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[May. 3rd, 2016|12:28 am]
[Current Location |Alameda, CA]

Today was a good day! In my present state of contentment, all days are good days.

I was rated "exceeds expectations" in the company's semiannual performance reviews, which pleases me greatly. My ambition is to try to get promoted in the next round.

I've found a nice niche as flight director during our flight test days, and have been putting in some long hours in our flight-test campaign, which has been ramping up. And there are other work-adventures, too. Last Thursday the company put me on a charter airplane, an eight-seat Pilatus PC-12, with five of my co-workers, for a daytrip to a remote field site.

This afternoon I stopped at public library down the street, signed up for a library card, and checked out the Lonely Planet for the Philippines. Maria and I are scheming up a trip over Christmas to her native land.

This upcoming weekend we might make another expedition to the Steep Ravine hot springs, near Bolinas -- they're in the rocks on the beach and normally obscured by the sea, except for during especially low tides, such as will occur in the coming days. And on a similar note-- a friend has a code for Essex!

Alameda is beautiful, the weather is sublime, and on the weekends I walk five blocks with the dog to the beach and get an ice coffee and then recline on my porch in the sun with a good book. Ryan is moving back to town. I'm helping organize an unusual underground party. I'm excited about camping in the mountains. I want to hang out with Nicolás more, and have barbecues in the park.

Currently reading: The Other Side of Paradise: Life in the New Cuba.

[User Picture]From: erinmack
2016-05-04 12:52 am (UTC)
sounds like life is really good!
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[User Picture]From: rezendi
2016-05-04 01:59 am (UTC)
I convey strong approval of this situation!
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[User Picture]From: sl1ngsh0t
2016-11-29 05:51 am (UTC)
I found you! Tag, you're it! ;)
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