August 2016

Summary: Vancouver BC Trip ends; Culture Club with GROVES at the Warfield with Paul, Danny, and Phil; Marck and Tilman visit; Peter's pool party.

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Mon 1

Breakfast at Breka: hot breakfast croissant sandwich, mocha, water. Rode a taxi (about 20 CAD) to Bloedel Conservatory in Queen Elizabeth Park. Visited the conservatory, which I loved. Afterwards I visited the rose garden, then stopped for a bite at the restaurant next to the conservatory called Seasons in the Park. Santa Cristina chianti (9 oz), duck confit pizza, bread and butter, water, tiramisu with gooseberry. Seasons in the Park has a terrifically panoramic view of downtown Vancouver. The food is excellent. The service is very good; I highly recommend it. Afterwards I visited the large quarry then small quarry—both beautiful. I had intended to visit Bloedel Conservatory and the Van Dusen Botanical Gardens but found I didn't have energy for both. I found a taxi home at the non-fountain entrance to the conservatory and rode it back to the hotel where I rested. Awoke, showered. Went out. Ran into Oth in a crosswalk, said hello, met Melvin. Davie Street seemed mostly dead with the exception of Pumpjack. After browsing the bars somewhat I had a drink at The Junction where some kind of quiz game was just ending. On the return to the hotel I purchased an order of baklava to go at Stepho's, then ate a third of it and leftover pizza in my room. To bed.

Tue 2

Breakfast: leftover baklava, water. Packed, checked out of my room and left two bags with the front desk. Visited Vancouver Art Gallery, which was mostly disappointing. Picasso: The Artist and His Muses, Mashup: The Birth of Modern Culture, Harry Callahan, Bharti Kher, I Had an Interesting French Artist To See Me This Summer. When I emerged I discovered that a light rain had begun to fall. The rest of the day provided cool and intermittent light showers. Got a bite to eat at Faubourg: hot roast beef sandwich, cauliflower soup, coffee with milk, water. Wandered around, ending up at the public library where I browsed before napping briefly in a chair. Returned to the hotel, got another small bite to eat at the hotel restaurant: chicken strips and fries with ketchup and honey mustard, red wine. Retrieved my bags from the hotel, rode SkyTrain from Yaletown-Roundhouse to YVR. Arrived over two hours in advance of the flight time; short lines, and customs was easy.

Wed 3

Breakfast at home: egg and cheese on english muffin, 6 ounces of orange juice. delivered to a neighbor a letter that had been misdelivered to our place. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Troubleshot lots of problems with my Apple ID and my Active Directory authentication. Lunch at AG Ferrari: verdure sampler: beets, kale salad, pesto cavatappi. Dessert: one Bacio Perugina. About $10. My love note: Launch your heart before you and run after it. (Arab proverb). I liked the Baci Perugina so much I bought six more before realizing they were a dollar each. Repaired cable management that had failed underneath my desk. Updated the phone number cheat sheet. Reviewed and gave feedback on a Sway presentation for SM. Followup with Eric G and John K about retiring pub.ucsf.edu for security reasons. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Blue Apron fresh basil fettuccine with sauteed cherry tomatoes and zucchini, red wine. Dessert: two Baci Perugina each. Patrick's love notes: (1) Friendship is an oasis in the desert of life. (2) One kiss takes the soul, another hands it back: may this vital exchange never end. [Teresa Fusco]. My love notes: (1) Love is a storm of pleasure and an enchantment of sweetness. (2) Love me when I deserve it least, as that is when I'll need it most. With Patrick, I reviewed photos from my trip and watched the Daily Hive video of the Disney fireworks at Honda Celebration of Light 2016.

Thu 4

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Updated web pages for a new working title for Rodney. Met with Eric to discuss sunsetting our Servint VPS then performed one task related to that (Lawrence L, CERSI, email accounts). Updated the SOP IT wiki regarding Qualtrics. Microsites work: Lei Wang Lab: edits and photos. No lunch. Stopped at Bryan's for groceries. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: corn and green bean empanadas, red wine. Recharge Medical work for Drew: ID cards.

