The Greenest of Smoothies

Need a way to get a jump on your fruits and veggies for the day, in a delicious way? (I swear I wasn’t trying to make that rhyme) Throw all dis stuff in a blender… (serves 2) 1 cup ice 1 cup milk (I prefer 2% for a creamier consistency) 2 bananas 1 peach 1Continue reading “The Greenest of Smoothies”

Bedwell Bayfront Park

The exploration of California continued today with a trip to Bedwell Bayfront Park, which is about 20 minutes from our apartment. While we walked around the park, which is surrounded by salt flats up until the ocean, Nathaniel asked me what my expectations for a shooting location were. Essentially, he asked me if I wasContinue reading “Bedwell Bayfront Park”

The Giants Hosted the Cardinals (And Won in Style)

Last night I witnessed one of the most exciting wins all season for the Giants, in my opinion. The first three innings went by without any runs, and a few hits (by the Giants, that is). Mike Leake was 4 innings into a no-no when the Cardinals got their first hit. Then, we had anContinue reading “The Giants Hosted the Cardinals (And Won in Style)”

Two-a-Day Sunday

On Sunday morning, Nathaniel and I went to Orangetheory Fitness, which he is a seasoned veteran in and I was a newbie (and it showed!) It’s an intense hour-long workout involving treadmill, stationary rowing, and weights. Each workout is different, so you never do the same routine twice. Prior to the workout, you are providedContinue reading “Two-a-Day Sunday”

Accidental Whale Watching

On Saturday afternoon, we made our way out to the coast (where I’m from!) and went to Half Moon Bay State Beach. We brought along the football and my camera, hoping for a good game of catch and maybe some decent pictures that might end up on some of our blank apartment walls. When weContinue reading “Accidental Whale Watching”

Saturday on The Farm

Yesterday, Stanford’s football program had an open house for the fans- primarily the miniature ones- to go on the field, interact with the players and get autographs, and do some “drills”. I had no idea when I got there what role Nathaniel would have, so I wandered around for a bit on the field untilContinue reading “Saturday on The Farm”

An Evening in Twin Pines Park

Last night, Nathaniel and I took a walk to a park close by our house to throw the baseball around. Naturally, I brought my camera with me in case I saw anything noteworthy. The stars of the shoot ended up being a few birds and a squirrel which were less than pleased to have usContinue reading “An Evening in Twin Pines Park”

How Did We Let This Happen?

There’s something I’ve been thinking about since I moved to San Francisco, that I really can’t keep ignoring or bottling up. Never have I ever seen so many homeless people in my life. I’ve been in the inner cities of Seattle, Anchorage, Lima (Peru), New York, and many more, and I can’t remember there beingContinue reading “How Did We Let This Happen?”

Sunday Swelter

Today I spent most of the day cleaning the apartment and relaxing, trying to keep cool. The Bay was in some kind of pressure cooker- it hit 97 at one point!  This evening, we went to my Grandfather’s retirement home for dinner. It was a night of story-telling, family updates, and great food. On our wayContinue reading “Sunday Swelter”

Take a Picture, It’ll Last Longer

Last week, Originate spent half the week/weekend in beautiful f#cking hot Las Vegas, for our annual retreat- well, Attack, actually. “We don’t retreat, we attack”, I was told in my initial interviews. What I was promised was 3 days of face-to-face interaction with everyone in the company (our offices are all over the world, not justContinue reading “Take a Picture, It’ll Last Longer”

Waking up in San Francisco

As anyone quickly figures out about me, I thrive off of change. Change, Challenge, and Champagne. Last week, Nathaniel and I moved to San Francisco. Well, we moved to an apartment about 45 minutes south of San Francisco, that is. However, each day I trek into the city via train along with all of theContinue reading “Waking up in San Francisco”