Moving Again + Summer Blogging Break

On Tuesday I will be moving from Cupertino, CA to Emerald Hills, CA. There is a story why my roommates traded one huge house for another, but it isn’t important. Still the same general area.

My first week back in California I had great sleep and surge in productivity. But I feel that waning now.

So far the South Bay feels like a soulless parking lot of franchise retail spaces. Whole Foods, Target, Jamba Juice, Trader Joe’s, Starbucks, etc. So boring. I miss the green of Seattle and its unique neighborhoods. Everything here is too polished and plastic.

I will be exploring San Francisco more, but so far the traffic has been ungodly.

Silicon Valley evening

Photo by Peter Thoeny

Over on INeedCoffee I put out a new coffee brewing article:

The Upside Down AeroPress Coffee Brewing Tutorial

Speaking of coffee, I have created a spreadsheet to track my coffee exploration of the SF Metro area. Tab 1 is places I want to visit, Tab 2 is my espresso scorecard.

http://tinyurl.com/sf-espresso

Anyway, I am feeling a little burned out on this blog right now. Maybe it is the heat, but I need to take a break for a week or two. I also need to get out the first newsletter, which is something I’ve been putting off. I also enrolled in MR University, which is an online economics school that I just discovered yesterday.