Archive for December, 2005

Going, Going

Friday, December 30th, 2005

Back, Back to Cali, Cali. Or as the poppy emo boy says “California, Califorrrniaaaa, Here we Coo-ooome.” Tomorrow morning I’m leavin rainy Oregon behind, in favor of rainy San Francisco (for new year’s). Then maybe a quick stop in San Luis Obispo (315 days of sunshine per year) and finally Claremont. Plus, December was kind […]

Going More Further

Saturday, December 24th, 2005

I still can’t get my head around the idea that I’m leaving Portland in 7 days. I can’t get my head around the idea that I get to take Ops Research (real, interesting, make-a-difference math), Education policy (that matters), Breakdancing, Swimming. Helping create the future of politics. Helping make a difference for thousands of people…

Parents Visit

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

Dec 20-26
My parents are coming out to Portland for Christmas! Makes it easy for me. My aunt and uncle live in Beaverton, so they’ll be around with one or two cousins. My brother and sister-in-law should be coming in for a couple days, too (from NC and Corvallis, respectively). Hooray for presents and parent-sponsored skiing at Timberline on Mt. Hood!

Portland Rocks, part IV

Saturday, December 17th, 2005

You didn’t think I was done praising Portland, did you?

I’ve already talked about the People that Live Here, My Job, and the City. What else is there?

Man, I went on the best date I’ve been on in two years a little while back…

Wow Yahoo

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

So I was checking out Alexa’s Movers and Shakers today to scope out some design trends, and what do I discover but is the number one mover up. Apparently it’s recent enough that Alexa hasn’t realized their link to it is broken… they assume every web address starts with www. I type in it’s […]

Movin’ Out & Up

Tuesday, December 6th, 2005

I gotta say the dopest thing about being out of college (or close) isn’t that the world is your oyster, it’s that the world is your friends’ oyster too. So everyone’s got a story about their college roommate, right… Fortunately I lucked out; I didn’t get those guys that pee in the shower stall and […]

Here’s a Thought

Friday, December 2nd, 2005

Something for those of us who struggle to understand what it’s like growing up in a foreign culture, or who ought to be struggling with it. Something that seems always to be topical. Something that has me holding my breath for Syriana to come out next Friday, not only because I like Matt Damon spy […]