Wonderful, restorative long weekend in Victoria with Leah and her grandparents. Highlights: Saturday salon, lots of sleeping, morning walks to Moka Coffee, bananagrams, reading on the beach, and watching (almost) the first season of Breaking Bad.
Spent a long time thinking about my role in the WordPress community too. Wrote a pretty angsty post this morning that didn’t end up now I wanted it to. Still not sure how to solve the problems I see.
Boarding Delta 178 to fly off to Amsterdamn for the week (and then WordCamp Europe). Traded my exit row first class for 17G, which has a power outlet. What a concept! Looking forward to 10 hours of uninterrupted hacking…
Japan: weird, polite to a fault, and bubble gum. I hate to be one of those people who say “you don’t know it until you experience it,” but that’s exactly the case. Always looking for an excuse to travel, Leah and I hit Tokyo, the… Continue reading →
Jet lag is a killer, but you can fight back. As a kid, I remember distinctly the effects of jet lag. One trip in particular had me fall asleep on a bench along the Champs-Élysées at four in the afternoon. My family waited for me… Continue reading →
Next six weeks: Seattle, New York, Japan, Wisconsin, UK, Alaska, San Francisco. I don’t even…
On Alaska 388 for a quick trip to San Francisco to meet Tom and Joe for the first time. Excited for what’s ahead, both the future and the conversations we get to have for the next 24 hours. With any luck, I’ll be back in Portland tomorrow by 7 pm for the PDXWP developer meetup.
At the first fundraiser auction I ever go to, one for FACES Foundation last October, I end up with a week’s vacation at condo in Maui. I remember the setup clearly: a strong Pisco Sour to kick off the evening, red wine flowing throughout dinner,… Continue reading →
Down to the beautiful island of Maui with Leah, Spittle and Leah for a week of sun, swimming, hiking, reading, playing Mexican Train, etc. etc. Consider this my away message until April 2nd, although I will be checking my personal email periodically.
Never miss an opportunity for adventure is my motto. When DJ posted on Facebook that he was headed to Utah for a conference and wanted to ski, I immediately jumped on it. We ended up skiing Brighton for a few days with his friends David… Continue reading →
To truly know a place, you have to walk its hills. And New Zealandia has some pretty nice hills. Nah, that’s too profound. Really, after two weeks living in hotels, I was just jonesin’ to get outside. To commemorate a beautiful day yesterday, Dan, Nikki, and… Continue reading →