The following are just links to my Facebook albums because I've become
exceedingly lazy about doing anything else with my digital
photos. They are divided into dynamic (updated periodically)
(fixed for all eternity) in reverse-chronological order.
Operation Aloha Living I, 27 November 2013−31 Dec 2015: work continues on the house at a very reduced pace, part of it due to other things going on.
Cali2015, 3−13 Aug 2015: started in LA ended in San Francisco, attended a wedding and visited many good friends.
'Rents-o-rama 2015, summer: My parents made their first Hawaiian vacation in late-May/early-June 2015. After three semesters at UH Hilo, I needed to get some enjoyment from living in paradise. We made a good run at it, on the Big Island and O'ahu.
Kilauea Crater Lava Lake by Patrik, May 2015: The Kilauea Crater filled up with lava recently, so we went to check it out. With his long lens and photography skillz, Patrik acquired some excellent photos. He doesn't do movies but with about three-frames-per-second, you get the idea of the activity.
SpaceX/Cassiope Fairing Retrieval, January 2015: A piece of the fairing (encloses the payload) of a SpaceX fairing washed up at South Point. Of course we fetched it for a nice lawn ornament.
Some fun in D.C., June 2014: Business took me to the D.C. area, meaning I could visit the 'rents. Business also brought my sister to the area, so we could all have some fun.
Operation Hale (No ka oi), 26 October 2013−26 November 2013: we bought our first house and went to town on it. It's a long term investment and project.
Hawaii, 14−24 April 2013: On-campus interview at UH Hilo enabled a six-day Big Island and four-day Oahu tour.
2012: Conferences and vacation: Chicheley Hall, outside London,
UK (15−18 July) for a Cross-Kavli Symposium; Paris, France, to
visit Greg Novak and give a talk at Paris Observatory (18−24
July); Heidelberg, Germany, to visit Kate Rubin and give a talk at
MPIA (24−29 July), as well as to hike (26 Jul, 27 Jul up and down)... and Jen Young joined us; and Leiden, The
Netherlands, for collaborating and a workshop "Dynamic Nature of
Baryons" (29 July−11 August), with some time in Amsterdam and
several runs (1 Aug, 3
Aug, 6 Aug).
EuroTour 2011: Conferences and vacation: Kloster Seeon, Germany (13−18 June, with an afternoon in Salzburg, Austria) for "Gas in Galaxies: From Cosmic Web to Molecular Clouds"; Marseille, France (18−25 June) for "Cosmic Odyssey of Baryons"; and my first visit to the UK, to visit a friend in Cambridge (25−29 June).
Boston Adventures, October 2010 onward: Summer St., Bunker Hill, whale watching,... stay tuned!
Commencement, June 2010: I finally got hooded.
More photos to come...
Swedish "Honey-week", July 2010: Patrik and I wussed out of doing much in Sweden for the week after our wedding. The fatigue caught up with us so we just entertained ourselves by lazing around and visiting a few nice places near to Timrå.
Our Wedding, 17 Juli 2010, Åre Gamla Kyrka, Sverige: the
deed is done! Also see the well-endowed (i.e., better) official photo album in Patrik's photo album!
2010, 13−15 June 2010: Touring the great Valley and Tuolumne
Meadows with my folks in a quick 2.5 days.
Cruz Preception, 12 June 2010: Patrik and my state-side
(pre-)celebration of our July wedding, hosted by my sister Karen and
her friend Christine, at my good friends Ruby and Aaron's gorgeous
Campanas Observatory, December 2009 onward: my grand return to Chile since 2001;
a four night stay on the mountain in December 2009. More observing runs in May, October, and November 2010, and January 2011. 1
Ruby's Wedding, September 12, 2009, in Bonny Doon, CA. She's married Aaron. They should now be the family of Cozelips.
Thesis 2009, August 4, 2009: Photos of my defense and the final product (inches of cotton paper and a diploma signed by the Governator).
