Thursday, December 29, 2005
there ya go. that's what's going on. l8r
Monday, December 12, 2005
We went to the MIS christmas party last night. was an absolute blast of a time! didn't want to leave, but had to get home since we both had to be up in the morning.
I know my posts are boring anymore, but anybody still reading my blog will have to put up with it for a while. My primary focus in life right now is being the best man I can be for Kendra and making her as happy as I possibly can. Between that and work and still trying to keep up with family and friends, my life is extremely full right now. I haven't touched a video game in probably close to a month now. She's just so good for me, and I can't let it slip away for lack of trying.
Well, just wanted to give those couple people who read this thing a little update.
Monday, November 28, 2005
Thursday, November 24, 2005
I can't list everyone of my friends (well I could, but I don't want to) that I'm thankful for. But each and every one of you know that I'm so very very thankful to know you and have you in my life. You all help me in ways you'll never know. and I hope that I'm able to help you all in return.
Now, back to thanksgiving preparations :) Have a great day everybody!!
Sunday, November 13, 2005
What's been going on lately? Really the only thing going on in my life right now is Kendra. Been with her once a week for the past month now. Things are going very well. It's a strange feeling being in a relationship like this. It's so out of my norm for me to be doing this. We're going on a little getaway for thanksgiving, a wedding in medina. Rehearsal dinner friday night and wedding saturday night. We'll be staying in a hotel nearby for friday and saturday night. Should be a good time :)
Other than that, work still sucks balls. More stupid last minute decisions. Now I've been labeled insubordinate for being honest and telling someone had they been in the regular status meetings on a project they'd have a better understanding of what's going on with it rather than making us answer stupid questions for an hour to get them up to speed. I'd like to find a new job somewhere down south (akron/canton area). I'm being pulled that direction these days.
Family's doing well, sister's house has been demolished. Construction is due to begin shortly (hopefully before thanksgiving).
That's about it. Anyways, back to waiting for the game and Kendra ;-)
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Ran across this blog on another tech blog I read. This guy started with one red paperclip and a plan to trade his way to bigger and better things. So far he's traded the paperclip for a fish pen, which he traded for a knob with a face on it which he traded for a grill which he traded for a generator. Interesting to read, and will be interesting to follow and see what else he can trade for and if he gets hung up anywhere.
Tuesday, November 01, 2005
where to begin.
umm, yeah. got a txt from Kendra "Will u b my boyfriend?"
I responded with "Have you had too many drinks with dinner or are you for real? ;-)"
then after a half an hour phone conversation it was decided.
I've got a girlfriend.
Took me damn near 30 years, but I've got a girlfriend.
wow. I'm in a daze right now.
Is it saturday yet?
Sunday, October 30, 2005
Sunday, got up and did laundry. played some more Quake 4. Watched a little football. Go browns :-P Went over to Caryn and Joe's and passed out the trick or treat candy. Molly was Cinderella, Will was a nameless guy with a black mask that hid his face, and Ben was a mouseketeer...wait, that's musketeer, I keep mixing that up. Came home, helped mom make some pizza bread (otherwise known as a stromboli). It's very easy and very tasty. just take a roll of prepared pizza crust, the kind that comes in the tube, spread it out, put some sliced ham, some browned sausage, and some pepperoni down the center of the dough, top all that with shredded mozzarella. roll the sides of the dough over the top of your pile of toppings. spread some butter along the top, sprinkle some parmesan cheese and a little more shredded mozzarella. Make sure you seal both ends, then cut about 4 or 5 slides into the dough to let the steam escape. Bake it till brown, then cut it in thick slices. eat and enjoy!
So there you have it! A blog update AND a recipe to boot ;-)
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
So, what's new. still doing the hiking thing. Leaves are starting to change which is nice, but the weather's also changing which isn't quite as nice. 2 out of the last 3 hikes have been done in the pouring rain. hopefully there's another nice sunny but cool saturday coming up for one of the remaining hikes.
