You know how when you’re young everything seems bigger, but when you go back later it all seems so much smaller? Yeah, not the case here. San Francisco is a lot bigger than I remember it from a decade ago. And its pretty awesome.
I hate mushrooms, but I have to admit it looks appetizing. Taken at the Farmer’s Market at the Ferry Building in San Francisco. Since I only had two days in the city I spent it wandering around and checking out touristy destinations. Check out my photoset on Flickr to see the rest.
As the blurry cameraphone photo can attest, my mother did, indeed, rock climb. We found a place in Long Beach that has tons of top roping and doesn’t require a belay test, and spent a couple hours climbing and sweating. I’m proud of my mom for trying something new and doing so well, and proud of myself for somehow persuading her to do it!
The other day I was complaining about my vacuum, so my father decided to send me a strange present — an industrial backpack vacuum. Now, on the one hand, it’s weird. On the other hand, it is awesome. Matthew was given the honor of the inaugural vacuuming. Here he is sucking all the dirt out of one unhappy couch cushion. Look at that grin. It’s because of the raw sucking power combined with the wonderfully convenient backpack form-factor. Not to mention this thing is built like a tank. I suspect it’ll last a good 20 or 30 years.
A small 2007 kayaking excursion on a pond (river?) somewhere around Lincoln, MA.
A chronicle of the transformation of the condo I bought to the condo I want to live in.
If you haven’t been here in a while, it looks quite different.