I didn't have any exciting plans for last night -- just another Thursday, and I figured I'd stay home and work on my backlog of post-processing. Then yesterday morning I got wind via Sacramento Connect that in the evening, a scant three blocks from my apartment, the second annual Sacramento Bastille Day Waiter Race would be held. Now, given that I've →
This past Saturday, I (a Canon fan) went with to AT&T Park to watch the Giants play the Braves. We sat in the was pitching for the Giants, and I was having In fact, there are even more pictures here (since I couldn't fit them all into this post.) My 70-200 lens is awesome. Not only is it but it's also able to Unfortunately, This →
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good pumpkin must be in want of a knife
I feel like I should apologize to Jane Austen for that absolutely atrocious pun in my post title, or at least to my mother, since I'm sure her groan will be audible from here, despite the almost 600 miles that separate us. But what fun is life (and why was I an English major for four years??) if I can't →
Euro Trip Day 22: Bus ticket to Sarajevo, 24€. Watching men argue over a giant outdoor chess set: Priceless.
I'm posting early because we're leaving for Zagreb this evening and I don't know if I'll get a chance to get to wifi between now and then. This morning we hit up the National Museum and the History Museum. They were both good, but the National Museum was very stark and depressing: half of it dealt →
On Monday nights in the warmer season, a local group of housemates does a free informal movie night in a vacant lot next to their house. Bring a chair, bring some food to share, wait for it to get dark, and the fun begins. I've never been to a drive-in, but I can't imagine it being more fun than this →
Yesterday I met up with a coworker's son, and we went up to Sierra-at-Tahoe to go skiing (me) and snowboarding (him). He's a senior in high school this year, and his mom asked me to get some good pictures of him for a senior-picture type thing, and she paid for my lift ticket and rentals. Well, I didn't get in as →
Yesterday after work I wandered a few blocks over from my house to a skate park that's in an old warehouse. It's right on the way I take to the river, so I've noticed it before, but I've never actually stopped to check it out. I figured that in preparation for Saturday's upcoming funness that I needed to practice some →
Last night I went to Scandia with some friends for mini golf and air hockey. By my recollection, it's been almost 12 years since I've played mini golf, so I was more than a bit rusty, but at least I kicked butt at air hockey to make up for my poor golf performance. . . . . . .
While I wasn't all that thrilled about the time change this morning, the fact that it's sunny makes it so much nicer. This window is right behind my desk at work, and when I got here this morning, I stood for a while with my face turned up to the sun and my eyes closed, just enjoying the feeling of →