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Entries from August 2002

America’s Most Diverse City

Friday, August 30th, 2002 · Comments Off on America’s Most Diverse City

According to a new report in Time Magazine, my hometown has been dubbed “America’s Most Diverse City.” Pretty cool. I never really thought of Sacramento as the ultimate boiling pot (San Francisco typically has that reputation), but thinking about it now, it makes sense — except, of course, at my mostly-white high school alma mater, […]

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Tags: the world

Web Services & Signs

Wednesday, August 28th, 2002 · Comments Off on Web Services & Signs

Today is an exciting day here at work. Change is good and there’s plenty on the horizon for me. Officially beginning tomorrow I have a new job and a new title: Web Services Product Manager (Training & Support). I still have the same boss, but we’re both moving into a new organization. We both move […]

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Tags: movies

After Market Mod #2

Monday, August 26th, 2002 · Comments Off on After Market Mod #2

After getting my car washed at lunchtime, I went home to install my new bumper cover on the WRX. It’ll take some getting used to, but I think it looks pretty good. As of today, Vassar is ranked number one on the Princeton Review’s Happy Student list. Woohoo! Go Vassar!

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Tags: wrx

Action-Packed Weekend

Monday, August 26th, 2002 · Comments Off on Action-Packed Weekend

Jen and I had a whirlwind weekend. Running on just 9 pints of blood, I’m surprised I’m not more tired today. Friday night we whisked off to a really fun birthday party for Ben at his and Jess’ place in Alamo Square. I drove around for nearly 20 minutes looking for parking. When I finally […]

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Tags: anecdotes

The 1-Gallon Club

Friday, August 23rd, 2002 · Comments Off on The 1-Gallon Club

I just joined the 1-Gallon Club. I have now donated a full gallon of my blood over the past 7 years since I started giving (wow, it’s hard to believe it’s been that long since I started college!). Top three reasons why I like giving blood: 1) It saves lives. 2) Free doughnuts. 3) The […]

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Tags: anecdotes

Settling In

Wednesday, August 21st, 2002 · Comments Off on Settling In

Still settling into the new place, Jen and I watched Say Anything, the ’80s classic with John Cusack, last night. I’d never seen it before and really enjoyed it. I now own the DVD. The other day I guess I was in an ’80s mood, as I bought that and another classic from the decade […]

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Tags: movies

The New Routine

Monday, August 19th, 2002 · Comments Off on The New Routine

This morning is the first workday that began at the new home. Jen joined me for my usual 6am wake-up call this morning and we were out the door by 7. I dropped off Jen at the Larkspur Ferry Terminal, where she cruised successfully across the Bay for the first day of her new commute; […]

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Tags: anecdotes

Moving Day

Saturday, August 17th, 2002 · Comments Off on Moving Day

Moving day is coming to a close. Jen, Stella, and I are settled in here at Larkspur Shores. The new place is great and is growing on us (and Stella) by the minute. Delancey Street Movers were great. They came in at less than half their estimate (just under 4 hours of work, 9am to […]

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Tags: anecdotes

The Lease

Thursday, August 15th, 2002 · 2 Comments

I just returned to the office from paying the move-in costs and picking up the keys for our new place at Larkspur Shores! I’m so excited I can’t even stop to eat my Michael’s Sourdough sandwich (second this week!). With Karen’s help, we unloaded the first carload of stuff for the place. I can’t wait […]

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Tags: anecdotes

Break at Juan’s

Thursday, August 15th, 2002 · Comments Off on Break at Juan’s

Last night Jen and I took a hiatus from the intense packing underway at good ol’ 1147-D to hit our favorite Mexican food joint, Juan’s Place in Berkeley. It rocked, as always. (Shoot! I just realized that i forgot to bring my burrito nub for lunch today.) Before going into eat, we managed to catch […]

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Tags: food