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you always remember your first

Posted by clare on February 23rd, 2007

I didn’t know an entire building could shudder… This one was only 3.4, but directly under us.

Crawfish boil!

Posted by clare on February 5th, 2007

It had been far, far too long…

room, beta version; job, alpha

Posted by clare on January 19th, 2007

I’ve spent the past two and a half weeks craftily avoiding a full-time job search by painting and furnishing my room (I also got a California license and plates, auto and renter’s insurance, and a bank account somewhere in there). So the room has come together nicely: And now I’ve found myself very pleasantly inundated […]

a perhaps unfair comparison

Posted by clare on January 11th, 2007

Near the Louisiana Gulf Coast: Looking towards the California coast from the Berkeley Hills:

Dr. Robert Solomon, 1942-2007

Posted by clare on January 8th, 2007

Sad news from Austin: Dr. Bob Solomon, UT philosophy professor and all-around badass, died from heart failure in the Zurich airport on January 2. The Statesman and Daily Texan ran obituaries (the Texan includes a great photo of a young Bob), and Matt posted a personal recollection to the Austinist. I took three semesters with […]

Merry Christmas!

Posted by clare on December 24th, 2006

(Christmas present and Christmas past)

Success!

Posted by clare on December 11th, 2006

I’ll be sharing a two-bedroom Craftsman-style house in Oakland, half a block from Piedmont Avenue and otherwise ideally situated in a great neighborhood convenient to just about every form of transportation a person could want. I’m excited to earn the right to some Oakland civic pride. And, for the record, posting to Craigslist’s housing wanted […]

Santacon 2006

Posted by clare on December 10th, 2006

My baptism by beer into my new San Francisco life came yesterday in the form of Santacon 2006: San Francisco Santarchy. Leslie and I spent Friday night preparing our Santa garb. We went at 9AM on Saturday to meet up with the other East Bay Santas and take the ferry into the city. On the […]

paradise calling

Posted by clare on December 7th, 2006

Berkeley is some kind of alternate universe, overrun with Foresters and Minis and suffering from a very serious Prius infestation. The grocery stores have Harper’s and Bust in the checkout lane racks, and the neighborhood drug store has an entire aisle of $30+ yoga mats. Bryan pointed out a raw/organic/live food restaurant which serves “I […]

hunting season

Posted by clare on November 29th, 2006

I’m wrapping up a very nice visit to Austin before flying to San Francisco this weekend to house/apartment hunt. If anyone out in the Bay is looking for a roommate or knows someone who is, let’s talk! Here’s my craigslist post: $650 – Returned Peace Corps Volunteer looking for home (berkeley) I’m a newly-returned Peace […]