Saturday, September 20, 2008
Monday, September 01, 2008
Seattle Labor Day
My friend Paul's Weezer cover band
played Slim's last friday
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Saturday Farmer's Market
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
9000+ cacti species
Sunday, July 13, 2008
The infamous water pump from London's 1854 cholera outbreak (as detailed in The Ghost Map
Monday, June 30, 2008
Cooper visits SF
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Graduation weekend dinner at B&T
Saturday, June 07, 2008
Caroline's Rice Thresher
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Memorial Day NYC trip
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Your Room Sir
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Had a great dinner at Spruce
last night (using a christmas gift from michael and lisa). They have house cured meats - here's coppa - which I had to eat all by myself.
Sunday, April 06, 2008
Has Maryrose & Chris + Trevor & Teri over for dinner last night. Italian themed.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
The Coffee House: My new NYC haunt
Well it's official, i'm now a junior member of The Coffee House
, a venerable NYC club founded almost 100 years ago as the "foes of finance." This eclectic group of writers, artists, scholars and creatives included notable members such as Herbert Hoover, John Steinbeck, Henry Luce and George Gershwin.
So why me? It all draws back to my father-in-law Michael Barlerin, proud Coffee House member. A few years ago Michael gave me Roger Angell's memoir as a gift. Reading about the literary circle he grew up around made me realize that being on the West Coast meant Caroline and I were less able to extend the wonderful histories her mother and father had created in Dallas and New York through their own involvement in the arts. So for Christmas this year when Michael proposed putting me up for membership of course i was interested. It also helped that perfectly consistent with Michael's outlook, this club wasn't some snooty stuffy affair but a group with renegade spirit.
Now i just need to figure out more ways to get back east in order to meet my fellow Coffee House members.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Saturday night in the fog of the ocean
CB and I enjoyed dinner with Mitch
in Half Moon Bay
last night. It was great to catch up - Caroline worked with Freada for four years and Mitch has been heavily involved with Second Life since its inception.
Sunday, March 09, 2008
It was India Night at Caroline's Stanford program and festivities included a simulated wedding.
Saturday, March 08, 2008
Caroline, Annie and Me
Caroline and I attended last night's opening reception for the Annie Leibovitz show here in SF
. Definitely recommended if you're in the area - a very personal retrospective with fewer of the iconic celebrity portraits (although there were some wonderful shots of household figures) and more of her family, friends and landscape work.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Wondercon in San Francisco
Meals with Friends
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
From a conference i attended in October.....
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Xmas holiday pictures
Some of CB's photos
from NY and Dominican Republic.
Saturday, January 05, 2008
Saturday, December 22, 2007
dinner with michael and brad
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Sweet Like Us
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Google Holiday Party
Space theme. Bunch of different room.
My friend Ryan (works at Jelly Belly) always throws some sweets my way when we get together.
There was a jawbreaker as big as your fist. That's not candy, that's Darwin. If you're stupid enough to try and eat it, you choke and die.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Heart of the City
Happy CB on the roof of Pat's NYC apartment
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Thanksgiving on Long Island
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Caroline likes veggie burgers
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Art III !
A tiny piece from the wonderful Lark Pien
. I hope to have a much larger one someday.
Art II !
New small piece by Debbie Huey
Today we hung this great Gary Panter
piece that Pat gifted me for my birthday.
Saturday, November 03, 2007
Snow in SF
Taking in the ski/snowboard jump at Pac Bell with VIP passes.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Was at a conference for a few days this past week and shared the flight with some old (and new) friends. Mitch (the guy in the Hawaiian shirt) is involved with Linden Lab (where i worked before Google) and his wife started the foundation that caroline ran from 2003-07 before leaving for grad school.
Sunday, October 07, 2007
Letters to the Editor
My father and i used to have a competition re: getting letters to the editor published. It's hibernated in recent years but with one in today's NYTimes Sports section
, dad is letting me know it's game on!
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Congrats Nick and Jesse
Nick Haines and Jesse Marmon tied the knot this weekend
Sunday, September 09, 2007
Me and Cooper
Got to see the newest arrival to the family today - one month old Cooper - the first grandchild in our family and the lovely spawn of my sister Alyssa and her husband Justin.
Monday, September 03, 2007
Photos: Bora Bora, Stanford
Peep two of CB's photo albums
From vacation in South Pacific
From her first days at Stanford
Sunday, August 26, 2007
CB gets some class
After a grueling excel training, Caroline starts pre-term for Sloan this week so be sure to send her your well-wishes. And number two pencils.
