Weekend ahead

Friday, August 15th, 2008 | Giggles | Comments Off on Weekend ahead

Ugggg… Its been one of those weeks and i woke up this morning absolutely exhausted. We did have Kevin’s niece Kayla in town from North Carolina which was fantastic – she’s a total sweet heart and its always great having her around. Unfortunately, because of work and other things I didn’t get to spend very much time with her. We did get to have a few nice dinners and Kevin made sure she got to get around and enjoy the city – they even went to the Monterrey Bay Aquarium and then got a massage yesterday (her first). Hopefully she had a good time – we did.

Work week was much of the usual but it seemed to all collide at the same time. My job is a very strange combination of an ever decreasing amount of technical and engineering duties combined with an ever increasing number of meetings and other people and planning activities. As a manager in a company like ours my job frequently boils down to a lot of interpersonal coaching – which is particularly funny coming from me since i’m well known to be relatively calus to such things.. (or at least I think I am)… Engineers are a very interesting breed of very smart people who care very deeply about what they do but, at the same time, can be a little bit rough around the edges when it comes to how they interact with others. They can often be blunt and very matter of fact without a ton of thought to how what they say will be received (my self included – just to be clear). So when you’re managing these type of smart folks you end up spending a good amount of time helping people through sticky interactions. So, between planning for upcoming work, people management type things, and meetings, I got very little time to be a geek which is somewhat sad! 😉 🙂

ANYWAY… thus my exhausting week…

This weekend looks to be good but very busy. Tomorrow we’ve got the gym in the AM and then Audrey’s 4th birthday party (YAY) in the afternoon. Then Sunday we’ve got some family stuff to do with Matt and Brian. Between there i’m hoping to relax a little (though also get some work done… :-\)

ok… enough for now… more later…

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Retro Mondays

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008 | Giggles | Comments Off on Retro Mondays

Scott and Alex

Originally uploaded by SwimFinsSF

Oh my GOD I feel old – but on Monday night I had so much fun… Alex, Scott, and I went to a concert at the Saratoga Mountain Winery that had a bunch of bands from my high school days playing – A Flock of Seaguls (ehhh), ABC (REALLY good), Belinda Carslile (surprisingly good), and The Human League (Fantastic). It was definitely a crowd of folks our age which was made for interesting people watching (including a few folks that never really let the 80s go) but the show was great.. And it didn’t hurt that the Mountain Winery is a GREAT place to go see shows…

not a bad time for a school night!

The Birthday Girl

Sunday, August 10th, 2008 | Giggles | 1 Comment

The Birthday Girl

Originally uploaded by SwimFinsSF

Our little girl is a year old today!

Happy birthday Nina!…

Call for help

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008 | Giggles | Comments Off on Call for help

I’m sharing this in hopes that someone out there might have some information that will help solve this.

Upon leaving our Bay of Pigs event at 535 York Street, San Francisco
at approximately 2:00am Sunday morning July 27th, one of our patrons
was brutally attacked and stabbed repeatedly. He was walking west on
Mariposa, when he was jumped by a group of three Asian men
walking east on Mariposa. The men were apparently speaking Chinese, and
they were accompanied by three Asian women. We believe the attack was a
hate crime. Luckily, he returned to the venue where our medical and
security teams were able to rush him to the hospital. He is in stable

We are writing to see if you or anyone you know has any information that
may lead us to the attackers. If so, please contact Inspector Brian
Danker – SFPD at 415.553.9256. Folsom Street Events cares deeply about
the health and well-being of our community members. Please help us to
look out for one another and help us bring closure to this dreadful incident.

Folsom Street Events

There is a special place in hell reserved for these kind of people

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My work day

Saturday, July 19th, 2008 | Giggles | 1 Comment

My office

Originally uploaded by SwimFinsSF

just in case you were wondering what I stare at every day when i’m at work (and not in meetings)… All confidential stuff removed and all that remains is the geeky and silly! 🙂

Sunday, June 8th, 2008 | Giggles | Comments Off on

Frozen Grand Central

I don’t know why but I just love this… So awesome