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
organizing rock climbing trips, and adventure travelling. I'm
hoping to get outside the country more this coming year.
August 22, 2015:
Finally home last night after what seems like endless travels over
the last two months. Oh wait, they were endless! Glad to be back
home and able to saunter over to Philz for coffee. So of course I
had to schedule cooking a Giant Paella tonight for my annual Palo
Alto Arts & Crafts Festival Party. Ah well, you can't call it
annual if you skip it. Tomorrow I'll relax and hike Windy Hill and
really luxuriate in being home!
August 18, 2015:
I feel like I'm in a Hitchcock-style Dolly Zoom shot in a horror movie where
the hallway seems to stretch out ever further in front of me making
my goal receded further and further from my grasp
Customer Visit From Hell is turning into ... well, a Customer Visit
From Hell ... and without all the cute South Park characters ... I
have a bad feeling that my already rescheduled flight home this
Friday is going to get rescheduled again ... and again ...
August 14, 2015:
Trapped in Minneapolis on an emergency customer support effort
since Wednesday ... now slipping into late next week. I was so
ready for a boring August ... :-) If I don't get back to your
messages immediately it's because my brain is being eaten by trying
to figure out what's going wrong for the customer ...
August 10, 2015:
SibFest 2015 is now in the can. My three sisters and I visited our
Mom and then came back to my house to celebrate being siblings. I
could use a rest now; those women know how to party ... :-)
August 7, 2015:
Getting ready for this year's SibFest 2015
! My three younger
sisters are coming over and we'll spend the weekend together,
visiting our Mom, eating, drinking and remembering all sorts of
embarrassing stories ... :-)
August 2, 2015:
An exhausting and tremendously rewarding trip to Cleveland to
support my fried with his son at the Cleveland Clinic — including
sleeping in the Minneapolis Airport when my flight to Cleveland was
cancelled. Ready for a return to a semblance of a more "normal"
life for at least a couple of months!
July 26-August 2, 2015:
Off for travel to Minneapolis and Cleveland for business and to
support a friend in the hospital. What with the downstairs hardwood
floors getting refinished between my Eastern Sierra outing the
beginning of this month, I feel like I haven't been home for all of
July. I'm Really Ready for some boredom at home when I get back ...
July 3-19, 2015:
Spent two and a half weeks in the Eastern Sierra backpacking,
kayaking, bicycling, paddle boarding, etc., etc. My friends and I
did one fairly long backpacking trip of 60 miles and 5 12,000 foot
passes, entering at Kearsarge Pass
and leaving via
Tons of fun!