Friday, August 10, 2007
I'm an uncle
a few weeks earlier than expected but Alyssa and Justin welcomed Cooper Joshua Lipton into the world this week. We're excited.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
YouTube: New Embedded Player options
Sunday, July 15, 2007
And now Vince and Berit are married too
This wedding had a very impressive ratio of tattoo:guest
Trevor and Teri married
Two weddings, one weekend. First one done! Trevor
Watt are now married.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Lady Bird Passes
Lady Bird Johnson
was a family friend of Caroline's and although i never met her, i recall her christmas cards. She would be pictured with a large extended family - literally last year it was a tri-fold.
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Off it goes
Had a senior moment at the gym today and forgot the combination to my masterlock. They needed to cut it off for me. The bright side is that by forgetting it, i'm sure i used the brainspace to retain something way more important.
Little red pills
Caroline came back from the Aspen Ideas festival with lots of great stories and contacts but most exciting for me was the sample size Pom Pills
bottle. I'm the guinea pig so if you don't hear from me again, it means i had an allergic reaction and died.
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Caroline goes to Aspen, Hunter to the bar
With Caroline out of town at the Aspen Ideas Festival
, I've been left to my own devices. This usually just means i just hang out at work til all hours, but with today off it means a quick stop at the gay bar. Yes, my secret life is that every few months I go to the Pilsner Inn
for an intense pinball session. Today it was Theatre of Magic
, indisputably one of the better machines from the mid-90s before the industry pretty much went under.
Sunday, July 01, 2007
Caroline is DONE
Caroline's last day of work was Friday as she gets ready for the Sloan program at Stanford.
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Family had dinner last night to celebrate my mother's retirement from teaching. She'll never really stop - next year she's doing some mentorship for new hires - she's out of the classroom.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Three years ago today....
Caroline and I got married
Monday, May 21, 2007
Home Sweet Home
Caroline and I are now both back in town after some weekend travel.
CB was in NY for a Taproot board meeting and some family time.
I was in Mexico - a friend is thinking of joining a luxury residence timeshare so a few of us joined him for evaluation.
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Droids deliver mail
One of the Star Wars mailboxes in LA
My favorite pictures of Caroline
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
The Day the DVR Died
i think my Tivo died. I'll buy a new one on saturday but alas how to recover my lost programming. Hard drive surgery coming up!
Sunday, May 06, 2007
Yeah, it's been a while
so what happened was we have all these great pictures to post but left caroline's camera with a friend. Now we've got it back so i'll get back to this blog more frequently.
Anyway, just got back from Caroline's orientation weekend at the Stanford Sloan
program. It's a very respected executive MBA program she'll be doing for a year starting August. I'm a Biz Partner (what they call the SO's)!
Sunday, April 08, 2007
He Won at Jeopardy, Baby
A little obsessive Googling to find out if my old roommate Doug Dorst had published his first book yet revealed that while we're still waiting for his novel to hit shelves, he did win $60k+ on Jeopardy
last year. Nice!
Friday, March 16, 2007
Blink and you'll miss it
Our wedding planner was featured
on the local news and she managed to include a photo of us in the montage. Click the video player to watch.
Sunday, March 11, 2007
And when we're not at home...
we're likely still working somewhere.Have laptop, will travel
Sunday, March 04, 2007
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Belle of the Ball
Spent a few hours at the annual Academy of Friends AIDS benefit here in San Francisco. Caroline put on an amazing gown previously only worn at Beth and Teymour's wedding. The gay guys and drag queens were totally worshipping her, which is quite an accomplishment. Michael and Brad took a picture of us so hopefully can add it in future days.
Saturday, February 24, 2007
By the way, this week Caroline got into both the Columbia/Haas MBA program and the Stanford Sloan Management Program. Lots of big decisions ahead. Go CB!
Monday, February 19, 2007
It takes a confident man...
... to admit he likes scented candles. Just as my old Tocca
candles were running out, Caroline introduced me to Jo Malone
for Valentine's Day. Specifically the Basil Candle Collection
-- yes, it's as interesting as it sounds.
Sunday, February 18, 2007
FF in SF
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
What celebrity likes my name?
I don't usually cross-post between my two blogs, but click here
to find out what celebrity thinks Hunter Walk is a good name.
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Gasp - plans on a Thursday!
