In keeping with the new “screw with my computer until too late” theme (same as the old theme) I decided to upgrade my Quicken to something that actually runs on a Mac made in this decade. That is, from Quicken 2007 to Quicken Essentials. What a pain in the tuckus that was. And now it’s tomorrow and I need to get some sleep.
Yes there are pictures. I’m going to do something about them soon.
I didn’t get that many pictures last week because, well, I don’t take as many pictures as I should. And some of the ones I took are AWFUL. But I have a few pictures of the guys I hung out with at the reunion (mostly the same group of guys).
I also have a few pictures from the Apple conference, but mostly of the BEST HAMBURGER I EVER HAD at Citizen’s Band. Oh and another picture of a different astronaut, Buzz Aldrin. Anyway, those pictures would have been up earlier, but I’ve been busy DESTROYING MY LAPTOP or at least trying to install all sorts of beta Apple stuff that I’m not supposed to talk about even though it’s been announced already.
So there you go. I’m still alive, a slight bit fatter, and sort of rested, sort of tired and my pictures are still stuck somewhere on my laptop.
I left sunny Boston this morning for cloudy SF and the Apple WWDC. I did get to see a bunch of classmates who had changed but were definitely still recognizable after 25 years! I even have photographic proof that I saw Bobby Satcher, who is now Robert Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., Astronaut and has incredibly cute kids. Come to think of it, I think a lot of the kids I met were a lot like their parents in many ways. Ron and Kyla Duncan’s kids were as nice and easy going as Ron and Kyla. Dara Foias’ daughter seemed as clever and inquisitive as you’d expect from parents who are Dara and her husband the biochem prof.
I felt like kind of a loser, like I often do around MIT grads. Every chem major I ran into had his Ph.D. and everyone else seemed to be in Investment Banking. What’s cool is how my friends can explain to me what they’re doing without making me feel too stupid.
I just had dinner with Megan and Nadeem at the best Middle Eastern restaurant I can remember going to, Bursa in West Portal (San Francisco). I better go before I lapse into a food coma.
Whee! I made it to Boston today and I met up with three of my old classmates, Dr. Mike Malaska, Dr. Juan Alvarez, and Ron Duncan. I also saw Kyla Duncan, M.S. and Colin Shepard (NRS) who works in Hillsboro (where I do) but I had to wait 25 years and travel the width of the US to see him again. I kept describing everyone as the big cheeses while I’m kind of a disappointment and waste of an MIT education. I also met the kids of Dr. Robert Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., astronaut and Ron and Kyla’s kids as well.
I did meet an MIT grad who was serving ice cream at Toscanini’s. That’s some good ice cream. I will opine, however, that the food is much better in Portland. There, I said it. I’m a Portland food snob.