March 2017

Summary: Los Angeles vacation begins.

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Wed 1

Breakfast: granola with lactaid milk, greek yogurt, diced red apple, blueberries; hot water. Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Made a small change to master to increase date font sizes on only our home pages following the removal of the years. Reviewed PharmD content inventory and recent reorganizing work. Created a subtheme for Stephen B but encountered problems. Lunch at b on the go: hot ham and cheese sandwich, tomato bisque: about $15. Resolved the subtheme problem with Eric's help. Identity retheme styling work the rest of the day. Rode Uber Pool home. Repaired a broken handle on the dryer lint screen with repair putty. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef kale-mushroom linguine with red pepper sauce, butternut squash, pesto. A vole appeared at our back door tonight. Successfully upgraded MAMP PRO to version 4.1.1.

Thu 2

Released the vole into the forest at the back of our back yard. Breakfast at home with Patrick: two eggs, turkey sausage, silver dollar pancakes, orange juice, coffee. Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Edited a PharmD page for Lucia. V3 banner ad a11y check. Craik Lab followup with Markus B. Added Stephen B to our Slack instance. PHP vuln followup x 2. Identity retheme styling work the rest of the day before the shuttle. Lunch at Picnix: vietnamese chicken sandwich, side of a slice of watermelon, thai iced tea. Along the way I encountered Kevin E, and we chatted briefly. Helped Katherine K with editing people content. Quick meeting with Eric and Susie to discuss a few issues (ownership of people data and something else I can't recall). UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Communicators social with Sarah, Mark, Ed, Brenda, Shelley, and more. We chatted about subtitles and captioning for videos, language and communication in medical arenas, C-building construction, websites, web apps, Open Proposals, science writers, journalists, the Washington Post offer included with Amazon Prime (which I later learned is 6 months free upon activation), Mozilla, current projects, and more. Rode Uber Pool home. Dinner at home with Patrick: delivery from Park Gyros via EAT24.

Fri 3

Quick breakfast: granola with greek yogurt, lactaid milk, blueberries. Sam picked up Patrick and me. We visited California Academy of Sciences using two tickets that my brother had gotten me for Christmas and one discounted ticket I purchased with the UCSF discount. We enjoyed our visit very much, seeing The Swamp, the Earthquake exhibit and room, the Osher Rainforest, the Habitat Earth planetarium show, Tusher African Hall, the penguins, the aquarium, the living room. Afterwards Patrick and Sam had a class assignment to complete at the de Young Musuem which took about 20 or 30 minutes. We then drove to The Home Depot in Colma to pick up a few items. Sam dropped us at home. Nap. Patrick and I walked to 19th and Taraval. Along the way we encountered lots of people walking westward due to the Muni L train being broken for some reason. Dinner at Sushi Raw with Patrick: two bento boxes with miso soup, salad, aji fly, tempura, tempura shrimp, teriyaki salmon, chicken katsu, spicy tuna sushi. To drink: a discounted large hot sake, ice water. Walked home. Muni L still broken. Helped Will with some paperwork he needs. I learned today that if you want to add a drawn signature to a PDF from a Mac with a Magic Trackpad or a mouse, it's much easier to do in Preview than in Adobe Acrobat Pro 11. Acrobat Pro theoretically has a way to do it, but the cursor while drawing is so sensitive as to be completely unusable, and it requires three-finger drawing, which is clumsy because you easily run out of room on the trackpad. With Preview I used one finger and it was surprisingly simple. I was done in a few seconds.

Sat 4

Slept in. Replaced light bulbs in our bathroom, switching from cool white to a warmer white. Brunch: leftovers. Watched Arrival on Netflix DVD with Patrick and microwave popcorn. I mostly liked the film. Changed more light bulbs in the smaller bedroom. Rode Uber Pool to the Mission. Dinner at Shotwell House with Drew, Danny, Phil, Romy, Paul, Richard, and Michael: Danny prepared beef pho and chicken pho. Dessert was chocolate cake and a side of fresh pineapple. Drew gave me a set of leather coasters from Tanner Goods. Rode UberX home.

