I Play With My Food: Part III

August 28, 2014

It’s the final days of summer. Going to a Labor Day picnic or barbeque this weekend? Why not usher in the start of colder weather with a fun, healthy conversation starter? It all begins by playing with your food!

Carrot-slices Read the rest of this entry »


Working Out Hard and Breaking Records

August 27, 2014

I’ve been dogsitting for the past few days. It’s been fun hanging out with my canine friends. There’s Scooter…

David-Scooter

…and Pepper… Read the rest of this entry »


A Great Big Race Announcement!

August 25, 2014

I’m super excited about this post, but before I spill the beans about my big announcement, I have a video to share! My sister challenged me to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, so here’s the video of me getting a bucket of ice water dumped over my head:

Anything for charity, am I right?

OK. Announcement time! Last month, I Read the rest of this entry »


Snow Pea Salad with Lime and Ginger Dressing

August 21, 2014

As I mentioned earlier in the week, I recently went to a potluck dinner when my friends Katie and Julie were in town. Katie was the guest of honor at the event, so you believe I put her to work in the kitchen!

I decided on a snow pea-based salad, partly because I Read the rest of this entry »


Fun With Maps: Exercise All Over the Place!

August 20, 2014

Thanks to my stair race training and the new classes I’ve been trying, I’ve been working out all over town. Since I’m a big nerd when it comes to geography and data, I decided to map it. Here’s all the places I’ve worked out during the month of August (so far):

Los-Angeles-Map-with-Dots

Here’s what the numbers correspond to: Read the rest of this entry »


My First Visit to the Santa Monica Stairs

August 19, 2014

Two friends from college came to town over the weekend. I’ve known Katie and Julie for about 15 years now. I see Katie once a year or so, but it’s been about 5 or 6 years since I’ve seen Julie, so it was really fun to reconnect. I picked them up from the airport, and since Julie had never felt the Pacific Ocean lapping at her feet, we went straight to the beach.

David-Katie-Julie-beach

Since I have the longest arms, I Read the rest of this entry »


What I Learned From Robin Williams’ Passing, Part II: Advice From My Mom

August 18, 2014

Robin-WilliamsThank you, everyone, for the outpouring of kind words about my Robin Williams post last week (click here to read “What I Learned From Robin Williams’ Passing”). A bunch of people shared it on Facebook and Twitter. It appears to have resonated at a time people were looking to make sense out of a confusing, devastating turn of events.

The most thought-provoking conversation I had about it was with Read the rest of this entry »


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