What a crazy awesome week! On Monday I started a new position as Operations Manager. It’s been nuts, with the move to a new cube spot, Wednesday’s half day offsite training session, and learning new routines, responsibilities, and procedures. It was an adrenalin filled week that seemed like one continuous long day.
I work for a non-profit homeless outreach program in downtown Oakland. As I left the office Thursday evening I recalled seeing a box of Valentine decorations earlier while moving things around in the storage attic. On Friday morning (Valentine’s Day) I decided to go into work a few minutes early to decorate the lobby.
A very young Bill (Captain Kirk) Shatner with Koko (image from Koko.org)
It’s been a few days since I let the kitten out of the Gorilla Foundation bag and so far not a peep from the Patterson camp. Perhaps they’re incredibly busy researching things or meeting with their lawyer ‘advisor’. Or they may be just too darn busy with that move to Maui.
38th and Allendale, East Oakland
Today is yet another gorgeous Sunday in the bay area. It’s quite awful really, the sun is shining and it’s 70 degrees. Normally this would be awesome summer weather, but it’s winter time, and our rainy season. We’re all out of whack. We need rain, and lots of it. The above picture is from last winter and I miss the normal bay area seasonal rainy days and soggy nights.
The above picture is from last winter and I miss the normal bay area seasonal rainy days and soggy nights.
Speaking of rain, while in the shower I decided to get the blogging juices flowing at a local coffee shop where bloggers blog and coffee drinkers drink. Not wasting water or time I was out of the shower after only a few minutes and jumped into some jeans, hopped on the scooter, and headed over to the World Ground Coffee House on MacArthur in Oakland’s Laurel District.