UC Botanical Garden
PSA for folks in the Bay Area: The University of California Botanical Garden has re-opened for limited, outdoor-only visits. Seems like a nice (and
reasonably) safe place to go during the pandemic. It's July, so not much is in bloom, but it's still beautiful.
As every company I've ever bought a product from has been reminding me all morning, today is my birthday. 32 revolutions around the sun. Still ticking.
Obviously it's been a pretty busy year; most of that is in my post from last month. According to the accelerometer on my wrist, I've walked 2,904,398 steps in the last year but I'm mostly still in the same place as I was. Probably by the time I hit 33 revolutions around the sun, it'll be a very different story. Still got that baby on the way (another ~6 weeks to …
Trees in the Park
There are trees growing out out of the sand at the park near my house, closed for the last few months due to
COVID-19. What a weird world.
Hey, so, it's been a while since I posted. I guess I just wanted to post and update. Let's see… what has happened
since February 2020....
Yeah, so, we're having a baby. If you didn't see that on other social media already. He's due at the end of July.
As you and everyone else knows, the world has been in lockdown since March due to the outbreak of
COVID-19. My company sent us all on mandatory work-from-home
on March 12th and I haven't been across the bridge into San Francisco since. Working from home …
After more than 10 years of avoiding it, I've finally rejoined the ranks of the private-car-owning bourgeois.
and I spent the past few weeks doing research and reading reviews, spent Saturday and Sunday test-driving a bunch of
vehicles, and ended up buying a brand new Cosmic Blue 2020 Honda Insight yesterday
Went to Austin, Texas this weekend for a work event; it was my first time in Austin so I figured I'd write up some notes:
- Cities are so indistinguishable now. Downtown Austin has the same restaurant and store chains as San Francisco, Boston, Miami, or any other American city.
- Its is weird how much Confederate stuff there still is for the supposedly-liberal Texas city. Until '96, the Capitol Visitors Center was administered by the Daughters of the Confederacy; lots of Confederate flags.
- Live music everywhere, even at the broiest bars near the hotels — even at the hotel bars! This …