The best part of going to Buenos Aires is that it’s given me a real push to start learning Spanish again. And alfajores. I’ve been trying to use Mafalda to practice reading Spanish, while simultaneously savoring the alfajores I brought home (and also found in Union City. Yum!). Continue reading Buenos Aires (Parte Dos)
Last week, I was in Buenos Aires, Argentina on a meetup with my coworkers at WordPress.com. We stayed in San Telmo, not far from the river and smack dab in the middle of the weekend antique market. Coming from a seemingly never-ending winter in New Jersey, the end-of-summer weather in Argentina was such a welcome relief. Continue reading Buenos Aires (Parte Uno)
Snapped a picture flying into Newark Airport. From the air, you can really see just how many homes are still without power. I happened to see a row of homes light up at the same time – I believe PSE&G restored power just as I was watching. I can imagine how relieved those families are.
Seeing the New York skyline, it was pitch black from the Empire State Building to Wall Street. It’s so surreal.
While flipping through a magazine, I noticed an ad for Margaret Noble‘s “44th and Landis,” an art exhibit that was described as 1980’s meets Victorian. My curiosity was piqued. The exhibit, on display at the Downtown Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, CA, is just that: an Alice in Wonderland-like amalgamation of cut-out paper dolls, street icons, and whimsy. Continue reading Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
I’ve finally seen the West Coast! Last week, I was in San Diego for the Automattic company meetup. San Diego was pretty much exactly what I expected, and I loved it. Day 1’s mission of touching the Pacific Ocean was accomplished pretty much the second we arrived. FYI: it’s colder than the Jersey Shore. Continue reading California Sun
When I was little, I used to love walking around the house in the wooden clogs that my mother had picked up on a trip to Holland. Last week, I got to join my co-workers for a week in Amsterdam to work on projects for WordPress.com, meet the new additions to our crew in person, and explore the city together. I may not have brought home any clogs (they even come in comfy slipper versions now), but it was great to get a glimpse of Dutch culture. Continue reading Amsterdam
After the trip to Tybee, I was home for four days before heading back out to Austin, TX for SXSW. We had a Happiness Bar at the SXSW trade show where WordPress users, or soon-to-be users, could ask us questions about WordPress. It was a great opportunity to meet many creative people working on new and interesting projects. Continue reading Savannah, Tybee, and Austin, Part 2
Last month, the WordPress.com support team had a meet-up down in Tybee Island, GA to discuss how we can provide better support to WordPress.com users and for the chance to get to work together in person.
We stayed in a beautiful house close to the beach, which was great for riding bikes along the water. We also took a few trips into Savannah, one of which to test some delicious coffee for Jane’s Jitterbug Bakery at Perc Coffee. We also took a trip to some of the Telfair Museums, including the Jepson Center, which was showing an interesting collection of modern work that touched a lot on gaming and video game culture. Continue reading Savannah and Tybee, Part 1
I got to hang out with my closest friend this weekend. He lives in South Jersey and I’m in North Jersey, so we agreed to meet in the middle in Asbury Park. The highlight: he’s a genius for taking me to the Silver Ball Museum. I’d never heard of it before, which is unfortunate because it’s awesome! You pay by the hour and can play all kinds of vintage pinball games. They also have some vintage video games mixed in there as well.