Summary: New Orleans Southern Decadence with Romy, Danny, Phil, Drew, Paul, Peter, Wayne, and Charles. Emperor's Treasures at the Asian Art Museum with Patrick. Folsom Street Fair with Drew, Wayne, Peter, Romy. Bianca Del Rio and Sexitude with Hector and Tony.
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Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Resolved a Jazzee problem for Rick: the pdf template did not copy over as expected from the staging server. Continued identity retheme work. Microsites work: Chen draft edit and request for animal protocols review. Our sites became unavailable due to an external attack on a domain that wasn't ours but was within our shared Acquia environment. I sent all-school comms then went to lunch at Artesano: steak sandwich, lime agua fresca: about $21.44. The sandwich was tasty, and the chimichurri sauce was not too spicy for me, but $21.44 is really too steep for a sandwich with no side and a non-alcoholic drink. The restaurant always seems full, so I'm guessing they won't miss my business. I'm glad I tried it, though. Followup with IT about El Capitan upgrades. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Blue Apron seared chicken and fregola sarda with salsa verde, corn and tomato; san pell; white wine. We had never heard of fregola sarda before. We enjoyed this dish. Finished packing for New Orleans. Subscribed to LastPass Premium at $12 per year to gain access on mobile devices. Cut my hair, showered.
Rode Lyft Line to SFO. Southern Decadence vacation with Danny, Romy, Drew, Phil, Paul, Wayne, Peter, and Charles begins. Pre-breakfast at home: one Granny Smith apple. Rode Lyft Line to SFO: $44.32 which seemed expensive I'm guessing due to it being Labor Day weekend. Breakfast at Extra Virgin Olive Oil: egg and cheese croissant, tap water: $8.90. SFO to IAH (Houston) on UA flight 540. Before the flight left we were warned that they expected the overhead bin space to fill completely and that some carry-on bags would need to be checked. I had chosen an aisle seat, and I think that's why I was in the last boarding group, so I ended up needing to check my bag. At the gate I sadly left my bag, fully expecting it to get lost in the system. We arrived in Houston a little early, so I had about a 2-hour layover. I wanted a slushie and browsed restaurants for slushie machines behind the counter. At La Salsa Pronto I asked what flavor they had, and the woman (my receipt said Rosa A.) responded with a smile, "That's not a slushie," to which I responded with a smile, "That's even better." 12-ounce frozen margarita to go: $6.48. MSY (New Orleans) on UA flight 1131. During travel I watched Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (which I had recently found on iTunes for $6.99 for HD—a steal for this underrated film) and Blade Runner 30th Anniversary Edition, and portions of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Trek (2009), and Star Trek: Into Darkness. No nap while traveling. At MSY I successfully retrieved my bag from baggage claim, then found the Transportation Center across from baggage claim 7 where I ordered an Uber ride. What's not clear about using Uber or Lyft at MSY is that when meeting your ride you must walk about a minute to the parking lot area beyond the Transportation Center. This parking lot area might be partially obscured by large buses or shuttles parked adjacent to the Transportation Center; just walk past them. Uber from MSY to the French Quarter was $33. Because of crowds, I got dropped a block or two from my destination, which was fine. I met the others at the house, then settled, refreshed, and unpacked a bit. Dinner at Muriel's Jackson Square with Paul, Wayne, Peter, Charles, and Romy. We all did the prix fixe menu. Charles had New Orleans seafood gumbo, double-cut pork chop (wood grilled and topped with a Louisiana sugar cane apple glaze, served with pecan candied sweet potatoes and southern style greens), and pain perdu bread pudding (with candied pecans and rum sauce). Peter had New Orleans seafood gumbo, double-cut pork chop (wood grilled and topped with a Louisiana sugar cane apple glaze, served with pecan candied sweet potatoes and southern style greens), and flourless chocolate cake (with crème anglaise and raspberry coulis). Wayne had shrimp and goat cheese crepes (goat-cheese-filled crepes topped with Louisiana Gulf shrimp in a butter cream sauce of chardonnay, onion, tomato and bell pepper), bayoubaisse (shrimp, mussels, jumbo lump crab meat and seafood meatballs tossed with andouille sausage and orzo pasta in a sweet vermouth-tomato broth), and pain perdu bread pudding (with candied pecans and rum sauce). Paul had turtle soup au sherry, bayoubaisse (shrimp, mussels, jumbo lump crab meat and seafood meatballs tossed with andouille sausage and orzo pasta in a sweet vermouth-tomato broth), and flourless chocolate cake (with crème anglaise and raspberry coulis). Romy had a pan-seared crab cake (served with a spring mix, fried capers, and a gazpacho vinaigrette), a side of duck confit fried rice, pan-sauteed salmon (Faroe Islands salmon served on a field pea succotash and topped with Tabasco onion rings), and pain perdu bread pudding (with candied pecans and rum sauce). I had the table d'hôte: New Orleans seafood gumbo, wood-grilled chicken (citrus-brined half chicken served with red bliss potato and tass hash with crispy chick peas and topped with a tomato relish) with a glass of one of the wine pairings (Graffigna Centenario Reserve 2014 Malbec, Argentina), and pain perdu. Everyone loved this meal. Service was very, very good. Six-way split: $76 each after a 20% tip. Separately, Phil, Danny, and Drew visited Sake Cafe with about 22 others to celebrate Lauren's recent graduation. They had sushi, seafood fried rice, squid steak, and chocolate cake. Afterwards we returned to the house. A small parade passed, and many of us received beads and other freebies. We walked Bourbon Street to barhop. Paul stopped at Bourbon Pub and Parade to use his $50 weekend pass while we waited for him outside. Later we found ourselves at Napoleon's Itch because (a) there was no cover, (b) there was almost no line for the bar, (c) they had a great DJ, and (d) they had a fetching bartender named Geoffrey. I met Derek and David. Near midnight everyone got tired and we returned home. To bed by 12:30 am.
Coffee at home. Our group of nine breakfasted at Croissant d'Or, with most of us each having an egg and cheese croissant breakfast sandwich. Danny had a coconut macaroon. Paul took us to Spitfire Coffee which was closed. At Queork Romy bought shoes. Paul took us to the Hermann-Grima house which was closed. We encountered the tail of a wedding procession that ended at the Omni Royale. We had beignets and iced cafe au laits at Cafe du Monde. We visited Jackson Square for an air-conditioning and restroom break and for Paul's souvenir penny. We rode Steamboat Natchez for the jazz-only 2:30 pm departure. We acquired valuable seats at a table inside one of the bars for the first half of the trip. During the trip a thunderstorm occurred with much lightning and thunder. We emerged after the rain mostly stopped then wandered the decks. After we returned to land Romy stopped briefly at CVS, then I purchased a hot air balloon mobile at A Simpler Time. We stopped for a short while at St. Louis Cathedral mass. Romy left the group to pick up the shoes he bought at Queork. We all returned to the house. We met some of our downstairs neighbors: Tobin, Ernest, Troy, and Scott. Phil brought home a king cake even though it's not Mardi Gras. Danny brought home Popeye's for dinner and also prepared sticky rice. Friends of Paul named Felipe and James arrived and hung out with us a while as we watched partygoers in the street and threw beads. We walked Bourbon Street and barhopped variously through the evening and night, stopping at home occasionally for rest. I met Jason, Hector, Tony, Hector, Adam, Tim. To bed very late.
Slept in. Sunday brunch at Brennan's. We waited about 15 minutes past our reservation for our corner table—the best table in the room. Drinks included: hibiscus pimm's, spark watermelon, caribbean milk punch, fawlty lemonade. French bread and salted butter for the table. Paul had a crab and chanterelle mushroom omelet with arugula and lemon butter ($25) and a side of brabant potatoes ($6); Drew had Brennan's Breakfast ($28) with baked apple with oatmeal pecan raisin crumble, brown sugar glaze, sweetened crème fraîche and eggs sardou with crispy artichokes, Parmesan creamed spinach, and choron sauce; Charles had the New Orleans Breakfast ($31) with seafood file gumbo and braised pork grillades (Georgia cheddar grits, egg over easy, Creole spices); Peter had the vieux carré 2-course lunch ($28) with seafood file gumbo (crab, shrimp, andouille, oysters, Basmati rice) and creole-spiced shrimp salad (hearts of palm, avocado, cherry tomatoes, lime dressing); Wayne had the same as Charles: New Orleans Breakfast ($31) with seafood file gumbo and braised pork grillades (Georgia cheddar grits, egg over easy, Creole spices); Phil had turtle soup ($9) with brown butter spinach, grated egg, and aged sherry as well as crab meat lundi gras ($13) with green asparagus, jumbo lump crab meat, cherry tomato, radish, french dressing; Danny had rabbit rushing ($28): fried Mississippi rabbit, creamed collards, eggs over easy, pickled pork jus; I had the same as Peter: vieux carré 2-course lunch ($28) with seafood file gumbo (crab, shrimp, andouille, oysters, Basmati rice) and creole-spiced shrimp salad (hearts of palm, avocado, cherry tomatoes, lime dressing). For dessert we shared one order of two dishes of bananas foster. (Ordering the bananas foster is so confusing.) Before this meal I did not know what brabant potatoes were. To me they are fried potato cubes like a hash but more consistently cubes rather than cuboids and the cubes are slightly larger than the cuboids in a hash. Neither Phil nor Danny thought this meal was special. Everyone else liked the meal and experience. I thought the service was excellent. My favorite part was seeing a family in the waiting room dressed perfectly for Brennan's except out of season in distinctly Easter colors. Later my stomach felt queasy and I had mild digestive issues. I thought it was the Brennan's gumbo but also felt there was no way to be certain. Last night I had a few pieces of leftover sushi; maybe that was it. We had tentative plans to visit The Country Club today, but a torrential thunderstorm began and I just couldn't find the energy to leave the known party activity on Bourbon Street for the unknown activity taking place at The Country Club. Also, I feared that the pool would be closed due to lightning, and the day really wasn't hot enough for me to be in a pool. The thunderstorm hit during the walking parade which passed in front of our house. Most people ran for shelter but still got wet, and the parade and music continued even in the thickest of downpours. Since I was prepared to go to the pool today, I donned my swimsuit and walked out in the storm to watch the parade up close from the sidewalk. Downspouts and gutters turned into rivers while "It's Raining Men" by The Weather