Monday, November 24, 2008

first week

view from scott's place of the city

scott's building up close

my building from a ways

my building closer up

view of scott's building from my building

view of some other building

the awesome coffee machine they had

you insert these packets in the machine

my company logo in the elevator area

we went to the sf food bank to volunteer during the last day of orientation. it was like a costco!

the people wearing red are accenture people

wine?! we later found out that they were just suprlus boxes that vineyards donate to the food bank so they can use to pack other food

they were packing big 300 lb bags of cereal into 1/2 lb bags that are more useful when it comes to distributing. we were supposed to pack cereal, but the cereal room was already full.

so we did the sorting instead. so all those barrels that you donate food in come to the food bank, and volunteers sort through them, and categorize them.

thats where we were!

my picture is blurry but this is the people in my orientation group plus a few others. we sorted through 10,000 lbs of food that day!

no traffic!!!!!!!!!!!!!

this was taken on my first day on site. driving home from palo alto.


went to Seattle and Portland recently. waay too many pictures to post on my blog. you can view them on my facebook. here are the links.

Seattland Day 1
Seattland Day 2
Seattland Day 3
Seattland Day 4
Seattland Day 5


baby steps
taping my car up for the trip to nor cal
adrian helping me tape the car up
all taped up!

driving in the sunset
adrian took a picture of the sunset

Sunday, November 9, 2008

moving weekend

Adrian helping me pack some final things

my room almost completely empty

the rental van

Adrian dancing in the van

farewell strathmore....

on the road.  it was pouring!

still pouring!

starting to clear up...

by the time we passed through the grapevine it was clear!

we tried to take a pic together on the timer setting, but none of them came out right.. hahah

these dogs were HUGE!

johnny loves ikea!  it's like a playground to him! :)

we went to dinner at this place we found that was actually still open.

i tried the pilsner which was brewed in berkeley

here it is

the food wasn't all that great..

the next day was sooo clear and beautiful!  look at the clouds!

and more clouds!!  incredible!

then it started to sprinkle again

we went to monterey for some chowder

so pretty out there

johnny wasn't afraid of the rocks

we saw a bird eating a bird


this seagull was staring at us the whole time we were chowing down our chowder

johnny ate a whole crab all by himself!

not only that, he ate the crab AND the chowder in a bread bowl!

AND drank the crab juice!

AND ate a candy apple!

weird looking bug landed on my windshield

then on the way back we passed by all these oil things