Sun 5

Breakfast at home: granola with greek yogurt, lactaid milk, blueberries, diced apple. Cleaned windows and the front entry of mold using a solution of borax, vinegar, and warm water. Trash management. Rested. Hung a beveled full length mirror in the smaller bedroom. Vacuumed. Watched part of Twin Peaks s1:e1 on Netflix instant watch with Patrick. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef fig-mushroom flatbreads and blue cheese sauce, quinoa and roasted veggie salad; red wine; ginger ale Zevia soda.

Mon 6

Breakfast: an orange, granola with greek yogurt, lactaid milk, blueberries, diced apple. Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Calendar management. Responded to an image request from KY. Created an updated course schedule change form for Joel. Helped Katherine K with a request to have a calendar feature that is different than the calendar feature we have now. Identity retheme styling work. Lunch from The View Cafe: lasagna: about $4. Snack: a granola bar. Identity retheme styling work. Rode Uber Pool home. Removed a squeak from my bedroom door hinge by removing the pin, cleaning it with Goo Gone, lubricating it with petroleum jelly, and replacing it. Dinner at home with Patrick: pepperoni pizza from frozen with additional toppings: fresh tomato, spices, leftover chicken; san pell. Recharge Medical work: open house reception html email build, sent it out for review. Repaired our plastic recycling bin with repair putty. Today I called Cuisinart because they have a recall on blades for certain food processors. I had submitted my request for a replacement blade in January and had not heard back. I was surprised to learn that my request is in their queue and the new blades are out of stock. Mine isn't due to be ready until June. This recall was announced in December, and I won't be able to use the primary blade in my food processor for five or six months! I have liked Cuisinart products in the past, but this recall and this poor response is something to remember for future purchases.

Tue 7

Breakfast: two eggs over easy, hash browns, vegan sausage, english muffin with butter, orange juice. Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. 1-on-1 with Eric. Answered a listserv question for Rodney. Answered a question for Joel about website editing. Responded to Lili about the Craik Lab website build. Responded to Susie about a question about height-width ratios for Keynote presentations. Uploaded new content about the PCOA exam for Cindy. Submitted a change request to Paula M for the UCSF Health website that mentions continuing education options for pharmacy. Followup with Markus on the Craik Lab website build. Followup with Ruben about the Calpoison website build. Calendar management. Posted job posting listings for Peter for BTS. At lunchtime I went to the JCC for the first time in a long time and was disappointed to discover that they no longer serve hot meals. All meals are now grab-and-go packages in the refrigerator case, and they will heat your purchase if you ask. Instead of eating I visited a new gallery show by Julia Anne Goodman called On Verticality, which was enjoyable. I walked to Rigolo for lunch and discovered by way of one of the workers that they can make a chicken burger even though it's not on the menu. I had that with fries and water from my Thermos water bottle. Followup with Lisa C about digital letterhead. Rode Uber Pool home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef spanish pork chops and romesco cauliflower, black lentils and corn, almonds; ginger ale Zevia soda. Watched the new Deadpool 2 trailer on YouTube with Patrick. Watched Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer's Llamas on Amazon Prime Video with Patrick. This short film had us laughing hysterically.

Wed 8

Breakfast: granola with greek yogurt, lactaid milk, blueberries, diced apple. Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Identity retheme styling work all day. Lunch at As Quoted: cobb salad: about $17. Chatted briefly with Katherine about calendars. Rode Uber Pool home, watching Wallace and Gromit in The Wrong Trousers. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef chicken katsu and green apple slaw and pea-studded basmati rice, herbs. Late snack: plantain chips.

Thu 9

Breakfast: granola with greek yogurt, lactaid milk, diced apple. Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Lunch at Vixi: tortellini alla panna (cheese tortellini with pancetta, sage and cream). Errand: at the hardware store I found 3M Command Strips mini refill strips (item 17020). At $3.99 for 12 it's not the best price, but I have had a hard time finding this size elsewhere. Rode Uber Pool to the Mission. Dinner at Alamo Drafthouse New Mission with Patrick in row 8, seats 27 and 28: root beer for Patrick, la paloma for me (which I liked), chocolate shake to share, regular popcorn, mushroom pizza: $31 for tickets, about $50 for food and drink. We watched Logan which we both liked. Recently I was able to predict data loss occurring with Simplenote and Notational Velocity after noticing that it wasn't updating as expected, again likely in concurrence with poor connectivity conditions.

