After their Thursday night dinner, she invited Jobs over to her Palo Alto apartment on Saturday.
Kat Smith drove down from Berkeley and pretended to be her roommate so she could meet him as well.
Their relationship became very passionate. "They would kiss and make out," Smith said.
"He was enraptured with her. He would call me on the phone and ask, 'What do you think, does she like me?'
Here I am in this bizarre position of having this iconic person call me."
That New Year's Eve of 1989 the three went to Chez Panisse, the famed Alice Waters restaurant in Berkeley, along with Lisa, then eleven.
Something happened at the dinner that caused Jobs and Powell to start arguing.
They left separately, and Powell ended up spending the night at Kat Smith's apartment.
At nine the next morning there was a knock at the door, and Smith opened it to find Jobs,
standing in the drizzle holding some wildflowers he had picked. "May I come in and see Laurene?" he said.
She was still asleep, and he walked into the bedroom.
A couple of hours went by, while Smith waited in the living room, unable to go in and get her clothes.
Finally, she put a coat on over her nightgown and went to Peet's Coffee to pick up some food.