Girls, "YMCA" by The Village People, "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" by Whitney Houston, and other gay-themed and gay-loved classics blared from Lafitte's, peppered with real lightning and thunder. For dinner, I ordered 5 oyster poboys and 2 shrimp poboys from Verdi-Mart. I was surprised that they would deliver even during a parade. The delivery man arrived on bicycle. $120 including a generous tip. Our downstairs neighbors invited some strangers to the house to let them use the restroom—it turned out fine. Hector and Tony stopped by at my invitation. We chatted and I gave them a tour of the house. Later I encountered drug dealers loitering outside our entrance. When I reentered one tried to pretend he was locked out, and I had to slam the gate in his face to prevent him from entering.
Southern Decadence vacation ends. Drew realizes that he had slept all night with a cockroach in the bed—how unfortunate! I packed and helped clean for checkout. No breakfast. Tina visits. Charles left first via Uber, needing to be at the airport to see if he could change to a later flight. Paul had a 4 pm flight, so he arranged to stay at the house as long as he could. I rode Uber to MSY with Peter and Wayne while Tina drove PDDR to MSY. The eight of us had thought we would see each other at the airport but we ended up at different concourses for our different flights. Charles and I were in the same concourse for a flight to IAH (Houston), so we lunched at Ye Olde College Inn. Charles had crawfish delacroix with steamed white rice and crawfish etoufee. I had peppered lemon-thyme chicken with orzo, tomatoes, and spinach with lemon-butter caper sauce. Charles was on standby for my flight to Houston and just barely made it on, getting one of the worst seats on the plane. At Houston he left me at the United club with a glass of house red. I picked up a banana on my way out for my second leg from IAH to SFO during which I rewatched Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and played Lara Croft Go on my iPad Pro. Rode Lyft Line home: about $20. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef baharat portobellos with chickpeas, pickled beet, carrot and spinach salad. Reviewed Southern Decadence photos with Patrick, edited them, uploaded them to Flickr, and shared public and private links with the group. Began journal construction for the past weekend.
Breakfast: egg and provolone on english muffin, 8 ounces of orange juice. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Caught up on email after one day of vacation. Listserv management: removed Jennifer P from OEIS. Minor web update for Cindy on the Policies page for PharmD. Followup with a legal name change request by calling IT and asking them to complete the task that Jina originally requested. Followup with my encrypted usb drive order. Lunch: leftovers from last night. Microsites work: Chen Lab, Giacomini Lab. Followup with Angie D about the alumni email offering. Worked with Eric to create a remote branch of my identity retheme work. Selected my 15-year service award—a Mikasa glass bowl worth about $80 on Amazon. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus, chatting with James J about mobile, on-demand storage and mobile, on-demand espresso and other crazy ideas. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Blue Apron summer vegetable and queso tostadas with fairy tale eggplants and spicy crema, white wine for me, red wine for Patrick. Set up a private share for Southern Decadence photos for the group. Completed journal construction for the past weekend.
Breakfast: egg and provolone on english muffin, 8 ounces of orange juice. Today was freakishly warm; I felt it the moment I stepped outside, stuffing my skull cap and scarf into my bag. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Continued laptop setup. Resolved a problem for Megan with the welcome packet in which the Box preview of all the pages except for the two maps appeared too small. The solution is to create new lettersized InDesign documents, place the larger PDF maps sized to the lettersized page, then export as PDF before joining with the other lettersized pages. Forwarded people page change requests to Lisa C. Microsites work and followup: Chen, Savic, Giacomini. Tim from IT picked up my iMac to upgrade it to El Capitan with a clean install. Lunch at A.G. Ferrari: grilled chicken and pancetta sandwich, meyer lemon Gus soda: about $13. Followup with a legal name and email address change request. Added a job posting link to BTS for Peter. Curriculum changes for Cindy. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Blue Apron late-summer fregola sarda pasta with romano beans, ricotta and crispy capers; red wine; san pell. I made a mushroom, kale, blue cheese frittata because we needed to use the blue cheese I bought for the same dish a month ago.
