October 2016

Summary: Ram's Gate, Cline, and Cavallo Point with Romy, Drew, Phil, Wayne, and Peter; Puerto Vallarta with Danny, Drew, and Phil; BADCamp 2016 at UC Berkeley, Surprise party for David J, Halloween Saturday at Shotwell House, Southpaw, Twin Peaks, and the Castro.

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Sat Oct 1, 2016

Slept in. Breakfast at home: breakfast sandwich: one fried egg, one sausage pattie, hash browns, and muenster on toast; orange juice; chai with milk and SweetLeaf. Recharge Medical work: fixed a small problem with html code in titles, edited a revision for the safe page. Cleaned duplicate bookmarks and sorted bookmarks in Chrome using various extensions. Dinner at home with Patrick: delivery from Park Gyros via our first time using UberEATS with a $10 discount that essentially took care of the taxes and delivery fee. Watched Hardcore Henry (2015) on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Fast-paced, exhilirating, violent, gross, hilarious, and surprising. While watching I often found myself wondering how they did that stunt or how did they get the money to do all this. Read and edited part of chapter 5 of 41 of Patrick's forthcoming novel.

Sun Oct 2, 2016

Breakfast at home: granola with milk, toasted english muffin with butter, 8 ounces of orange juice. Wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres at Ram's Gate, a visit to Cline to see the animals, and a late lunch at Cavallo Point with Romy, Drew, Phil, Wayne, Peter. Rode Uber Pool home. Nap. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef roasted chicken with farro and golden beet salad. Watched Stranger Things s1:e4 (The Body) on Netflix instant watch with Patrick.

Mon Oct 3, 2016

Breakfast at home: turkey and muenster on english muffin, 8 ounces of cranberry juice mixed with water. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Helped Nakisha and Liana install and configure Outlook 2016. Encountered Michael C who gave me a ride from UCSF Parnassus to UCSF Laurel Heights. Sprint standup. Identity retheme work all day. UCSF-Actelion and Education pages meeting. Lunch: one granola bar, water. Worked late. Rode Uber Pool home: $4.75. Dinner at home with Patrick: philly cheese steak bowl with smoky barley and parsley, cremini, and fresh spinach; red wine, hot water. Read and edited chapter 6 of 41 of Patrick's forthcoming novel.

Tue Oct 4, 2016

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Breakfast from Cafe Bellini: pesto chicken crepe, small coffee with SweetLeaf. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Followup with closure of the DSU. Forwarded an org chart change request to Susie for review. Posted a change to residencies affiliates for Erin. Listserv management. Lunch: leftovers from breakfast. Closed Yahoo! groups we no longer use. Changed some passwords for some accounts. Listserv management. Reprocessed an image for PKCourse for Bob U. Followup with DSU. Edited content for the forthcoming plancomm website: website administration. Rode Uber Pool home: $4.75. Dinner at home with Patrick: Blue Apron fontina and leek grilled cheese sandwiches with romaine, cucumber and radish salad, chardonnay. Recharge Medical work: began work on new business cards.

Wed Oct 5, 2016

Breakfast at home: granola with soy milk, 8 ounces of orange juice. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. OSACA staff meeting. PharmD redesign meeting. Lunch with Eric at NKRB: fried crab cheese puffs and veggie chow mein for Eric, double happiness with beef for me, water for both. We rode UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Edited content for the forthcoming plancomm website: website administration. Handled a logo request from Valerie C for Susie. Confirmed Rodney's work on a recent legal name change request; he's taking over this responsibility. Published the white coat page for Megan. Responded to Cindy about a request for an affiliate account. Rode Uber Pool home: $4.75. Dinner at home with Patrick: Blue Apron broccoli and spinach stromboli with fennel-bell pepper salad and tomato dipping sauce, white wine. Read and edited chapters 6 and 7 of 41 of Patrick's forthcoming novel.

