Thanks for hanging with me while things have been a little quiet around here. I usually work freelance doing (data) consulting projects from home. But in the past few months, I've had a project that requires me to go into an office in the East Bay several days a week. I love the project, and am thrilled for the opportunity but it's thrown my entire schedule out of whack and it's my blog and my writing that suffer.
Things are good around here -- they have been for a while, which is fun and lovely.
So this morning I woke up to go to my East Bay job. Got dressed and ready and then received a phone call from my contact there asking me to work from home. It's a good day.
Other things that are making me happy this week:
- The great speech from Marketa Irglova last night at the Oscars. She is one half of the Once duo and she and Glen Hansard won for best song. She didn't get a chance to speak because the music was brought up before she spoke. In my favorite moment of the night, Jon Stewart brought her back and had her make her speech:
"The fact that we're standing here tonight, the fact that we're able to hold this, it's just proof that no matter how far out your dreams are, it's possible. And, you know, fair play to those who dare to dream, and don't give up. This song was written from the perspective of hope, and hope, at the end of the day, connects us all, no matter how different we are."
- Hog Island Oyster Company's Happy Hour. I hadn't been there in quite a while, and it's as good as ever. $1 oysters and $3.50 beers. Monday and Thursday nights, 5pm to 7pm. We also had a delicious cooked scallop dish that's worth a try if it's still on the menu.
- Did you catch Governor Huckabee on SNL this weekend? Politics aside, it was an entertaining skit. (Sound quality on this video is terrible).
- I finally made it to Sebo. Holy delicious temple of sushi.
- This "freeze project" that took place in Grand Central Station last month and was repeated in San Francisco this weekend. I wish I would have seen it.