I took Friday off of work since I got a couple comp days for working weekends and such. Unfortunately, I forgot I was taking it off until the night before, so on Wednesday I scheduled an 8:30 a.m. Friday morning appointment with my chiropractor. Afterwards I finished watching The Matrix: Revolutions which was all right, and (I thought) better than the vomit-inducing second Matrix movie. Later I went to Runnner’s High to get some more running socks, and ran into Shannon, a friend of Ryan’s and Camila’s. We talked running and WRXs. Then I met up with May Ling in Palo Alto and we had lunch at Cafe [somethingsomething] (I keep forgetting the name) which was good and surprisingly inexpensive.
Since I was out Friday, I had Buddy pick up my spifferiffic new Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Zoom Lens, which I had shipped to work. I’m enjoying the longer focal length, but the IS is a little slower than I’d like. But it has a good zoom range and seems like a pretty versatile lens.
Saturday I had my last training run which went all right. Afterwards I had brunch at The Beach Chalet with my fellow AIDS Marathon-ers. I had dungeness crab benedict which was really good and probably really fatty. Mmmm… That evening I went to the El Stinko Por Los Singles Anti-Valentines party at Walter and Justin and Manish’s place. Watched SNL for the first time in a long while. Still as hit-and-miss as ever, which a great emphasis on the “miss”.
Sunday I made a conscious decision to sleep in (I basically never sleep in). I went to bed at 2 a.m., and woke up naturally at 9 a.m. After trying pretty hard, I fell back asleep and ended up getting up at 11:15. I spent the next few hours cleaning up the place before Babs came over to see the place. We took Enzo on a walk and then had dinner at Chile’s. We both realized that we are often kind of bored, but always think the other is busy, so we don’t hang out as much as we could. She claims to be going through Sha-withdrawl, but, I’m trying to convince her that she will get sick of me if I’m over too much. Even I get sick of me. Later that night Matt and Brendan came over so we could watch some episodes of 24.
This morning I went outside to take a few pictures before work, but I realized when I was already on my way to work that I didn’t have the memory card in the camera. Other realizations during the commute: a whole heckuva lot of people must have today off, because I was on the 101 (yes, the 101, take that NorCal people!) at 8:30 a.m., and there was no traffic. It was kind of nice. Every day should be a holiday.
This week should be pretty light. I’m just prepping to go to New Orleans, woohoo!