Fri 5

Breakfast: a banana. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Sprint standup. Office celebration potluck. I brought a mushroom, kale, and blue cheese frittata. Chatted with Rebecca and OSACA about various issues. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Ordered encrypted usb drives for the entering class. Calendar management. Microsites work: Lei Wang Lab: edits and photos, Giacomini Lab: content draft edit. No lunch. Long wait for a shuttle due to Outside Lands traffic. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Pizza slice from the free table. Picked up the leftover frittata and baking dish. Rode Muni home. Changed. Rode UberX to the Castro. Barhopping and dinner with Thong and Paul M in the Castro and Mission: Hi Tops, Badlands, Yuzuki, The Mix, 440, Toad Hall. Met or encountered Ian, Henry, Hien, Andrew, Jeff N, Josh A, Christopher N, Yang, Jason, James, Codey, James, Jeffrey, Michael, Jeff, David. (Thomas was working, and Patrick had Chinatown in the morning.)

Sat 6

Breakfast at home: leftover frittata, 8 ounces of carrot juice. Did some catching up on journaling. Vacuumed. Lunch at home with Patrick: balsamic tofu parmesan with pesto and tomatoes, seed-studded salad, crostini; fever tree ginger soda. Lots of Recharge Medical work: various editing. Edited and weeded photos: Vancouver BC trip. Copied Dex's China trip photos to my iMac. Snack: a banana, tortilla chips. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef smoky zucchini corn cakes with Peruvian three-bean and quinoa salad and aji sauce. Watched part of The Little Prince (2015) on Netflix instant watch with Patrick. Dessert for Patrick: vanilla gelato.

Sun 7

Breakfast at home: leftover frittata, one pink lady apple, earl gray tea. Phil, Drew, and Paul picked me up. We drove to Cavallo Point and brunched at Murray Circle: warm pistachios to start, chicken confit hash for both me and Phil, eggs benedict for Paul, smoked salmon omelette for Drew. Everyone insisted I had been to Cavallo Point with them before, but I insisted I had not. Afterwards we visited the small and unnoteworthy Ansel Adams exhibit in the gallery and briefly visited the church building up the hill. We drove thru Sausalito but did not stop. Pit stop at Recharge Medical. We drove to North Beach. Drew wanted to try whiskey gelato at Naia Gelateria; the alcohol flavoring was not very strong—disappointing. We walked in North Beach stopping briefly at Al's Attire and at Barbary Coast which has taken the space that I remembered Bocce Cafe once held. We visited a home sale open house at 422 green. We got drinks and a brunch platter to share at 15 Romolo. Paul and I got rides home. Rested. Edited, uploaded, and titled Vancouver BC photos. Tried making a movie in iMovie 10.1.1 but realized that I no longer knew how it worked. I tried using help in the application but failed even in trimming a single clip. Gave up for now. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef penne all'arrabbiata with arugula-fennel salad and garlic-parsley artichokes, red wine. Finished watching The Little Prince (2015) on Netflix instant watch with Patrick. I liked everything about the film except the story which I found confused and disjointed, delving into philosophical, moral, and coming of age themes without making any sense of any one theme. I had never read the book; maybe the book makes more sense. Performed some journal surgery, reconstructing the China trip from notes I had taken in Simplenote.

Mon 8

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Notified listserv users about an expired SSL security certificate. Followup: Wang Lab, OEIS people. Chatted with Joel about the guest account. Errand: post office to return unwanted clothes from my recent Scotch & Soda order. Lunch at Buzz: burger with cheddar on kaiser roll, side of onion rings, water: $12.18—inexpensive for the quality. Food is very good but I don't like that they toast the top side of the top bun. It's wrapped in paper for easier eating, so I guess that doesn't matter. Still, it's the principle somehow. Service is awkward but somewhat forgivable (e.g., person at the register stops reading a book in order to provide service). It seems they ought to have one more person on staff; it seems that the person at the register must leave her position in order to make smoothies. Finished editing the Giacomini draft. Followup with a student's legal name change. Followup with Richie on an A-Z List request that is still unresolved. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Blue Apron tinkerbell pepper quesadillas with cherry tomato salsa, lime crema and sunny side-up eggs, red wine. Dessert: two Tout Sweet candied violet sweet meringue kisses.