Thu Oct 6, 2016

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Breakfast from The View Cafe: egg, bacon, and cheese on english muffin. Sprint standup. Forwarded an email issue to Rodney for resolution. Fielded a support request for an encrypted external hard drive from Rick; no solution yet, maybe tomorrow. Listserv task handoff followup with Rodney. Closed the issue with styling the offsite link on 2018beyond after the changes had reached production. Updated other microsites that previously had offsite links in their primary nav and prepped the one lab site for later similar work following the push of art changes in the identity retheme. Some task followup in Asana. Troubleshot with EFD a problem that required me to merge master into the branch I was working on for the identity retheme. Bought a few groceries at Trader Joe's for tomorrow's celebration. Encountered EFD catching a Lyft. Rode Uber Pool to the Castro. Errand at Cliff's Variety: returned the R-clip, purchased a new cotter pin. Met Patrick outside of Lookout. Dinner at L'Ardoise: a red Chateauneuf de Pape, mineral water, bread and butter, butter leaf lettuce salad and filet mignon for Patrick, tiger prawn ravioli and filet mignon for me, apple tarte tatin with whipped cream. About $200 after tip. Rode UberX home. Along the way while driving up States Street for only a moment I saw the crescent moon haloed by wispy clouds and framed perfectly within the spires of Sutro Tower—beautiful. Read and edited chapter 8 of 41 of Patrick's forthcoming novel.

Fri Oct 7, 2016

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup after Eric restored pharm from an overnight outage. Identity retheme work. Lunch from The View Cafe: one chinese pork bun: about $1.75. Identity retheme work. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Wine and cheese office celebration. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: tuna mac and cheese, white wine, san pell. Watched movie trailers on Apple Trailers and Superstore s2:e3 (Back to Work) on Hulu with Patrick.

Sat Oct 8, 2016

Breakfast: one red delicious apple. Upgraded MAMP PRO to 4.0.5. Recharge Medical work. Second breakfast: one chocolate croissant, instant espresso with almond torani. Recharge Medical work. Lunch at home with Patrick: Green Chef shrimp coconut tom kha with broccoli, rice, herbs, green curry, carrots. Edited a Scotch Shrunk v-neck t-shirt (turquoise with beach print) to fit me better. It took a long time because I encountered mistakes in thread tension I didn't know how to prevent. Even my test runs on scrap fabric worked when the non-test runs failed. I'm now doing t-shirt sewing with the thread tension setting no higher than 2 and as low as 0 and pausing to check frequently how the last few seconds of stitching went. Rode Muni to the Castro. Dinner at Harvey's with Quyen, Dave, Peter, Wayne, Phil, Drew, Romy, Danny. I had pork tenderloin with mashed potatoes and vegetables. Afterwards we attended Jinkx Monsoon and Peaches Christ in Drag Parody Return to Grey Gardens at the Castro Theatre. This was an stage performance which included several musical numbers with guest appearances by Lady Bear and Mink Stole. The song performance I liked best was All That Jazz. The theatre was essentially sold out, and the crowd loved the show and cheered and applauded at the end most especially for Jinkx Monsoon and Mink Stole. Afterwards Phil, Danny, and Dave returned to Shotwell House, and the rest of us barhopped: 440, Toad Hall, Midnight Sun. They left, and I got a late meal by myself at Gyro Xpress: chicken kebab plate with rice, salad, pita, and yogurt sauce. I lost a pair of reading glasses this evening somewhere between Harvey's and Castro Theatre. I retraced my steps and asked at both places but did not find them. Rode Uber Pool home late.

Sun Oct 9, 2016

Slept in. Brunch: leftovers from late last night. Edited another Scotch Shrunk v-neck t-shirt (Lazy Sunday, white) to fit me better. Cut my hair, showered. More Scotch Shrunk clothes editing: crew-neck long-sleeve t-shirt (tropical greenery stripe on white) and a long-sleeve t-shirt (sea turquoise with pocket). Patrick and I had planned to go to Urban Putt today but something came up and we changed our plans. Snack: crackers and Boursin garlic and fine herbs gournay cheese. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef worcestershire steak with creamy red chard, roasted potatoes and creminis, white wine, san pell. Dessert: one ice cream sandwich. Watched Superstore s2:e4 (Guns, Pills, and Birds) on Hulu with Patrick.