Our normal routine of "get home late, nod to each other, return to working in home office" was wonderfully disrupted this past Thursday. CB and I went to see The Roots
at the Fillmore and while neither of us were feeling 100%, it was a great show
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Not retiring until 2008
Second Life's Board Chair interviewed
"When will there be a liquidity event? When do the investors and employees who are shareholders get some money back? There’s no timetable on that. Not this year. We’ll look at it again."
Geez, guess I'm working until at least 2008 ;-)
Thursday, January 25, 2007
My first push at YouTube - late night but waiting for site to come back live.......
Sunday, January 21, 2007
No peking. Well maybe a little
CB and I saw the Peking Acrobats
in Berkeley today. Very impressive body control.
Monday, January 15, 2007
On Block Island this summer my goddaughter had the best frozen chicken dinner. And while my diet does not often resemble that of a four year old, in this case I had to have my own Sadie chicken.
Well, after six months we finally tracked it down -- Bell and Evans
, carried at discerning grocers throughout the United States.
Sunday, January 07, 2007
Resolutions 2007: Yoga
So although i usually eschew New Year's Resolutions I decided to embrace the meme this year. One of my intentions is to start practicing yoga again -- nothing serious, just a weekly session -- so this morning i returned to the studio i used to visit. The folks at The Mindful Body
were surprised to see me given that the last activity on my account was late 2003 but, hey, you know, i was busy.
Saturday, January 06, 2007
CB Family at Xmas
Monday, January 01, 2007
Big Apple Circus
Saturday, December 16, 2006
The mind is willing, the body less so
My post-event soreness reminds me that
1) I'm getting older
2) Dodgeball on trampolines
makes for an excellent team offsite
Saturday, December 09, 2006
From the mouth of babes
Our five year and seven year old neighbors get overjoyed and like to shout and wave when we see them. Usually they'll tell us about where they're going or what they are eating for dinner. Today:
"We're going to the grocery store. Mom says Luna is dead."
It's cute when spoken excitedly by kids.
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Werewolves of London
My Europe trip in September had a number of interesting developments. Now at least one of them can be revealed:BSkyB and Google announce pioneering partnership
"He [Eric Schmidt, Google CEO] said that Google was planning similar deals with other large media firms and content providers. "If we can get this structure right over the next few months and it rolls out, then it becomes the index case for every other country and every other operator.""
Saturday, December 02, 2006
It took a while for Caroline and I to get organized but we've now gotten our headboards and bedroom rug. A generous gift from Caroline's mom.
Chef Alex and Wally
CB and I spent the afternoon and evening with the fine folks from SF Culinary Adventures
, a food experience service owned by friends of ours. The impetus? Besides yummy dining and great conversation, Culinary Adventures was being filmed for a local news show.
Thanksgiving in NY
A great NY trip for Thanksgiving. My dad is blogging
Newly engaged Nick & Jesse
Handsome strapping men
The week before Thanksgiving we put Luna to sleep and gave her some relief from the cancer she's been fighting for the last 18 months. Luna was 12 1/2 years old and a wonderful companion. Caroline has put some pictures up on a website
so we can all remember her.
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Hanging out in Stanfordville
with with the sister-in-law and her family. Their place has a great guest apartment above the garage. I vow to spend a summer there at some point in the future. Whether they know it or not.
Sunday, November 05, 2006
CB and I spent Sunday afternoon in Heaven. Or at least as close as you can get while still maintaining a pulse. We were guests of the Sterling family at their Iron Horse Vineyard
. Iron Horse produces prestige wine - it has been served at the White House for 20 years - and, if you're lucky enough, complements it with absolutely awesome meals prepared by the winery chef
What brought us to such a great venue? Andy Plesser
was celebrating the growth of his online video venture. Along with me and CB were the founder of Blinkx
(and his fiancee) plus the co-founders of The News Market
Saturday, November 04, 2006
Friday Night Lights
Took a few hours on Friday night to hide from work (which I'll otherwise be doing most of the weekend). How did we make use of our time? Quite excellently I must say!
- Started with drinks at Fifth Floor with our friend Stephen Dubner (one half of Freakonomics) who was in town for a lecture.
- We were then quickly joined by our friend Kim Newell. Topics for discussion included the difference between dwarfs and midgets, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, YouTube, how to explain death to children, and a relatively firm offer to appoint me the leader of Stephen's Kitchen Appliance club during our December trip to NY.
- Stephen departed for dinner plans so we walked over to Bong Su, one of Esquire's Top New Restaurants where we were joined by a friend of Kim's from her residency.
