Well, we had a Staff Appreciation Luncheon today on campus. They celebrated by opening the new staff rec center that has a climbing wall, a full gym w/ weigths and trainers, basketball courts, squash courts, and a fencing gym. I guess I’ll have to take a fencing class at some point in the future. It’s too cool not to. They ironic that they forgot to install showers in the building. I dunno who the genius was who got away with that.

Also apparently, all the staff got a $250 dollar bonus today too. Whoa. Apparently this never happens… And it’s not much compared to the tech bonus of old. laff.

Tuesday is tennis night. I got some new tennis raquets that are really 5 years old. but they cost me 60 bucks a pop, which is good. Choon is demoing some racquets, and i think they are at least $150 a piece, and I knew if i did that that i would end up spending a lot of money on something that would only be marginally better. I pretty played witrh my racquet for the first time today, and I have to say that I really liked it. too bad we lost the match. 6-3, 4-6, 6-4. doh

Afterwards, Pei-Sun had brought some creme brulee for everyone to snack on. so we all got the ramakins out in the middle of the court and chowed down. Incidentally, does Jeremey know what the primo creme brulee carmelizing torch is? Pei-Sun is not happy with the one that she has.

One of my roomies is funny. He’s all stressing about asking a girl out. He’s a nervous type about it. I just wish he’d calm down a little. I think he’s thinking too far in advance. are we a good match in this way? is this good about her? or can I deal with this about her? basically he just doesn’t know know her very well at the moment, so I’m hoping he’ll concentrate on that first. I’ve armed him with a bunch of restaraunts to go to in downtown mountain view. 🙂 we’ll see what happens.

4 thoughts on “Bonus…”

  1. The cool torch in my opinion is to get one for fitting pipes for 5 or 15 bucks at a hardware store. If for some reason you want one special for cooking, my favorite cooking shop is Fantes, and they have a nice and unpretencious web site with a page of several products for making creme brulee.
    Perhaps even cooler and more retro and more dangerous than a torch is a salamander. Check this things out at Fantes as well.

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