June 2017

Summary: Golden Gate Park with Danny: Succulent and Cactus Show and Sale, the Arboretum, the 11th Annual Golden Gate Park Band Festival at Spreckels Temple of Music (Cupertino Symphonic Band), Stow Lake and the boathouse, watched Lindy in the Park. Gaucho at The Boxing Room with Patrick. Launched a new website for Corinna.

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Thu 1

Breakfast at home with Patrick: for each: cheddar omelette, half croissant, one sausage link. Orange juice for me, hot water for Patrick. Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Parnassus. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Implicit bias training in the IRC. Lunch at You See Sushi with James H. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Styling work: Calpoison. Rode Uber Pool home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef steak 'n' egg flatbreads (kale and carrot salad, sun-dried tomato vinaigrette). Watched the remainder of The Magnificent Seven (2016) on Netflix DVD with Patrick. Dessert: two petit fours each, tawny port.

Fri 2

Breakfast at home: granola with diced pear, milk, and yogurt; pumpkin-walnut bread toast with butter; hot water. Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. RxforChange followup: scheduled a meeting with Scott N. Sprint standup. Met with James to review a code diff before he pushes new menus to PharmD. UCSF shuttle from Lauel Heights to Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to MCB with Stefan, Jon, and (met) Dave L. IT meeting: how the FBI investigates cybercrime with Ryan P. Snack: banana, Capri Sun wild berry. UCSF shuttle from MCB to Parnassus with Jon and Dave L. Lunch: large taco (#12 with refried beans and beef) from Carmelina's. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Learned yesterday that Leslie M is leaving us to work at UC Berkeley, sent him a congrats message. Calpoison styling. Continued building new landing hero images for identity retheme. Rode Uber Pool home. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftover flatbread and kale salad, hot water.

Sat 3

Rode UberX to Chinatown. Brunch at City View with a subset of The Syndicate: table 1: Patrick, John B, Tim D, Tim C, Dan, Kam, me, Emery; table 2: Ray F, Alan, Mitchell, Scott T, Andy. Beverages at Starbucks with Patrick. Rode UberX home. Began building a new website in Grav for Corinna. Web work for Recharge Medical. Watched Twin Peaks s2:e15 on Netflix instant watch with Patrick. Watched about half of West Side Story (1961), an iTunes purchase, with Patrick and cheesy popcorn. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef blackened grilled shrimp (green bean, tomato and zucchini succotash, polenta).

Sun 4

Breakfast at home: leftover dim sum. More web work for Corinna. Lunch at home with Patrick: grilled cheese sandwiches, shoestring fries from frozen, flavored san pell. More web work for Corinna. Snack: an apple. More web work for Corinna. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef peruvian corn cakes (quinoa and green bean salad, avocado crema). Finished watching West Side Story (1961), an iTunes purchase, with Patrick and cheesy popcorn. More web work for Corinna.

Mon 5

More web work for Corinna. Breakfast at home with Patrick: peppered hard-boiled egg and toast with olive oil for him, 6 ounces of orange juice and half of a leftover mini quiche from frozen for me. Breakfast at home: oatmeal with diced pink lady apple, cinnamon, soy milk. Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Task followup. Meeting that wasn't a meeting with Eric and Scott N. Troubleshot WebEx issues with Scott N. Identity retheme styling. Lunch from The View Cafe: deli sushi. Identity retheme styling. Rode Uber Pool downtown. Drinks with Travis at The Cavalier. Rode Uber Pool home. Dinner at home: sushi that Patrick had picked up at Sushi Raw.

