kraneland...

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Congrats, Mom!

My mother was featured in today's Gazette-Times...congrats on yet another well-deserved honor, Mom!




"Paula Krane, one of five winners of the 2006 Women in Achievement Award, talks of her accomplishments with the League of Women Voters, her son, and her art collection, which comes from all over the world."

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Celeb Musicians...

Reviewed here. Hilarious! I'm proud to say that I don't own any of these. Serious.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Reflections...

...on two weeks of vacation. I can't believe my time away is over already! Back to life at Google tomorrow. Thanks to everyone for their patience as I essentially ignored my in-box for some much-needed time with family and friends.

Highlights from my time away:

* Family time -- I clocked a record number of hours with LB and Ari during the time I'd normally be at the Googleplex; everything from attending Ari's gym glass to going to lunch in the middle of the day, to napping when he naps...
* Celebrating Ari's first birthday -- thanks to family members from destinations far-away and the bay area for dedicating last Sunday to Ari
* Making it to the gym with some sort of regularity
* Hockey, hockey, hockey -- scored goals in back to back weeks; one victory, one loss
* Hiking the dish with LB and Ari...and getting stuck in a rainstorm with 1.5 miles between us and the car!
* Taking in lots of March Madness, various movies, Sopranos and "Curb" episodes and general TiVo clean-up
* Advising two friends on their respective start-up small businesses (one in real estate, one in personal training/nutrition)
* Witnessing a number of Ari's first (new) words -- "Google," "Shoes," "Blue Ball," "Dishes," "Bert" and the dreaded "NO!"

...and being grabbed by Ari and kissed goodnight on my cheek earlier tonight. I think he knows that tomorrow will be different.