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Other people know I’m 30

Friday, October 19th, 2012

I’ve been trying to consolidate my doctor’s appointments when I’m in San Francisco so I can limit my work from home days which always always turn into eat at home days which is bad for my productivity and also my figure. I went for my doctor check in today and my nurse practitioner was a very nice woman who kept apologizing for each part of the awkward routine while I tried to make small talk about sidewalks and bike lanes. It was a terrible bonding experience but nice to get away from the office for an hour. Then suddenly, unprompted, and quite matter of factly, she said Well if you ever want to get pregnant I’d recommend starting your prenatal diet now with 400 mcg of folic acid, 1000IU of vitamin D, and 1,000mcg of B-12. Omg, I thought, is it my gray hair?  She thinks I’m 40. I wanted to tell her that I really just became an adult this year after getting a dishwasher, expensive placements, and free cable television and that I’m still learning to not each too much chocolate after dinner and to put myself to bed on time but instead I nodded and said, Guess it’s good to plan ahead hahaha and she did not laugh so I stopped laughing and instead stared at the inspirational stepping-stone-over-a-river poster on the wall that told me to quit smoking.

I  added the vitamins to the Amazon shopping list which also happens to include this little number because I can’t fit enough groceries in my front basket. This is not a joke. 2 birds? just kidding. Does Dr. Adam even read this?

InStep Take 2 Double BicycleTrailer

CHOO CHOO

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Um. My coworkers printed a poster of this and put it on my office wall. I think I’m going to leave it up for our company’s Open House on Thursday night. If anything, I should put this image on a button and wear it on my commute. It’ll give me Caltrain cred.

Alex-Birthday

There is a climbing wall on the roof

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Ok here’s the deal. Dr. Adam is a post-doc at the UCSF and that means that he has a 55 second commute to work. It also means that we get mega discounts at the UCSF gym which was built about a week ago and has climbing walls, swimming pools (plural), and a turf rooftop (just one). It does not have a ballroom dancing boxing trainer but that’s ok because it has TWO squash courts and also all of the gym goers are smart scientists and doctors except for Acsweet who is a transportation planner. Here is a photo from my treadmill. Do you see the climbing wall? There is a climbing wall on the roof! This is a dream town.

My new gym. #ucsfpostdocgirlfriendperks

Gchat of the Day

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Friendship Andy went to the Transportation Research Board Annual Conference which you may remember from last year when he devised the fool-proof plan to meet, greet, and woo JSK. He returned to the conference again this year and attended the same committe meeting starring JSK and new professional crush, GK, the head of the Chicago Dept of Transportation Planning. He live-texted the entire event.

Andy: btw GK looks great
Andy: he wore this dark chocolate colored tweed suit
Andy: and JSK looked like marc jacobs custom dressed her in his business casual collection a la Marc for Janette
Andy: a bikeshare dock just appeared in the room when they shook hands and we all clapped
Andy: apparently if they make babies nationwide congestion pricing gets implemented

I’m in San Jose

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

This place is warm and also has mountains and the cab ride took 7 minutes from the airplane station to the Hotel De Anza where they upgraded me to the corner room Playwright Suite (it’s in cursive on a plaque on the door) and gave me “welcome cookies.” Srsly. Oatmeal raisin. I’m never leaving.

UPDATE: And there’s a free fruit bowl! I love a free fruit bowl.

Here we go

Friday, May 6th, 2011

and a one
Last night of grad school pickmeup

and a two
Last night of grad school pickmeup

Last day

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Today is my last day of classes. I gave a presentation. Here I am with my sippy cup and my co-presenter, Dave, in my last class of grad school. Twinsies!

Last day of grad school twinsies!

omg this is great news

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Report: Chicago taps Fenty DOT Chief Gabe Klein

Read more: Report: Chicago taps Fenty DOT Chief Gabe Klein | Washington Business Journal

OK here goes

Friday, April 15th, 2011

I’m going to California on May 11th for the interviews. /jec is hopefully flying/driving/kayaking down on May 10th to prep me with company and cocktails. Real life is intimidating. The end.

Text of the Day

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

2:00PM Ma Sweet: Winning!!

(also known as: Ma Sweet found out who is in charge of Rahm Emanuel’s Transportation Transition Team and told me he is expecting my resume by tomorrow)