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.
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.