- Although there were initially some trust issues at the table, the group allowed me to place ourselves in the hands of our waiter Joshua who did an excellent job picking all our food and wine for the evening.
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Bloggers getting into Second Life
Posts that contain "second Life"
per day for the last 360 days.Get your own chart!
Friday, October 13, 2006
Dallas - State Fair
Sunday, September 24, 2006
London in rearview, now in Zurich
Flew to Zurich today where I'll be until Wed morning. Didn't arrive until late in the afternoon but still enough time to stroll in late September sunshine. Walked over to the Google office to get my bearings and then happened upon various Swiss folks doing the things Swiss people do, which basically seems to be kissing, smoking and eating ice cream.
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Lost in Translation
Okay, it's not Tokyo and I'm no Billy Murray, but the jet lag bug has got me. Another night with trouble falling asleep. Never a night owl anyway, all i want is some zzzzzzz. I hear flying west is easier than east because all you need to do is stay up later, not try to fall asleep earlier. Now they tell me....
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
The Birthday Upgrade Strategy Does Not Work
Yesterday was my birthday and I spent my evening on a plane crossing the Atlantic. Work is taking me to London, Zurich and Seattle for the next two weeks meaning lots of air time and likely some Airborne
. Which, by the way, despite what the woman sitting behind me insisted, IS supposed to be added to water and not chewed like an effervescent vitamin.
Despite our runaway economic success, my company is still pretty sensible when it comes to travel expenses so I flew coach to Heathrow. Used almost all my tricks to try and snag an upgrade from economy but alas it was not to be. Fortunately, I was able to snag one of the limited seats with extra legroom - 29K
Now I'm in London, back from a stroll outside (sunlight fights jet lag) and preparing for a quick workout before spending the rest of the night on my laptop cranking through emails and finishing a presentation I need to deliver tomorrow morning.
Sunday, September 17, 2006
Poor little corn dogs
I will be attending the Texas State Fair
. Unfortunately, it will be after the World Corny Dog Eating Championship
Friday, September 08, 2006
Rocky Mountain High
Caroline and I flew into Aspen last night to begin the celebration of Kate Nitze's
wedding. It's been two years since we last visited but the town still has the familiar mix of easy going crunchiness and ridiculous wealth. The St. Regis
gave us a junior suite so i've been enjoying the complimentary dark chocolate, although not to the degree that I won't look forward to tonight's dinner at the Hickory House
. Hey, we hiked Hunter's Creek Trail
today so I deserve it!
Monday, September 04, 2006
Movies out, audiobooks in
Big changes ;-)
Netflix = stop
Simply AudioBooks = start
the sad truth of a man who spends too much time in his car
Saturday, August 05, 2006
What's the only thing better than dessert? Free dessert! We redeemed our promotional card at Creations Dessert House last night for a little mango treat.
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Tea for Two
And then after ice cream making, Caroline and I spent sunday afternoon working from our favorite tea house. Until the bad music overwhelmed her and we had to leave :-(
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Ice Cream Eatin'
Thankfully our Williams Sonoma instructor made a batch before our class and shared the goodness with us.
Ice Cream Makin'
On Sunday Caroline and I attended an ice cream prep demo at Williams Sonoma. Our confidence is now running high for another attempt at making some ourselves.
Sunday, July 30, 2006
It's hot, parents visit
Last weekend my parents out to the West Coast. It was the first time they've seen our house (photo from our backyard). We had assured them it gets quite chilly during the summer. Ooops, record high temperatures.
Sunday, July 16, 2006
Pearl Jam at the Civic Ctr
Another in the series of "blurry Treo pictures," CB and I went to see Pearl Jam tonight (a welcome break from a weekend of work) the evening before her birthday.
Friday, July 14, 2006
CB and I went to see the Foo Fighters play an acoustic set at a high school theater. Dave Grohl was in good spirits - he talked about Nirvana, which I hadn't heard him do before in concert.
Monday, July 10, 2006
Desk, done? Almost!
My desk is almost done... thanks Peter
Sunday, July 09, 2006
Aunt Susan, Cousin Kara and Uncle Richard (from the left of me) came to visit on July 3rd. Their heads look normal size here but they're really quite big because of the giant brains inside.
Saturday, July 01, 2006
More popular than "free wooden knife"
And people say you can't get anything for free anymore
Coming soon, the urinal memorial
The Mass MoCA makes a sly joke about sponsorship. Or at least I hope it's a sly joke.