Tue 9

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Hallway poster for Cindy: SNPhA/Kroeger. Lunch from The View Cafe: chinese chicken and pork sausage bun, coconut water with pineapple and mango. Began identity retheme work: footer bg, header bg, Make a Gift. No lunch. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Blue Apron cherry tomato and peach panzanella with fresh mozzarella, arugula and basil; red wine for Patrick; dirty girl scout cocktail for me; sparkling water for both. Dessert for me: one perugina baci. My love note: Day by day and night by night we were together - all else has been forgotten by me. [Walt Whitman] Dessert again with Patrick: two small chocolate-chocolate chip cookies each, milk for Patrick, sparkling water for me. Documented clothing tags from my recent Scotch & Soda order.

Wed 10

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Set up IE11 in Win 7 in VirtualBox. Confirmed the the SVG make a gift graphic I inserted yesterday works in IE11 via VirtualBox. Very late lunch at the JCC: cow burger, potato chips, kale smoothie: about $15. Afterwards I visited the second-floor gallery exhibiting quilts and textiles from a San Jose art museum—interesting, especially the cigarette silk quilt. Chatted with Eric about Rx for Change. Prepped a sunset notice for Rx for Change, sent it to Susie and Eric for review. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home. Patrick ate separately and earlier because I had a very late lunch. Blue Apron cremini and shiitake mushroom pasta with summer beans and crispy shallot rings. Put into service new door draft stoppers from Peter at The Marine Sales Company—perfect fit and they smell terrific. Put into service two Tarriss TSA luggage locks. They were easy to set the code. I wish they weren't packaged in blister pack, but thankfully no injury occurred. Recharge Medical work: continued editing a new blog post (non-surgical fat reduction), followup with other tasks.

Thu 11

Breakfast at home: granola with plain yogurt and fresh blueberries, 8 ounces of carrot juice. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Servint sunset notifications and followup throughout the day. WCWG lunch meeting: I had a roast beef sandwich with water. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef Buddha's delight with tofu, mung bean noodles, veggies and peanuts. Cocktails for both: orgasm (BACK). Recharge Medical work: editing. Amputagged the grizzly bear paw slippers I have had for about two weeks now. Folded my laundry that Patrick had washed earlier.

Fri 12

Breakfast at home: granola with plain yogurt and fresh blueberries, 8 ounces of orange juice. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Sprint standup. Servint sunset notifications and followup throughout the day. More current residents page edits for Erin. Listserv management. Fall encryption prep. Chatted with Lisa about cable management issues. PharmD redesign meeting. Stopped to see if SM was in, but he was not. Lunch at Palio: meat lasagne, bread, water. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Snack: thumbprint jam cookie from Palio. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Helped Lisa with cable management. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef southwest veggie burger with jicama fries, avocado-cilantro dressing and slaw. While eating we watched movie trailers on my iPad Pro via the Trailers app by Apple. Finally got the Lyft app working again by readding my credit card. I hadn't been able to use Lyft for several weeks now, and the support request I submitted had stalled on their end. Rode Lyft to the Castro. Bar hopping with Paul. We or I met or encountered ming chuck devin christine andy romel siri john kevin tom robert ismael sam matthew wajih alex keith joji dan gabe scott michael dzung chuckie marcello brian matthew jesse. In particular, Christine and Andy were visitors to San Francisco from Sydney and somewhere between London and Brighton. They had met earlier today at Fisherman's Wharf. Paul and I chatted with them both for some time—good conversations, charming accents.

Sat 13

Slept in. Shower. Breakfast at home: I ate Patrick's leftovers from Toast West Portal: bacon, hash browns, fried egg, english muffin with butter; chai tea with Sweet Leaf. Recharge Medical work: editing and news build. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef tabbouleh-topped eggplant with rainbow carrots, fresh herbs, feta and currants; white wine for Patrick, san pell for both. Watched Archer s6:e13 (Drastic Voyage: Part II) on Netflix instant watch with Patrick. Upgraded MAMP PRO from 3.5 to 3.5.2 on my iMac. Recharge Medical work: news build, consent forms edits.