Fri 10

Identity retheme styling all day. Lunch: leftovers from yesterday. BTS logos rebuild to correct some errors. Dinner at Destino with Patrick: holy mole for Patrick, pisco punch for me; a group of small plates: ceviche peruana, ceviche mixto (we liked the mixto better), chicken empanada, arepa-ropa, pancetta, sauteed kale. With dinner: a glass each of sangria. Too full for dessert, but I had a coffee with milk and Patrick had an espresso. The bill with tax was $115 before using a $10 coupon from restaurants.com. We walked to the Castro, had a drink at Beaux. Walked back to Destino to retrieve something I had forgotten. Patrick rode UberX home. I walked back to the Castro and hung out for a while before riding Uber Pool home.

Sat 11

Slept in. Breakfast: an apple, two cuties, lemon poppyseed bread, Medaglia d'Oro instant cafe au lait. Recharge Medical work: editing a blog post about wrinkles. Watched Twin Peaks s1:e2 on Netflix instant watch with Patrick. Rode Uber Pool to Soma. Dinner at Alexander's Steakhouse with Phil, Drew, Romy, Danny, Cricket, Shaun, Paul, Wayne, Peter, Quyen, Dave.

Sun 12

Rode Uber Pool to the Castro. Bought an appetizer combo at Gyro Xpress. Bought a breakfast wrap to go from Harvey's, waited at a seat at the bar. Walked to Dolores Park where I met with Drew, Danny, Romy, Paul, Wayne, and Peter. Richard and Michael arrived a little later. We all sat under a gnarled tree enjoying the warm, sunny weather. The forecast was a high of 66, but it was much warmer than that, especially in the sun. Afterwards I walked with Drew to the Castro where he shopped for candles then said goodbye and rode Uber Pool home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef cajun mac 'n' cheese with shrimp, red and green bell peppers, arugula salad. Watched part of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot on Netflix DVD with Patrick.

Mon 13

No breakfast. Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Parnassus. Sprint standup from the Dean's Office Administration office. Breakfast at Palio: rollo verdura (spinach and cheese wrap), coffee with half and half. Continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. 1-on-1 with Susie and Cindy. Picked up a secure data drive from Lucia for offsite storage. 1-on-1 with Cindy: PharmD content inventory and full sitemap. Lunch to go from Cafe Bellini: grilled chicken salad, ate in front of Kalmanovitz Library. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. UFD html email build the rest of the day. Rode Uber Pool home. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftovers, white wine.

Tue 14

I can't recall what I ate for breakfast today. If I were to guess, it would be granola with greek yogurt. Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. UFD work all day. I can't recall what I ate for lunch today. Rode Uber Pool home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef mediterranean sloppy joes with fennel and mixed green salad, lentils, olives, pitas. Finished watching Whiskey Tango Foxtrot on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Dessert: two small pieces of dark chocolate.

Wed 15

No breakfast. Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Two-tier logo builds. UFD and UFD html email prep and launch activities. At lunch I attempted to dine at Burma Superstar, but at about 2:05 pm I was surprised to find that it was packed with a line out the door. Instead I ate at sister restaurant B Star which was very quiet. Pumpkin pork stew with coconut rice and a veggie wrap side with dipping sauce, hot oolong tea. About $23 after a nice tip. Very satisfying with interesting and unusual flavors. Fast and friendly service. My meal seemed to emerge from the kitchen only a few minutes after ordering. Afterwards I browsed a bit in shops on Clement Street: Ace Hardware, Tantrum. UFD html email launches. More two-tier logo builds. Letterhead builds. Attempted to set up redirects for fdatransportal but failed. Rode Uber Pool home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef tarragon-roasted chicken with sautéed beets, carrots and snap peas, barley. Dessert: two small chocolate chip cookies each with milk. Prepped and sent a longish email to our landlord and neighbors about forthcoming PG&E pipeline work and about recent burglaries in our neighborhood.

