The weather continued unseasonably cool for March. It rained, but not copiously.
Self braved the Millbrae BART station to pick up niece G and Steven, then treated them to lunch at The Counter in Palo Alto. Hubby stayed home to watch the NCAA games.
It took us over half an hour to get a table at The Counter. Self tried the “Signature Burger.” It was OK. She wished they hadn’t put so much of the red, spicy sauce on top. What she really loved was sharing a peanut butter milkshake with niece! And of course, the sweet potato fries. Yum-yum!
“The Lincoln Lawyer” was a fun movie. Matthew McConaughey is still the same Matthew McConaughey, still fine-looking. Even his hairstyle hasn’t changed a bit from “A Time to Kill,” where he also played a lawyer. Five stars.
Self is sad that Geraldine Ferraro, vice-presidential running mate of Walter Mondale, passed away.
Saturday was Amanda’s birthday: self called and was able to greet her in person.
The book she is reading, Joseph Finder’s Power Play, has picked up its pace. She loves the scene when the hero waits impatiently for an old iMac to boot up, and describes the powering-up as sounding like a “Beethoven sympathy.” Naturally, there are armed thugs just outside the office door, threatening to kill anyone at the slightest provocation.
Self cooked chicken and pork adobo for the first time in ages.
She ate two whole bags of chicharon on the same day.
She mis-placed her car keys and the spare key she had would not allow her to unlock her car doors, so she had to call a Triple-A locksmith to meet her at Woodside Plaza. She waited an hour and a half.
Self observed that Gracie, instead of rushing to the backyard immediately after her evening meal, instead waits patiently by self’s feet, waiting for her daily Humulin injection. It is not that the li’l crit enjoys these injections so very much. Sometimes, if self happens to hit the wrong spot, she even flinches. But, there she waits. Here is a prime illustration of the Pavlovian theory of “conditioning.”
Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.