One Year Strong!

This is going to be a personal post, which is rare for this blog. This weekend, I’ll be celebrating my one year wedding Anniversary!

This year I accomplished a handful of goals at work, hit some milestones in my career, and traveled more than any other year, 2005-2006 has been great to me.

The best thing has been coming home to my beautiful wife every evening. As a best friend, she’s supported me in everything I do, and even attended some geek events at my pressing.

I hope to pay her back, not just for going to geek events, but for the dinners, listening to me yammer, and all the times you’ve reminded me to take the trash out before the garbage truck comes. We’ll be heading to Lake Tahoe this weekend to celebrate our first Anniversary, staying in a quiet condo on North Shore. We’ll just unplug, unwind, wine, dine, relax, and enjoy.

Thanks Shel and Paula for the wishes! (Martin too!!!)Yes, we were compatible ever since we first met, and have felt like we were married for decades. In my mind, the ceremony was just a public formality. Shirley and I wish you and Paula a long and happy marriage, maybe, just maybe, we’ll invite you guys next year!

This weekend, I won’t be bringing a laptop, I won’t check email, and I won’t approve comments that wordpress doesn’t allow, this is one weekend the web can wait.

Update Tuesday Sept 5: Back from Tahoe!
Thanks for all the emails, instant messages, phonecalls, blog posts and comments, we had a great time celebrating our first year.

The trip highlights were the exploration the ‘un’-developed East Shore. (see Flickr set). Some trail signs showed discussed the reasons that will make Tahoeless blue. cars, development, algae, sediment from waterways.

The trail signs indicated that the water will decrease in it’s clarity over time, I’m glad I got to experience it now before it loses it’s beauty. Of course, we packed in all our trash, and did our best not to damage the eco.

Having thoroughly enjoyed our get away trip to Tahoe, I can’t help but observe the amount of SUVs that were towing large boats with huge outboard 500HP motors that would sport a “Keep Tahoe Blue” bumper sticker.

A quick Google search yielded that Yahoo Blogger Jeremy Zawodny noticed the same last year. (It amazes me how he is above the fold on so many search result pages).

‘I’ve noticed that the vast majority of vehicles I see sporting the Keep Tahoe Blue bumper sticker are SUVs.

Does this cognitive dissonance not register with anyone else?

I’ve even spotted it on two Hummers in the Bay Area. But never once have I seen one on a hybrid auto like the Toyota Prius or Honda Insight.

Is this some inside joke I’m not aware of?’

Since I don’t have a hybrid, I probably shouldn’t criticize but I do find it ironic. Selected pics below from the trip.

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What the cake looks like after one year of deep freeze, it tasted 'ok'

Gated Paradise

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  • fabulous congrats to you and Shirley! thanks for sharing and enjoy the weekend- don’t forget the Bay Bridge east bound closure this weekend if you are headed up on Saturday.

  • Congratulations! I have a couple of months to start thinking about what to do for #5 (already?!) Your post had me smiling and nodding, as it is way too similar to what Erin and I have. Well, except I travel less. 🙂

  • Daniela,

    Thanks for the tips on the east bound bridge, we’ll won’t need to cross it, so we should be ok.

    best wishes to you and your family too.

  • Adam

    I hear it gets better and better, (or just tell me that anyways) so I’m inspired by your #5.

  • Well, I’ve got a little one now, so that by default makes it soooooo much better, IMO. She’ll be two on Halloween. Life changes a bit… you go from being super excited about a new social media idea to being super excited about a Little People birthday party!

  • Congratulations to the both of you!

    Let me give you the award for the coolest Bay Area tech couple! Have a grrreat time & forget your blog for this weekend.

    Wishing you all the very best.

    Mario

  • Shirley Owyang

    Happy Anniversary to us! Wooo-hooo!! It’s a bit strange because I have the same feelings like last year just days before our wedding. I’m giddy, I’ve got stomach butterflies, blissful, and nervous all at the same time as we get closer to the date.

    This is a good feeling. Especially when I read the part, “This weekend, I won’t be bringing a laptop, I won’t check email, and I won’t approve comments that wordpress doesn’t allow, this is one weekend the web can wait.” WOW

  • I didn’t say anything about my cell phone which has internet access…

  • *ouch* I just got Jedi mind-slapped.

  • Shirley Owyang

    mmmmmm hmmmmm …..

  • Hi Shir and Jeremiah,

    Enjoy your one-year!

    Shir:
    Try to drag Jeremiah away from the computer as much as you can. And while tech is a good thing, I think you’re far more interesting to him;-)

  • Kit

    You guys are the best! Soul mates for sure!
    Congratulations!
    p.s. Shirley, keep up the Jedi mind slaps.

  • My Uncle and Aunt sent this:

    http://www.hallmark.com/ECardWeb/ECV.jsp?a=2448801985901M130212232Y

    We tried to do a Salsa performance at our wedding, this music is much in the spirit.

  • I’m just catching up to your posts. Congratulations to both of you! I hope you had a wonderful weekend.

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