Tue 6

Breakfast at home: a pear. Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Spent all day working with Eric and by myself on the handoff of our Servint VPS to CP. Lunch at Vixi: hot water; caesar salad; warm bread with dipping sauce; spaghetti and beef and pork meatballs: about $13 before a $2 tip. Rode Uber Pool to the Mission. Drinks at Laszlo with Patrick: laszlo margaritas. Dinner and a movie—Wonder Woman 3D—at Alamo Drafthouse New Mission with Patrick: fried flounder sandwich with fries, the burger with fries, cold brew coffee for Patrick, grasshopper for me: $55 before a $10 tip for the food and drink. We received a lot more food than we could eat because the menu did not indicate that both sandwiches came with french fries. Lately I have been growing disenchanted with Uber. Long ago I often had to wait less than five minutes for a pickup. Now it's often double that or more, and the estimated pickup time is now always incorrectly too small. More and more I see Uber drivers' cars not moving for several minutes before a pickup. Today a driver stopped about 100 yards and down a small hill from my destination because it was easier for him to continue on his next trip. I alighted and rated him three stars. And then later in the day another driver stopped 200 yards away and around a corner expecting me to be in that wrong place. Three stars again. So after the film I switched to Lyft and timed the pickup, which resulted in a 4-minute wait for an estimated 3-minute pickup—a significant improvement over Uber, and likely the same price: $16 to home from the Mission.

Wed 7

Breakfast at home: cheddar veggie scramble on croissant, hot water. Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Parnassus. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup remotely from the Dean's Office. Helped Joel with a problem with his computer not recognizing his scanner. OSACA staff meeting. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Mount Zion. Lunch at San Francisco Athletic Company aka SFAC. This lunch was a disaster because there was only one person waiting tables and tending bar for the entire establishment. (There was one other food deliverator, though, but I never saw him taking orders or tending bar.) When I arrived I had not known this, and there were about 30 customers. I waited a long time for someone to bring me a menu. Service was friendly when it occurred. I had the $9 lunch special—your choice of two items from a list of four items. I chose the chicken sandwich and added a lemonade. While I ate I rarely saw my server, and about 15 new customers arrived. Two customers left after receiving no service for about 5 minutes, then going to the bar to get their own menus, then after receiving no service again for about 12 minutes. $13 with no tip, and I'll never visit here again. UCSF shuttle from Mount Zion to Laurel Heights. Identity retheme work and task followup. Rode Uber Pool home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef pesto pasta primavera (green pea pesto, gremolata, summer squash), san pell.

Thu 8

Breakfast at home: cheddar veggie scramble on english muffin, hot water. Rode Lyft Line to UCSF Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Identity retheme work all day. Lunch from The View Cafe: deli shrimp tempura roll sushi. Identity retheme review meeting with the plancomm team. More identity retheme work. Orgchart work and other task followup. Rode Lyft Line home. Finished watching Maz Jobrani: I Come in Peace on Amazon Prime downloaded video. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef tomatillo chicken (homemade masa arepas, braised red peppers and corn), san pell. More web work for Corinna.

Fri 9

Breakfast: one plum. Rode Uber Pool to the Inner Sunset. Dentist appointment. Joined a conference call remotely. Errand: mailed a package. Snack at Peasant Pies: one egg and sausage mini pie and a banana I brought from home, water. Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Laurel Heights. Spent all day reworking PharmD pages to include new nav features following Wednesday's deployment. Orgchart work: education unit. Rode Uber Pool to the Castro. Happy hour drinks at Eureka with Phil and Drew: gin and tonic for Drew, pom margs for Phil and me. Rode Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef mediterranean cod (date-studded rice, mint pistou, tomato-olive salsa). Watched Twin Peaks s2:e16 on Netflix instant watch with Patrick.

Sat 10

Pre-brunch: a banana. Archived documents. House chores. Brunch at home with Patrick: egg and sausage breakfast sandwiches on english muffin (Patrick) and croissant (me). Orange juice for Patrick, chai with honey and milk for me. Organized and uploaded the group's photos from the Spain trip to create a single album for all the photos as requested by the group. Rereviewed and edited and uploaded my Spain trip photos. Dinner at home with Patrick: delivery from Patxi's via Grubhub: butter leaf lettuce salad, meatballs, mushroom and pancetta thin crust pizza, red wine. Chatted with Nate on the telephone for 40 minutes. Watched Twin Peaks s2:e17 on Netflix instant watch with Patrick. Dessert: two medium chocolate chip cookies from frozen. Finished building Corinna's new website and scheduled its launch.

