Monday, May 09, 2011


Tim gives thumbs up to life.
Tim's quadcopter: A flying robot operated by a cell phone.


Tim and his quadcopter!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

After much delay...

Paradigm shift: I am done with sitting on the floor, which I have been doing since November. Officially furnitured.

Two couches later and I am feeling the productivity levels soar.

Just because I am a grad student doesn't mean I have to get my couches out of a dumpster (which I am actually not opposed to doing, it just didn't happen that way this time). Don't worry, this brand new white love seat cost less than my school books for one class--only $109.

AND... I freakin' love this table. Found: On craigslist for 30 bucks. Can my next doc be about furniture hunting?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Lisa's Birthday.

I ate this cake. Oh baby. Rachel has skillz.

Hot young thang!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Posting delay due to living life in a heightened way. This is the closest thing I have to a "first day of school" picture. It was the first day I met a few of my classmates and felt a sense of relief in knowing that I had found my people.

Ryan + the bikes.

Nadal. [ryan]

Federer. [rory]

Friday, November 13, 2009

Halloween 2009: Alter egos Jem and Benatar. "Welcome to Girlfriend Land" made a surprise appearance at the design loft on Stanford campus. We rocked that party.

She totally pops.

Don't under estimate the power of big hair.

I don't really see why people are drawn to Santa Cruz. I mean, it is pretty average.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Behind on blogging. Santa Cruz conference back before school started in September. Katherine and I prepping for our Limo ride.

A mysterious beauty.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Labor Day Part I - Yosemite

An impromptu Labor Day weekend adventure took me to Yosemite for the first time. We drove to Fresno late on a Friday night, slept for minimal hours, then woke up early so we could hike Half Dome--a 16 mile trek that fortunately resulted in zero deaths.

Half Dome is a mountain up on top of the mountain. You have to hold onto cables and use wooden planks for traction, hordes of people do it, some have faced their demise, and I am surprised the park even allows it. I felt in control while climbing, but the fact that there is no backup for user error made me question the decision. Many water bottles and even a camera bounced down the face of the steep grade, and let's just say they are no longer with us.

Getting pumped for the ascent. Wearing leather gloves in the wilderness makes you totally hard core.

Katherine finishes the descent unscathed. (This is the less steep part at the bottom where we weren't terrified to take out our cameras.)

Katherine naps on top of Half Dome.

Kim lifts off on the sub dome.

Michelle, a ray of glory and delight on no dome.

Jenni, a sweaty mess zapped back to the 70's.

If you are going to wear the boots, you have to own it. Socks pulled up for emphasis. I think some prayed we would survive the hike, I was praying I wouldn't get a tan line.

Revived from lunch.

Taking in the scenery before the sun went down. Headlamps = don't leave home without one.

Yosemite Scenics

I highly endorse hiking in Yosemite. The rock formations are truly compelling.

Half dome. At this point, you have been hiking for several hours only to realize that you have to go straight up that monster.

Labor Day Part II - Santa Cruz

To contrast our wilderness adventure in Yosemite, we drove to the beach in Santa Cruz for Labor Day.

Ocean. You are mine.

Books, mags, brie, fresh strawberries. There is an art to relaxing in all the right ways.