Thursday, August 04, 2005


We had a good time in Yosemite this weekend except for my various ailments. I had gotten a cold and I had run a relatively-fast-for-me 15 miles early Friday morning in 1 hour 53 minutes. I felt good after the run, but somewhere during the day, after carrying my beautiful and hefty 38 pound 3-year old around for a couple of miles, my right foot started hurting. Then carrying her a lot on a 2 or 3 mile hike on Saturday was even more painful. So, I went 5 days in a row without being able to run.

Claire had a great time, swimming and splashing in a pretty lake and in the Merced River.

Monday, August 01, 2005

Cold Shoulder at Blizzard

So, Blizzard, the computer game company that Jennifer works at, is shutting down their northern California office. They offered the employees there a decent severance package or the chance to continue working at the main office in Irvine, CA. Jennifer doesn't want to move, so she has some free time now while looking for a new job. Anyone need a friendly, well-liked and effective video game producer or project manager?
Editorial comment: It's my opinion that if there were problems with the direction of the game they were working on or with the progress that the game was making, they should have brought in some new management rather than to abandon a really good product that almost certainly would have been a big seller.