Jack (qbear) wrote,
Jack
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Weekend update

This was a busy week at work--a lot of product to put out. But my new cube-office makes me more productive, I think. I can concentrate without all the traffic that used to flow by my old location. We had a going-away luncheon for one of my coworkers on Friday at the E & O Trading Company on Sutter St., just a few blocks from the office. It was really well attended (about 40 people) and the food was great. I got the Seared Ahi Salad. I love tuna, especially fresh and rare, crusted with cracked pepper as this was.

Friday evening David and Andrea came over bearing carnitas burritos and churros. After we ate we watched A Mighty Wind on DVD. Steve and I are going to the live concert Sunday evening. I've listened to the soundtrack so much I'll be able to sing along with all the songs.

This morning we got up at 6:00AM, just like a regular workday. Why such madness? We had to take the car in for its 5000 mile servicing. Now, we've had the Matrix since March 1, so you can see how much we actually drive the thing. And that milage includes two trips to Palm Springs/San Diego/Los Angeles. We really need to get out more.

So we dropped off the car and walked to the nearest IHOP for breakfast. Steve (rootbeer1) loves a place with fruity syrups, since he doesn't care for maple. Actually, he's not too fond of tree flavors on general--birch, oak (as in Chardonnay) or pine, I imagine. Afterwards we walked back to the garage along "The Avenue" in San Bruno, a quaint and sadly rundown but intriguing Main Street USA kind of place. It was lined mostly with baby furniture shops and Mexican greengrocers, but there were a few cool places--one of which advertised "vintage media." The shop had videotapes, radio recordings, comics and magazines from the past--nothing newer than the 60's. Steve bought some vintage comics that he got a great deal on. I'm sure we'll be back. There was also an antique shop that seemed to have mostly toys and board games, but it's only open by appointment on weekends.

Picked up the car and came home. I just got out of the hot tub because it started to rain, but now 10 minutes later the sun's out. These microclimates are so confusing sometimes. This evening we're going over to Gregg's to see his new master bedroom renovation and have lasagna. Tomorrow--errands (Costco with keanubear probably), the Lone Star in the afternoon and the concert in the evening.

Time for a disco nap.
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