Currently I'm a software engineer but I'm interested in getting
involved with Computational Biology
(I've taken a lot of biology, chemistry and physics classes in
Outside of work I'm into rock climbing
, etc. — and organizing group
Firepit/BBQ/Potlucks afterwards! For longer adventures I like
and adventure travelling. I'm hoping to get outside the country
more this coming year.
March 1st, 2014:
Just made the most fabulous Braise Beef Short Ribs with Star Anise
last night. Now I have to figure out how to ramp up the recipe to
feed ~30 people. Something tells me that I'll "need a bigger boat"
February 16th, 2014:
Well the Giant Chicken Paella on Saturday night was a success and
everyone got fed. A tiny amount of Socarrat (crispy rice) on the
bottom but not much: I need to leave it on just a bit longer ...
Meanwhile I got a wonderful Valentine's Day card for the cute old
could who come by and sit on my benches every day. So that was
February 14th, 2014:
Happy Valentine's Day! I'm watching the movie Warm Bodies
tonight with friends which somehow seems
appropriate ... :-) [Update: Just finished the movie and it's quite
sweet. Definitely worth a watch!]
February 13th, 2014:
Heard this story on Niche Dating Sites
go by on NPR last night. I
wonder if there's a "Climbing Singles" dating site? :-)
February 10th, 2014:
And the first party of the new year is scheduled for Saturday the
15th. I'm going to cook a giant paella and celebrate being 1/4 of
the way to summer. I'll let my friends celebrate the other event
January 12th, 2014:
Threw a Crab Fest for 8 friends with 11 crabs last night. The
Fashion Moment arrived when we were all stuffed silly and cleaning
the remaining crab when my friend requested a straw to drink her
wine because her hands were too sticky to pick up her glass. I of
course supplied a "Bendy Straw" ... :-) There will be Crab Cakes
this Monday with the ~2.5lbs left of left-over Crab Meat ... Now
the clean up begins this morning!
January 3th, 2014:
By random happenstance a friend of mine just shared this New York Times piece
on Facebook. A really nice
article on the difficulties of being single, being together and the
transitions between. Two thumbs up!
January 2nd, 2014:
And in an insanely short and painless fashion, I now have a
brand-spanking-new U.S. Passport! I sent the paper work in the day
before Christmas along with the old Passport which had expired in
early 2013 and I just received my new Passport — good till 2023! —
today. It's kind of hard to argue Incompetent Government
Bureaucracy on this one at least ...
December 25th, 2013:
Threw an "Christmas Orphans' Dinner" for about a dozen friends.
Prime Rib on the BBQ Rotisserie and all sorts of food and good
cheer. A great way to send the year out!
December 21st, 2013:
Since I'm not religious, but more than a bit
sentimental/spiritual/whatever, I decided to celebrate the Winter
Solstice with a Summer BBQ Party ... You know, just to hurry it
along now that the days are getting longer again ... :-)