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PROBLEM: So, I know all y'all are really struggling, trying to figure out what to do for my 38th birthday next week (I know, I know, it's a big milestone, 38, it's hard to find something that matches that level of milestone-ness).

SOLUTION: donate to one (or both!) of the two amazing non-profits that I volunteer with.

If you care about cats, dogs, and the people who love them: I am a board member and dog volunteer with Henry's shelter, Pets In Need, the oldest no-kill shelter in Northern California. Every dog and cat there "should" be dead, but instead has been given enough time to find its humans (Henry would have been euthanized seven months before I met him if they hadn't rescued him from a kill shelter). The shelter also provides free spay-neuter and free vet care to low-income senior citizens and for senior dogs who were adopted from the shelter.

If you care about education, girls, developing countries, and rebuilding after genocide: I am also a volunteer mentor for SHE CAN, which teams mentors up with high-potential, low-income female students in post-conflict developing countries (Rwanda and Cambodia) to shepherd students through the U.S. college and financial aid application process, bring them over on a full ride, and provide them with a network of support through their four years of college before they return to their home countries to pay it forward in their communities.

If not for me, consider making a donation in honor of Henry (a/k/a Sir Cheedle Deedle Patrick Swayze IV) or in honor of Guech (the awesome Cambodian student I'm mentoring -- her household of 11 family members lives on $1,000/month, and she has big dreams). Both are great causes in a world full of important causes that need our help. Links in the comments for both orgs. Don't forget to get employer gift match if you've got that kind of employer.

If you do donate, I'm so honored to have such an awesome friend, and I'd love to know so that I can thank you. If not, it's OK, we can still be friends.
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Donate to SHE CAN here: http://www.shecan.global/donate.html
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Today marks three years without Fiver, my first dog, my longest relationship, my shadow, my poop machine. I miss him still. I miss his tolerance of me, his patience with other dogs, his particular smell (I never realized that each dog has a different smell). I miss how he hoarded bones and dug his bed and taught himself complex commands and navigation skills but refused to do something as simple as sit. I miss how he worshipped his automatic feeder and found every patch of sun and claimed it for his own. I miss the jingle of his tags and his particular clicking gait when he trotted around the house. For such a small dog, Fiver left a very big hole in my world when he left. I miss you, buddy, I hope you're eating bananas in the sun.
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The fact that we remember the best ones so well, gives their lives meaning. I'm sorry you feel sad today.
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My first explanation for this was that it must be the year of the pig coming up. But it's not, it's the year of the monkey. So... Why does this nine-pigged necklace exist? #hongkong
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The real question is why you didn't know about this sooner!
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As we wait for Star Wars to come out, I am thankful for Turkish Star Wars. 
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This guy is getting so much better at impulse control. I tried to teach him this last year, but he wasn't really ready for it. 
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incredible!
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Henry says: "Happy Me Day!" This is from about two years ago, shortly after he threw his lot in with us, mostly for the bones. #NationalDogDay  
Get your own Henry at http://www.petsinneed.org/adoptions/dogs/#
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#caturday GIF is much more awesome if made in Namibia.
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One of two fawns stuck in our backyard this morning. This one, terrified of Henry, managed to throw himself at the fence with such force that he got his head stuck. I helped him get out, but he's still tearing around the backyard, completely ignoring the two gates we left open for his escape.
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Yes, we checked the yard thoroughly before our evening walk, and there were no deer anywhere, much to my relief and Henry's disappointment. 
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Maybe my coworker will believe me if I tell her I'm really sorry, but I lost her 85 pound dog while dogsitting, and then start showing up with an uncannily similar dog. Plausible?
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School photo: nailed it. Wait a minute. Why aren't you in school?? When I was your age in dog years, I was finishing up law school! You're clearly adopted.
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+Sara Anderson it's the "sitting on the couch on a weekend, pants optional" thing. It runs in the family.
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Guys, look at this baby leopard. First and possibly cutest thing we saw in Namibia. Seriously.
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  • Harvard University
    Economics and East Asian Studies, 1995 - 1999
  • Columbia Law School
    J.D., 2000 - 2003
  • Archmere Academy
    1991 - 1995
  • The Independence School
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Introduction
I work for Google, but if you're looking for deep insights or secret sauce, I don't have any to share. If you're looking for random things I find funny or pictures of my dog, you've come to the right place.

+1: my original dog Fiver (RIP 2013), my new dog Henry, scuba diving (~300 dives), Kindle (100-150 books/year), food (including but not limited to pork belly), travel (50+ countries so far), sleep, too much TV, sun, gummy candy (I bring 20-30 pounds back every time I visit Zurich), friends, odd hypotheticals, Saturdays, lip balm (Smith's Rosebud).

-1: smoke, clouds, cold, insomnia, motorcycles, cats, delays, lamb, goat cheese, awkward small talk.
Bragging rights
I taught my dog how to go up and down stairs without dying of cuteness.
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Lawyercat for Google
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Pranking. Legal drafting. Reading for long periods of time. Appreciating absurdity.
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  • Google
    Senior Counsel, 2008 - present
  • Claims Resolution Tribunal
    Supervising Attorney, 2004 - 2008
  • Dewey Ballantine LLP
    Associate, 2003 - 2004
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Cover Me
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A music blog specializing in cover songs and tribute albums. New posts every day with downloads, articles, and giveaways.

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Hyperbole and a Half
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:D. Guess what? ... I'm writing a book. With pages! And there will be pictures on the pages. And words. And maybe the pages will be real

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Private tub room with steam room is an awesome way to relax and catch up with friends. The massage is OK, but after trying both, we're sticking to the tub rooms.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
A solid option that makes it into our short list whenever we're considering going out to eat in the South Bay. Fun cocktails, and the food is good (although sometimes on the salty side). Reservations recommended.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Pros: 24-hour vet with in-house pharmacy, which is super-convenient. Cons: It's on the pricey side, and since there are so many vets, you rarely see the same one, so they don't get to know your pet's issues very well.
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reviewed 3 years ago
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One of the few places we go to again and again. Stick to the skewers (my personal favorites are the pork cheeks and the tomatoes wrapped in thinly sliced pork).
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago