Suddenly I'm leaving in 10 days and there appears to be no time to do everything I need to get done, done. Of course that means, finish off insurance negotiations for the knee (ongoing,-- will write that essay sometime), for car (form got sent to the wrong place by the claims guy), deal with getting stuff into storage, out of storage, getting my phone switched off, trying to figure out why the California unemployment people will NOT answer their phone yet still havent sent me my money, packing, getting something to pack into, figuring out where to go, trying to see all the people I wont see for 6 months in the next 10 days, etc, etc ,etc. Then there's getting stuff for the trip, getting vaccinations, getting visas, and generally figuring out something about the mass of countries I'm visiting. So instead of getting it done, of course, I'm lying in bed at 1 pm writing this!
I did two unusual fun things this week. Last weekend I went sailing on the bay. Simon Kelton and his LA friends all showed up to meet more of their LA friends living here. There was a great party for Heather (Simon's girlfriend, unlucky for her) at Dhana Rivera's on Saturday night. Then on sunday we went sailing on the bay in a 45ft yacht. I took lots of beautiful photos
of sailing and some from the night before. The Cap'n (Ben) looked like a Backstreet Boy and was about the same age. Then on Weds I went to have dinner in Danville with Laura Locke and her mum Josephine. They run a comedy act, albeit unintentional. In addition to the entertainment, Laura and I went to the BlackHawk Classic Auto Museum
, which is quite fabulous. More photos here
On Friday Chelsea salvaged a 2-2 draw
with Man Utd. My main concern was that the new owners of the Mad Dog in the Fog
have taken the Chicken and Veg Pie off the menu
Otherwise my gym at UCSF
has closed for repairs, so I need to beg/borrow/steal guest memebership somewhere!