Watts (chipotle) wrote,


It’s about 8:30 in the morning* and in addition to making coffee I’m: printing. Printing printing printing. After a bit of waffling, I’ve decided to print out all six copies of the story here; that’s 162 sheets total, printed on both sides. Yes, it’s a fairly long story, about 13,000 words. I’m cautiously happy with it, though.

Also over the weekend—well, technically at work on Friday, but I was able to work from home, so it felt like part of the weekend—I did a code audit, examining a client’s code for style and security holes and writing a quick summary. This is something I haven’t done before, and it’s pretty interesting. Not much I can actually write about without violating privacy and/or being boring to all but the geekiest reader, mind you.

And I’ll fess up to something: I didn’t work at home on Friday, I worked at a Panera in Concord. Why? Because I had lunch in West Berkeley, at Café Rouge. According to (endless) discussion on Chowhound, this French bistro has—yes—one of the best burgers in the Bay Area. And, y’know, the buzz was right. They really do. It’s a messy burger, though—even cooked medium, it was very juicy. After that I went to Sketch Ice Cream, a gourmet place across the street, and had toasted cashew ice cream. Yes, most of their flavors seem to be that unusual, and their ice cream is thick and similar to gelato. (This is something I really like, although not everyone does—it’s actually made with milk, not cream, and while it’s very smooth, it’s relatively low in butterfat compared to most ice creams.)

As I’ve mentioned earlier, I’m going to be flying out to Florida in two weeks—and that starts on Sunday. (I give the dates I’ll be out there as the 18th through the 30th, although technically I’ll be flying in on the 17th and out on the 31st.) Those of you in Florida who want to see me and haven’t gotten in touch with me should.

I suppose I should start Christmas shopping soon.

*Well, it was 8:30 when I started writing; I didn’t post until lunchtime!

Tags: food, travel, writing

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