Friday, September 26, 2008

It's official

I regret to inform you that The Firm has adopted a plan of liquidation and will shut down substantially all of its operations on or about November 28, 2008. At the time of the shutdown, the employment of The Firm’s employees will be permanently terminated. Until then, please be aware that The Firm has work for you and expects you to report to work. Employees will be paid full salary and benefits until the shutdown. Where applicable, employees with accrued but unused vacation time may be scheduled for vacation prior to November 28.

You do not have displacement or bumping rights for other positions within The Firm. However, in order to conduct an orderly liquidation, The Firm may continue to employ a very limited number of employees after the date of the shutdown. If you wish to be considered for such work, please notify me by email; The Firm will let you know about past November 28 work within the next few days.

This letter constitutes notice to you pursuant to statute. As a terminated employee, you may be entitled to certain benefits, which will be the subject of a separate communication. The shutdown is being treated as a plant closing under relevant law, and includes the termination of employment of employees employed at 275 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park, California 94025.

In the event you require additional information, please feel free to contact your local Human Resources Generalist, Wendy Kwan, at (650) 324-7192 or email

Heller Ehrman Management

HellerEhrmanManagement | HellerEhrmanLLP | 333 Bush Street | San Francisco, CA 94104
tel: +1.415.772.6000 | fax: +1.415.772.6268 | email: | web:

Stainless steel chef's work table

This is what I want for our kitchen. It's $705 for the 48X24X36H size.
Cucina Americana Work Tables - John Boos

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

Mini Uniko Olive

I still want to make an ironing board cover out of this fabric. I think it would look neat in our sunroom.

100% Cotton
Original design by Maija Isola 1964 MARIMEKKO

Friday, September 19, 2008

Lexi is getting famous

IMG_1256, originally uploaded by Cynthia in SF.

I attached a link to this photo on a comment I made today on an AT:SF post and this photo has been viewed 22 times today.

What I'm doing with my next Borders coupon

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Lexi thinks we got her a new bed

The truly sad part about it is that if we had gotten her a new bed to sleep in, she wouldn't want anything to do with it. The box is pretty small and she slept there all night too.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Another PB obsession - so cute!

Faux Fur Throws from PB

I'm obsessed with the faux fur throws I spotted in the latest PB catalog tonight. It's cooler here in SF now and the thought of a warm blanket sounds nice. I'm not sure how Lexi might react to it though.

Sunday, September 14, 2008


Oh, the joys of a 100 year old home!

My husband (he wants to remain anonymous and won't let me use his name even though I don't have any readers I'm not related to) found a live gas line in our ceiling when he removed the old light fixture. A plumber came out yesterday and capped the gas line which required making a huge hole in the plaster ceiling. It's a mess! There are bits of plaster and dust all over and the ceiling repair has already required three trips to the home improvement store.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Featured kitty: Munchy

Munchy lives in Elk Grove with my mom and step-father which sort-of makes him Lexi's uncle. If it is possible, he is more spoiled than Lexi. In the picture on the far left, you can see the little structure over his food dish. I think this keeps it out of the sun and so that birds can't eat his kibble. See what I mean about him being spoiled? The kitty inside the little structure is Ms. Cat, his girlfriend.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


My mom came and painted my desk! It's Fiji now - no more sapphire. It looks really good with the bedding but it's almost impossible to take a daylight picture showing both.


Desk BEFORE, originally uploaded by Cynthia in SF.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Cool Etsy find

Etsy :: TastySuite :: Canister Labels

Don't drink unattended water at my house...

Lexi drinks out of glasses if she can fit her face into them and sticks her paw in them if she can't.