Twenty-Teens in Review
Well, here it is, the end of 2019, the end of the decade. 🎉 The end of the decade of my twenties, so probably the most
eventful decade I'll experience. Ten years ago, I was at my parents' house in Fall River, a senior in college
on my last Christmas break of all time. I'd just accepted an offer from
Yelp to start as a Software Engineer in June, 2010, reporting to Neil Kumar. The world
was uncertain before me. Today, I am sitting in my own house, married, working for my third employer, sitting
pretty in …
I went to the DMV today to get a REAL ID upgrade for my license, and to get it reprinted
with my correct address so I don't need to carry the paper change-of-address confirmation any more.
The DMV is always a fascinating microcosm of human behavior, and a unique experience to simultaneously
see the best and worst in people.
For those of you who haven't been in a California DMV, the process follows several stages:
- (optional) Make an appointment. The North Oakland DMV doesn't have any appointments available in the next six
months, and then next DMV available anywhere in …
Today we got a nasty surprise in the form of an email from my next-door neighbor informing me that somebody had
attempted to break into our home! An hour later (while I was on my way home from work), we got another email
indicating that the suspect had been arrested.
Apparently, someone was messing around with the lock on the gate to our backyard and my next-door neighbor yelled at
them. They hopped the fence, so he called the police and yelled at them some more. They fled. The police came
, patrolled the neighborhood, and caught
the guy …
Life Update: Moved
Hello infrequent readers: here's a piece of good news for once: as of October 27th, I've moved!
$SPOUSE and I now
live in the Elmwood neighborhood of Berkeley,
California in a nice little two-bedroom one-and-a-half-bedroom
single-family residence. It's a little surreal; even though where we live has a pretty nice mixed-use vibe (there's
an apartment building around the corner, a bunch of restaurants nearby, and a Whole Foods only a few blocks away),
it's still practically rural compared to the apartment in the Tendernob
that I've lived in for the last eight years.
As most of you probably know, I got married last month! The wedding was in Claremont and went great, and it's probably worth a post of its own; however, what I've come to write for you is a description of what followed — our honeymoon in France. We visited Paris, Beaune (in Burgundy), Avignon (in the Southern Rhône Valley), and Saint-Raphaël (in Côte d'Azur). Read on for more pictures and anecdotes than you could've ever asked for!
I Got Sick
As I alluded in my last post, I've had a fair bit of extra time on my
hands for the last couple of weeks. That's because I've been quite ill. This post is
the exciting story of what I've been sick with.
Starting in the evening of Friday, 2014-01-10, I had body aches and a fever. Now,
at first, I didn't even know if anything was wrong — I'd slept poorly the night before,
and maybe I was just feeling poorly because E was going back to school. Unfortunately,
when I woke up on Saturday, 2014-01-11, the fever was worse, so …