Between work, JAMWiki development, Iceland photos, the Skipper’s retirement, and various other odds and ends I’ve done a craptastical job of updating the journal – my apologies. Here’s a breakdown of the major events of the past six weeks:
- The Skipper retired after 814 years in the ministry, and went out by having a bunch of his Native American friends play the drum and sing some songs during his final sermon. What he does next is anyone’s guess.
- Eddie Murphy was filming his next flick here a few weeks ago and managed to completely shut down downtown Culver City for three days. Not only was it more difficult to get to Starbucks, but I got a cold for a week after seeing him. Coincidence? Probably.
- Aaron is living in the Bay Area again. He sells houses and stuff and lives with Charlie Chi. They see deer outside.
- DirecTV decided to reward folks for a good quarter by having a city-wide scavenger hunt. The idea sounded good – limos, drive around looking for stuff… the execution, while fun, involved a camera and tasks including such gems as “take a picture with a lifeguard”, “do yoga in front of Yogaworks” and “take a picture of your (predominantly male) team piled on a store’s floor”. There are now significantly more skeletons in the closet should I ever run for public office.
- A friend at work got married last week, and I was lucky enough to be a guest at an Afghan wedding. The dancing, singing, tublas, food, and all was a real trip – at one point I remarked that it was a made-for-the-movies scene straight out of My Big Fat Afghan Wedding, and those at the table all agreed.
- And good news about someone other than me: JB was named MIT’s 2008 Young Innovator. He rules.
Pictures from Iceland are only about halfway done, so it will be a while yet before they’re online. In the mean time, here are a few of the ones that turned out reasonably well: