Posts Tagged ‘Friends’

Ume

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005

Eric Larson, the rock-star co-worker (his band is Ume, which means Japanese plum), is heading back to PA to finish up school. Before he heads out, he’ll be on tour. His first stop is AS220‘s Fancy Fest (a gathering of a bunch of bands) in Providence, RI on Friday night, starting at 7:00 pm.

It should be a great time for anyone who is close enough to attend.

Lunch adventures: the search for the missing restaurant

Wednesday, July 20th, 2005

While Rodney and I were walking all around Kendall square trying to solve a lunchtime mystery for two consecutive days (without any clues — other than Google Maps pointing us to a field), I thought, “I should blog about this.” (Evidently, Rodney thought the same thing.)

We were searching for the highly rated Aceituna Cafe in the sultry summer afternoon. It turned out that those ratings were totally bogus, as they were incredibly overinflated. The place was also not cheap (standard lunch fare ran around $7 to $9 for a typical dish, even for vegetarian food). In addition, our “Mediterranean Experience” included tacky ambiance, American pop music from the 80’s, and food from non-Mediterranean lands (mostly consisting of stuff from the Middle East).

Rodney beat me to the story — you can read more of the details on his blog post.

For once, we had hoped to find something:
# Good
# Cheap
# In the Kendall Square area

(Usually, it’s a game of pick one two of three. Jose’s foodtruck is typically my favorite, but I like to mix things up and go somewhere new from time to time.)

Happy Birthday, Trae!

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

Happy Birthday, Trae!

Now, everyone go to his website and hit reload 37 times (giving him the traditional one hit per year and one to grow on, in a webby way).

Welcome, Ryan!

Friday, May 6th, 2005

Awesome news, Ryan.

Congrats!

(“See” you on Monday)

Photos: Utah Arches

Thursday, February 24th, 2005

Not too long ago, I visited the big offices in Provo, Utah. While out there, I met up with Ryan and Josh to venture out and take pictures. I mentioned this all before.

I would like to annouce the official arrival of the photos on my website.

Here is just a sampling of the photos you’ll see in the whole set:

Go ahead and view ’em all in the gallery called “Utah Arches

I’m dreaming of a wet Christmas…

Saturday, December 25th, 2004

The forecast for Cambridge calls for snow this Christmas. I’m not in the Northeast, however.

Over southern Georgia, year after year, the atmostphere wishes for a snowstorm. Temperatures near the land have a different thing in mind and typically tease the residents with a not-cold-enough — yet chilly nonetheless — briskness causing the precipitation to be sleet and/or freezing rain. It happens each Christmastime, outside of a snowfall miracle (which typically happens once a decade, on average). This Christmas seems no exception to the norm. Today, the day before the big day, very cold rain pelted down as I made my way to pick up last-minute gifts just minutes before every store in the nation closed. Tomorrow’s weather will be more of the not-too-pleasant cold showers, no doubt.

In related holiday news… while driving towards southern Georgia, major plan changes (family stuff) caused us to take a non-typical route. Heading through Atlanta (and, thus, Macon as well) instead of I-95, a meeting of some of the locals was arranged. Yes, that meant driving over to meet Trae (who has a spiffy new website design) and family on the-day-before the-day-before Christmas. It was great to see Trae, Mary, and their kids again. We had pizza and brownies and talked a while before I headed to Savannah.

I’m really tired thanks to bouncing all around the country with travel lately, so it’ll be nice to get some rest for a few days. Sleeping in is good.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Utah ’04 wrap-up

Sunday, December 19th, 2004

I’ve been in Utah for the past week-and-some-days on a work-related trip. Today, I’m flying back to Massachusetts

Things done while in Utah:
# Met a lot of great people in the Provo office.
# Also met Ryan and Josh, from #photography (and elsewhere)
# Went on a few photo trips with Ryan and Josh
# Hung out with Nat while he was in the area
# Pictures, pictures, pictures!

Places visited:
# Novell office in Provo, UT
# Snowbird
# Antelope Island
# Salt Lake City
# Arches National Park
# Natural history museum

Random events which took place:
* Finally got my charger and batteries on Monday, a week after I ordered the goods (so much for “Priority Mail”)
* Free ride to the top of Snowbird to take pictures (normally $15 or so)
* Visited Antelope Island, an island now without antelope (but it does have bison) we didn’t get close enough to the bison, however
* Stood under Delicate Arch (see a QuickTime VR panorama)
* Almost fell off the side of a cliff at Delicate Arch (crumbling sandstone beneith my feet, slippery ice in another area)
* Saw ancient graffiti from the Anasazi
* While having sushi with Nat, the power went out — but only on the street that the Japanese restaurant, the local bar, and the Marriott were located
* Visited a $1.50 movie theater with Nat, saw Napoleon Dynamite
* On the way back to the car, we saw an odd poster for “Baptists at Our Barbecue“, a local Utah movie about a town that is split between 262 Mormons and 262 Baptists (the poster conveys that much)
* Watched a really cool 3d bug movie (strangely sponsored by Terminix) at an Imax theater
* Went back to the $1.50 movie theater (with Josh this time) to see Shark Tale

I had a fun time, but it’ll be nice to get back home.

Oh, I’ll have to post my pictures soon too. (: