Well, I have severely neglected writing posts so far the entire year of 2012. So much has been going on! I've very comfortably (and quickly to my surprise) settled into living in San Francisco and couldn't be happier with my new found home.
Six month re-cap in pictures:
Six month re-cap in pictures:
Got a job at the Goog. Surreal. I'm working at the HQ in Mountain View, about an hour commute from the city, as a Program Manager in AdWords. I work with a bunch of über-smart Engineers, Product Managers and User Experience Designers (UXD). Hoping soon to get some experience working on the research side of UX.
Family game nights with my roommates. That's Linden and Tyler above (missing Patrick and Andy). We have a house in the Inner Richmond that happily and comfortably fits all 5 (!!) of us.
Mom, Dad and Han came to visit me in January. They rented a really sweet apartment in Dolores Heights through VRBO.
Took a delicious champagne and cheese pairing class at The Cheese School of San Francisco with Garth.
During SF Sketchfest, got to see a live table reading of Wet Hot American Summer with the majority of the cast. A huge deal in my book.
Though I've been seriously lagging as of late, I joined the SF Center for the Book to finish my basic letterpress certification.
Some final products.
Also taken a few classes at Workshop, like screen printing and mozzarella cheese making. Another cool extracurricular resource? Check out Skillshare. Classes in every city with just about anything you could want to learn.
Bought myself a bike. Before I got it, I could probably count the number of times I'd ridden a bike on one hand. Now it's two hands. Ha, maybe 3. I still have yet to feel really comfortable and confident, but I'm getting there. I practice with rides from my house, through the park and out to the beach. Stewart has been a very patient and encouraging bicycle partner.
Gal pals. Truly couldn't have landed a better posse!
Visits to redwood forests.
An obnoxiously picturesque picnic. Still can't get over views of the bridge.
Lynn came to visit!
We visited the very cool/very eerie Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit at the de Young.
And bounced till we dropped at House of Air.
Ran in a mud run up in Sonoma with Hartley and Emy. It was NO JOKE.
Another visit from Dad and Sam's family.
Witnessed the wedding of very dear friends, Emmy and Ryan in Knoxville, TN...
...and a month later, that of Brittany and Ben's in Hilton Head, SC.
A third trip to the East Coast was capped off with a night with Han and singing, dancing Newsies. If you are a fan of the movie and love the ol' Brooooaaadway, check.it.out. What's not to love?!?
Stewart and I meet up for tennis after work every so often. The court is ridiculous -- it's high atop Russian Hill with views of the bay and the northern part of the city.
Dolores Park offers free movie viewings all summer long. A couple weeks ago, we went to the sing-a-long of Mama Mia.
Life is good here.