Friday, September 22, 2006


Cameron finally decided to let me take some pictures of him two weeks ago, and I'm finally getting around to posting a picture. He's such a serious little guy, unlike Declan he probably could really take care of some sheep. (Declan would be useless, unless the sheep were red dots.)


Also up on flickr is one of him with Declan, sitting on the front steps. They like to wait at the top of the stairs with their little paws hanging over the top step, to welcome everyone home.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The Savannah

A while ago, I posted about asking my grandpa about which boat he was on in WWII. He was on the Savannah where he operated the radar used by the ships guns. Now I have to write down all the great stories he's told me about the boat, or at least bring over a tape recorder and ask him to re-tell them to me.


I've been reading the new web worker daily blog recently with a lot of interest, as they have some nice posts about working from anywhere. It's my favorite thing about the dotcom world in general- I'm sitting on a train with a laptop and an EVDO card and getting more work done than I often do in my office. Even there, though, I'm often not at my official desk. So my office is my messenger bag- has my cellphone, powerbook, headphones, water bottle, sweatshirt, and laptop charger. That would be a full office kit for me. I love the freedom to work anywhere that the laptop and EVDO give me. I've gotten very spoiled very quickly.

Last week I bought a new timbuk2 messenger bag in olive/lime green/white. The "olive" shade is actually exactly the same green as my green pebl. Since I love this shade so much, I'm thinking of getting one of the new green ipods, which is also this nice shade of green. Hmmm. (The other choices I'd go for are pink or black.)

Monday, September 11, 2006

5 years later

penn station Today was the 5th anniversary of 9/11. I vividly remember waking up at 6 AM in Seattle five years ago, and logging into a Seattle news website to see a photo of the first plan hitting the tower. I spent most of that morning sitting on the sofa, watching what happened. I'd been to the twin towers a few times, but not since I was in high school. But I'd been in NYC just 3 months before, visiting the Met with my cousins. Somehow, I knew that day that I really was going to move to NYC one day. So five years later, having just come back, I'm so glad that I did. I love New York.

No one mentioned the anniversary today, other than discussing the short evacuation in Penn Station this morning, which happened right when I arrived. I snapped this picture right before I got on a train to go home.