Friday, February 20, 2004

Well, it's post V-Day, P-Day weekend. Had a great time with Erika & the twins in Long Beach after plans in San Diego didn't work out. On Sunday, Pia brought us some leftovers from Maggiano's Little Italy, their portions are really unbelievable. My little 2004 Salsa Red Prius was a dream driving there and back. Great gas mileage, mid-40's even with sustained periods of high speed (80-85 mpg).

Tried some new fun places recently in the bay area. Check out Ace Wasabi's in the Marina. I particularly enjoyed the tofu-asparagus salad with a light miso/sesame dressing. Also Cafe Pescatore in between North Beach and Fisherman's wharf has great Italian food... with Dungeness Crab in season, the crab ravioli were fabulous. Last night I enjoyed some wonderful salmon and great merlot at Caprice in Tiberon. The Caprice is build on/over the water and there is a jewel-like view of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge lit up at night. It had quite a romantic atmosphere with red roses in roughly cut stone vases on each table with crisp white tablecloths. It was a good place to catch up with my friend Paul (C).

Thursday, February 12, 2004

Can't help but invite my friends to share the adventure! Linda & Kay are going to take flight lessons w/me on March 20th, and Cliff (my pilot friend) will come to cheer us on! Nothing like a little adventure to make one feel completely chirpy!

I'm enjoying a good book, "The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari", which my friend Paul recommended. The book mentioned Ben Franklin's autobiography and his practice of evaluating his life against virtures each day. I thought that quite a coincidence since my friend Daniel and I have been creating a practice derived from this that we are using each day.

Wednesday, February 11, 2004

The trip to Gnoss field was great. I met a potential instructor and a pilot friend was really great in explaining various features of the airport. I'm signing up for flight lessons, with my first time in the air on March 20th!

Today was the first day back at work for me on a full-time basis after conquering (again) a lung infection. It was started out nicely by attending a board meeting in Cupertino. It was a great drive down from San Francisco, the air was fresh and the sky was blue!

Saturday, February 07, 2004

My blogging has taken a long pause, but it's time to start up again. On the schedule this morning is a trip to Gnoss Field in Novato, to check out pilot training schools. Airward is the first stop as I was drawn into looking into this from its ad in the local movie theatres advertising a first lesson for $75. Will blog the results of my investigation later...