I have had three people ask me to explain what it is that I do at Microsoft as a Lead Program Manager. I’ll eventually get around to expanding this post more, but until then, here are some good links:
Aside from the (now very irregular) jazz jam sessions at Dick’s place, I’m hoping to check out some other venues in the area. There was an article in the SF Chronicle a while back and here’s the list of places:
- Sunday night: Jazz at Pearl’s
- Sunday afternoon: Dogpatch Saloon
- Monday night: Shanghai 1930
- Wednesday night: Amnesia
Being a drummer, it’s tough to sit in at jam sessions but nonetheless, I’m a big fan of live improvisation and jam sessions are where you often get the best of that.
The (somewhat) annual Bond Party was last night and in my typical last minute fashion, I weant grocery shopping for the list I had accumulated over the day getting ready.
My family and I are visiting San Diego and the weather here has been great. The weatherman on the local news basically just wears a Hawaiian shirt and jokes around about the beach. Basically, the weather is mid 70s and foggy early, clearing later to become sunny . . . all summer.
How are the local weather forecasters evaluated? Their jokes? Their outfits?
I saw them twice when they played Berkeley. I love this band. Playing two shows back to back at this late hour on Memorial Day when they have another show the next day in San Jose earns them some serious cred (like they needed any more).
If only I knew of other Pixies fans in SF!
Today, in 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge opened to vehicular traffic. Aside from the fact that my grandparents drove from Iowa to San Francisco on their honeymoon, the bridge was:
- Completed in 4 years
- Completed ahead of schedule
- Completed under budget
Ah, savor the days before lawsuits and politicians got in the way of bridge construction. Sometimes I think that this country’s government institutions have lost their ability to get things done efficiently (or at all).
In light of my dad’s ventures in organic farming, this seemed both funny an poignant-
Until I have breakfast, I’ll leave you with this link to a hilarious cartoon from Trina’s blog.