Sun 14

Rode Lyft to Union Square. Brunch with Danny at Cheesecake Factory. He had a slice of salted caramel cheesecake with water. I had a brioche breakfast sandwich with deep-fried breakfast potatoes with a cappuccino and water. We visited the Civic Center farmer's market, then Danny left for home. I wandered, visiting Hayes Valley, stopping for coffee at Ritual, then continuing to Jefferson Square Park. Later I met Emery at the Eagle Beer Bust. I had anticipated meeting Christine, who I had met on Friday night, but I learned that our schedules had become staggered. The beer bust was a benefit for Folsom Street Events. A portion of fried chicken, some mac or potato salad (I chose mac), and all you can drink Bud Light for $15. I met or encountered emery adam kenny kristopher cody andrew ned ray phiam miguel. Music was upbeat 80's—really nice. Rode Lyft home. To bed early.

Mon 15

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup via Slack. Spent the day working on the ACDRS site, figuring out the structure I wanted bit by bit. Doctor appointment. Lunch at OPA: roast chicken with saffron rice, mandarin orange sparkling water. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home while watching Finding Vivian Maier on Netflix instant watch on my iPhone 6 Plus with my Bose MIE2i earbud headphones. Dinner at home with Patrick: Blue Apron spicy chicken and korean rice cakes with sweet corn, shiitake mushrooms and ginger cashews, red wine. Recharge Medical work: missing id card followup, blog post followup.

Tue 16

Breakfast at home: leftover egg noodles with string beans. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Helped Mary Anne with a question about possible spam. (It was.) Microsites work: ACDRS build most of the day. Lunch at the JCC: chicken sandwich (not spicy) and fries. Again tried resolving my problems with Apple Calendar and failed. Followup with Robin about artwork sent. Rode Lyft downtown. Dinner at ANZU in Hotel Nikko with Phil, Paul, and Danny. We ate: Local Motion roll (salmon, hamachi, shiromi, seared albacore, shiso leaf); The Rock (thinly sliced Wagyu beef coulotte cooked tableside on a sizzling Japanese river stone with trio of sauces: spicy korean, kizami carrot sauce, and cilantro puree); scallop yaki (grilled sweet corn, Hokkaido scallops, blistered shishito pepper mayo, baby arugula); misoyaki black cod (purple yam dumplings, edamame, baby shitake mushrooms, ginger dashi broth); crispy skin 38 north duck breast (red rice, grilled artichokes, pickled celery, barigoule vinaigrette). They were out of the first choice of wine Paul had selected, then the second as well, and we ended up having a 2012 Napa Valley Girard sauvignon blanc. Service was excellent. Paul had been before but neither Phil nor Danny had. Afterwards we walked to the Warfield for Culture Club presented by Goldenvoice with opening by GROVES. Phil had found tickets on Goldstar. Doors opened at 7:00 pm for this all-ages show. We arrived at about 8:00 pm after waiting in a 10-minute line for will call tickets. We sat in reserved lower balcony 5, row D, seats 21, 23, 25, and 27. We heard GROVES play three songs. For the last one, the band introduced guest guitarist Jerry Harrison from the Talking Heads. Boy George sang lead while they played "Psycho Killer." Culture Club's performance started around 9 pm and had lots of lights—including strobes—that pointed into the audience, sometimes for long minutes, which I found kind of annoying. But hearing them play many old favorites more or less as we remembered them put a smile on everyone's faces. Setlist: Church of the Poison Mind, It's a Miracle, I'll Tumble 4 Ya, Move Away, Everything I Own, Black Money, Time (Clock of the Heart), Like I Used To, Different Man, Miss Me Blind, The Crying Game, (a short and informal riff of Billie Jean between songs), Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?, Victims, More Than Silence, The War Song. Encore: The Truth is a Runaway Train, Karma Chameleon, Bang a Gong (Get It On). Do You Really Want To Hurt Me? was the song that got everyone on their feet. Boy George wore three outfits, all variations on coat, hat, and baggyish pants. A fun evening.

