream bar. Watched about half of Spectre (2015) on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Recharge Spa work. Late snack: quesadilla.

Thu May 26, 2016

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Sprint standup. Tech reqs work. Followup with cyber security awareness training for students entering in fall. Commencement staff thank you lunch. 1-on-1 with Cindy. More tech reqs work. Microsites work: Kroetz Lab: images. No lunch. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Blue Apron green shakshuka with zucchini and spiced pita chips. Dessert from Sunset Bakery: 2-layer chocolate sponge cake. Cocktails: dirty girl scouts. Finished watching Spectre (2015) on Netflix DVD with Patrick.

Fri May 27, 2016

Breakfast at home: 10 ounces of low sodium vegetable juice, one banana-walnut muffin, one chocolate muffin. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Spent basically the entire day coding the UFD html email, staying until 5:30 pm even though it is a holiday weekend and we were allowed to leave at 3:00 pm. No lunch. Rode Lyft Line to the Middle Middle Sunset. Dinner at A Desi Cafe with Patrick: lentil soup, garlic naan, tandoori chicken, prawn biryani, mattar paneer. Walked to Twisted Donut and Coffee and bought some donuts. Walked home. Dessert: we shared one blueberry cake donut. Soy milk for Patrick, dessert wine for me. Set up Apple Family Sharing but annoyingly had to turn off two-step authentication momentarily. Finance work.

Sat May 28, 2016

Breakfast at home: half of a lemon jelly donut from Twisted, cafe au lait. Recharge Spa work: bruxism blog post, WC vs SF specs, June news, more. Snack with Patrick: half each of a buttermilk donut from Twisted. Late lunch at home with Patrick: leftovers, Stevia cherry soda. Rode UberX to Alamo New Mission. Saw Captain America: Civil War with Patrick in screen 2 row 3 seats 8 and 9. It's not clear when you order tickets that seats 7, 8, and 9 are grouped together and there's a wide gap between seats them and seats 1 through 6, so it seems that the woman who sat in 7 next to me was not able to enjoy the film adjacent to her friends in 6, 5, etc. Dinner in the theatre: chocolate shake, strawberry shake, popcorn, funghi pizza, knee deep citra pale to share: about $50 after an $8 tip. Patrick also had a Victory coupon for a free shake when you buy one. Service was excellent as always, this time by Chad.

Sun May 29, 2016

Woke around 4 am and couldn't return to sleep. Remained in bed all morning partly trying to sleep partly reading news on the Apple News app, finally rose around 10 and had brunch (three-egg omelette with pancetta, heirloom tomato, green onions, parsley, and grated cheeses) then cafe au lait. Ordered an Instacart delivery of some groceries. Rode Lyft Line to Shotwell House. Rode with Phil, Drew, Danny, Romy, Paul, and Wayne to Thunderbird House for Quyen and Dave's Memorial Day party. I brought two bottles of cava rose and a box of cookies from Bi-Rite. Upon return, I rode UberX home.

Mon May 30, 2016

Holiday. Slept in. Breakfast: half of a Bi-Rite vegan hippy sandwich (surprisingly perfect even after nearly 24 hours in the fridge, crispy, creamy, and flavored with interesting spices), 7 ounces of low sodium vegetable juice, 13 ounces of lemonade. Housecleaning: vacuuming, cleaned the entry of dirt and possibly mold, removed garbage, packed plastic bags for disposal. Snack: spanakopita. Reviewed voting materials. How is the average voter supposed to make sense of this DCCC nonsense? Dinner at home with Patrick: half of a Bi-Rite vegan hippy sandwich, Bi-Rite chicory salad. Late snack: broccoli and potatoes with cheddar frozen small meal, Zevia cola, a small Bi-Rite cookie.

Tue May 31, 2016

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Breakfast from The View Cafe: egg and cheddar on english muffin, 16 ounce coffee in my new Loyal Stricklin aviator mug (honey landscape). It feels too hipsterly for me, but I like it nonetheless. Spent the whole day working on UFD html email. No lunch. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Walked to 9th and Irving. Stopped at Citi Shoes to pick up a shoe left to be stretched for free. Dinner at Perilla by myself: bbq pork and imperial rolls with steamed rice, hot tea. Rode Muni home. Read and gave feedback on Patrick's new opening chapter for his forthcoming new book.