Friday, February 27, 2015

Have a Relaxing Weekend

Is it Friday already?! Work has been super busy and fun (perhaps because my most fun teammate is in town :).

Hack day was this week. Since we recently launched Remind in different languages, my brilliant coworker thought of the perfect hack day project to delight our non-English speaking users. The ability to translate feed messages à la Facebook's "See translation" button. The dream-team totally crushed it. I'm super stoked to present it today.

I am pretty bummed about this weekend, though. Remember when I was getting scuba certified in, um, December? Well, I did the pool test then. But am yet to do the open water certification. It has been getting cancelled every available weekend, it seems. :(

Ah, well. This weekend is for ... ? Maybe I'll finally develop that roll of film from Europe? I don't know! All bets are off. What are you up to? Anyone binge watching House of Cards this weekend?

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Coolest Pouch

Found! The coolest pouch in the history of pouches. You didn't know you needed a little zippered bag, did you? Well, now you do. How can you resist that print?

I've been toting around my navy everlane bag. It's pretty great. My only complaint is the lack of pockets. I'm hoping this cat pouch will solve the fishing for my keys at the bottom of the bag problem.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tech Promo Video

Sony recently released SmartEyeglass. And the product video is amazing. It really seems like a tech promo video parody. Except it's not! This is a real product.

This piece of wearable tech is so dorky, "it’s like wearing a kick-me sign". You have to read the rest of the tech editor reactions. They are great.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Everlane Breton


I am really loving the new Everlane striped tees.

I love the sturdier weight, the perfectly cropped sleeves, the open neckline, and the slight drop shoulder. My regular size (small) fits fine. But I wouldn't mind sizing up should anything happen to the one I have.

The original breton (wearing) is great. But it kind of needs a little work to get that perfectly-loose-but-not-baggy look. This Everlane number is perfect right out of the box. No fancy rolling of sleeves needed. It's definitely a worthy substitute (for half the price).

P.S. Another photo of me sporting it in the typical WFH scene.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Cooking Advice

Eggs on camping stove

File this one under random. I've cooked many meals in the backcountry, but I can't figure the simplest one out. Seeking advice...

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Lingering Cough

You know what sucks? A lingering cough. Seriously. What's up with this? I can make myself cough just by thinking about the word "cough". I coughed a few times writing this sentence. Post-viral cough is the weirdest.

Don't get sick, friends! Or if you do, use it as an excuse to rewatch Anchorman (or just this scene - you're not Ron).

Friday, February 13, 2015

Have a Lovely (Long) Weekend

photo by marcokd

This week has been exhausting. I can't seem to shake this stupid cough. It's really unpleasant physically, and even less fun emotionally because I feel like I'm annoying everyone around me. Bleh.

On a more pleasant note, the weather in SF has been killing it lately! It, honestly, feels like summer. I'm going backpacking this weekend, and it's supposed to be beautiful and sunny and high 70s. The moon is a waning crescent, so I'm hoping to see stars for days tonight and tomorrow.

Any plans for Valentine's? I usually make heart shaped things, but no time this year. :(

slowing it down a bit: spotify | youtube | itunes

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Remind Workation

I made a short video of our little team crushing it in Tahoe. :) Dun be jealous.

Monday, February 9, 2015


There has been a plague going around my office last week. I was starting to come down with something on Thursday, but felt better on Friday. I thought it had spared me, so we made plans to go skiing up in Tahoe.


I ended up being tired and achy the whole time, and couldn't ski. Thankfully, two of my favorite people kept me company, which made me feel a whole lot better. And I reallyreally hope I didn't get them sick! I'm still not feeling 100% yet, but feeling well enough to go to work today.

Hope your weekend was better than mine. Being sick is such a gigantic bummer. You don't really realize how awesome it feels to be healthy until you're sick. Stay well, and wash your hands!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Shower Hack

photo via joanna

Gather 'round, friends. I think I stumbled upon the best invention in shower technology since body wash. I can't believe it's taken me this long to try...

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Fun Song

Oof då. It's Tuesday?!

Just a little music to brighten up your week. Can't wait for the weekend to jam with a certain someone to this song (and others)!