Search Engine Strategies San Jose 2006 plus more details of my past and upcoming weeks

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here, and—as always—I have so much to say.  I’ll use my recent and upcoming schedule as a crutch for providing some musings and commentary 😀 Last week: – Monday:  Special Google Event and Hakone Gardens private party.Early in the day I got to test my Event Planning mettle. … Continue reading Search Engine Strategies San Jose 2006 plus more details of my past and upcoming weeks

Selfishly raising money for cancer, one photo annotation at a time

I have an envelope on my desk from the American Cancer Society.  A very, very worthy organization, and one that I do indeed plan to support financially.  But—being the strange bird that I am—I’d like to do so creatively, selfishly, and, well, with your help 😀 No, I’m not going to ask you to send… Continue reading Selfishly raising money for cancer, one photo annotation at a time

What I like about being an American and living in America

I’ve recently written some things a bit critical about America and American culture (particularly pop culture), and—seeing as how it’s nearing our Independence Day—I figure I ought to share a more positive vibe.  Therefore, I’m offering a few things below (in no particular order) that make me happy to be an American and living in… Continue reading What I like about being an American and living in America

Pre-Europe-travel grab bag

WARNING:  Mishmash ahead.Haven’t yet packed, which means this is the perfect time to procrastinate with a blog entry.  Or something like that. I’m leaving tomorrow morning for a two-week work-related trip.  See details of that trip, plus enjoy some of my phone, camera, T-Mobile, and other musings below. My upcoming travels for May 29 through… Continue reading Pre-Europe-travel grab bag

Quick summary of my 3 week trip to Asia and Australia

I just returned from a three-week-long vacation in Australia and Asia.  It was—like most of my vacations—filled with notable disasters and joys.  Here are a few of the highlights (or, in a few cases, lowlights): Cuddling with an indifferent koala, petting appreciative kangaroos. Snorkeling with colorful big and little fish (and gorgeous plants) in the… Continue reading Quick summary of my 3 week trip to Asia and Australia

Despite some challenges and regrets, dancing at Jammix is still a blast

Every month or so during the school year, the Stanford University Dance Department puts on an event called Jammix. It includes a huge variety of music and dance styles… from schmaltzy tangos to goofy covers of American pop tunes to “Play that Funky Music, White Boy!” to Metallica waltzes (!) and beyond. And all for… Continue reading Despite some challenges and regrets, dancing at Jammix is still a blast

I don’t understand American pop culture and I want to create a culture mashup

Apparently, according to a recent newspaper article, viewers are getting sick of reality TV shows. You don’t say. Could it be that people are actually discovering that time spent in front of the tube watching others’ (laughably) “real” lives is time that’s not spent developing real friendships, pursuing real hobbies, learning real skills, getting real… Continue reading I don’t understand American pop culture and I want to create a culture mashup