Saturday, September 29, 2012

Funniest brother

Me: "For Melissa's birthday, I sent her a Minted greeting card that said 'Happy birthday to the number-one most froggy friend'.  On the inside, it said, 'I am so lucky to spend 5/7 of my days with you, sometimes 6/7.'"

Tom: "You both go into work on the weekends?"

Me: "No, I sometimes hang out with her socially."

Tom: "Oh I see."

Me: "So your natural conclusion is that I work on weekends, not that I might have a friend."

Tom: "Let's be honest, come on."

I swear

Visiting my brother in Irvine.

Me: "My new interns are so funny.  I think the team humor level may be at an all-time high.  The other day, XXX wrote an email to the engineers about doing inserts into a particular database table, in the form of a short poem.  His intern replied with '10/10.  The poem moved me to tears.' Then another intern replied to say, 'For the record, I also cried a little bit.'"

Tom: [chuckling]

Me: "They tell me that normally they are even funnier.  But at work, they are spending part of their energy trying not to swear."

Tom: "You don't swear at work?"

Me: "Only sparingly."

Tom: "At my work, every other word is a curse word.  Every day you hear someone screaming, 'The fucking build is broken!!  Who the fuck broke the build???'. Sometimes the person screaming is me."

Me: "Oh!  But you don't swear when we hang out."

Tom: "We are usually talking about something nice, not why the code won't fucking compile."

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Preparing for Sha-mayn's wedding

I feel so lucky to be friends with Sha-mayn. She is perfect.

Sunday, September 09, 2012


Sha-mayn's wedding is tomorrow. I hope I walk correctly during the ceremony!

Ibiza is an interesting island. Very pretty nature, and also good DJs according to my brother who follows that sort of thing.

Ibiza for Sha-mayn's wedding

I am in Ibiza for Sha-mayn's wedding tomorrow! Rehearsal dinner tonight.

It was an 18-hour flight here with two stopovers but felt easy because I was traveling with my brother's girlfriend who is über fun!

Sunday, September 02, 2012


Driving back to San Francisco from Burning Man:

Me: The sky looks like it doesn't have enough polygons and the colors are stripey. What would you say if you saw this in a game?

MB: Faaaaaaake!