September 11, 2013: Had our two year wedding anniversary yesterday -- man time flies!! We exchanged presents and went out for dinner at Haven -- pretty tasty food, the apps/sides were great though our main was just ok. Interesting drinks & desserts though!
Went to a Fun concert this past weekend, which was (uhhh) fun!
The Friday before we went to the free LADEE Launch Party at the NASA Ames Research Center. They had various nerdy booths, food trucks, and a giant screen which we all watched the launch on. Nerd heaven!
September 2, 2013: Oh man, another month has already gone by with no updates... I really did _think_ about updating though... so I'm pretty sure that counts.
Had a weekend in Carmel with the in-laws which was pretty fun, followed by another Dinner for Eight with my climbing friends. Had a week back home in Toronto, which was relatively fun considering the unfortunate circumstances which brought me there (a funeral). While there I learned the new nerdy depths that my friends are getting into (that's you Laurene!)...
Nightlife @ Cal Academy, BBQ at Babs', watching the just-ok Elysium movie, skeet shooting (awesome fun, and it turns out that all my video game playing has made me a good shot), cheap video games at Nickel City arcade, too long at IKEA, farewell part for Nick, field work with Char, biking, Shakespeare in the Park, reading, and working on my personal OUYA game. Phew -- now you're all caught up!
The skeet shooting was super fun, we went with a coworker and his wife and did the Experience Package. Not only do they have the typical clays that fly through the air ("birds"), they also have ones that roll along the ground ("rabbits"). Now to find the time to go back again!
August 4, 2013: Last weekend was awesome! Went over to Yosemite and took the Big Wall class! The first day was practiced aid climbing, jumaring, hooking, and pendulums. The second day we did aiding overhanging bolt ladders, anchors, and hauling. Even got to try out a portaledge! You can find some of my pictures here. Lydia rubbed off on me and I picked up a few hooks to play with. Now to pick up some webbing and etriers for them... Stayed in a nice AirBnB place too (though it was a bit far away)... so far I'm pretty impressed with AirBnB!
This current week included working-from-home for 2 days (once due to car troubles), lunch with some out-of-town friends, hiking to the Tourist Club for some birthday beers (not my birthday), watching Char's sister play in her field hockey league's finals, biking, and working on my personal OUYA game!
After weeks of talking about it, finally met up with Rahul and watched World War Z -- a good zombie movie!
July 14, 2013: Lots to catch up on! A couple weeks ago we went to a special wedding, not only was it the marriage of a couple of our good friends, but we both had important roles in the wedding: I was the officiant and Char was the matron of honour! The wedding was a great success and everyone had a blast (the yummy donuts and fun photobooth helped!). For anyone interested, here's my speech.
The weekend after was the July 4th long weekend. Went to a BBQ at Robin's house, and headed out to Tuolumne the next day. Met up with some friends and climbed the West Ride of Mt Conness. By the book's estimates it should have been a roughly 13-hour day... in actuality it was a 25-hour day! Of course the descent would've taken less time had it been light out... I put up some pictures of the trip. Long and very tiring day, but still enjoyable now that I've had a week to forget the awfulness of the whole thing. :) After getting back to camp at 5am, I got up at 7am the next day and drove the 6-hours back home to meet Char's visiting family, so tired!
Went and saw Despicable Me 2 with Char the other day and enjoyed it... sometime soon we'll probably go see Monsters University as well.
This weekend included a Bastille Day block party, a bead show, cooking breakfast and cleaning. I need some relaxation to make up for the weekend before!
June 29, 2013: The OUYA launch was a great success! Sold out pretty quick in some places and we already have 200 games in the store. For only $99, why not get one? (note: I may be a bit biased)
Today's also a special day -- it's Mike & Babs' wedding! Char is the matron of honour and I'm the officiant, fun times indeed!
In other news, saw the new Superman movie.. some cool parts, but just ok overall.