Gone fishing

Nov 10

I’m not really here anymore, and don’t have plans to return any time soon.  If you’d like the address to my new site, drop me a line or leave a comment.  Cheers.

New hideout

Jul 10

WordPress isn’t doing it for me these days (bar studying = not enough time or brain capacity to grapple with a new platform).


Jul 10

Douglas Coupland - Digital Orca

See more at coupland.com.

Now I have yet another reason to go to Vancouver.  I love this.

Hup Holland Hup!

Jun 10

This morning we woke up early to watch the Netherlands play Denmark. Paddington helped cheer them on to victory.

30 Before 30

May 10

I made a 30 Before 30 list back in early March, on my flight to Portland for spring break.  What I didn’t know then was that my several weeks of weird illness were actually the beginning of what would turn out to be a severe and prolonged case of mono.  A lot of things I had put on my list ended up being un-doable.

This is actually the first time I’ve looked at the list since I wrote it, so I have no idea how many items I managed to get through.  Without further ado:

1. Make onigiri (not yet, but I did buy all the ingredients and a rice mold!)

2. Go somewhere new (done – Portland!  it was awesome)

3. Take Afsheen on a surprise adventure (sadly, my weekends were all spent sleeping and catching up on schoolwork)

4. Go to brunch at LaCroix

5. Visit Independence Hall

6. Go to the top of City Hall

7. Have a Polaroid adventure day, and shoot at least three rolls of film

8. Send graduation announcements

9. Graduate!

10. Send somebody cookies in the mail

11. Momofuku Noodle Bar fried chicken (this was my birthday lunch, and it was so amazing)

12. See a show

13. Run along the Schuylkill (mono pretty much eliminated anything exercise-related)

14. Go to the Barnes Foundation (incredible, I’ll be going back soon)

15. Have a champagne picnic with mini cans of Sofia (I didn’t have a picnic, but did take the Sofia to my last night of bowling and drank them with my team, along with grilled cheese and Bud Lights, so I’m counting that)

16. Clean out closet and bring things to Goodwill (I organized the closet, but am waiting to clean it out until we move in a few months)

17. Host a party of some kind (prom pre-party!)

18. Study in Fisher Fine Arts Library (during finals – insane)

19. Bake a cake

20. Achieve inbox zero (if only!)

21. Visit my Nana

22. Sell my old laptop

23. Try to make adas polo for Norouz (cooking also didn’t happen much when I was sick)

24. Try a new fruit

25. Go dancing at Tavern

26. Decide on a location and design for my blog (location down, design is still something I’m trying to figure out)

27. Philadelphia Orchestra student rush

28. Hang out with the Chestnut Hill side of my family

29. See Up in the Air with Afsheen

30. Ride a bike

So that’s… eight out of thirty.  Considering how sick I was, I’m okay with that.  I’ll definitely be making a 31 Before 31 list soon.

A little background

May 10

I first started blogging in 1999.  I was a college freshman, studying computer science, totally obsessed with Microserfs and Steven Johnson’s Interface Culture and dotcoms.  I bought an HTML guide and hand-coded my little website for hours.

Since then:  I switched from comp sci to poli sci, went emo (the first time it came around), switched to Diaryland, ran around New England going to shows and performing sketch comedy and producing plays and generally running amok.  Moved to LA, worked as a development assistant, met Wil Wheaton and wrote about it on Blogspot, had some more crazy adventures working with movie stars and discovering improv, switched  jobs to reality TV and wrote about it on Movable Type, discovered my coworker was secretly one of my favorite bloggers, met many amazing friends, fell in love, adopted the cutest dog in the world, spent a few years in a complicated union organizing effort, applied to law school.  Moved to Philadelphia, loved law school (mostly), spent many weekends on Amtrak and Bolt Bus to New York, tried to use Typepad and gave up, came to love Philly, re-started improv training after a seven-year hiatus.

Now:  I missed blogging and decided to give it one more shot.  About to graduate law school, study for the bar, and perform onstage for the first time since college.   Everything else is wide open.

Test, 2, 3

May 10

This is my first ever WordPress post.  I’m a little confused right now, to be honest.