Here is yet another attempt to keep friends and family updated on our activities without resorting to boring discussions about the weather (“It’s 10 below in MN? Wow, would you believe it got up to 66 here today?”) or work (“So Microsoft wants to buy Yahoo, eh? What would you call them then, Microhoo?”).
Since moving to the San Francisco Bay Area I have:
- driven 80 miles/hour on the freeway and wondered, “am I going too slow?”
- had lunch at Yahoo and breakfast at Google
- become enamored with cooking and experimented with a new dish at least weekly
- documented my cooking exploits digitally by taking photos from multiple angles of nearly everything I’ve created.
- started writing what will one day be The Great American Novel
- experimented and made nearly-sugar-free chocolate chip cookies!
- walked the Lyon Street Steps and seen Senator Feinstein come out of her house
- discovered someone quoted me in a blog post about things one realizes as they get older.
- locked myself (and Dave) out of our building and had to buzz a neighbor to let us in.
- biked along the Stevens Creek Trail and the marshes near Google and NASA
- attended a Girl Geek Dinner at Google
- biked 20 miles up to San Mateo and taken the Caltrain back
- learned how to make thai iced tea
- added nearly every restaurant in San Francisco and the peninsula to Reviewsby.us
- driven through the mountains to Santa Cruz on a nearly empty tank of gas, gotten stuck in an hour long traffic jam behind an accident on the way, counted two porsches waiting in the jam, and made it home safely to tell the tale.
- made an awesome video about life since the move, but really it’s mostly just a music video
- gotten new wheels on my bike and then taken an extremely geeky photo of myself and my like-new ride
- read over some of the writing I had done and realized I’m not an awful writer after all!
- begun to rediscover my passion for writing and photography
- realized that I don’t have to have a paid job to feel good about myself and proud of what I do
We are now taking suggestions for future adventures. What are your favorite things to do when you’re in this area?