Home – For Now

The updates got away from me. Life has just been flowing one day to the next. A mix of sun and California and coding. Days will go by where I forget how I got here. It feels like I’ve always been here and then I see or hear something so stereotypically Bay Area-ish that I have to shake my head and realize I don’t know if I ever want to be completely sucked into this candy coated, rose-colored-glasses kinda world.

Life is pretty amazing now. I’m happy and working and finally have my cats and my car. I could never live in San Francisco proper for the sheer joy I get in sitting in my car, driving on a long stretch of road with my music blaring. I drove from Portland home to Burlingame and the views were breathtaking and I felt so much at peace as I curved around the mountains of Northern California.

Oh yeah, cats:

I was terrified they would hate it here and then I’d be the horrible person who drove them 14 hours away from Oregon. I haven’t lived with my cats for 7 months and it’s been excruciating. Thankfully they seem to be enjoying themselves. There are windows that I can actually keep open all the time and floors to stretch out on in the warm, warm sun. And of course I’m here to know Isaac really likes his head scratched and Jack likes to hold your hand with his paw. So yeah, I’m pretty happy. I do have more nerdery and tech blogging to do (I’m trying to learn Swift! and hopefully tech mentoring! and maybe even public speaking?!) and I plan to get to it, but I first had to get the reintroduction out of the way.

Also, this post (and maybe many posts to come) has a theme song:

Hippie Caturday

Fluey

Caturday is upon us again! I spent a bunch of time last weekend with one of the best friends and her mom in her mom’s new house. This in Influenza, her cat, on a very hippie looking rug.

Grumpy Old Man

Mad Isaac

The Old Man

Happy Caturday! I promised pictures of Isaac eventually and here they are. He always seems like a grumpy old man in photos and he acts like that a lot unless you come near him for scritches. Then he’s all happy and purry.

Jack Standard

Evil Jack

More cat pictures!, you cry? Happy to oblige. Jack again, being his standard needy self. Someday I’ll get a good picture of my other boy, a tuxedo named Isaac (he’s camera-shy).

When I Wake Up

Lazy Jack

Every morning when I wake up Jack stretches to fill up the entire bed. It’s like he’s mocking me as I get ready to go to work. Look what I get to do today.