Mon Oct 10, 2016

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Breakfast from The View Cafe: coffee with half and half, egg and cheese on english muffin. Sprint standup. Closed pcweb except for the NMR site. Lunch at desk from The View Cafe: veggie california sandwich with pickle slice, water. Three-hour comm team content strategy meeting. Rode Lyft Line to Urban Putt. Dinner and minigolf at Urban Putt with Patrick. Small plates: fried green olives, chicken and waffle skewers, grilled nectarine salad, broccolini, buttermilk biscuit. To drink: happy hour drafts. This was Patrick's first time minigolfing at Urban Putt. We tied: 39 each. Rode UberX home. Recharge Medical work: business cards, layout for price list rewrite.

Tue Oct 11, 2016

Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Breakfast at Palio: egg, cheese, and bacon on croissant; macchiato. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Rode with Paula, Susie, and James to UCSF Parnassus in Paula's car. James and I alighted at Irving Street, and I gave him a walking tour of the Inner Sunset business district. Lunch at Park Chow with Paula, Susie, James H, and two of our first-year students who have been recruited as social media representatives. Rode with Paula, Susie, and James to UCSF Laurel Heights in Paula's car. Comm team content strategy meeting. Rode Lyft Line to the Tenderloin. Dinner and drinks at Hotel Nikko with Danny: Not Your Father's root beer for both, foie gras and spicy salmon roll for Danny, scallops and duck breast for me. Afterwards we went to a performance of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Golden Gate Theater presented by SHN and starring Darren Criss. Danny purchased rush tickets through a new app called TodayTix. $40 each, and we sat near the very back: Orchestra W 102 was my seat. Rode Uber Pool home.

Wed Oct 12, 2016

Folded laundry that Patrick had washed earlier. Breakfast: everything bagel with herb cream cheese. 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. Microsites followup: Antibiome. Actelion followup. Lunch from The View Cafe: tempura shrimp roll, water. FSAP meeting: we talked about active listening. Worked with Eric to put identity retheme art changes on dev then sent it to the team for review. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Dropped off things for myself at the OSACA. Rode Lyft Line home. On the way home I finished watching via Netflix instant watch Jen Kirkman's "I'm Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)". Recently at home I began reviewing my brother's photos from our recent trip to China and continued that today. Dinner at home with Patrick: Blue Apron avocado tempura tortas with spicy turnip and cabbage-carrot slaw except he did not do the tempura part and put the turnip in the sandwiches not the slaw. Read and edited chapter 10 of 41 of Patrick's forthcoming novel. Folded more laundry that Patrick had washed earlier. Late snack: one Dove bar.

Thu Oct 13, 2016

Breakfast: one red delicious apple, egg and Boursin garlic and fine herbs gournay cheese on english muffin, 8 ounces of orange juice. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Three meetings: Discussion of Education Microsites and Branding/Identity Guidelines, Content Strategy Part 3, Town Hall. Lunch from Subway: 12-inch veggie delight, Fritos corn chips, water. Microsites work: Actelion. Correctly guessed the password to our Apricorn encrypted hard drives then shared the password with Rick. Followup with the affiliated faculty page for pharmchem. Followup with Joel and Megan about James H resolving a problem they had reported a few months ago with content not displaying as expected and inability to publish drafts. Updated the phone number cheat sheet for OSACA and OEIS. Listserv management. Documented a listserv management procedure for Rodney. Added two new pages for Residencies for Erin. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Blue Apron crispy chicken milanese with warm brussels sprout and potato salad. Read and edited chapter 11 of 41 of Patrick's forthcoming novel. Recharge Medical work: price list / menu, safety web page, minor edits to the nail clinic web page. Began packing for a forthcoming trip to Puerto Vallarta.

Fri Oct 14, 2016

Breakfast: egg and Boursin garlic and fine herbs gournay cheese on english muffin, 8 ounces of carrot juice. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Sprint standup. White Coat Ceremony. Lunch from Cafe Bellini: chicken burger and fries. Made live the Actelion site. Rode Lyft Line home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Blue Apron fresh pimento cheeseburgers with collard green and carrot slaw. Finished packing.

