Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween at the Hamilton

My neighbors gathered last night to carve pumpkins. Now, they're all displayed in the lobby of my building. I'll be giving out candy tomorrow night.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Got an Opinion?

Welcome to my focus group! I've been asked to gather opinions about our new series of video clips about how climate change impact you.

Please leave any and all comments here or leave me your email address and I'll get back to you with questions. Thanks!

Breakfast Nook

The breakfast nook in my new apartment that I share with Arthur.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Yesterday, I used ZipCar for the first time. I also drove a hybrid for the first time. Am I going "green" or what??

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Flat Stovetop

So, I've got this flat stovetop and I'm trying to reserve judgment as I really don't want to buy a new stove. I'm having a little trouble regulating the heat, but what's harder is you have to hold the pan still to stir it. I made sauteed shrimp with asparagus and rice last night and it was a bit of a hassle.

Monday, October 26, 2009


After hours of working our butts off in my mouse-infested (!) storage unit, Beth and I enjoyed amazing salads at Fly. I'm thrilled there's one in my new 'hood. Who knew?

Friday, October 23, 2009

Press Club

No, not THAT kind of press club ... the wine kind. You know, pressing grapes and all that. What a cool place. Michelle and I checked it out last night. First, it's a huge space. Second, it's a wine bar. Need I say more? Third, cheese flights. Yum!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


When my company's board meets here in SF, my colleagues and I get to try hip, new restaurants. Midi was no exception.

Great decor, great food, great service. I'll definitely be back.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Writing for Broadcast

Here's what I'm doing at work these days. I'm writing the voice-over script for a series of 12 climate change videos. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Interesting Business Model

This laundromat is across the street from my apartment. They also sell ice cream, espresso and sausage ...?

Monday, October 19, 2009


My friends are going through a baby boom of sorts. I suppose that's what happens when you're "of a certain age."

Ravi and Sharla were positively glowing!

Friday, October 16, 2009

My Brothers' Friends

Growing up, I didn't pay too much attention to my younger brothers' friends ... unless, of course, I needed participants for my plays or backyard Olympics.

Dale was one of those lucky kids. He and his wife are in SF for a few days and I met him for lunch.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

How Did I Miss the Sign?

Perhaps it means I'm now truly a San Franciscan ... My beautiful apartment is on the same block as a pot club.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New Kitchen

I cooked my first real meal in my new kitchen last night. Pasta with olives and feta on a bed of arugula.

I'm not sure yet how I feel about the flat stove. It's hard to know how hot the burners are, but it sure is easy to clean!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Le Colonial

I forgot how much I love Le Colonial! Georgia came over to see the new place last night and reminded me it's in my new neighborhood! Woo hoo! Pinot noir and Vietnamese appetizers.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Cheese Curds

I brought cheese curds back to my dubious, non-Wisconsinite colleagues at work.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Madison Farmers' Market

Grilled cheese. Yes, without the bread.

Mike's breakfast of eggs and not just ham, but a gigantic hunk of pork. He's also displaying and advertisement for the upcoming meat raffle.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Long Time, No See

Beth and I hadn't seen each other since 1997. We had LOTS to catch up on.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Rooftop Terrace

I hadn't been up to the rooftop terrace at night. This photo does not do justice to the views.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Out with the Old, In with the New

Packing sucked. A lot.

Jack, a Craigslist find, painting the new kitchen.

Movers Steve and Justin rocked! Need a mover? Call One Big Man and One Big Truck.

The new place.

This morning. I guess I face east :) And, yes, the windows are dirty. Dad?