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5 – Another One

This past weekend, while Trent and I were in the middle of…

  • Cleaning and touching up our 100-year-old redwood patio furniture
  • Refinishing our enormous custom-built cedar deck box
  • RE-refinishing our enormous custom-built cedar deck box, after we woke up to find the finish had gelatinzed (is that a word?) overnight
  • Repairing our broken sprinkler heads (our gardening team is great, but they nevertheless murder the sprinkler heads, every season)
  • Repainting all the pressure-treated lumber in our landscaping, and…
  • Repairing and rerouting our gutters, now that it’s actually RAINED IN CALIFORNIA and we understand where the water from our roof goes (in short: not where it should)

…all to get 3675 ready for a summer of TOTAL RELAXATION and ZERO HOME IMPROVEMENT…

…it occurred to me:

We’ve lived in our house for exactly five years.  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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100/110/10

Today is 110 years since the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906.

Trent shows off the historic photo we bought a few years ago for 3675 of SF burning after the 1906 quake.

Trent shows off the historic photo we bought a few years ago for 3675 of SF burning after the 1906 quake. Every Bay Area home needs such a thing.

I knew it the second I opened my work calendar this morning and looked at that date on the screen:

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5/10/20

Winter wonderland...

Winter wonderland…

Sigh. Shutdown is over.

It’s a bitter pill to swallow, but I’m personally ready to get on with the new year. It was great having two weeks off and all, but to be honest it finished off a tad more eventful than I think either Trent or I were anticipating. Continue reading

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Post-Script: Mardi Gras

By now you might be wondering if Team Mardi Gras Cheesaversary 4-0 survived the madness or not.

Showing off our booty from the King of Rex parade.

Showing off our booty from the King of Rex parade.

The answer is, YES. Yes, we did. But the far greater feat was surviving the COLD.

Not joking, people! Bitterly cold, in Louisiana. It was a Michigan-style Mardi Gras for those two Detroiters up there, for real. It seems climate change may be out to thwart Mardi Gras, making us even more glad we crossed this one off our bucket lists sooner rather than later. Trying to catch beads while your hand is literally frozen to your beer can is a bit of a challenge… Continue reading

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