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So Late

May 12, 2015 at 8:31 pm | No Comments »

My temporary bachelor act continued the first part of the week. But Rich got back on Friday and everything started to feel normal again. We celebrated his return and Matt’s new job with some bubbly. Then took a day trip to Sonoma and saw a real redheaded woodpecker in nature. My first time. And as if the weekend couldn’t get any better, I got to go return hangers at Ikea. Yes, I do lead the glamorous life.


Catch Up

May 6, 2015 at 7:10 am | No Comments »

Have been a bit off recently so got a bit behind with the editing. Decided to just combine the past two weeks. I started off sick. Weird virus that made me tired and left behind migraine-like headaches. The Apple Watches arrived so you get my silly pronouncements. And Rich left for 10 days on the east coast. As you can see, I don’t do well alone.


Apple Watch Tip: Quickly Tap Friend

April 28, 2015 at 7:45 am | No Comments »

Our Apple Watches came on Friday so I’ve been playing around with the digital touch features. An Apple Store employee showed us this trick to quickly tap an Apple Watch-wearing friend.


Not Excited

April 28, 2015 at 7:43 am | No Comments »

Well it was a week. No denying that. Cute shots of the cats, a couple of tasty Blue Apron meals, and driving the i3 on the streets of San Francisco. Other stuff too—checked out Apple Watch—but I’m tired so watch the video.


Relaxed

April 14, 2015 at 3:56 pm | No Comments »

Had a couple of storms to start the week. Sang the praises (selfish) of daylight savings times. Took advantage of two different fast charge stations. Decided to just jump into the Apple Watch madness and ordered one each for Rich and myself. Hung out with my pal Marc who tried to convince me of the inherent goodness of the Cadillac CTS. Not giving anything away by saying I’m not convinced.


Temporary

April 7, 2015 at 7:52 am | No Comments »

Had to send the i3 back to the dealer to fix the navigation system that the recent software update broke. They set me up with an X1 s-drive 28i loaner instead. Turns out not my favorite BMW product. Otherwise lots of food adventures, a Saturday jaunt to wine country and Marc appeared for Sunday Bloody Marys.


Strange Rain

March 31, 2015 at 7:20 am | No Comments »

First week back after Spring Break. Started with a regularly scheduled dermatology appointment. Get naked and squirted with liquid nitrogen fun. Rich got an amazing birthday gift. The recent i3 software update went bad. Discovered what they say about using a filter to protect a camera lens pays off. Marc convinced a nice lesbian couple to get an i3. And lots of cute cat shots.


Portland

March 28, 2015 at 11:26 am | No Comments »

Final days of our road trip. Stayed in Portland with friends so that explains why I didn’t record much. Though Wednesday we did venture to Mt. Tabor Park for a vigorous walk. Thursday, we made the drive back to SF pretty much straight though. Stopped briefly in Salem and caught cherry blossoms at the capitol. Then after a quick stop to capture the beauty of Mt. Shasta, it was directly home to our girls.


Astoria

March 22, 2015 at 9:56 pm | No Comments »

Day three of road trip up the Oregon coast. Otter Crest to Astoria. Started with another walk on the beach then we hiked to the nearby Devil’s Punchbowl. Very grey weather for the drive north so I didn’t bother recording again until we got to Astoria at the mouth of the Columbia river. Funky downtown with plenty of interesting stores and cafes. Plus we happened upon an amazing seal symphony.


Otter Crest

March 22, 2015 at 11:58 am | No Comments »

Day two of our road trip. Woke up in Crescent City and explored the harbor/ocean front before hitting the road. Quickly crossed into Oregon and the best scenery of the trip. Felt like I couldn’t say anything besides beautiful and gorgeous. It really is a stunning part of the world. Had a great lunch at the Blue Heron in Coos Bay. Then stopped for the night at Otter Crest where we had the beach pretty much to ourselves and discovered several cliffside waterfalls. All in all an amazing day.