Sat Oct 15, 2016

Breakfast: egg on english muffin, 8 ounces of carrot juice. Rode Uber Pool to SFO. Virgin America flight from SFO to PVR (Puerto Vallarta). Breakfast at Plant Store #71 inside Terminal 2: latte, granola with fruit cup: $14.18. At the airport and on the plane I watched via downloaded Amazon Video Now You See Me 2 (a 99-cent rental), Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel, and most of Jim Jeffries' I Swear to God. Danny arranged for us a transfer to the AirBnb. We rode to Old Puerto Vallarta. Jonny checked us in and gave us a tour of the condo unit, rooftop pool, and gym. Jonny departed. Internet was frightfully slow: 0.11 Mbps down, 0.14 Mbps up. We walked to dinner at Joe Jack's Fish Shack (322-222-2099, Basilio Badillo 212, Colonia E Zapata), catching views of the sunset between the buildings along the way. Dinner with Danny, Drew, and Phil: passionfruit margaritas and a mojito, portobello quesadilla, ceviche sampler, tortilla chips. Phil and Danny shared the whole red snapper. Drew had mahi mahi. I had breaded fish tacos. All dishes were very fresh, and the service was excellent. For dessert we shared butterscotch pudding. On the way home we encountered a street market selling only food—perhaps we'll return another night. We stopped at Oxxo for some items then returned home. I showered, then we all visited the roof for a late night swim. The hot tub was very strong but not very hot. Afterwards we returned to the room. Drew and I watched via downloaded Amazon Video The New Yorker Presents s1:e1 and Woody Allen's Crisis in Six Scenes and the last eleven minutes of Jim Jeffries' I Swear to God. To bed.

Sun Oct 16, 2016

Danny brought a blueberry muffin and two coffees back to our room from a nearby cafe called The Coffee Cup. We walked about town northward to Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe and then a little further before stopping for weak $1 margaritas at a restaurant and bar along the beach walk. Walked home, rested, showered. We lounged at the rooftop pool for a few hours. Showered. Drinks at the downstairs bar at Joe Jack's Fish Shack. Early dinner at Cafe de Ollo with Danny, Drew, and Phil. Danny and Phil shared the lobster and fish special. I had combination fajitas. On the way home we encountered a friendly local named Jerry who made us laugh with his quick wit, local's advice, and likable personality. He invited us to some activities for tomorrow, but after we arrived home and did more research, we realized it was for a timeshare and canceled by voicemail and email. I went to bed. Phil and Drew wandered out late and encountered a sea turtle laying eggs.

Mon Oct 17, 2016

Breakfast at home: coffee and pastries. After some effort, we successfully avoided Jerry from last night. We wandered south, encountering Blue Chairs and Mantamar, where Danny and I walked along the beach for a bit. We encountered and took an impromptu tour of Villas Enrique at Malecon 159. The property is exquisite and luxurious and essentially perfectly designed. It is surrounded by construction that looks like it has been continuing for years and will not end. Lunch at La Palapa Restaurant and Lounge with Danny, Drew, and Phil. We sat on the beach with large fans keeping us cool. Vendors passed, frequently trying to sell us goods or services. We ordered drinks: limonadas for Danny and me, Mexican coffee for Drew, cranberry and something margarita for Phil. Bottled water for all. Appetizer to share: coconut shrimp. Complimentary pastries, plantain chips, sweet potato chips, and a variety of salsas. Entrees: Danny had eaten noodles before we left, so he was not hungry for an entree. Phil had a grilled tuna sandwich. Drew had a vegetarian sandwich. I had seafood enchiladas. Too full for dessert. Food and service was very good. Bees and flies were noticeably friendly. About $65 USD before a 20% tip. We walked around town again. On the way home the others stopped to receive massages. I caught up on journaling then went to the rooftop pool to swim and lounge. Nap. We walked along the beach and water, watching lightning play along the horizon. Dinner at Trio, which was recommended by many of Danny's friends. Drinks: cabernet for Phil, Cotes du Rhone for me. Appetizers: Danny had cordoniz al bbq con lechugas largas (aderezo de anchoas y crotones de pimientos dulces), I had cappelletti in brodo (tortellini de hongo y zucchini en caldo y queso provolone). Entrees: Danny had papardelle con camarones al ajo (jitomate y albahacar fresca), Drew had crepa de coliflor y champiñones (gratinados con queso parmesano, salsa de tomate provenzal y verduras finas), Phil had pechuga y pierna de pato con polenta de almendra y lechugas parrilladas en salsa de limones confitados. I had boeuf bourguignon res y verduras del valle al vino tinto con pasta fresca. No dessert; too full. We walked around and got refreshments at Yogalicious, then barhopped at La Cueva and Blondie's. At La Cueva Danny met some locals who invited us to dine at this bar and restaurant tomorrow evening. Blondie's was dead except for some European-looking men who arrived about when we had decided to leave. Drew and Danny chatted with them a bit before we all returned home.

