Category Archive: Life

Coastal Camping, Wisconsin Autumn, Blue Angels and Magnolia Bakery Banana Pudding Recipe

Life has been busy and I’ve missed out on writing about adventures including camping on the California coast, spending a lovely fall weekend in Wisconsin, and watching the Blue Devils fly over San Francisco… Continue reading

Anniversary weekend in wine country

Two years ago we eloped at 13,000 feet and it was, and still is, the best. The Boy and I decided that for future anniversaries we should celebrate by escaping to the mountains… Continue reading

Lake Edison Camping Trip

For Labor Day we went camping at Lake Thomas A. Edison in the High Sierras. The goal was to get away for a bit and teach some friends how to camp and fly… Continue reading

Non-Ironman Weekend at Alamere Falls in Pt. Reyes

I bailed on Ironman a few months ago. I realized that while I *could* do the training, I didn’t *want* to do the training. Heading out one morning and realizing that the shortest… Continue reading

Living Large in LA

We spent this weekend living large in LA. Last week I was feeling really under the weather and was worried that I’d need to bail on our long-planned trip to go to LA… Continue reading

Birthday, Bar Harbor and Puerto Rico

During the month of June I’ll spend more days away from home than days in Berkeley. First, we spent a week marrying friends (The Hubby is a popular officiant amongst our friends) in… Continue reading


Meet Berkeley’s newest soon-to-be pet therapy team! Last week Wally passed his Canine Good Citizen test, earning his first AKC title and completing a pre-requisite for becoming a therapy dog! Becoming an AKC… Continue reading


If I told you I spent an hour with the Queen of Sweden, was a guest of the Mayor of Stockholm for a dinner hosted in the room where the Nobel Prize is… Continue reading


In very exciting news, today I accepted a position at the University of California, Berkeley! This is super exciting because of the opportunity to be part of such an esteemed institution and work… Continue reading

Besting the bike

This weekend I went out for one of my longest rides ever- 30 miles. 30 miles is a fine distance, but definitely nowhere near where I should be for an Ironman in August.… Continue reading