Yesterday's freakishly warm day turned out to be a high of 80 degrees F when the forecast was, I believe, only 63. Breakfast: mushroom, kale, blue cheese frittata; 6 ounces of carrot juice. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Stopped at the OSACA to count encrypted usb drives. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Followup with missing encrypted usb drive delivery. Obtained the camera from Eric for delivery to Rick. Microsites work: Giacomini followup. Listserv management: added Adam M. Followup with curriculum changes for Cindy. Followup with student DS's question about Up to Date. Lunch at the JCC: hamburger with side salad with ranch. Tim S returned with my iMac clean installed with El Capitan, so I spent a lot of the afternoon reconfiguring local dev env and installing my smaller applications that weren't part of the image. 1-on-1 by phone with Cindy. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Stopped at the OSACA to drop off the camera for Rick. Found I couldn't enter; the locks had been changed. Fortunately Lisa was inside and let me in and issue me my new key. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Blue Apron sweet pepper, zucchini and corn stir-fry with soba noodles and ginger cashews. Recharge Medical work: podiatrist flyer/poster.
Breakfast: leftover mushroom, kale, blue cheese frittata; 6 ounces of orange juice. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Forwarded a recent grad's request for help archiving email to the student helpdesk. Microsites work: Savic followup, ACDRS followup. Updated a link on our PharmD find a home page. More computer setup and configuration work. Updated the phone number cheat sheet for Polly. Helped Megan with a question about photo consent/release forms. Followup with a legal name and email address change request. Lunch at Vixi Cucina Italiana (3611 California Street). This is in the same space that Pasta Pomodoro used to be. The interior has been redesigned somewhat with different lamps and artwork but the same layout as before. The menu seems very similar to the previous Pasta Pomodoro menu. I had salmon with rotelle and minestrone soup. The meal included complimentary focaccia with sundried tomato dipping sauce. Purple potatoes in the soup, cloth napkins for lunch, freshly ground pepper is offered, the salmon was perfectly prepared—very tender and juicy. Vixi is a terrific value for the area compared to Rigolo, A.G. Ferrari, Beautifull!, and other nearby restaurants. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Dropped off papers at the OSACA. Encountered Tina B and met husband Ollie in the elevator, chatted briefly. Rode Muni N-Judah from UCSF Parnassus to Civic Center Station. Walked 6th Street from Market to Mission—a tad unpleasant. Arrived early at Miss Saigon and chatted with Chi and Nam. Recharge Medical end of summer dinner celebration at Miss Saigon with John, Johnny, Alyssa, Chris P, Phil, Drew, Danny, Romy, and (Kamil?). We ate downstairs. After dinner, Danny, Johnny, and Alyssa karaoked. Afterwards I rode to Shotwell House Garage. Rode Lyft Line home: about $10 after tip. Finished watching Ali Wong Baby Cobra on Netflix instant watch—hilarious.
Breakfast: leftover mushroom, kale, blue cheese frittata; 6 ounces of carrot juice. Recharge Medical web work: set the blog index page to never cache (PHP solution). Changed a light bulb in the outer entry hallway. Cleaned a clothing pill remover because a battery inside it had leaked due to age. Lunch: leftovers. Listed an item for sale on the Saily iOS app: a Rubbermaid dish rack. Organized boxes in the garage. Rode Uber Pool to Martuni's. Drinks and popcorn at Martuni's with Drew, Peter, Wayne, and Phil. Rode with them to Shotwell House. Various appetizers, including spiced peanuts, popcorn, and more. Dinner prepared by Danny: chicken cordon bleu, mashed potatoes. Dessert: three cakes; I had a slice of cappuccino which was deliciously light and not too sweet.
Slept in. Brunch at home with Patrick: cranberry juice with tonic water, Blue Apron paprika shrimp and cheddar grits with tomato and sweet corn. Watched half of Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice with Patrick on Netflix DVD. Verdict at this point: editing is pretty excellent; production quality, sound, and special effects are mostly excellent; acting quality is mixed; writing and plot and pacing are pretty bad. The comparison to Marvel films is so stark. After 1h:13m it felt like so much longer than that much time had passed—draggy despite pretty tight editing. Recharge Medical web work: update price list pdf and rename nail treatments. Dinner at home with Patrick: Blue Apron spicy hoisin chicken stir-fry with baby bok choy and sesame-ginger cucumber salad. Encountered a paper jam printing problem that I was unable to easily resolve; gave up for now. Finished watching Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice with Patrick on Netflix DVD. Second half was better, but not enough to save the film. It tries to introduce elements of psychological and supernatural depth, but the overall result is just a muddled mess that isn't really worthy of much discussion. Jesse Eisenberg's performance is notably successfully unsettling. More Recharge Medical web work: generated another revision of forms pdfs for team review.
