It is Sunday. Ron is snoring to my right. Astro is wandering around chasing imaginary mosters. Downy is probably sleeping on top of the backpack I take to the gym. He fits perfectly on it and we think maybe he misses me during the day so he sleeps on top of it until I’m home. Astro has also napped with paws in one of my shoes during the day as well.
We got up early yesterday and went to Costco where we bought mega-meat. 2 massive steaks, about 10 chicken breasts, 2 huge salmon filets as well as mangoes, Lubriderm lotion and other niceties. We took a Zipcar which I am convinced more and more is an idea whose time has come. There’s several Zipcars in the lot near the gym on Spear and Folsom.
Then we took a nap or rather I laid down. I still am getting used to this memoryfoam bed. It isn’t for sitting on or relaxing on. You have to sleep on it.
After that, we went to Fisherman’s Wharf which I hadn’t been to until 10 years ago when I came here with Karen and her family. Saw the sea lions, Alcatraz from afar and tons and tons of tourists. Ate fish and chips at a restaurant and continued walking around. Ron purchased some knockoff sunglasses or I guess not really knockoff since it said ‘(small text) compare our design to (huge text) GUCCI’ The woman he bought them from was Filipina so I think he felt he was getting a good deal (I later asked him, ‘Was the ethnic discount to your liking today?’ a spin on a quote from the movie Bring It On: ‘Were the ethnic festivities to your liking today?’) I did pick out the woman saying ‘guapo’ while talking to Ron and she was glancing at me and Ron later confirmed that she said ‘Your boyfriend is so handsome!’ to which Ron replied ‘Well of course, do you think I’d be with an ugly person?’ Luckily my co-worker Joanna has sworn to take Ron out to the Filipino restaurants and groceries so they can have all the wonderful and gross foods of their native cuisine like whatever that godawful Oh-hey-let’s-all-drink-a-pig’s-blood-reduction extravaganza.
Work has been busy. The developers released the BlogIt Facebook app. It is a pretty amazing piece of code. Lots of people loved it, and some did the usual ‘it isn’t exactly what I want from the first version so it sucks.’ Some other big stuff coming out this week – I’m going in tonight (Sunday) for some final prep with the team.
Friday we celebrated the end of Q1 with the team. We went a new bar that opened just 2 doors down called Orson. During the day it is a cake shop called Citizen Cake. Very cool industrial design, exposed girders and lots of steel, glass and concrete. We hung out for about four hours. Ron was able to make it and he was able to regale everybody with his tales from United flight 1427. It is always fun to see how transfixed people are hearing about the life of a flight attendant. I think there’s a certain throw-back glamour associated with the profession – though people don’t see the 8 hours waiting on standby at the airport or dragging luggage through a downpour wearing a business suit or wanting to throttle some suburbanite moppet with your bare hands.
We were going to go out last night but when the time came we sat on our laptops after getting the wireless router working with the cable high-speed. We listened to most of Ray of Light, Erotica and then a stretch of a Margaret Cho comedy routine before going to bed. I’m always surprised how much some people hate Margaret Cho. I’ve seen lists putting her in the same league as Dane Cook (completely non-threatening) or Carlos Mencia (race baiting faux-Mexican). I’ve thought her standup movies have slid a little bit but ‘I’m the One That I Want’ remains a breakout hit for it’s honesty and vicious sensisbility. It is strange. Even when she’s weak she is nowhere near as awful as some of the other dreck that makes it on TV. I do think the raunch and politics has gone as far as it can go.
Astro in my lap now. Downy is now installed on top of the backpack. Ron is sleeping.
We’ll go to the gym in an hour or so. I’m trying to stay on ‘wake up at 5am’ schedule so I can get to the gym consistently.
There’s a lot of buzz about us on TechCrunch right now. I think I know why but I’m not totally sure.