Wednesday, December 31, 2008

santa cruz

in early december daniel came to visit me and we went to santa cruz. we checked out mystery spot, had lunch in downtown santa cruz, went to the boardwalk, and visited the UCSC campus.

it was daniel's first time there and I hadn't been there in years

he was really excited and wanted to do all the demonstrations :)

there's me standing slanted

i volunteered for the last demonstration.

this is downtown santa cruz. it reminded me a lot of santa barbara

i brought daniel to pizza my heart where you get a slice of pizza and a tshirt for $5!


the boardwalk

it was a nice day

some more pictures of the beach

i love the clouds

the rides were closed that day. i think they are closed in the winter except on holidays

another picture of the beach

and they had this holiday train with elves and santa for the kids to ride

another cloud picture

the campus was so secluded, it was hard to figure out where everything was or where we should go

it was also very scary since you can't see past the trees at night

we found a building! it was the library

thanks for visiting daniel! next year, we'll check out the redwood forest :)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

no seat covers

So in the Midwest I've noticed that they don't use toilet seat covers
anywhere! At the airport in Minnesota, the airport in Madison, the
lobby of the hotel, or the restrooms at seat covers!! What's
up with that? I'll have to start bringing my own. The picture was
taken of the restroom at epic.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

no traffic

I've been living here for a month and driving to work and back everyday, there hasn't been traffic at all.  I was just thinking about it on the way to work today.  Another thing I noticed is that I haven't seen a CHP car and rarely see any cop cars on the street.  In fact, I havent even seen any accidents on the freeways.  I'm not sure what that means, but I love how there's no traffic!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


I am in madison for epic training this week. It is my first time in Wisconsin and 20 degree weather.

the airport was pretty new looking

this is the view from my hotel room

this is the epic training center in verona. it's really really nice!

the view from the training center

another view from the training center

their training rooms had different themes like superhero, star wars, star trek, rolling 20s, odyssey, etc..

weird looking chair

i was in the star wars room

this was in front of my training room

the coffee room

so nerdy!

the end of the hallway

they had weird decorations all over the place

"the commons" they call it


the next day it snowed

i don't know if you can tell, but it's snowing


i wonder what they use this area for... it was huge!

view again with the snow

another view

sunset on the snowy day

scraping the ice off the window

i tried the spotted cow since it is only sold in wisconsin. it was tasty!

los gatos