17 February 2013: my first half marathon, guided
along by my sister Karen to a 02:06:42 finishing time. I was
1697/4964 overall, 564/2720 of women, and 112/512 in my
Women's Half Marathon San
24 February 2013: my second half marathon, finished in
01:43:20, and it hurt; check the heart rate profile. I was 51/1699 overall, 46/1664 by gender, and 11/238 in my division.
Into the Wild OC Trail Run 21k
23 March 2013, Irvine, CA: my first trail half marathon. Could they please have
been more descriptive than "Elevation gain: 2800ft." Crikey! Anyway,
at a finishing time 02:19:59, I still managed to be 40/120 overall,
12/49 by gender, and 4/20 by division.
Foxy Trail Half Marathon
April 2013, San Diego, CA: my second trail half marathon, much, much easier than the
OC Trail Run. I finished in
1:57:59, to make me 79/291 overall and 7/48 for females 30 to 39.
Safari Park Half Marathon
5 May 2013, San Diego, CA: This was a super fun run! Not as much in the park as I would have liked but a fun day. (And surprisingly, it really helped to force myself to walk around for a few hours after finishing.) Ok, a couple of minutes later than I wanted but finished in 01:52:11.2, as 259/2331 overall,
59/1405 by gender, and 14/252 by division.
Marine Corps Historic Half
19 May 2013, Fredericksburg, VA: Who needs a start gun when you have a start cannon?! I felt very honored to be running around with so many Marines handing me water, gatorade, and energy beans and generally being awesome fans. My personal result: 01:52:40, which means I was 946/6,284 overall, 201/3,082 by gender, and 38/542 by division (F 30−34 year olds).
Billy Goat's 1/2 Marathon Hill Climb
22 June 2013, Corona, CA: My will power wasn't with me but it was an awesome course. Unofficial time, 1:25:10 up 2,400 ft in 6.5 mi and 56:14 down the same way for a total of 02:21:24.8. Official time was 02:21:48, making me 26/64 overall and 5/26 by gender.
Costume Party Hilarious Half Marathon
7 July 2013, San Diego, CA: Still having some will power or something problem. I hit The Wall around mile 8; up until then I was on track to best my personal record (Women's Half San Diego from February). But I looked awesome (in a legit costume, handmade when I was around 16 years old!) I finished in 01:51:09.6, making me 128/1810 overall, 27/1183 of females, and 8/215 by division. (Clearly not a competitive field.)
Jet to Jetty 10K
24 August 2013, Playa del Rey, CA: Ok, clearly not a half marathon
(not by half!) But I won my division (F30−32) with my 44:02 time and was
third of the approximately 119 women (also 35/257 overall). It
was a pretty run, and it's a fun distance.
Catalina Island Conservancy Half
28 September 2013, Avalon, CA: My ninth and final half
marathon of 2013; there's no October run I can fit in in SoCal and no
later runs on the Big Island of Hawai'i. This was a great run! I had a
good time camping, hiking, and kayaking with my sister. I felt great,
no issue at mile 10 like so many previous races. It was a tough
course. I finished in 02:16:32 to be 25/222 overall, 8/118 of women,
and 1/18 in females 30−34 division (though the 3rd female overall
winner was in my division and she beat me by almost 10 minutes, so she
should have a third medal. She deserves it!) By the way, since I had
had a Facebook discussion of competing in the Athena (women over 150
pounds) division: there were seven women who competed, and I would
have won that division by almost 13 minutes. (Clearly, my Garmin GPS
watch failed on the track...)
Volcano Rain Forest Half Marathon 2014
16 August, Volcano Village, HI: First Hawai`i race, and it just happened to come after a 3-day observing run at the summit of Mauna Kea (14,000'). I'll ignore my under-training and focus on that as the cause for my un-inspired finish. But finish I did, in 02:01:28, making #13: 69 of 234 overall, 31 of 128 of females, and 9 of 40 of F 30−39 yrs.