Wed 17

Rode Lyft Line to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Submitted a new poster order to correct an unfortunate spelling error. Backed up the old PGRN-CGM on dbts then implemented a redirect as requested by Sook Wah. A residency page edit for Erin H. Empty profile followup with Millo. Answered a question for Megan about how to request a new resource email account. Calendar management. Completed edits to the grad rate and grad perf page for Cindy. Made edits to the phone number cheat sheet. Checked in with Stephen B to see if he has a new phone number. Followup with SM about orientation and technology sessions. Published a new profile for Katherine K: McDevitt. Lunch at Picnix: my lemongrass tofu sandwich came with a complimentary slice of watermelon. The rest of today was spent on the identity retheme: replacing header search box art. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Blue Apron bbq pork burgers and corn on the cob with crispy onion rings and garlic-herb butter. Amputagged Scotch Shrunk purchases. Finished watching Finding Vivian Maier on Netflix instant watch—gorgeous photos, fascinating story.

Thu 18

Breakfast at home: granola, yogurt, and diced gala Apple. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Identity retheme work all day: services and facilities art. Lunch at Picnix: Grace Kelly sandwich, watermelon slice, water. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef enchilada quesadilla with pinto beans and corn, salad, cilantro-scallion rice; sparkling water. Began watching Tab Hunter Confidential on Netflix instant watch while in transit. Began reviewing China trip journal entries for accuracy and completeness. Folded laundry that Patrick had washed earlier today. Installed updates on my MacBook Air and iPad Pro. Finished watching Tab Hunter Confidential on Netflix instant watch. Late snack: shredded cheese on toasted English muffin, sparkling water.

Fri 19

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Identity retheme work all day: services and facilities art, hero art. Lunch: leftovers. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Removed graffiti from our trash bins using very coarse sandpaper, chatted briefly with one of the upstairs neighbors. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef sweet potato fritters with warm beet, apple and kale salad, black quinoa; hot water. Removed pilling from my black and white winter sweater from Abercromie (boys size large) using a pill remover. Prepped the toilet seat for repair with Loctite repair putty. This project took a long time to complete because at first I bought something similar to repair putty but it wasn't repair putty and it did not work like I had hoped it would. Then, I got the repair putty but then realized that having disposable gloves will make it significantly easier to work with. Now I have all the materials I think I need. Today's prep was sanding the surface to roughen it for better adhesion, then washing it well and waiting for it to dry.

Sat 20

Breakfast at home: I prepared a breakfast sandwich: two slices of toast, one hash brown, one scrambled egg with cheese and italian seasonings, one veggie pattie. Successfully repaired the toilet seat and successfully patched some holes in the marble floor in the kitchen using Loctite repair putty and Moore Medical powder-free nitrile exam gloves (small). Cleaned the front doorway of mold with a mixture of bleach, vinegar, and water. Unloaded and organized photos. Late afternoon snack: one pork tamale from frozen with salsa and sour cream, sparkling water. Reviewed my China trip journal and repaired entries from loose notetaking. Dinner at home with Patrick: delivery from Goat Hill Pizza via DoorDash: caprese salad, mushroom and pepperoni thin-crust pizza, red wine. For dessert Patrick prepared chocolate pudding over kahlua-soaked ladyfingers. Watched the Disneyland Forever fireworks show at Disneyland (Anaheim) on YouTube with Patrick. Afterwards we watched videos I took from my recent China trip. To bed.

Sun 21

Continued reviewing my China trip journal and repaired entries from loose notetaking. Rode Lyft to North Beach. Brunch at The Barbary Coast with Paul, Danny, and Drew. Paul and I had chiliquiles, Danny had french toast, Drew had fried chicken eggs benedict. Food was delicious, and service was very good. Afterwards Danny left to run errands, and Drew, Paul, and I visited St. Peter's and Paul's Cathedral. Afterwards we walked through Chinatown back to downtown then got drinks at St. Regis where Paul demonstrated the safety feature of the linear fireplace: a sensor detects a hand approaching and turns off the gas; it relights automatically after a minute or two. Drew left for home. Paul and I visited the free parts of SFMOMA then rode Muni to the Castro. Drinks at Lookout where Paul's friend Doug met us. We visited Hi Tops for another drink. Paul and Doug left to go to the Persian dinner Paul had arranged at his place. I rode Lyft home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef moroccan tempeh kebabs with squash and tomatoes, spiced couscous, herb sauce; water. Watched various videos on YouTube with Patrick: Disneyland Forever (castle view), Pirates of the Caribbean. More China trip journal review. Shoe maintenance (ending stretching of Clarks Newood Street white 2 of 2, starting stretching of Tsubo Wexler II black 1 of 2). Caught up on journaling.