Sun 11

Pre-breakfast: an apple. Rode Uber Pool to the Inner Sunset. Light breakfast with Danny at Park Chow: Danny had a kids' order of french toast, I had a bowl of oatmeal. Lattes for both. Afterwards we visited the 2017 Succulent and Cactus Show and Sale at the County Fair Building, free admission. We browsed all the plants for sale and eyed the contest award winners. Then we walked through the Arboretum, free admission. We exited near the Music Concourse and encountered the 11th Annual Golden Gate Park Band Festival at the Spreckels Temple of Music on the Music Concourse where we stayed a while to hear the Cupertino Symphonic Band play "Seventy-Six Trombones," an Irish washer woman's song, and a medley from West Side Story. We continued walking, encountering Lindy in the Park which had about only five people dancing. We continued walking to Stow Lake and the boathouse, then returned to the 8th Avenue exit to Fulton Street, where Danny had parked his scooter. Sunday Streets Sunset Golden Gate Park was happening today but we didn't want to walk that far to get to it. I rode Uber Pool to Hayes Valley and met Patrick at The Boxing Room specifically so that we could hear Gaucho play. They just started a break when we entered, but they were back in a seemingly short amount of time. Before we ate we browsed some in the shops in the neighborhood. Rode UberX home with Patrick. Nap. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftovers.

Mon 12

Breakfast at home: one apple, one Krispy Kreme cherry pie donut, milk. Rode Uber Pool to UCSF Parnassus. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Linkchecking. Gathered old PharmD commencement programs. Sprint standup from S126. More linkchecking and task followup. Meeting with Leslie F and Susie; Leslie did not show (but nor did she accept the invitation). Helped Lucia install a printer. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Orgchart work: finad. Lunch at Artesano: pulled chicken sandwich with fries, water: $14.55. Identity retheme work: people views. Rode Uber Pool home. Dinner at home with Patrick: bucatini with cannelloni beans and bacon, ciabatta slices, red wine, san pell. Launched Corinna's new website.

Tue 13

Breakfast at home: egg and cheddar on english muffin, 6 ounces of carrot juice. Both Uber and Lyft have been having higher prices lately than I have been wanting to pay, so today I took Muni to work for the first time in a really long time. It took about 40 minutes, but otherwise no issues. Identity retheme work all day. Lunch at As Quoted: kale caesar salad with chicken, sparkling water. Rode Uber Pool to the Castro, met Patrick for dinner. We dined at Starbelly. Drinks: cactus blossom (Sabe Blanco, ginger peach, lemon and orange bitters: $9) for Patrick, white sangria ($8) for me. Small plates for dinner to share: split pea fritters, curried yogurt ($6); house-made fava bean and goat cheese dumplings, brown butter, thyme and shaved grana ($11); cream of cauliflower soup and curried celery root ($9); grilled California corn, achiote butter, lime and grana ($7). Dessert: toffee cake. About $75 before $14 tip. Rode UberX home. Converted some old PageMaker 6.5 documents for work.

Wed 14

Breakfast at home: granola with yogurt and fresh, diced apple. Rode Muni to work via L and 44 and 1. It took about an hour as opposed to 20 to 25 minutes for Uber or Lyft. Orgchart work: finad (again). Identity retheme work all day. Second plancomm team review of the identity retheme work. Lunch at Beautifull! tea-smoked salmon onigiri, small brussels sprouts: under $9 after UCSF discount. Water. Rode Uber Pool home coz it was under $5. I think Uber is testing higher prices for commute mornings. Dinner at home: leftover bucatini. Recharge Medical work: digital letterhead. Late snack: small microwave popcorn and two small pieces of dark chocolate.