Tue Oct 18, 2016

Breakfast at home: coffee and pastries. Phil and Danny ate other leftover food that Danny had cooked earlier. Green Chairs, aka Ritmos. Snacks and drinks on the beach. Vendors selling goods and services. We stayed for several hours. Back to D'Terrace to rest and freshen. We rode a short funicular then visited a resort that had rooms for rent or purchase; the others are mildly interested in renting or buying in the future. The resort room we visited was spacious but each room seemed too cramped with furniture. Nap. Drinks and snacks at Joe Jack's Fish Shack. Bought snacks at a small grocery. Returned to D'Terrace and lounged in the pool for a few hours. Shower. We walked to La Cueva where we thought we were going to have dinner but our dinner date was a no-show. We rode a taxi to Vista Grill. Dinner at Vista Grill. Appetizers: we shared the short rib potstickers (mezcal sauce, morita pepper, chives) and seared tuna (roasted garlic vinaigrete, avocado sauce). Entrees: Danny had the fried octopus appetizer. Phil had the citrus tuna. Drew had the catch of the day. I had shrimp filled with local blue crab (small) (wrapped in bacon, rice with poblano pepper and mushrooms, queso fresco, tomatillo and guava compote, watercress salad). For dessert we shared and enjoyed the dessert sampler. Nearby tables had ordered the flaming mexican coffee, which was an exciting tableside show. We rode a taxi down the hill to Olas Altas. Walked to Los Amigos—closed. Drinks at La Margarita bar. Stopped briefly at C.C. Slaughter's which was empty. I asked in Spanish when everyone would arrive and was told cerca once. We were all too tired to wait until then, so we returned to D'Terrace for bed.

Wed Oct 19, 2016

Brunch at Diablos Fusion Gourmet. Complimentary bread, butter, and jam for the table. Danny ordered from the dinner menu: chicken fettuccine. Drew had eggs florentine. Phil had ?. I had a banana smoothie (no alcohol) and norteño burritos (two small flour tortillas filled with machaca and eggs, side of hash browns). Danny and I returned to the room. Phil and Drew explored a bit southward but returned to the room not long afterwards. Phil, Drew, and I rested by the rooftop pool; Danny did the same in the room. We rode a taxi to the airport. We dined at Bubba Gumps; I think it was my first visit to this restaurant. On the flight I watched Palo Alto, which I liked and thought it was the best thing I watched on this trip. Rode UberX home. On this trip I found that I don't like hash browns in Puerto Vallarta; they were served at two different restaurants both with too much butter or oil in them. It must just be the way it is served in Puerto Vallarta or Mexico.

Thu Oct 20, 2016

Breakfast at home: granola with kefir and soy milk. Rode Muni and BART to Downtown Berkeley Station. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Walked to the UC Berkeley Student Union. Free Drupal training from Hook 42 as part of BADCamp 2016: Supercharged SEO. Lunch by myself at Thai House II: pad won sen, thai iced tea: about $15 after tip. Rode BART then Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef buttermilk-brined chicken with red potatoes, mushrooms and peas, arugula-fig salad.

Fri Oct 21, 2016

Patrick prepared breakfast for us both at home. We each had two eggs over medium, one sausage link, one slice of buttered toast. Rode Muni and BART to Downtown Berkeley Station. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Walked to the UC Berkeley Student Union. Free Drupal training from Hook 42 as part of BADCamp 2016: Drupal 8 Multilingual Websites. Lunch by myself: to go from Tivoli Cafe: thin veggie pizza slice, half caesar (although I think I mistakenly received a full caesar), iced tea. Rode BART then Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Patrick had a jelly sandwich. I had leftovers from last night. Recharge Medical work: business cards, task cleanup.