Thu 16

Discovered a vole outside our back door. Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Breakfast: one sliced apple. Sprint standup. Letterhead builds. Escalated my spam problems with help from Kyle in IT. PharmD sitemap work and followup from the meeting with Cindy. Lunch at Artesano: pulled chicken sandwich with fries, water. Succeeded in setting up redirects for fdatransportal with Eric's help. We had to dig through the httpd.conf file to find a line that needed commenting out. Did some cleanup on our servint VPS: backing up then deleting unused databases, then deleting some unused domains. Rode Uber Pool to the Sunset. Dinner at Sunset Reservoir Brewing Company with Patrick: industry standard for Patrick, golden mule for me. We shared: caesar salad, mac and cheese, fried chicken with cole slaw. $65.07 before a $12 tip. Patrick had returned the vole to the forest this morning. We walked home. Troubleshot CrashPlan problems on Patrick's computer. In the process I found that my own local CrashPlan backups had not been working but I received no notice of it. Security check: updating Flash and Shockwave where needed. Spent about an hour on online chat with Bluehost. They had signed me up for a service called SiteLock without my permission. The feedback I left after the chat ended was: "very long wait time, verify by asking for part of my account password is very poor security practice, neither of my issues was resolved, had to ask three times for a reference ID for the chat before finally receiving it".

Fri 17

I can't recall what I had for breakfast today. Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. More followup with troubleshooting spam with IT. Servint backups, cleanup, and prep for handoff. No lunch. Small office project completion celebration. Identity retheme work. Walked to Mel's Drive-In, met Patrick, Mom Ryan, and Tony for dinner. Mom Ryan had a chicken burger and fries and a chocolate shake. Tony had a cheeseburger and fries and a Coke. Patrick had a cheeseburger and onion rings and a chocolate shake. I had beef stroganoff and an orange freeze which was similar to an Orange Julius. Mom Ryan received a complimentary slice of chocolate cake as well as a Mel's Drive-In cloisonne lapel pin. Mom Ryan and Tony rode a cab back to her place. Patrick and I rode UberX home.

Sat 18

Slept in. Breakfast at home: granola with greek yogurt and diced apple. Spent all day on home improvement and getting rid of things via Nextdoor, which worked reasonably well. Today the bathroom corner shelf in the shower came loose. I reported the problem, and Ed and Tim came over to look at it and resolve a problem with a stuck coin slide mechanism on the dryer. No lunch. Very late dinner: leftovers.

Sun 19

Rode Uber Pool to Golden Gate Park. Members only hours at Calacademy via Phil's and Quyen and Dave's memberships with Phil, Drew, Romy, Danny, Paul, Quyen, and Dave. Pre-brunch at The Terrace: various pastries, coffee, water. We explored Calacademy: experienced the earthquake room, watched Incoming! in the planetarium, saw various exhibited artifacts, saw the gems and minerals exhibit. We tried to lunch at Park Chalet but there was too long of a wait. Instead I suggested Shanghai Dumpling King. No one else had been before, and they all liked the food very much. The service was spotty and awkward. There was a line out the door when we arrived, but luckily the large table at the entrance was empty and we got it. Green onion pancake, pan-fried bbq pork buns, steamed buns with condensed milk, various dumplings, combination chow mein, steamed rice, hot tea, water. Return to Shotwell House. Nap. Drinks at Martuni's with Paul, Drew, Romy, Phil, and popcorn. (Danny had gone to naked yoga.) Dinner at Paul and Irene's with Paul, Irene, Drew, Romy, Phil. Paul prepared: arugula salad with avocado; Trader Joe's cheese and tomato pizza; TJ's cheese croquettes; fried milkfish; rice; pea shoots with garlic; steamed beets; baked salmon (for Drew); blueberry pie with vanilla ice cream; Fijian white chocolate rum. Walked from Paul and Irene's to Badlands, encountering and chatting with Calvin and meeting his friends steve, eric, and justin visiting from toronto. Also encountered Jay S. Rode Uber Pool home.

Mon 20

Breakfast: leftovers. Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Parnassus. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Linkchecking. Sprint standup in Susie's office. More linkchecking. Attended a talk by Shola Richards: Connecting to Your Excellence, which I enjoyed. Walked to lunch at Crepes on Cole: basil crepe with potatoes and salad, cafe au lait, water. Various task followup. Identity retheme work. Rode Uber Pool home. Gave away items to a neighbor via Nextdoor: a steel kitchen cart and a steel shoe rack. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef pork golumpki ragoût with bulgur wheat, tomato sauce, mixed green salad. Sold or gave away items to a neighbor via Nextdoor: a T-Mobile Personal Cellspot TM-AC1900 (aka Asus RT-AC68U) and a car windshield ice brush and scraper.

