I was supposed to meet a friend for late lunch at 2, but she had to bail, family stuff which I agreed was a higher priority. So around 2:30 I went upstairs to Kan's for dim sum. The place was almost empty, very fast service, and great food.
Then I started looking in every store which might have woks. Had some close-but-not-quite Teflon ones, but again more saucepan than wok. Judy Chen makes a wok which was just what I was looking for except the biggest size is 12" and I was looking for 14". Well, she does make a 14" one but it has two small handles instead of the one long and one short that I'm used to.
Nothing on Grant so I hiked up hill to Stockton, which has more hardware/food stores and is not as touristy as Grant. Found something very close to what I wanted. Right size, look, weight, handles but not non-stick. Only $27, a very good price for that high quality. So I bought it, knowing I would have to season it when I got home.
Walked back to China Gate and had a mocha at the Starbucks there. It seemed fitting, as I had been in the Starbucks in Chengdu China about a year ago.
Caught the bus back to the train station, the driver was rude, an idiot, and apparently in a hurry. Got there 9 minutes after the train left, which was about 10 minutes sooner than I expected. I didn't think I'd have a 50-minute wait.
Spent the time outside on a park bench programming my cell phone. Adding voice commands to some of the phone numbers. Had to stop when some homeless a-hole tied his dog up nearby and started playing ball with a friend. Dog barked up a storm, a-hole ignored him.
Boring ride home, watched the Bears clobber the Giants in HDTV. Seasoned the wok during commercials. The apartment smells like burned oil. I have the upstairs windows open to pull some of that out. I forgot the apartment is having its pre move-out inspection tomorrow morning.
Went downstairs, it smells okay. Turned up the air freshener gadget just in case.
Plans for tomorrow: