april 23rd, 2014.

long, long day, so had a hermit night at home. ended up cooking up a storm, with some great successes and one big failure (re: salt and vinegar zucchini chips). the strawberry pot pies are def my new favorite thing.

sleep sleep sleep.

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april 22nd, 2014.

I don’t think I’ll take a better photo today, so we’re up early!

Still waiting for new projects, and experiencing KSC déjà vu, unfortunately. But, given my title upgrade, by next week it should get busy again, which is very welcome.

A little meh about finishing up my CSM lab hours after a full work day, but the walk during the day is rather nice.

7 more classes left!

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april 21st, 2014.

Oh, Monday - how I am never a fan.

Woke up early to run errands and visit the pup, then headed back to the Peninsula for work at 8 am-ish. 

The boy whisked me away for lunch at Kabul in his slick rental car while his was in the shop, and I’m still extremely entertained.

Got off work and suffered through a commute 3x as long as normal to get home for no clear reason. At least from there, it was off to PG, where I was not great at climbing, but it is still nice to unwind after a long day.

The most epic dinner of all time was had (and only the boy has photos, booo) - buttermilk waffles with a dash of cinnamon and vanilla, accompanied by jalapeño fried chicken, and beer battered artichoke hearts - YUM.

We then fell asleep and left an entire carton of eggs on the kitchen counter all night. #adultlife


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april 20th, 2014.

First Easter! Which wasn’t really celebrated, although we did feast on a brunch of pear-quince-apple cider, char siu, and dan tats!

Headed to the East Bay to meet up with some people at a brewery located in a Wal-Mart parking lot (but has some of my new favorite beers, so go figure).

We ended up taking home a growler and a few other beers with us, and passed out around 8 pm from exhaustion. We party hard.

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april 19th, 2014.

Muir Woods adventure put on hold for a day of job applying/work (for him) and extreme napping (for me). Drove downtown in the afternoon for tea and omakase at my beloved Sushi Sam’s!

Being 30 minutes early made us both excessive and first in the door, although service was slow, but, as usual, some of the best sushi ever. We even had seconds of the toro and the A5 Miyazaki beef (which I’m drooling over right now).

Cancelled late night reservations at another place (dem OpenTable points!) to go home and watch more epic films, along with more McConnell’s and raspberry beer!

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april 18th, 2014.

Trying (again!) to get back into documenting my days and maybe even (gasp!?!) pick up my DSLR again. But we’ll see about that nonsense in the future.

Pretty unspectacular day at work, but got off at a decent hour, and brought home lots of delicious kebabs and shawarma for the boy! Headed to PG early to get our climb on, then raided Draeger’s to stock up on craft beers, fancy chips, and even fancier ice cream (aka our new favorite, YUM). 

Enjoyed a relaxing night eating good food and watching Momentum! Fun fun fun :)

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January 27th, 2014

Ok, so we apparently had pie or cake every day from Thursday until Monday. So that happened. But I mean, National Pie Day had leftovers, Tartine is not a common excursion, and today was National Chocolate Cake Day, so we HAD to. Don’t worry, February, it’ll be a sugarless month for you.

No work for us today, so we climbed a bit in the morning, I struggled a bit but found some new things to work on (SO excited for the new routes to be put up on Wednesday, too!). Headed to Back-A-Yard for jerk chicken, plantains, and hot links, for our car picnic, before wandering around Palo Alto for a bit. Scored a slice of chocolate rum cake at The Prolific Oven that blew us away, mmmm.

IKEA shopping trip and a few splurges, then home for a quiet night + minor food poisoning, what up lifeee

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January 26th, 2014

My photo for the day is a piece of cake, which we shared for part 1 of breakfast. It was a passion fruit lime bavarian cream cake, with coconut. It was pretty bomb.

Was mildly productive while the boy performed great strengths of feet (or is it feats of strength?). Ended up driving over to downtown to wander, get more tea, and pick up some bites at the sushi sale (which I now abhor). A quiet night in of takoyaki, sushi, black sesame ice cream, and our last Tartine treat.

Side note: always be a good person. Just do it. Really.

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January 25th, 2014

Sleeping is such a luxury, I don’t think I will ever think of it otherwise. A nice, lazy morning of jook and folding laundry, until it was off to San Francisco for brunch! The food was all kinds of amazing (chicken katsu under a spam-cheddar waffle, YUM!), although service was terribad, sadly.

Managed to convince the group to go to Tartine (now crossed off the list!)! James and I got there early, so we were in and out in less than 30 minutes (the lines, my god), and picked up several goodies, including the banana cream tart (which we all shared), a croque monsieur that we had for dinner (topped with 2 poached eggs), and a passionfruit lime cake & lemon cream tart in the fridge for Sunday!

Our groups parted ways, and we headed to Bernal Heights, where I fulfilled my childhood dream of trying an egg cream for the first time! Verdict: not bad, like a fizzy yoohoo.

Wandered around the area and checked out a super cute bookstore, before heading into the bar I’ve had on our list for ages - the Holy Water! It’s awesome, dog friendly, and with great drinks (although still another 6 days of No-Beer January for me!).

Headed home, picked up kebabs on the way, and had a nice, quiet night in where we thought it was 10 pm + when it was still 8:30, so that’s a thing, now.

Early to bed, early to rise, something something, do you want to build a snowmannnnn?


January 24th, 2014

Stressful, exciting morning on the phone, with potential to come in the future. Good news for now, we’ll see how things go next week, but I’m excited!

Walked to the neighborhood Mexican restaurant with the boy for lunch and were thoroughly disappointed, sadly. Came back to work, lounge, and watch penguin videos for ages, until it was off to Planet Granite!

I feel a little bad for barely using my first official month of membership, although being sick didn’t help a lot. I was thrilled to be able to complete a climb that started off as impossible and then became a challenge, quickly and smoothly, without falling or having to rest, so that felt amazing. I was pretty beat after a few climbs, but managed to tough it up for an attempt at my second ever 5.10b, which went better than I could’ve hoped, and was a perfect ending to my climbing adventures for the day!

Wandered around downtown San Mateo for a bit after until we decided on Izakaya Mai for a dinner of chanpon, udon, takoyaki, and karaage! Finally, checked out the new tea shop Bambū, and learned I don’t hate coconut nearly as much as I thought I did.

Entirely amazing day, wound it down with An Idiot Abroad, and then KO’d. Wonderful :)

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