End of Month Rant - Three Days Late

I haven’t been busy, but busy enough I suppose.  I’m still unemployed at the moment, with optimistic hopes on one of two positions I interviewed for this past month.  Right now it’s a bit of a waiting game, so have a good thought for me.

Hail Hail

It hailed here in Sunnyvale today, around 4:30 PM-ish.  It lasted a good minute or two..  Here is a photo of the results:

This almost makes me want to head up to Lake Tahoe to see the snow.  But I hear chains are required and it takes about two hours just to reach the summit from the base.  Now that would be a pretty long drive.

Good Eats and Other Finds

Have you ever visited //Yelp.com?

Yelp is the fun and easy way to find, review and talk about what's great - and not so great - in your neighborhood and beyond. You already know that asking friends is the best way to find restaurants, dentists, hairstylists, and anything local. Now, Yelp makes it fast and easy to make and receive real reviews from real people. From San Francisco to New York City, and Madison to Mesquite, Yelp is everywhere!

Yelp doesn’t just review places to eat, but reviews on things to do and places to visit.  You have to love a site that offers various views on the //Golden Gate Bridge.)

The site is similar to //Judy’s Book and //Yahoo!’s Local pages, but appears to be more active for the Bay Area than the former site, and not as spartan looking as the latter.  You can see //my Yelp page here.  I’ve written a few reviews on places I’ve been to in Hawaii and Oregon, providing some photos of food I’ve tasted.  I hope to write a little more.

I love being able to share my viewpoint on a place, but I think I lack the appropriate words to convey the joy of going to a particular place to eat.  I do use the site as a resource, looking for other places to try.  But sites like Yelp - remember how active Friendster once was - might slowly die if people do not continue to contribute reviews.  Yelp appears to be very active from the postings on their front page, so I’m optimistic it can survive.  So consider joining Yelp, if you want to share some thoughts with others.

Wedding Photo

Farrah and I got our wedding photos!  I’m slowly posting them to view, so they will soon be up on //my Flickr and //my Smugmug pages.  I’ll send out an email when they are all posted.

AJ Giron @verbal