Archive for October, 2012

Other people know I’m 30

Friday, October 19th, 2012

I’ve been trying to consolidate my doctor’s appointments when I’m in San Francisco so I can limit my work from home days which always always turn into eat at home days which is bad for my productivity and also my figure. I went for my doctor check in today and my nurse practitioner was a very nice woman who kept apologizing for each part of the awkward routine while I tried to make small talk about sidewalks and bike lanes. It was a terrible bonding experience but nice to get away from the office for an hour. Then suddenly, unprompted, and quite matter of factly, she said Well if you ever want to get pregnant I’d recommend starting your prenatal diet now with 400 mcg of folic acid, 1000IU of vitamin D, and 1,000mcg of B-12. Omg, I thought, is it my gray hair?  She thinks I’m 40. I wanted to tell her that I really just became an adult this year after getting a dishwasher, expensive placements, and free cable television and that I’m still learning to not each too much chocolate after dinner and to put myself to bed on time but instead I nodded and said, Guess it’s good to plan ahead hahaha and she did not laugh so I stopped laughing and instead stared at the inspirational stepping-stone-over-a-river poster on the wall that told me to quit smoking.

I  added the vitamins to the Amazon shopping list which also happens to include this little number because I can’t fit enough groceries in my front basket. This is not a joke. 2 birds? just kidding. Does Dr. Adam even read this?

InStep Take 2 Double BicycleTrailer

30 in Chicago

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

So far 30 has been great. Dr. Adam and I went back to Chicago last weekend where Pa Sweet took us out to dinner at his favorite restaurant. Everybody in the restaurant new Pa Sweet and I think he is the new restaurant mayor which was great news because they gave us a complimentary fava bean side dish which had the most delicious fava beans I have ever fava-ed I think because they were braised in butter. Then we drank 5 bottles of wine. It was a great success. Pa Sweet and Dr. Adam spent most of the time explaining science and history facts to me which I pretended to understand but mostly I did not. Then we went with Ma Sweet to her cottage in Sweechigan where we chopped wood and sat around in birthday crowns and drank spiced cider. She is also building a pool in the backyard so we stood around and looked at the hole in the ground.  It was very rustic. Now it is 7:10am and I am back in California and I am on a train going to a mobile home park in Palo Alto where I will be observing nearby intersections in preparation for the mobile home park to be redeveloped into a mid-rise apartment complex. Isn’t this exciting? Me neither. Ok here are photos from Chica-go-go.

Dinner at Vie with Pa Sweet

Thurdeeth Berthday

Wood chopped

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CHOO CHOO

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Um. My coworkers printed a poster of this and put it on my office wall. I think I’m going to leave it up for our company’s Open House on Thursday night. If anything, I should put this image on a button and wear it on my commute. It’ll give me Caltrain cred.

Alex-Birthday