Thu 15

Pre-breakfast at home: six large spoonfuls of yogurt. Rode Lyft Line to UCSF Laurel Heights. Breakfast from The View Cafe: egg and cheddar on english muffin, water. Identity retheme work. Lunch at Beautifull!: teriyaki chicken onigiri, small side of broccolini. Calpoison staged site review with plancomm. Identity retheme work. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef spring roll chicken salad (bell pepper, carrots and cucumber, seasoned peanuts), white wine, san pell. Recharge Medical work: letterhead, web changes to make Google Ads team happy.

Fri 16

Breakfast at home: egg and cheddar on english muffin, one nectarine. Rode Lyft Line to UCSF Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Identity retheme work. For lunch, James J and I walked to suite 420 where we had heard from our colleagues in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy that they had too much food from an event due to low turnout. James got a kale salad with dressing. I got two half sandwiches and a ginger cookie. At my desk I ate one of the half sandwiches and the cookie and drank water from my Thermos Intak water bottle. Education newsletter html email work. Rode Uber Pool home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef grilled pork chops (cabbage, apple and walnut slaw, parmesan-chive fries), Spindrift flavored sparkling water.

Sat 17

Recharge Medical work: created a new tote bag design, sent it to the team for review. Completed the garage shelving project I had started a long time ago; boxes are now very orderly in the garage and we are in a better position to get rid of things we no longer need. Dinner at Shotwell House: three kinds of pizza, salad. We watched a slideshow of everyone's photos from the recent trip to Spain. Dessert: bananas foster cake from Whole Foods. Wayne gave me a ride to the Castro; no one else wanted to go out. I encountered Adrian C at Toad Hall, met Chris, Bradley, and Justin. We chatted for what seemed like one or two hours over two rounds of drinks. Great to catch up with him. Rode Uber Pool home.

Sun 18

Slept in. Lazy Sunday at home, occasionally sunbathing and stretching in the back yard. Brunch: pastrami, cheddar, and green leaf lettuce with dijon on sourdough; coconut water. Troubleshot computer problems: "You can't open the application 'Mail.app' because it may be damaged or incomplete" was resolved by either restarting my computer or by waiting several hours or both—strange. And a problem with a new contact created on my iPhone not appearing in Contacts on my iMac was resolved by ensuring that the default location for new contacts created on iPhone was iCloud rather than UCSF Exchange. Sent Adrian travel tips for Kauai. Afternoon snack: cashews, pistachios, crackers and cheddar, nori, Spindrift flavored sparkling water, san pell. Played Obduction with Patrick but not really long enough to get started before dinner arrived. Dinner: delivery from New Tsing Tao Restaurant via EAT24: fried crab cheese rangoons, lemon chicken, mushu vegetables, orange beef not spicy, steamed brown rice, steamed white rice, chow mein, san pell. My fortunes: "You will be selected for a promotion because of your accomplishments." and "A financial investment will yield returns beyond your hopes."

Mon 19

Breakfast at home: a nectarine and an apple. Rode Lyft Line to UCSF Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. Sprint standup. Education news html email template build. Lunch: leftover Chinese food from home. Paula gave James H and I a ride to UCSF Parnassus. Faculty meeting. Afterwards I chatted with Joel and Rick about the supp app and helped Megan resolve a problem with web content. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. More education news html email template build. Rode Uber Pool home. Dinner at home with Patrick: leftovers from yesterday.

Tue 20

Breakfast at home: an apple. Rode Muni to UCSF Parnassus. UCSF shuttle from Parnassus to Laurel Heights. Along the way I continued studying Spanish on Duolingo. 1-on-1 with Eric. Education news html email template test and build all day. Lunch: leftover Chinese food from home. Afternoon snack: a Kashi snack bar. Rode Uber Pool home. Dinner at home with Patrick: Green Chef portobello gyro (spinach, cucumber and olive salad, tzatziki sauce), Spindrift flavored sparkling water. Dessert: a small piece of Charles crispy rice chocolate; fortune cookie from two days ago: This year your highest priority will be your family.