Yo, Desai…

People always ask me if I’m related to someone they know with my last name.  I let them finish their question out of politeness and then patiently explain that “My last name is as common as Smith is, in some ways.”  They look at me with either disappointment or with a raised eyebrow (as if […]

A Fresh Tomato

I am really picky about my movies, especially if I have to get dressed, drive to the movie theater, pay $10 and remain seated for 2.5 hours.  Last week we saw Red Cliff.  It was so good.  It just had everything that goes into making a classically good movie, not to mention beautiful cinematography, costumes […]

The Card Game

I rarely have time to watch anything on TV, so when I do get a chance I try to make it worthwhile.  I watched this documentary last night on PBS about how banks have used and continue to use abuse and manipulation to destroy people’s lives.  So so sad.  The bankers say it’s capitalism, but […]

Good Things

I was thinking about this on the drive home on the 101 last night.  These are some awesome things that I’ve always liked or just discovered I like, in no particular order: Nivea La Tartine Tea Feldman Bookstore Yelp Olivia The Sound of Music The smart people I work with John Mayer

2 Years at Automattic

2 years ago today was my first day at Automattic.  I didn’t even know what blogging was at the time!  I was pregnant with Priya my first day at the Pier (before it had carpet!).  So much has happened since then, personally and work-wise.  It’s definitely been an interesting time – I’ve learned a lot […]

Don’t Panic!

That was my motto for this past weekend.  Fortunately there weren’t too many moments I thought I was going to explode.  The weekend started off with everyone flying in to SF on Thursday and Friday.  I was prepping all day Friday.  The speaker’s dinner ran super late; I left after the 2nd course at 10 […]