Tue 21

Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Breakfast: one sliced red apple, two mandarin oranges. 1-on-1 with Eric. Followup on a downed website. Identity retheme work. Lunch at AG Ferrari: chicken and pancetta sandwich, water. Ate on the sidewalk in the sun. SVG support review with James H. Apple Keynote alumni weekend event slides build. Lots of asana task followup. Rode Uber Pool home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef southwest potato chowder with homemade masa croutons, lime-dressed arugula, corn. Yesterday my UCSF email account migrated to Outlook 365 as part of a pilot before the larger migration takes place later this year. I'm now able to use Google Chrome for UCSF webmail instead of Apple Safari. I also uninstalled Microsoft Silverlight—finally. I had to remove and reinstall my email settings on my iPhone. One annoying thing about the migration is that notification sounds are on by default. I had to turn that off in settings in Webmail as well as on my iPhone.

Wed 22

Troubleshot a problem with Patrick's local CrashPlan backup. Breakfast: one sliced apple, two mandarin oranges. Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Chatted with Susie and Eric about the PharmD project. Phone meeting with Cindy: PharmD project. Sitebuilding: Current Students. Lunch at Out The Door. Visited Spice Ace, a really fascinating spice store. Sitebuilding: Calpoison. Rode Uber Pool home, bringing home a new Simplehuman dual compartment waste bin. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef chicken pibil with cumin rice and black beans, chipotle crema, jicama; red wine, tap water. Set up the waste bin. Wrote a note to our upstairs neighbor about recent noise issues.

Thu 23

Breakfast: one sliced apple, two mandarin oranges. Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Microsites work: Calpoison build. Lunch to go from Subway: footlong veggie delight on italian herb, cheddar Sun Chips. Ate at the OSACA back table. Attended a lecture that the dean invited lots of people in the school to given by Lucinda Maine the exec vice president and CEO of AACP. I had recorded the session with an audio recorder, but the battery had died partway through. Linkchecking work in the OSACA. Rode Uber Pool to Noriega Street. Dinner at A Desi Cafe with Patrick: chicken achar, prawn masala, kabuli naan, basmati rice. We shared one large Taj. $48.85 after an $8.14 tip. Rode Uber Pool home. I set up some new battery-operated candles from Comenzar via Amazon. They come with a remote control, and it's really weird to instantly turn a set of candles on or off or control their brightnesses. So far the candles seem to work well. I also found that I need more AA batteries.

Fri 24

Breakfast: one sliced apple, two mandarin oranges. Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Linkchecking. Met with Joel to consolidate content in the admissions section of the website. Lunch at Pomelo: nan (thai style rice soup with chicken, ginger, chinese celery, cilantro, poached farm egg, fried garlic), hot tea (Numi gunpowder green): $20 after tip. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Handed off the audio recorder to Paula. Microsites work: Calpoison build. Went home early to troubleshoot a computer problem which turned out to be an internet service problem which turned out to disappear the moment I got Sonic tech support on the line. Now I know what it feels like when my coworkers call me over to resolve a problem and suddenly it can no longer be reproduced. Did some organizing in the garage and some photographing of things to get rid of. Dinner at home with Patrick: rigatoni with meat sauce, half each of a ciabatta roll with butter. Watched various trailers and clips on YouTube. Watched Superstore s2:e17 (Mateo's Last Day). Watched Twin Peaks s1:e3. Earlier today our landlord repaired the shelf in our shower. The shelf had come loose with age.

Sat 25

Breakfast: leftovers. Home improvement: reapplied silicone spray to the rear exit, did some weeding in the back yard. House chores: vacuuming. Cut my hair, cleaned the bathroom, showered. Set up more battery operated candles. Lunch with Patrick: pizza from frozen. Recharge Medical work: editing. Watched Kubo and the Two Strings on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Dinner at home with Patrick: Trader Joe's baked chicken with mashed potatoes, peas, and corn off the cob, san pell. Purchased airline tickets for Patrick and me to visit New Orleans during Southern Decadence this year. Home improvement: patched some missing grout in the bathroom. Recharge Medical work: more editing and also began relocating the skin care branch.

