Thursday, August 31, 2006

First week at work

It's been a few days since I posted so I thought I'd write a little update as to what I've been doing this week. It was my first week back at Pixar and it was totally super amazing as expected. I am working in a different position this term, I am a Technical Director Intern on the Sets team for an upcoming Pixar feature film! It is very exciting and I am really enjoying it. As usual I cannot discuss the specific details of my work, but I have been getting a chance to do some more artistic 3D work than what I have been doing in the past, so that is really neat and a much different kind of work to what I usually do. It rocks the house and I am loving it. I am really looking forward to pointing up at something on the screen and saying "I made that!" :) Awesome.

Just chillin' tonight at home again, my roommates are fantastic and we are probably going to hang out with the other interns this weekend too. I want to see the movie Little Miss Sunshine, it looks pretty good and the reviews seem to be awesome, plus those more indie-style Fox Searchlight movies usually tend to be pretty good. On the total other end of the movie scene, I still want to see Snakes on a Plane, I haven't had a chance to see it yet and most of the guys here have already seen it.

Well it's only 11:50pm but I am off to bed as I have been this week. It's been a much different schedule than I usually do, this week I have been at work around 8:45am and in bed by like 11:30pm every night! Haha crazyness!! Anyway that is pretty sweet but alas I am tired now so I'm off to bed. My buddy Jake at work made fun of me for always giving too many details in my blog so I figure the extra random details about my sleep schedule are as expected. :)

I just talked to my friend Alex from Canada tonight, sounds like he is doing well back in Toronto at his new place, and Matt sounds like he is settled into his new place well too. I miss having Norm here visiting cause that was really fun but I think we fit in pretty much all the activities we wanted so that was good.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

San Francisco Day 8

Yesterday we went to San Francisco again for the day and saw Superman Returns at the IMAX theatre which was really quite awesome. I haven't seen a normal feature film in IMAX before and it was pretty sweeeeeeeeeeet.

Cool ad with a lightswitch that I totally thought was 3D and a poster for The Last Kiss (which is going to roooccck)

Ferry Building where we had lunch

Chillin' on the water

Waterfalls from the Metreon where we saw Superman

San Francisco Day 7

On Friday we went to Pixar and hung out with my friends there for a while which totally rocked the house. Jake gave me my Cars watch, Cars toys and Pixar zip-up jacket that he was keeping for me so that is pretty sweet too. Norm and I went to Berkeley and met up with my friend Sarah Beth to go to Saul's and get some J-crew style food. That, as you might expect, was freakin' awesome.

Norm with Mike and Sulley




Falafel and Matza Ball Soup

Mmm... latkes

Some legendary blintzes

S-Biz being super excited about the J-crew food

Saturday, August 26, 2006

San Francisco Day 6

A couple of days ago, Norm and I went to San Francisco again and walked along Baker Beach after hanging out for a bit in Chinatown and getting some Sushi from a Sushi Boat restaurant, which was hilarious and awesome. We also saw a nice cat sitting on a bench for no particular reason, and I asked the people who were sitting next to the cat if he was theirs... "No, he was just sitting here", they said. So this random cat was just rockin' out in Chinatown, and I figured he needed to be photographed.

Random cat sitting on a bench beside some people in Chinatown

Sushi Boats!!

Bird on the beach

The beach houses


Golden Gate Bridge

Sweeeeeeet house

The house that Norm wants

Another pic of the house that Norm wants

Another pic on the beach

Stairs up to the street

Golden Gate Bridge in the distance

Me wearing a hat shaped like a dolphin

Thursday, August 24, 2006

San Francisco Day 5

Today my sister and I went to Haight Ashbury and then to the Golden Gate Park area. It was really awesome and we did tons of walking again today. It was really nice in the park today and the weather was very sunny until the late afternoon when it got a little cloudy. We got some nice pictures of the houses and the weird stores in Haight Ashbury, which used to big the major hippie location in the late 60's when the Hippie crowd flocked to San Francisco. Awesome history and good times.

Cool house in the Haight

Sweet awesomeness

Haight and Ashbury, whhatt upp!!!

Haha this is hilarious

Awesome potatoes for lunch

Crepe for lunch

Flower garden in Golden Gate Park

Awesome palm trees

Hilarious sign

Me in the Shakespeare Garden 1

Me in the Shakespeare Garden 2

Me in the Shakespeare Garden 3

Japanese Tea Garden

Water in the Japanese Tea Garden

Cool round bridge thing


Nice water at other end of park

Funny seagull

Me holding a "Pluot"... "What is a Pluot??!" "Uh... a cross between a Plum and an Apricot... obviously!!!"

Cool shirts in the Haight

The Red Victorian, I think Bob Dylan used to hang out here


Cool walkway

Nice tree and flowers in the park

Good times