Archive for February 2008


February 29th, 2008 • Posted in Life

My rock star fantasies have finally come true. Last night at my company’s off-site reception, we formed a Rock Band band called Yes (no relation to the 70’s progressive rock group) and won the Virtual Rock Off.
They had two music areas set up with a couple of XBOX’s and the Rock Band instruments. I wound […]

Thank You For Your Support!

February 26th, 2008 • Posted in Walk Journal

Thanks to everyone for their generous contributions towards my fundraising efforts. In less than a week, I was able to meet my initial goal of $1,800 for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer! I am truly touched by all the support you’ve sent my way.
Pip is also walking, so if you’d like to help him […]

Chris Gong

February 20th, 2008 • Posted in Life, Walk Journal

My friend Chris Gong passed away Monday night after her six-year battle with breast cancer. I met Chris in 1995 when I was working at NASA Ames Research Center. We worked together in Ames’ supercomputing facility as a new Multimedia Lab was being formed. Chris had spent many years working in the Visualization Lab there […]


February 18th, 2008 • Posted in Life

On the morning of Valentine’s Day, I woke up to find flowers and a beautiful card from Pip. What a way to start the day! In the evening, we went out for a simple dinner at our favorite Chinese place, Yum Yum House. For the occasion, we ordered the Lover’s Prawns — it’s the Honey […]

Vegas, Baby!

February 12th, 2008 • Posted in Travel

We celebrated Michele’s birthday in Las Vegas last weekend. It’s a milestone birthday, so of course we had to do something special. I’ve been looking forward to getting away, not only to spend time with friends but also to get away from work a couple of days.
I’m not really much of a gambler, but it […]