Mon 22

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Microsites content work: Student Helpdesk, ACDRS, Residencies. Lunch at Buzz (3420 Geary Blvd, 415-592-9958): northern cow burger, medium, with fries: $11.96. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Blue Apron seared cod and summer succotash with fairy tale eggplant and pickled grapes, red wine. Sewing projects: made a cardboard template of the Orlebar Brown boys t-shirt that I found fits me perfectly (Jimmy in size 12), prepped Scotch & Soda 129915 (blue reversible sweat shorts with all over print) for editing.

Tue 23

Breakfast at home: mixed grated cheeses and egg on english muffin, cranberry juice mixed with water. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Microsites content work all day: Student Helpdesk. Comm team meeting: we talked about how we organize projects in Asana and whether we need to make changes to what we do. Lunch at Beautifull: moroccan chicken with quinoa, honest tea green tea. Susie coincidentally joined me, having miso soup. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Blue Apron chilled chicken ramen with fresh noodles, summer beans and tomato; sparkling water.

Wed 24

Breakfast at home: mixed grated cheeses and egg on english muffin, cranberry juice mixed with water. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Short Bridges meeting with Paula and Eric. Microsites content work all day: Student Helpdesk. 1-on-1 phone meeting with Cindy. Lunch at desk: leftovers. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Lyft Line to the Richmond. Ran an errand at Fabrix: bought thread. Dinner at home with Patrick: Blue Apron summer vegetable gnocchi with sweet corn, bell pepper and basil. Watched Superstore s2:e1 (Olympics) on the NBC website with Patrick. Tried downloading Cyan Worlds Obduction today following their release to Kickstarter backers, but encountered an error with Steam: "The application Steam.app cannot be opened." Restarting the computer did not fix it, but redownloading Steam and reinstalling it did. Obduction downloaded and installed successfully, but I could not run it due to error "the global shader cache file ... is missing...". I then executed Obduction, Properties, Local Files, Verify Integrity of Game Cache—all files successfully validated. After finding the Mac system requirements in an obscure blog post thread, I think now I need to upgrade Mac OS before it will work. Sewing projects: successfully edited Scotch & Soda 129915 (blue reversible sweat shorts with all over print) and one of 129801 (2-in-1 style: double layer v-neck tee, thin blue stripes).

Thu 25

Breakfast at home: breakfast sandwich: hash brown, veggie pattie, egg with italian seasonings on kaiser roll; 8 ounces of carrot juice. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Microsites work: Student Helpdesk. Followup with a request for a new listserv. Followup with a legal name change. Microsites work: Residencies edits. No lunch. Rode Lyft Line to the Castro, arriving early for an eye doctor appointment. I received new multifocal lenses to try for a few days. I visited Cliff's for sewing notions. Patrick arrived. We dined at Catch at table 42/1 (on the patio across from the center fireplace along the inner wall) with service by Cathleen. Cocktails: nutty mandarin for Patrick, tangerine ginger margarita for me. Appetizers: crab beignets, burrata salad, bread and butter. Entrees: mixed grill for Patrick, striped bass with crab risotto for me. Patrick had a glass of Riff pinot grigio with dinner. Dessert: we shared tiramisu and a molten chocolate cake. I had a glass of Bonterra muscat with dessert. We enjoyed everything. About $180 after a 20% tip. We rode Lyft home. I began an installation of El Capitan on my MacBook Air and let it install while I slept. I tried on another new Orlebar Brown boys size 12 shirt, again a perfect fit.

Fri 26

Last night's El Capitan installation was successful. No breakfast. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Followup with a legal name change request. Microsites work: ACDRS. Lunch at desk: leftovers. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef indian veggie rice bowl with radish and cucumber relish, spinach, sweet potatoes. Nap. Rode Lyft Line to the Castro. Met Marck and Tilman at Pilsner Inn for a celebration. Met or encountered Timmie D, Scott and Andy, Tim C, Michael C, Ray F, Ben L, Brendon and Galen, Ron R, Ranjeev, Steven. I hadn't seen many of these guys for a long time, and it was good to catch up. Ray just started a new job doing similar work very close to his old work location. Scott recently switched from Evernote to Weebly. Andy no longer commutes to Cupertino and now works in Apple's San Francisco office downtown. After most everyone took off, Marck, Tilman, Andy, and I walked to The Mix for more drinks, then got pizza across the street at Nizario's. The rest of them departed, and I returned to Nizario's for one more slice before riding Lyft Line home.

Sat 27

No breakfast. Recharge Medical work all day: posted two blog posts, prepped and scheduled news html email. Lunch: leftovers, 8 ounces of carrot juice, 8 ounces of water mixed with cranberry juice. Afternoon snack: chips. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef creamy corn farro risotto with arugula pistou, snap pea and radish salad, parmesan; san pell.

Sun 28

Recharge Medical work: website changes. No breakfast. Rode Lyft Line to Shotwell House. Phil, Drew, Danny, Romy, and I drove to Peter's place in Newark/Fremont meeting Quyen and Dave and Wayne there with Richard arriving later. Along the way we stopped at Popeye's for fried chicken, red beans and rice, corn on the cob, and french fries. Quyen brought spring rolls, garlic noodles, and eggplant. For dessert, various fresh fruit: strawberries, watermelon, blueberries. Drew brought many different flavors of ice cream that he had been making with a new Breville ice cream maker: limoncello, apple danish frozen yogurt, mint julep, and more. I brought home leftover Popeye's. Rode Uber Pool home after hearing from Wayne that their prices had dropped. My ride across town was about $3.50—so hard to pass up prices this cheap.

Mon 29

Breakfast at home: one peach, one toasted english muffin with cheese, 8 ounces of cranberry juice mixed with water. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Spent the whole day on identity retheme work encountering some issues with the work as I had left it and found it difficult to resolve. Lunch: a banana. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftover Popeye's and garlic noodles, zevia ginger ale with a maraschino cherry. Watched about a third of Eye in the Sky (2015) on Netflix DVD with Patrick.

Tue 30

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Forwarded a question about Up To Date from a student to the library team. Answered a question about email forwarding to Gmail from a student. 1-on-1 with Susie. I showed her progress on the identity retheme. Main home is almost all done including search box and make a gift footer, main landing pages are done, pharmchem home work has begun. Comm team meeting. Lunch at the JCC: fried chicken burger with fries, sub mayo instead of spicy sauce. More identity retheme work. Made live a new microsite for the Student Helpdesk. Delivered a package to the newly discovered nearby UPS drop box at the hardware store in Laurel Village. Rode Uber Pool home: only $5.32, about 3 minutes of waiting, and 22 minutes of riding—sweet. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef korean noodle bowl with mushrooms and chard, fried egg, pickles, slaw; san pell. Finished watching Eye in the Sky (2015) on Netflix DVD with Patrick. We knew very little about this film before seeing it, and it turned out to be tense nail-biter, providing a compassionate and seemingly real look into a military mission involving a drone. Recommended. Recharge Medical web work: remove massage, styles.

Wed 31

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Microsites work: Giacomini. Identity retheme work: pharmchem hero. Lunch at Beautifull!: red thai beef curry bowl with quinoa, water. Phone meeting with Bob U to replace an image. More identity retheme work. Minor web edits: curriculum for Lucia, residencies for Erin H. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Blue Apron neapolitan-style stewed vegetables and farro with summer beans, sweet pepper and gremolata; white wine. Recharge Medical web work. Started packing for my forthcoming trip to New Orleans for Southern Decadence.