As you can see below, I went to the BCS Championship Game to watch the Crimson Tide take the national championship. It was, in a word, sweet. My parents flew back up to San Francisco with me to meet Claire, see my apartment for the first time, and celebrate my mom’s birthday. We had a really nice time.
I will not be a Harvard man, having received a “no” from their JD admissions office. Alas. More good options yet!
I received a really nice award from Google this week for working on these. We also launched the big internal project I’ve been leading, and I was nicely rewarded for that as well. They like me over there.
Mr. Ansley will be paying me a visit in SF next week, which will be epic.
I’m pumped about my trip to Australia with Claire, beginning at the end of the month.
Here are some recent pictures I’ve taken.
From the BCS Championship Game in Pasadena (Roll Tide!):
From my parents’ visit to SF (happy birthday Mom!):
I was promoted about a month ago to “Legal Assistant II.” Not a functional change, but came with a nice little raise. I also led the launch of a cool internal tool for our department; shouldn’t say much about it, but it has been fun to act like a Product Manager for a few months!
Lots of buzz in the the air about all sorts of stuff in the tech world the past several weeks and months. What a privilege it is to be in the middle of it all.
I’ve been a big fan of Kiva.org for a long time, and now I get to help them out. I’ve just been on-boarded as a volunteer loan request translator, and have completed my training. Be on the lookout for loan requests translated by yours truly!
I heard back from one of the schools to which I applied for early non-binding admission. They said that while they were able to make final accept/deny decisions for most of the 1,500 early applications they received, they were going to hold mine for further consideration during the general admissions cycle. Better than a “no”, and it was a top 15 school so that gives me some extra hope for the other schools!
Now that law school apps are out the door, I am looking for some good ways to fill my time. I checked on French courses at the San Francisco Alliance Française, but they have already started the current session. I didn’t have a great experience at the Alliance in D.C., either, so I think I’m going to pass on that.
A while back, I sent in an application to be a volunteer translator for Kiva. I took the language test this week and sent it back, so hopefully I’ll hear back about that in the next few weeks. I think that would be a cool thing to do. I’m a big fan of Kiva, as I wrote a while back on Tropophilia.