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Time:01:07 am
You may notice that I haven't posted any entries titled "I ran" in a while. There's a reason for that-- I haven't been running. My body doesn't seem to be much of a fan of the running thing, so I decided to try something less joint-rattling. I've been bicycling. It seems to be working pretty well. In fact, I just got back from an hour-long ride down into the Port of Oakland and back. It's nice to ride down there at night since I pretty much have the road to myself, and I don't have to dodge cars.

I'm not fast, but neither is my bike. Still, I'm going farther and getting faster with each ride. I track my rides with my ForeRunner 305. Having lots of metrics is a motivating factor for me.


On Friday night we went down to San Jose to see God of Carnage, a play that I wanted to see on Broadway but didn't get to. We had about an hour for dinner, which limited our choices. PF Chang was the closest place to the theater, and we figured "when in Rome..."

It was the worst meal that I have had in ages. I'm pretty sure PF Chang is Chinese for "house of goopy brown sludge" in honor of the sweet, disgusting sauce that they put on everything. It was a meal of truly epic horror. The play made up for it, though-- it was hilarious! I learned afterward that it was made into a movie called Carnage last year. The lineup is fabulous-- Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, John C Reilly, Christoph Waltz, and directed by Roman Polanski.


This power failure woke me up at 4:32 a.m today. I do so love the unsynchronized beeping of UPSes in distress.


I took a knife skills class at Kitchen on Fire last week. It was pretty fabulous. I didn't have really good role models for cooking when I was growing up, so a lot of my skills are seat-of-the-pants. I had several, "Oh! That's the easy way to accomplish that" moments. Plus, I didn't cut myself even once.

It was fun watching a thunderstorm out the window while slicing and dicing carrots, zucchini, onions, celery, peppers, and herbs.


Speaking of classes, I just signed up for Ladies Rock Camp next month-- a friend of mine twisted my arm. So, apparently, I'll be performing at the Starry Plough on Sunday the 6th. Feel free to giggle now, or show up and giggle in person.
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evwhore
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Time:2012-04-16 03:06 pm (UTC)
On Friday night we went down to San Jose

And you didn't ping me? Of course, I was otherwise engaged, but still :-)
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evwhore
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Time:2012-04-16 03:12 pm (UTC)
BTW, I pass by there whenever I take light rail to work (just passed it while making the above reply). There are plenty of eating options in that area, so you only have yourselves to blame :-) (no one felt like checking yelp or something on a smartphone?)
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whipartist
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Time:2012-04-16 03:48 pm (UTC)
Half of the appeal was "when in Rome..." Plus, Tom had never been to PF Chang. I pointed it out as a joke, and when he said he'd never been there then that settled the deal.

And no, I didn't ping you because it was a late-binding decision to go to the show.
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evwhore
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Time:2012-04-16 04:13 pm (UTC)
I've actually eaten at PF Chang's voluntarily at least once. It's edible, at least, and still a notch above the random Chinese place I tried on a whim while visiting Los Gatos that gave me food poisoning something fierce.
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prock
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Time:2012-04-16 04:27 pm (UTC)
"A notch above food poisoning" is faint praise indeed.

:)
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gunga_galunga
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Time:2012-04-16 05:39 pm (UTC)
I like their chicken lettuce wraps, but I'm just a hick from Indiana.
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whipartist
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Time:2012-04-16 10:41 pm (UTC)
I remember the chicken lettuce wraps as being good from the last time I was in a PF Chang's, though that was several years ago. This time they seemed to be minced chicken and water chestnuts in goopy brown sludge.

If I want to eat that much sugar I'll order dessert.
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