Monthly Archives: August 2016

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As I sit here packing up for an extra-long Labor Day weekend with friends up at our mountain house, I’m reminded that it’s been one year since our official housewarming at Mustang Ranch

Can't believe this was a year ago already!

Can’t believe this was a year ago already!

One year since we “officially” called this place our second home. Continue reading

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Bark Beetle: Still Going

Our trees have begun to fall.

Not the big ones – yet – but when we arrived at Mustang Ranch late last week, we discovered that our neighbor Nick had rallied for us all. He went to the tree mortality meeting down in Avery, and came back armed with the knowledge that all the trees lining Mustang Road in front of our properties aren’t actually any of our concern (ta da!). They belong to Calaveras County.

And so, fired up (I love mountain-living next door to Nick), he got the county crew to come cut everything on the easement that PG&E hadn’t already tagged for removal: in front of BOTH our houses. When we arrived, it was all neatly GONE; they chipped all the wood up into nothingness and made it all disappear. All the small (as in, 16 feet-ish) straggler trees, that had been nearly dead from drought a year ago when we bought the house.

Remains of the row of small dead ponderosa pines along the road in front of our house.

Remains of the row of small dead ponderosa pines along the road in front of our house.

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Overtime

“Working on the weekend” took on a whole new meaning for me this past one.

Yeeeahhh...

Yeeeahhh…

PHEW. I’ve officially survived my first time hosting the final judging weekend of the Adobe Design Achievement Awards at Adobe’s SF office (aka, MY office). And it just so happened this year – my first year on this program – has been a record-setting year for the competition. More amazing student design submissions than ever. EVER. 5,300!!! Resulting in more SEMIFINALISTS than ever.

Eeevaaarrr. Continue reading

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20, Again

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I just survived the very surreal experience of my 20 year high school reunion.

Yes, it’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since I struck this awesome pose. And this one. This one, too.

But alas, it has. I was most definitely assured of that by the size of the hangover waiting for me the morning after this: Continue reading

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One year ago: a fresher on her first day on the job (and the bus).

One year ago: a fresher on her first day on the job (and the bus).

It’s the one year anniversary.

OF EVERYTHING.

One year ago today – August 3, 2015 – I started my new job, as Community Engagement Manager for Adobe’s Digital Media business.

AND

Trent and I closed on our vacation home. Our dream a-frame mountain party house, on the Ebbetts Pass in the Sierra Nevada.

That was a big day. I had a lot going on. But believe it or not, one year later, I have even more going on now.

Like… evening art-making workshops on iPads with child cancer patients and Creative Collisions at The Tech Museum in San Jose and media rollouts for our new Adobe Studio and interview requests from national press and travel orders from my VP and travel orders from my family and my 20 year high school reunion (EEK!) and preparations for Adobe MAX and preparations for Labor Day at the cabin and judging weekend for the ADAA

In short, I feel like this:

Light Painting: back and better than ever! #ilovemyjob #adobelife @futureartsnow @thetechmuseum (#sotired!)

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LIKE A LIVE ADOBE LIGHT PAINTING AT THE TECH MUSEUM CREATED BY A HIP HOP DANCER DURING A “CREATIVE COLLISION” ON A TUESDAY NIGHT! WAY PAST MY BEDTIME!

A little wild.

But I look amazing, right?

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