Breakfast: leftover mushroom, kale, blue cheese frittata; an apple. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Sprint standup from the Dean's Office Administration office. Helped Lucia configure her home laptop for occasional UCSF work: SEP, DDPE, BigFix. Listserv management. Tech team orientation prep meeting. OSACA staff meeting. Orientation prep followup. Counted encrypted usb drives; Lisa found more in a drawer so we have enough now but I'm still not certain that we received all our recent shipments. Late lunch from Cafe Bellini: hot roast turkey sandwich, Pure Leaf unsweetened iced tea: about $10. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Followup with UC Cyber Security Awareness Training fiasco. Followup with Daryl J about person page data sources. Microsites followup: UCSF-Actelion. Notified Cindy that the curr core all page ordering problem is now resolved by James H. Microsites work: Chen protocols and gallery are now complete. Orientation prep. 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 sweet corn ditali pasta with cherry tomatoes, jalapeño and ricotta cheese. Dessert: one Justin's peanut butter cup each—so good. Recharge Medical work: Nail Services content becomes the Nail Clinic page.
Breakfast: leftover shrimp and grits, 6 ounces of orange juice. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. More computer configuration: printer driver installations, scanner driver installations, installed a new break reminder. Cleaned up documentation for printing to the copier from a Mac. Scanned a photo for JWG. Updated the CP org chart for Julie E and Marley Q. Lunch: leftover broccolini penne alfredo with sun-dried tomatoes, bell pepper, herbs and pine nuts that Patrick had made for dinner on a night I was out for dinner. Reviewed XC Lab staging one last time. Sent XC Lab for review. Followup with Giacomini team on status. Asana ticket followup. Some page edits for Residencies for Erin H. Followup with a student about a legal name change and email address change request. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: delivery from Noori Indian. Recharge Medical work: nail care page edits, podiatrist flyer.
Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Breakfast at Moffitt Cafe: mushroom, sausage, green onion scramble; breakfast potatoes; Peet's light coffee with half and half. Helped Elisabeth F at the student-run orientation activities in HSW303. Followup with a legal name change request. Microsite work: Residencies edits for Erin H. Updated the phone number cheat sheet: James's phone number returns. Lunch to go from Subway: 6-inch roast beef and swiss on 9-grain honey oat, ate in Joel's office. IT Forum meeting. Microsite work: Xin C's lab site now in final review. Followup with CDW about a possible missing package. Microsite work: Residencies edits for Erin H. Listserv management: populated the P1 listserv. Rode Muni home. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftovers from last night. Recharge Medical work: add review link to email receipt. Watched Stranger Things s1:e1 on Netflix instant watch with Patrick. Recharge Medical work: podiatry flyer, October news edits.
Breakfast: a terrible breakfast sandwich from frozen, 6 ounces of orange juice. My usual Muni bus was missing from NextBus, so I rode Uber Pool to UCSF Parnassus and was surprised to learn that the cost was cheaper than Muni. Stopped briefly at orientation, first required day. Sprint standup. 2018 and beyond site review meeting. OSACA introduction. Observed at the OEIS session. Lunch: half of a veggie burrito. Helped OEIS with device checks. Rode Uber Pool home. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftover orientation lunch burritos, cranberry juice mixed with san pell. Watched Stranger Things s1:e2 on Netflix instant watch with Patrick. Recharge Medical work: assigned the new domain of recharge.clinic, prepped migration, and contacted live chat support when the new placeholder site did not appear after waiting 20 minutes. While waiting for live chat to answer, the site placeholder appeared. The wait was about 35 or 40 minutes instead of the 20 claimed. Good to know for next time. Lots of cleanup work.
Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. 2018 and Beyond site prep. Followup with UC Cyber Awareness Training issues. Checked in with Kamran about the Smart Diaphragm site for patients being down for a few days. Forwarded a Lexicomp issue to Rodney. Reviewed and approved James's work creating a view showing which sites were associated with which depts and editors. Installed Caffeine, MsgViewere, and SiteSucker on both work computers. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Early light lunch from Cafe Bellini: grilled chicken with orzo and kale. Proctor training. Assisted with PCOA administration. Late light lunch leftover from orientation: half of a grilled chicken banh mi. Ordered a new cutting board for the OSACA. Eric and Paula made live the 2018 and Beyond microsite, and I pushed live my work for that following prep earlier in the day. More prep for Chen Lab and Giacomini Lab going live on Monday. Tried ordering a replacement hand truck R-clip online but couldn't find one the required size. I'll try to find this in a hardware store in person instead. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef lemon-pepper tuna orzo with arugula, fennel, and pasta salad and sauteed green beans. Ripped Joey Alexander's Countdown using Max and to which we also listened during dinner.
