Corn on the cob, assorted meats, patriotic backsplash -- sounds like a July 4th BBQ! Happy birthday, USA!
Fresh produce at the Mountain View Farmers' Market.
Fun project of the day: Making vanilla extract, from vanilla beans and vodka. It'll slowly develop a nice dark color and in about 6 weeks it'll be fully usable.
As has been customary over the last few summers, the Mozilla interns invited coworkers and friends out for a fun BBQ at their temporary housing today. It was a fun event and a great kickoff for a long weekend!
Thanks for the hospitality, Mozilla Interns 2011! :)
One would hope this is what October looks like but no, this is California in June. Curious, isn't it!
One of the really cool things in the Bay Area is that lemon trees grow here. Aaaall over the place. This one is in one of the neighbors' yards, just waiting to be picked and used as an ingredient for all sorts of delicious things.
For the longest time, there was exactly one espresso cup available for me to have my daily espresso with -- if someone else dared to have one before me, off to the paper cups it was! Too bad that espresso from a paper cup never tastes particularly good...
Luckily, Mozilla has the best office team ever, so after a short email and a little bit of waiting, six shiny new cups showed up in the kitchen. Woot and thanks a lot!
The king of Pepperland once went to a mediocre restaurant, and afterwards declared: "Preground pepper shall be illegal throughout my kingdom, as it is an abomination!" The citizens of Pepperland lived happily ever after -- to this day, this and similar crimes against the dinner table are rigorously punished in twelve countries across the globe.
After a way too early flight home, it was time for a relaxing trip to Santa Cruz. There, we found an awesome bookstore, with some new, but mostly used books, and we got some nice gems there for a really good price!
Today we took a fantastic little trip down (or up, I guess) the Columbia River Gorge, with stops at Multnomah Falls, Hood River's very own Full Sail Brewery, and the Bonneville Dam.
This is an HDR shot of the falls, which are surrounded by lots and lots of very nice forest: The Oregonian rain clearly is good for something!
My photos of the entire extravaganza are online, because after venturing into the outside world, geeks always find back into the comforting, electron-infused arms of the good old Interwebs.