Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Romy 11.28.2012
Making juice.

Sunday, November 25, 2012


Romy 11.25.2012

We had Thanksgiving Dinner on Sunday this year. My mom cooked a really good turkey that was organic and free range from Sonoma County, with wild rice stuffing. I made two sides of quinoa and roasted squash, and collard greens with red cabbage. It was so good!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Romy & Mom & Nicole & Marcel & Jenn

Romy Jenn 11.19.2012
Tonight we tried Beer Revolution for the first time, a small bar in Oakland that serves microbrewed beer from all over the Bay Area and California.

Sunday, November 18, 2012


Romy 11.18.2012
Yay! The La Pavoni is working again and making espresso better than ever!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Nicole & Mom & Jenn

Jenn Nicole 11.17.2012
Tonight we went out to the Samovar Tea Lounge and had traditional black Russian tea service, Masala Chai Tea (Indian) and some Tumeric Spiced Tea (also Indian). They had really good tea.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Jenn & Romy

Jenn Romy 11.16.2012
After breaking the brass water tube, we went to a small La Pavoni shop called Thomas E Cara, in San Francisco, to get a new one. Woah! All his espresso machines were so shiny and nice!

Thursday, November 15, 2012


Jenn 11.15.2012
Today the gaskets and rebuild parts for the La Pavoni came in the mail. I rebuilt the group but couldn't get one of the gaskets to sit. So I asked Romy to jam it in. . .


Romy 11.15.2012
Romy got the gasket to sit right, but we broke the brass water tube in the process! Oh no!

Monday, November 12, 2012


Jenn 11.12.2012
Ugh. . . back to work! Its never ending!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Jenn & Romy

Jenn Romy 11.11.2012
Today, for my birthday, we went road biking in the delta. We started in the morning in Rio Vista, and then biked along the dikes all the way to Locke where we had late lunch in the old chinatown! Blast from the past!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Jenn & Nicole & Marcel & Romy

Nicole Jenn 11.9.2012
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Tonight we went out to Jupiter in Berkeley to celebrate.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Romy 11.7.2012
The last day of the beard!!! The experiment is over.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012


Jenn 11.5.2012
Making a veggie wrap with mixed greens from our tiny backyard garden! Wooo hoo! We grew something edible!


Romy 11.5.2012
The juice today had crazy swirl colors!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Romy & Marcel & Nicole

Romy 11.4.2012
Nicole and Marcel are installing the big skylight in their living room roof. We helped them put it in. The hole in the roof looked so surreal!

Saturday, November 3, 2012


Jenn 11.3.2012
My LaPavoni espresso maker is gonna need a rebuild!


Romy 11.3.2012
Such a cute little bottle!

Friday, November 2, 2012


Romy 11.2.2012
Today is all about making faces!


Jenn 11.2.2012
Today I am learning how to use PETSc. It's supposed to compile with c++ code but it's not working on my cygwin set-up. Grrrrrrr! Tomorrow I will try installing it on linux.

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Romy 11.1.2012
Making juice this morning! Romy stole my green fleece!