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Monday, June 16, 2014
Sunday, February 24, 2008
The weekend was great! I spent Friday night gambling and drinking free beer in the casino* until the sun came up. It has been a long time since I had one of those nights, but somehow my friends actually went skiing on Saturday morning. On the other hand, I just loafed around and wrote a blog entry. After recovering all day Saturday I was ready to go skiing on Sunday, but unfortunately there were whiteout conditions.
The reason for the title of this blog is that I am writing and posting it from the back seat of my friends truck as we inch towards a snowy mountain peak on Route 50 in California. Isn't technology wonderful?
*Sarah, you will be pleased to know that I stayed in a Wyndham resort and the experience was pretty good. ;)
Anyway, I just wanted to say Happy Birthday Dad!
Saturday, February 23, 2008
I am currently staying in the Mission District of San Francisco, which is typically just called "The Mission." As you might have guessed, it got its name from Mission San Francisco de Asis, an early spanish mission founded in 1776. During March I will move into an apartment close to work and the SF Giants baseball stadium to a neighborhood called South of Market or SoMa for short. This is another one of those inventive names because it is the district situated immediately South of Market Street.
The weather in San Francisco is very mild compared to anywhere on the east coast. During the winter (the rainy season) days are typically in the 50's/60's while nights are in the high 40's. The spring and summer however, warm up to 60's/70's by day and 50's at night. Mark Twain is often quoted as saying "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco," but as long as you layer it seems pretty nice to me. San Francisco is so mild because of the Pacific Ocean's cold Alaskan currents and the high heat of California's mainland. It is exactly this combination of temperatures that creates the fog that San Francisco is so well known for.
The topography and physical location of San Francisco create a unique system of "microclimates" where each neighborhood can have radically different weather at any given time. Lucky for me, the neighborhoods that I live and work in are on the sunny side of the city and are therefore clear more than 2/3 of the year.
*Most of the facts in this article are confirmed by wikipedia.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
When we reconnected, Meredith told me that after 2 years as a personal trainer she was ready to apply her skills and training more positively to her own life. One of the many things we spoke about that evening was creating a demo video she could use to promote herself. Because of my media production and Internet publishing experience, I saw an opportunity to help Meredith. I gave her a few pointers, lent her a video camera for experimentation, and kept in touch for support. After a few months of self-exploration, Meredith connected with a band that produced a music video featuring her freestyle dance moves.
Lady's and Gentlemen, I am proud to introduce my friend Meredith's YouTube.com debut in Rumi's Song by New Atlantis!
Thursday, September 13, 2007
This memoir was inspired last weekend when one of my older neighbors pulled me aside from a long walk. While chatting, he invited me into his backyard to show me his garden. There must have been 30 tomato plants in full bloom. There were so many more than he could possibly eat, cook, pickle, or etc. that he invited me to pick as many as i wanted. I was more than happy to take a dozen or more, softball sized, perfectly ripe Jersey tomatoes off his plants before they fell on the ground and rotted. For a week straight I had a tomato with almost every meal!
The I-95 Sentiment is unfortunate because from a local's perspective NJ has everything. In the southwest there are fantastic farmlands, in the southeast there are white sandy beaches, in the middle there are endless pine barrens, in the north there is the Appalachian Mountain Range, on the west is Philadelphia, and on east is New York City. In addition to these natural benefits, New Jersey also has a great economy with manufacturing and corporate industry, as well as convenient public transportation. What else could someone want?