Volcano Rain Forest Half Marathon 2015
22 August, Volcano Village, HI: My plan is to run the Volcano Half every year because it comes at the end of the summer, when I can train. Thus, I'll enter the academic year in reasonable shape... so I can decline throughout. I was more undertrained this year (got some tendonitis in my Achilles) but I did better: 1:56:03; 55/277 overall, 20/155 females, 9/45 F30-39.
Christmas plus in Sweden (this has become broken; if anyone knows
about iPhoto-created web album, please throw me a bone. Otherwise,
this is now a Facebook faux-album.) Visit the Facebook version here.
Bike Crash, Oct. 26,
2005: I hit a deer. I broke my bike but nothing else. I even think
the deer frolicked away no problem. Here are the after images. New
answer to "What do you get when you cross a vegan and a deer?" if
the question was ever asked.
Honu-motion at Black Sands Beach: my parents and I watched honu (green sea turtles) resting on the ocean, coming to and from the ocean, and hanging in the ocean, 1 June 2015.
Kilauea Crater full o' lava, Patrik and I hopped over to check out the Kilauea crater be full of molten lava. It's pretty spectacular. Uploaded this video to YouTube here.
Also see different zooms on the main features: west, center, east-center, and center-west, 3 May 2015.
Subaru Telescope "robot" moves instrument: UHH Observational Astronomy class gets to watch the Subaru "robot," playing 80s music, transport an instrument cage to the Cassegrain focus of the telescope, 16 April 2015.
Tour de France final, 2012: final lap of the final stage of the 2012 Tour de France, from the corner of Rue de Rivoli (in the video) and Rue des Pyramides (to the right). Full day so Versailles will have to wait until some other time, 22 July 2012.
I bought my first camera (Kodak Advantix F620) right before I went to Chile for the
the CTIO REU, because I had been told that
it's worth it to have a good camera for such once-in-a-lifetime
adventures. This was around January 2001. I used 16 rolls of film in
those 3 months.
I had that first Advantix camera through my stint in Switzerland for the CERN REU around June 2002. I was in
Switzerland for 2 months, and I used 13 rolls of film. Between Chile
and Switzerland, I bought a scanner in addition to making really nice
Then my first camera broke. :( Something about the insides
I bought another Kodak Advantix (T700) circa November 2002; this one was
waterproof. This is the camera that went with me to Korea for a
post-baccalaureate month of traveling with my mother and sister. I
used 12 rolls of film. I continued to use this camera until the fall
of 2004, and it took beautiful pictures of my first time in Maui and
the wonders of Santa Cruz. Then it broke. :(
It broke in much the same manner that my last Kodak Advantix camera broke.
I called the company and complained violently that my second Advantix
camera broke in the exact same unexpected manner as my previous one.
They "kindly" sent me a new camera, after receiving the broken one,
though my warranty had expired. They said they valued me as a
customer, that the Advantix line was being discontinued, and this
malfunction had been reported by others. Hmmm...
I appreciate their valuing me as a customer but I'd more appreciate
I received a Canon Elph S410 for Christmas 2004. I passed my
replacement Advantix camera on to my friend, whom I owed a camera.
Now I'm happily in the digital world. (Update: For earning my PhD on 4
August 2009, I was given a Canon PowerShot SD970 IS, which is another
Elph. The first Elph wasn't dead but I did crack it open and put a
piece of metal in to make the shutter button connect with the circuit.
I love the new Elph.)
What this means (I did have a
point) is that all photos taken prior to January 1, 2005, are
scanned (so not that great though the prints are beautiful).
My second point would be that I wasted a lot of money... two Advantix
cameras for ~$150 total + about 50 rolls of film at $2 per roll and $6
for developing + $100 for the scanner = ~$650. Boy, could I
have bought a nice camera with that! Of course, with my prints I made
excellent scrapbooks for Chile, Switzerland, and Korea. It's a
trade-off, I suppose.