Sat Oct 22, 2016

Breakfast at home: egg and muenster on english muffin. Rode Muni and BART to Downtown Berkeley Station. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Walked to the UC Berkeley Student Union. BADCamp 2016 sessions. Lunch provided by Acquia: chipotle chicken sandwich, side salad with ranch dressing, a peanut butter cookie. Afternoon snack: a quarter of a waffle with whipped cream and chocolate chips—heavenly! Rode BART then Muni home. On the way home I finished watching on downloaded Amazon Video One-Night Stand: Louis C.K. and began watching Clerks via downloaded Amazon Video. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef moroccan cauliflower with turmeric, chickpeas, smoky quinoa and spinach.

Sun Oct 23, 2016

Had planned to attend BADCamp 2016 today but was just too tired after two full days of training and one almost-full day of sessions. Slept in. Breakfast at home: two sausage links, hash browns, two-egg omelette with muenster. Repaired a gray t-shirt for Patrick. Reviewed more of my brother's China trip photos. Cut my hair, showered. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef coconut shrimp tacos with mexican-style black rice and snap peas, citrusy kale. Finished watching Clerks via downloaded Amazon Video.

Mon Oct 24, 2016

Breakfast at home: an apple, egg with italian spices and muenster 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. Sprint standup. Caught up on issues that came in via email and resolved some of them. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Late lunch to go from Carmelina's: shoo shoo mushroom and green onion quesadilla. I ate in Joel's office. Cable management part one for Joel. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: delivery from King of Thai Noodle: pork pad thai mild, yellow curry chicken mild, jasmine rice: $30.13 after tax and tip and free delivery. Read and edited part of chapter 12 of 41 of Patrick's forthcoming novel.

Tue Oct 25, 2016

Breakfast at home: english muffin with coconut spread, one granny smith apple, chai tea with milk and SweetLeaf, 8 ounces of orange juice. Sam gave me a ride to UCSF Parnassus. Encountered Peter W then Wayne. Continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. UCSF Communicators' Conference, which provided lunch. Chatted briefly with Kemi A, Kevin E, and others. I thought all of the speakers were terrific. There were a lot of sound problems, but something to learn from for next year, I guess. The Mediterranean lunch was delicious: pita, hummus, tzatziki, baklava, chicken breast, and more. Chatted briefly with staff in the OSACA. Rode Uber Pool to the Castro: $6.18. Met Patrick at Castro Theatre where we attended a 5:00 PM screening of Absolutely Fabulous. We ate popcorn and soda, which turned out to be dinner. Afterwards we got a slice of pizza each at Oz. Rode UberX home: $12.53. I didn't enjoy the film as much as Patrick did.

Wed Oct 26, 2016

Breakfast at home: TJ's cranberry-maple-nut granola with kefir and milk, one red delicious apple. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Filed pcard paperwork. Calendar management. Lunch: leftover pad thai. Purchased more cable management supplies for Joel. Resolved a listserv issue. Microsites work: Residencies: updated a page for Erin. OEIS staff content updates. Program and department web page updates. Updated a photo for Kirsten B. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. On the way: Watched about 11 minutes of Chonda Pierce: Laughing in the Dark via downloaded Amazon Video. Watched part of Jim Norton: Contextually Inadequate via downloaded Amazon Video. Listened to some of Amazon Music playlist Upbeat Classics (from the 1960s, I think). Dinner at home with Patrick: Blue Apron caramelized onion and kale quiches with frisée and pear salad. Watched Superstore s2:e5 (Spokesman Scandal) on Hulu with Patrick and Skittles. Read and edited the remainder of chapter 12 of 41 of Patrick's forthcoming novel. Recharge Medical work: published a new blog post. Late meal: leftover yellow curry chicken with jasmine rice.

Thu Oct 27, 2016

Breakfast at home: TJ's pecan praline granola with soy milk. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. OSACA staff meeting. Lunch at Palio: potato soup, half tuna sandwich, water from my water bottle. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Web updates: OEIS. Calendar management. Archived images. Worked 1-on-1 with Eric on a few issues including taxo synonyms and tweaking gatling rsync for vagrant to have a little more latency so that it doesn't fire twice for a single stylesheet change (once for the sass file then again after CodeKit compiles it to css). Bought eggs at Bryan's using Apple Pay. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: spiced pork burgers with pickled beets and cone cabbage slaw; red wine. Watched a few movie trailers with Patrick. Recharge Medical work: November news build. New MacBook Pros were announced by Apple today, and I am so disappointed and frustrated. I need a new laptop for web development, so I want a reasonably powerful laptop in the lightest weight possible. All of these late 2016 MacBook Pro laptops are bested in performance (Geekbench 4) by some MacBook Pros from mid-2014 and mid-2015. Even a top-of-the-line MacBook Pro from late 2013 has better performance than nearly all of these new model configurations. Macbooks (the ones introduced in 2015) are very light but horrendously underpowered.

Fri Oct 28, 2016

Recharge Medical work: November news build. Rode Uber POOL to work. Sprint standup. Answered a question about the PDF producer field in PDFs for Rick. Web updates: OEIS, OEIS orgchart draft. Chatted with Michelle about Mailchimp. Cleaned up an old task about Marissa and notable pubs. CP orgchart work. Changed the name of ProPEPS to PrOPEPS. Microsite work: general followup. Prepped closure and closure announcement of some dbts sites. Achieved inbox zero. Finally. Eric and I rode Uber to SoMa for David's surprise party that Melinda had arranged. Amber met us there. I met Victoria, Nona, Houston, Bob, John, Killian (from Facebook), Elizabeth, Deb. Rabbits Pixel and Monty hopped about during the party. An enjoyable evening. Walked to OMG for Club Lonely, met Jessica (who was a worker there but not working tonight), had a few drinks and danced for a while before riding Lyft home.

Sat Oct 29, 2016

Slept in. Brunch at home with Patrick: Blue Apron pan-seared chicken with roasted honeynut squash and apple, carrot juice for Patrick, carrot juice mixed with san pell for me. Recharge Medical work: November news build, forms. Snack: cheese and crackers, water. Achieved inbox zero at home. Read and edited chapter 13 of 41 of Patrick's forthcoming novel. Shower. Rode UberX to Shotwell House. Appetizers at the house before dinner at Southpaw with Danny, Drew, Romy, Phil, Quyen, Dave, Richard, Wayne, Peter, and Paul: we had drinks and shared several platters. Paul left early for the Castro. The rest of us returned to the house for dessert. After dessert, Danny, Phil, and Dave remained home while the rest of us walked to the Castro, stopping at Twin Peaks for drinks for nearly an hour watching costumed partygoers parade past the large windows. I met Micah and Jerry. Later the Shotwell House gang returned home, then I met or encountered Conrad, Sean, Jeffrey, Jake, Chris, and Jeffrey's boo whose name I asked twice before immediately forgetting while I had Simplenote open. Later I encountered outside of Badlands Michael I (whom I first met), Ray, Scott, Andy, Alan, Mitchell, Emery. I met RP, Mitchell, Junman, MarLo, Jericho, and Yuya. We tried visiting Midnight Sun, but just past 1:30 am they had already called last call and were not permitting anyone new to enter. We then got the idea to make a stop at the liquor store and to take the party to Scandy's. The liquor store was closed, so we made do with what Scandy had in their bar (which was hardly lean anyway). Chatted until late. Alan gave me, Ray, Michael, and Mitchell a ride home—so nice. A filling evening.

Sun Oct 30, 2016

Slept in. Brunch at home: leftovers from last night. Voted, which took about 3 hours. Read and edited chapters 14 to 18 of 41 of Patrick's forthcoming novel. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef southwest fish tacos with cilantro-chili slaw, cauliflower "rice" and beans; red wine. Watched Superstore season 1 episodes 6 and 7 (Dog Adoption Day and Halloween Theft) on Hulu with Patrick. Recharge Medical web work: appointments page edits, USCIS page edits, edited a draft of new copy for the travel health page.

Mon Oct 31, 2016

Patrick made us breakfast: egg, turkey, and muenster on english muffin. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. 1-on-1 with Sandra S to discuss mostly the About page on Burchard's site. More dbts closure prep. Microsites work: post-launch activities for Giacomini, Chen, and UCSF-Actelion. PharmD redesign project weekly meeting. Lunch: a granola bar, water. Updated the OSACA-OEIS phone cheat sheet. Microsites work: helped Frances with edits for Benet Lab. More post-launch activities. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Rode Muni home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef mustard-braised chicken with black lentils, roasted fuji apple and cabbage, white wine.