It’s Not So Bad Here

Posted in family, personal at 11:38 pm by wingerz


I just passed over the 5-month anniversary of my move to California. Here’s what I’ve liked so far:

Closer to home. I’ve been down to Los Angeles four times since we moved here. That’s like 4 years worth of family visits! It’s also been great to see Jen’s family on a more regular basis.
Our friends. We’re lucky to have people from all over (high school, college, work, grad school) converge in the Bay Area. Of course we really miss everyone in Boston, especially our friends’ children.
Weather. I kind of miss the snow and I may be sad this fall, but it’s also been great to enjoy outdoor activities during the winter. I’ve received 5 Somerville snow emergency emails in the past few months.
No second car. Between walking and the Caltrain, things have worked out well. It’s nice to have some reading/nap time and physical activity built into my daily schedule.
Within walking distance of groceries. This made me way happier than I thought it would. The Sunday market and Trader Joe’s are an 8-minute walk away, which means that I don’t really have to plan meals for the week. When I was working from home half-time, I’d walk over there at least 2-3x a week.
Year-round farmer’s market. Fresh produce all year round! Our market has fish and meat as well.
New job. This was one of the last pieces to fall into place. I love Endeca (everything – the company, product, and team), but working remote over the past few months has been quite lonely. Started at Yelp last week.


  1. jen said,

    March 23, 2009 at 2:04 am

    i know when you say “it’s not so bad here” you mean “THIS PLACE IS THE BEST.” glad you came around.

  2. brian said,

    March 23, 2009 at 7:55 am


  3. SP said,

    March 28, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Congrats on the job.

    Glad you are enjoying it up there.

  4. Ceida said,

    March 29, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    5 months to get into a new groove, new job and all – that’s awesome! Go Wing!

  5. Kevin said,

    March 29, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Glad your enjoying it and living up to my number one life principle… having fun.

  6. Kevin said,

    March 29, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    …and of course when i say “your”, I really mean “you’re”.

  7. wingerz said,

    March 29, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Thanks for the comments!

  8. Alex said,

    April 9, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Woah, the friend request on Yelp suddenly makes a lot of sense. Congrats! I’ll try to be better about writing more reviews…

  9. jen said,

    April 11, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    i love the new mutual friends feature on yelp! it totally rocks.

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