Slept in. Lunch at home with Patrick: ham and turkey sandwiches with tortilla chips, coffee coconut water on ice. The coffee coconut water was sweet and surprisingly had no added sugar; we liked it. Recharge Medical web work: resolved problems with the index page and the Skin Care section missing. Configured forwarders and autoresponders but then found they did not work. Reported the issue to Bluehost support and after they responded following a very long wait I received the autoresponse I was expecting. Lots more Recharge Medical web work mostly regarding their domain transition. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftover burritos, tortilla chips, Zevia grapefruit soda (mine with bacardi rum). Watched half of Sin City on Netflix DVD with Patrick.
Breakfast at home with Patrick: one egg over easy, one belgian waffle from frozen, two small sausage links, orange juice, coffee. Rode Uber to the Asian Art Museum for the members' early opening on the last day of Emperor's Treasures from the National Palace Museum in Taipei. We particularly liked the vase with revolving core, and I particularly liked the treasure box with forty-four items. Afterwards we ate a light lunch in the museum cafe: coconut chicken noodle soup for Patrick, chinese chicken salad for me, jasmine tea for both: about $40. Stopped at the farmer's market where I bought some hickory-smoked pistachios. Rode Muni home. Vacuumed, cut my hair, cleaned the bathroom, showered. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef spanish steak tapenade with olive-artichoke tapenade, fingerling potatoes, arugula, and figs; san pell. Finished watching Sin City on Netflix DVD with Patrick.
Breakfast at home: black forest ham and muenster on english muffin. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Followup with a student about UC Cyber Security Awareness Training becoming available again. Meeting to hand off some of my responsibilities to OEIS. Unwrapped a new cutting board for the kitchen area. PharmD curriculum web edits for Cindy took a lot of the day. Launched Chen Lab and Giacomini Lab sites and performed followup tasks for both. Lunch: 6-inch turkey Subway sandwich, a bag of Fritos tortilla chips, an oatmeal cookie, water. Rode Muni to Duboce Park, walked to the Castro. Picked up contact lenses. Dinner at Eureka with Patrick: happy-hour cucumber coolers for both, we split the heirloom tomato salad, medium-rare pimento-cheese burger with fries and a glass of montepulciano for Patrick, pork loin with vegetables and a glass of pinot grigio for me, bread and butter. Dessert: chocolate pot de creme and espresso for Patrick, baked cambozola and decaf coffee for me. We chatted with Chef Gaines briefly. About $145 after a generous tip. Rode Uber home. Watched the 8-minute behind-the-scenes clip from the Sin City DVD from Netflix.
Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Troubleshot email server problems with Tim M from IT. Prepped work to add breadcrumbs to the 2018beyond site, sent it to Susie for review. Delivered credentials for a student org email account. Shared student directory info with the comm team. Followup with a licensing question from Anastasio for Lucia. Microsites work: followup with sites that were supposed to have closed yesterday but did not due to changing priorities (ACDRS, Benet). Listserv management. Small edits for Residencies. Created a discovery proposal for Cindy in the PharmD redesign project. Microsites work: SMDC. Followup with Aeshah about research project titles. CP org chart edits. Lunch at the JCC: spicy chicken sandwich not spicy (sub mayo) with fries, water from my water bottle. I learned today that UCSF employees get 10% off at the JCC cafe—just show your badge. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Blue Apron fairy tale eggplant and spinach flatbreads with warm green bean and tomato salad, red wine, san pell. Watched Stranger Things s1:e3 on Netflix instant watch with Patrick. Recharge Medical work: physicians flyer, edited various aftercare plans.
Breakfast: one small red delicious apple, one large granny smith apple. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus, chatting briefly with some students. Got my flu shot, no line. Went upstairs to the OSACA to try the new R-clip but realized everyone except Lisa was at HSW. Went to HSW where P2 and P3 reorientation sessions were just starting. The R-clip did not fit; too big. Encountered Susie on the way out. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Followup with a person page request. Microsites work: Residencies edits for Erin, followup with Frances for Benet Lab, ACDRS for Jaime, as well as Rx for Change. Resolved a permissions problem for Steve H. Troubleshot problems with Adobe products, ended up subscribing to Adobe Creative Cloud for the first time. Lunch at Beautifull!: beef curry over quinoa, water. Identity retheme work: CP home hero art, PharmD home hero art, PharmD home accent art. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home, chatting for a while with student GH. Began watching Art & Copy on Netflix instant watch. Dinner at home with Patrick: Blue Apron summer udon noodle salad with cherry tomatoes, corn and summer sweet pepper. Recharge Medical work: editing, Google Webmaster tools, Google Analytics tools. Updated some passwords in LastPass.