Sun 26

Pre-brunch: one mandarin orange. Rode Uber Pool to the Mission: $8.30. Brunch at Cease and Desist with Romy, Drew, Phil, Paul, Richard, Michael, Peter, Wayne. I had an Irish coffee and the New York sandwich which came with fries. Rode with Romy, Drew, Phil, and Paul to K&L where they all shopped. They later dropped me off near downtown shopping. I visited Westfield Centre, Apple Union Square (bought a Lightning-to-HDMI adapter), Zara on Post Street. At Starbucks Hotel Nikko I got an Evolution fruit and vegetable juice and rested before having an early dinner at the recently opened Halal Guys (beef and chicken combo platter, regular; tap water: $10.84) then riding Uber Pool home for $6.99.

Mon 27

Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Breakfast: egg and cheese on english muffin, coffee with half and half. Unloaded the (partial) recording of last Friday's talk from the recorder and handed it off to Paula. Microsites work: after a brief chat with Stephen B, granted James F access to edit Experiential. I also changed Experiential to the new subtheme. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Parnassus. Lunch from Palio: roast chicken sandwich, ate in the OSACA. PharmD redesign content inventory work and consolidation work with Joel. Rode Uber Pool home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Trader Joe's meatloaf, homemade mashed potatoes, grilled mushrooms with italian herbs. Recharge Medical work: made some new skin care pages live.

Tue 28

Breakfast at home: granola with yogurt, kefir, and diced red apple. Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. PharmD redesign work: content inventory work and prep for Current Students microsite cardsort. Lots of Asana task followup. Filed pcard paperwork. Installed Apple updates. UCSF shuttle from Laurel Heights to Mount Zion. Encountered and briefly said hello to Kevin E. Lunch at My Father's Kitchen: five-spice chicken with rice, herbs, and fish sauce; vietnamese iced coffee. Errand: Spice Ace. Identity retheme styling work the rest of the day. Responded to a request from Marisa about infographics. Rode Uber Pool home. Dinner at home by myself: leftovers. Troubleshot a problem with Patrick's iPhone 6 not charging as expected. It seems to be resolved for the moment after a cold restart and a hard reset and trying different cables and charging adapters. Installed lots of updates including Apple updates for home devices. Recharge Medical work: made some new skin care pages live, final artwork for painted ladies billboard complimentary promo tote bag.

Wed 29

Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Breakfast from The View Cafe: egg, cheddar, and bacon on croissant. Sprint standup. Digital letterhead work. Identity retheme styling work the rest of the day. Lunch to go from Noah's Bagels: pastrami and cheese on pretzel bagel, pickle wedge, potato salad; ate in the courtyard next to The View Cafe. Rode Uber Pool home. Dinner at home with Patrick: red lentils and rice, red wine, san pell. Made trip plans using a custom map in Google Maps.

Thu 30

Flight mixup which I later decided was because the United Airlines website gave me incorrect info about a gate change. Arrived at LAX. Rode Uber Pool to Hotel Normandie. Checked in, settled. Visited The Broad, but too late for the infinity room. Walked around downtown. Rode Uber Pool to Hotel Normandie. Nap. Late dinner at Cassell's: cheddar cheeseburger with side of potato salad and a red wine blend. Back at home, Patrick received delivery of a new refrigerator that our landlord had purchased because our old one had stopped working properly.

Fri 31

Complimentary continental breakfast in the Hotel Normandie dining room. Tried and failed to figure out how to visit the Sheats-Goldstein House this weekend. Accidentally played Ms. Pac Man while using Google Maps on my iPhone 6 Plus. Rode Uber Pool to the 99 cent store across from Petersen Automotive Museum. Along the way I noticed that from Windsor Blvd and W 6th St, you'll find a great view of the Hollywood sign framed by palm trees. Bought toothpaste at the 99 cent store then visited the car museum, which was excellent, a referral from Cindy. I highly recommend it. Current exhibition: Bugatti. Afterwards I visited the Craft & Art Museum where $7 admission was covered by reciprocal membership. Current exhibitions: Focus Iran 2, Chapters: Book Arts in Southern California. Bought some gifts. Rode Uber Pool to Hotel Normandie. Rested. Attended the complimentary wine reception for hotel guests in the lobby, had a glass of red. Rested. Walked to dinner at Slurpin' Ramen Bar: Slurpin' ramen with egg, ice water. Walked to Hotel Normandie. To bed.