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  • I have returned and I have two rants

    Posted on May 31st, 2005 Jeff Keller 1 comment

    Rant #1: If I’m going to have to pay for the hotel’s Disneyland shuttle ($3 a day) they could at least not have a “lunch break” in the middle of the day. I had to take a cab back to the hotel so I could get to the airport. They will be receiving a nasty letter shortly.
    Rant #2: Southwest boarding group C sucks. I ended up in the middle seat between two big guys. Reminds me why I don’t like to fly them.
    Disneyland pictures tomorrow.

  • I love Santa Barbara

    Posted on May 30th, 2005 Jeff Keller 4 comments

    If I was a lot richer this is where I’d want to live. It’s darn close to perfect. Click the link below to see some pictures from around town. They were taken with the Canon EOS-20D.

    This weekend has pretty much been “hang out with family and the dog time”, though Sunday night my friend Ashley and I saw Star Wars Ep. 3. And we liked it! Way better than the first two.

    Tomorrow (well, today now) is Disneyland!

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  • Off to SoCal

    Posted on May 27th, 2005 Jeff Keller 2 comments

    I’m taking off for a whirlwind trip to Southern California. Driving down with the folks on Friday, visiting my sister on Saturday and Sunday, then off to Disneyland on Monday. I’ll be back on Tuesday with plenty of pictures, assuming I don’t forget to bring my camera!

  • May 24th garden update

    Posted on May 24th, 2005 Jeff Keller 1 comment

    Things are growing nicely… click the link to see a few pics!

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  • Summer heat, summer fruit

    Posted on May 22nd, 2005 Jeff Keller 8 comments

    It’s about 90 degrees here in Brentwood today and all the summer fruit is there for the picking. Today my folks came back with me and we hit two farms: Maggiore Ranch for cherries, and Wolfe Ranch (one of my favorites around here) for peaches. We didn’t just buy a pre-packaged box of fruit — we picked ’em ourselves! Sounds dumb but it’s actually quite fun.
    Click the link for some photos that I took with the Fuji FinePix F10.

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  • Birthday Fireworks

    Posted on May 22nd, 2005 Jeff Keller No comments

    San Francisco really rolled out the red carpet for my birthday last night, having a fireworks show in my honor! Okay, so it was really a promotion for a radio station, but I can pretend, right?
    My folks and I went to the PlumpJack Cafe for dinner and that was good. After that we had a bit of time to kill so we went down to the Marina Green for some sunset shots. Following that we went over to the Embarcadero to watch the Kaboom fireworks show.
    Click the link for some nice pictures, all of which were taken with the Nikon D70s.

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  • Reflections on another year gone by

    Posted on May 19th, 2005 Jeff Keller 5 comments

    This Saturday marks my 29th birthday. The last year has had it’s share of ups and downs, with more downs than ups unfortunately. I have been to hell and back again — or at least that’s what it felt like. But through all this I believe that I’ve emerged as a better person.
    I spent most of the year focusing on my health. Last March I started having heart palpitations which scared the life out of me, despite reassurance from countless doctors and numerous tests. While they came and went during 2004, they got worse toward the holidays, and along with that, so did my anxiety. Shortly after the new year my mind and body were overloaded with anxiety — I got pretty close to snapping — and I needed to get help. Thanks to the love and support of family and close friends plus some caring, helpful people at Kaiser (read: therapists) I’m pleased to say that I’m doing A LOT better. I spend less time worrying about my health and more time worrying about the things that you’re supposed to worry about in life.
    Through all this I’ve learned a lot about myself. I’ve learned about my hopes and fears. I’ve learned about why I do the things I do (though I’m still working on this one a bit). I’ve learned about what I expect from others, and who my friends really are. I’ve learned that no matter what, family will always be there for you. I’m so blessed to have loving, supportive parents, grandparents, and a sister to look out for me. I don’t want to think about where I’d be without them.
    For the most part I’m pretty happy with where I am in life. Later this year my business will be 8 years old. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would have something that more than 2.2 million people a month find useful. My business gives me great rewards — financial and otherwise. I bought a house at age 26 and I’m planning on doing it again this fall. I have meaningful relationships with my friends and family.
    Of course there are many areas in my life that I’m not happy about, and I’m working on those. One thing that was really driven home this year is that nobody’s perfect — and that includes me. I’m committed to improving myself and my relationships with others. If there was such a thing as a birthday resolution, that would be it. Here’s hoping for more ups than downs in my 29th year.

  • Attention Tiger users

    Posted on May 16th, 2005 Jeff Keller 1 comment

    Mac OS X 10.4.1 is out — use Software Update to get it. Release notes here. In case you missed it, I wrote up a little review of it a few weeks ago.