My Next Adventure

After 8 years in Visual Studio engineering helping .NET developers build awesome software and learn from each other, I’ve decided to take a new role at Microsoft as Product Marketing Manager for .NET. I feel like this will be a huge challenge for me as a long time developer but a great opportunity to grow… Read more

Halloween Pictures

On Friday I posted some pictures of my past Halloween costumes. This year I have to say was one of the better years in terms of how easy the costumes were to put together and the great “scary factor”. This year we were werewolves and the only hard part of the costume was taking off… Read more

Happy Halloween 2009!!!

“It’s the most, wonderful tiiiiime of the yyyyeaaaar”. Yes, I’ve been in love with Halloween ever since I was young. The neighborhood I grew up in L.A. was a great place to go trick-or-treating. Dead bodies in front yards, live action death scenes, and neighbors that actually made you perform a trick to get your… Read more

Back from our Yosemite Vacation

Last week Alan and I headed up to Yosemite National Park with my sister and her boyfriend and Robert Green (VSTO MVP and log-time friend) and his wife, Colette. We had an absolutely fabulous time and I recommend that everyone in the world come visit. And believe me, Memorial Day weekend it seems like everyone… Read more


It’s my favorite time of year — it’s warm, days are long, and baseball season is here! Tonight is the season opener for my favorite team in the whole world, the Oakland A’s. They’re down in L.A. (ahem, I mean Anaheim) playing the Los Angeles Angels at Anaheim (a.k.a LAAA. Man, they have a longer… Read more

Working From Home – In Redmond!?!

I’ve been up in Redmond this week for a regularly scheduled office visit but instead of 5 days of meetings I only could get 3 days in. This is because on Wednesday night it started to snow! Yes, it snows in Seattle! I have been coming up here (and lived here for a brief period)… Read more

Halloween Recovery

Our party was a blast on Halloween night. Alan and I were a little torn up: But luckily we had a rabbi and a priest at the party to help (my parents, yes — my mom is the rabbi): But most creative was our neighbor Scott who dressed up as Al Davis: Unfortunately I didn’t… Read more


My favorite holiday is Halloween and I’m throwing a huge party at my super-freaky haunted house. I’ve got the whole place decorated — which was a challenge to get done on time because I attended PDC. I drove back yesterday afternoon and I decorated until midnight. Now it’s time to go outside and build the… Read more

Holland Tour

On Wednesday the conference organizers of the SDN Conference took the speakers on a Holland Tour. We left the conference center and hotel in the morning and headed to Rotterdam. I got to ride with Maurice in his little green Miata, very fun!  The countryside is just beautiful and very green. It didn’t take us… Read more

For Sale: 2003 ESX Stage 4 Subaru WRX

Option Personal On UPDATE: THIS IS SOLD Yes it’s time to sell the Subaru. (I know I rarely write purely personal posts on my blog, but heck even Sara has done it before.) I bought a new car last week — an Infiniti G37 6MT — and I LOVE it. I know it’s not as… Read more