Sing Along Sound of Music

Today we went to a sing along Sound of Music at the Castro Theatre. Sara’s parents came, and we brought the kids, too. It was really fun, although the movie is a bit long. Afterwards, we went to SOMA Streat Food. I had meatballs from our friend Adam’s truck. We brought some meatballs home, and […]


When my kids were really little, I felt as though weekends were extra-stressful, because I spent much of the day taking care of kids. Now, weekends are starting to return to their previous feeling of relaxation. Today, I spent much of the day working on a problem in browser-based JavaScript. I’ve mostly used JQuery, so […]


I turned 43 yesterday, and we had friends over for wine tasting and cards. It was fun. Today I spent most of the day hanging with the kids, although I did get out of the house on my own for a little bit for a run. For dinner, I made pasta, and I did a […]


We’re doing a big decluttering project in our house. This morning I started by organizing our bike boxes, which were a huge mess. I got rid of a lot of old, broken bike equipment. Next, I got rid of most of JH’s Lego manuals, finding the online versions and recycling the paper ones. We also […]

Go meetup

Today I went to my first Go programming language meetup, at New Relic’s offices in San Francisco. The view from the office was quite lovely, and as I was walking back to my own office, I saw a beautiful view of the Bay Bridge art installation, the Bay Lights. From the number of people who […]

Not a very good blogger

So, I’ve been blogging pretty regularly for several months now, and I think I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m not much of a blogger. The main problem seems to be that I’m writing about nothing in particular. The writing’s mostly for my own benefit, and there’s no unifying topic that would draw people in. […]

Learning phase

Several of my Beeminders have to do with learning, and I feel as though I’m really starting a serious learning phase. I have a hard time focusing myself on one thing at a time, nevertheless, and I may end up spreading myself too thin. Once I did try reading only one book at a time, […]

Hoping to get to bed early tonight

JH had constipation last week, and Sara and I were both up early in the morning three nights, taking care of him. It was like having a little baby! Anyway, we’re both really tired now, so I’m planning on getting to bed at a reasonable hour. That would be right about now, I guess, but […]

Sara’s birthday

Today we went to Marin Headlands to see a friend’s art exhibit. We tried to ride bikes there, but there was too much traffic for the kids, so we ended up driving back over the Golden Gate Bridge to Crissy Field. John Haley had a nice time riding, but Solveig was impatient with bike riding […]