Breakfast: one large granny smith apple. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Finished watching Art & Copy on Netflix instant watch. Identity retheme work: cp home art, pharmd home art, pharmd acpe accreditation accent art. Had a really difficult time taking artwork of rectangles from Illustrator to Photoshop without resulting in an anti-aliased image. Placing an AI or EPS file did not work. Exporting as PNG from AI did not work. Copy and paste did not work. In Photoshop preferences, setting General > Image Interpolation to "Nearest Neighbor (preserve hard edges)" before pasting or placing did not work. In every case the image came in with anti-aliasing which ruined the straight, perfect lines. The solution I found was: (a) In Illustrator, select all elements. (b) Open the Transform palette then select "Align to pixel grid." (c) Export from Illustrator as PNG. (d) Place in Photoshop. Lunch at A.G. Ferrari: polpette sandwich with a side of brussels sprouts, tap water: about $15. Stopped at the hardware store for a different size of R-clip. Tried a Peet's ready-to-drink dark chocolate cold brew at $1 off the regular price of $4 using a coupon I received I think through Instagram; it's quite delicious. More identity retheme work: art for dept landing pages (about, research, education). Finished pc and bts, still need to do cp. And still need to resolve mobile issues for all. Rode Uber Pool from UCSF Laurel Heights to Shotwell House: $2.38 and 20 minutes. A birthday dinner: split pea and ham soup, kale salad with cranberries and mango, salmon or steak, durian and coffee ice cream, whole foods strawberry chantilly cake. Rode UberX home.
Breakfast: egg, turkey, and muenster on english muffin, 8 ounces of orange juice.Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Stopped at the OSACA to check the R-clip I bought yesterday; it does not fit. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Identity retheme work all day. Updated web job postings links for Millo. Updated career pages for Cindy. Lunch at desk: leftovers. Returned the R-clip I purchased yesterday because it did not fit. Rode Uber Pool home: $5.47. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef beef mole chili with corn muffins, san pell. Lots of Google Search Console and Google Analytics work for home websites.
Breakfast at home: one fried egg with leftover Blue Apron spiced potatoes with feta, sourdough toast with muenster and bacon, Stumptown Holler Mountain coffee with milk, 8 ounces of orange juice. House chores: recycling, vacuumed in the garage and laundry room, removed a mysterious food stain from the sidewalk in front of the house, washed dishes. Upgraded OpenSSL. Listened to Joey Alexander's Countdown. Added some jumpdown links on month pages on my journal on the web. Lunch: leftover chili and corn muffin, coffee with milk. Recharge Medical work: editing.
Waited about 45 minutes to be seated for brunch at Universal Cafe with Drew, Danny, Phil, Romy, Peter, Wayne. Drew and I each had the house sourdough english muffin with fried egg, bacon, mushrooms, sweet pepper relish, and yellow cheddar ($14.50). Danny had the apple-raspberry crisp with vanilla gelato ($10). Peter had the local shellfish burger on ciabatta with caper aioli, bread and butter pickled green tomato, avocado, butter leaf lettuce, and a side of taro chips ($16). Phil had the moroccan-style chicken meatballs on house pita with carrot-herb salad, almond, pickled sultana, and fresh mozzarella ($16). Romy had soft scrambled eggs with roasted cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, basil pesto and a side of toast with lettuces and a side of maple-sage sausage ($14 and $6). Wayne had the detox bowl: summer greens, beets, eggplant-sesame puree, rose kokuho brown rice, poached egg, green tahini ($14.50). Afterwards Phil and Danny returned home and the rest of us attended Folsom Street Fair. The day was hot—probably the hottest day of the year so far—making it nearly unbearable to be in the sun for long. We stopped for a drink at Lone Star where the patio was full so we sat unentertained in the dark next to the pool table. At least they had ceiling fans going at full speed if not air conditioning. Later we walked to Cease and Desist, my first time to this restaurant which took over the space formerly held by Specchio. Back to Shotwell House where I napped for a while before riding Uber Pool home.
Breakfast at home: one granny smith apple. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Listserv maintenance: closed the grads listserv, removed one name from one list upon request. Purchased and delivered a stock photo that Susie had selected for Nakisha to use. Web edits for Cindy: 17-18 calendar, commencement. 2018beyond work: prep work to add offsite links below leftnav. Late lunch partly in the courtyard: spring roll with sauce, corn nuts, popcorn, water from my Thermos Intak water bottle. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: a hodgepodge of previously prepared meals: spaghetti noodles, herbed flatbread. Yesterday Patrick finished another final draft of his forthcoming novel. I read the first of forty-one chapters and began editing and notetaking. Resolved some small problems with home websites found by Google Search Console. Recharge Medical work: editing. Posted a Snapseeded photo of today's sunset to Instagram using hashtags formulated by dehaze.co and was stunned by the number of likes it received almost instantly. Happened upon the weather section of timeanddate.com and was very impressed with the info design.
Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. 1-on-1 with Susie. Chatted with Marley on the phone briefly about org chart and CRSP. Comm team meeting. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Troubleshot a defective encrypted usb drive. Lunch office celebration for someone with a birthday. Cindy, Joel, Lisa, Lucia, Megan, Don, and I attended. Rick was traveling, and Leslie was too but was able to drop off pastries from Sheng Kee. I brought a veggie pizza from Cafe Bellini. We also had potato chips, tortilla chips, various dips and salsas, lots of beverages, various salads, a cheese and proscuitto and nut platter. We talked about relocation camps, theft when touristing, gypsy thieves, and more. Helped Lucia resolve problems with her byod computer. Microsites work: Residencies edits. Listserv management (legal name change) and documented this process for Rodney. Found another defective encrypted usb drive and troubleshot it as well. Microsites work: uploaded a new, revised image for Bob U on the pkcourse reg page. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef chicken katsu with rice and sesame seeds, cucumber slaw, herbs; red wine; san pell. Dessert for me: one Haagen Dazs chocolate dark chocolate ice cream bar. Watched Superstore s2:e1 on Hulu with Patrick. Read and edited chapter 2 of 41 of Patrick's forthcoming novel. Unloaded photos from my iPhone 6 Plus.
Breakfast at home: leftover veggie pizza. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Chatted briefly with La'Trece about her problem with iOS 10.0.2 and our Exchange email. Worked with Eric on adding a new menu block for offsite links for the microsites. Filed pcard paperwork. Administrative work. Listserv management. Archived an image I took at orientation. Updated the CP orgchart. Announced web updates to OSACA and OEIS. Offsite menu block work. Lunch at the JCC: chicken bahn mi with side salad, water. Styling work for Cindy: remove quarters in years 3 and 4 for curriculum all all page. Permissions work for Nakisha. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Watched parts of Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping (which I seem to recall having watched before but don't have evidence of that in my journal) and Jen Kirkman: I'm Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine) on Netflix instant watch. Dinner at home with Patrick: Blue Apron blackened chicken with zucchini rice, corn, and cherry tomatoes; red wine. Read and edited chapter 3 of 41 of Patrick's forthcoming novel. Edited a Scotch Shrunk blue-and-gold-striped v-neck t-shirt to fit me better, also corrected the raveling hem of another Scotch Shrunk shirt that I had edited earlier.
Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Breakfast at Cafe Bellini: california breakfast sandwich on croissant, medium cafe au lait. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Completed curriculum section fixes and IPPE and APPE edits for Cindy. Offsite links for microsites work all day. Lunch: one Kashi honey almond flax chewy granola bar, water. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Patrick was at the opera tonight: Dream of the Red Chamber (Chinese opera). Dinner at home: leftover veggie pizza, Zevia ginger root beer soda. Recharge Medical work: html email news build and test, DKIM and SPF setup, Mailchimp account cleanup. Read and edited chapter 4 of 41 of Patrick's forthcoming novel.
Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Breakfast at Moffitt Cafe: eggs, breakfast potatoes, sausage, wheat toast, orange juice. Block curriculum meeting with Marcus and Igor. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Spent all day on identity retheme. I realized that drop shadows were not working and resolve those with an additional line of code. Also spent a lot of time setting up testing in Windows 7 with IE11. Almost no one is using IE10 or earlier now—nice. Microsites work: built Benet pubs. Lunch: one granola bar, water. Rode Uber Pool downtown. Drinks and dinner at the bar at Anzu in Hotel Nikko with Hector and Tony. On our way out we noticed that Lorna Luft was performing at Feinstein's, but we weren't there for her show. Afterwards we walked to The Warfield for Bianca Del Rio's Not Today Satan tour presented by AEG Live. We got drinks at the balcony bar then found our seats at lower balcony 3, G 11, 9, and 7. Ru Paul delivered the recorded voice announcement before the show and was very funny. I had not seen any of Bianca's performances before but I'm a fan now. Very quick deliveries of very funny stories, celebrity gossip and shade, often veering outside propriety and always with impeccable comedic timing. Her dress was extraordinarily svelte with a red-sequined flame against black sequins. Afterwards Tony went home, then Hector and I drove to Oasis to meet his friends Kevin and Scott. The evening's event was Sexitude PM: Shameless. I also briefly met Matthew from New York. Afterwards we got quesadillas at a nearby food truck.