I've met someone, her name is Kendra. She's funny, sweet, and a great person to hang out with. And I've only gone out with her once so far, so that's a good start. I don't feel like blogging too much about her for some reason. Maybe cause I feel this one's special and I want to keep most of it to myself for now during these formative stages. Anyways, we talk and txt most every day now, going out again saturday. Can't predict anything, but that's the fun part ;-) All I know is that since saturday I've found it much easier to smile :)
Sunday, October 09, 2005
Saturday - Went hiking in O'Neill woods. No pictures this week because it rained the whole time, didn't want to take the rebel out in it. Afterwards, hung out with S-door, played video games, and ate pizza. Came home and watched the Buckeyes choke against the Nittany Lions
Sunday - Did laundry, cleaned the place a bit. Dad brought the nephews' keyboard from the burned out house, and me, mom and him cleaned it up. Still functions, doesn't smell that much, and is alot cleaner now. Watched the Browns come back and beat the Bears. If we can play for longer stretches of time like we did the last 5 minutes of the game, we're in good shape.
That's it. That's what's happened in the past three days. This is what my life is like. It's full of dull periods like this and really bad times (house fire, familial psych ward visits). So for those of you that complain that I'm not posting enough, that's why. Unless something bad's going on, nothing's going on.
Sunday, September 25, 2005
Family Update - Mom's doign 100% better now. My aunt flew in from mass. and stayed with us this weekend. I used to cry when she would go back to mass. after a visit. Now I really don't care if she shows up or not. She comes in when she feels like it (once every few years or so). My aunt on my dad's side threw a little shower for my sister after the house fire, so that's why she flew in. Anyways, she flies back out again on monday.
Hobby Update - 7 trails down, 1 more to qualify for the hiking staff and badge, 6 more and we'll have the whole sheet completed. Finding some really awesome trails in the metroparks. Firestone and Goodyear Heights were both really nice trails. New Photo Album links are forthcoming
Dating Update - HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
"eHarmony is based upon a complex matching system developed through extensive research with married couples. One of the requirements for successful matching is that participants to fall within certain defined profiles. If we find that we will not be able to match a user using these profiles, we feel it is only fair to inform them early in the process.
We are so convinced of the importance of creating compatible matches to help people establish happy, lasting relationships that we sometimes choose not to provide service rather than risk an uncertain match.
Unfortunately, we are not able to make our profiles work for you. Our matching model could not accurately predict with whom you would be best matched. This occurs for about 20% of potential users, so 1 in 5 people simply will not benefit from our service. We hope that you understand, and we regret our inability to provide service for you at this time."
so, yeah. I'm not good enough for eharmony ;-) That's GOTTA be why I'm still single at 29 lol Thank you eharmony for making my suckiness so clear ;-)
p.s. before anybody yells at me, no I'm not taking eharmony's response seriously ;-)
p.p.s. Just got an email from them offering me 3 months of their service for $49.99. So they reject me from matching anyone, yet they still will gladly except my money ;-)
Sunday, September 11, 2005
Thursday, September 08, 2005
Hobby Update - I've started the Fall Hiking Spree with the 2 other Doors, G-doors mom, and G-door's sister. There's 13 trails in the Summit MetroParks to do and have a parks representative initial a form stating you did it. If you complete 8 of the 13 trails by the end of november you receive a badge and in our cases a hiking staff for being first year hikers. We completed two of the trails last weekend. G-door's mom has the whole thing scheduled out for us which trails we're doing which weekends. Our plan is to do all 13 trails.
I've put more pictures up on my Photo Blog as well.
Work update - I've officially applied for the second Software Architect position. My interview is Tuesday. I still don't know if I'm quite cut out for it, but I'm definately willing to give it a shot. I'm excited about the possibility. I think it'd be a good chance for me to do something other than just coding, and actually take a break from coding for once. It'd also give me some mobility when it comes to the next job. I'll be able to take the skills I learn from Zak as an SA and apply them most anywhere. So, I'm gonna study up on some UML and other things over the weekend, and just go in on Tuesday and tell it like it is. Worst case I keep doing what I'm doing now (ugh).
Dating update - dating scene has dried up. Which surprisingly is bugging me more than normal. This is the first real "drought" since I got back into the dating scene this year. Went years upon years without a date, but not having someone to be working on a relationship with is leaving a bigger hole than I expected it to. Match seems to have dried up for me, same with yahoo. So, we'll see what happens. Hopefully I can find someone to try again with soon.
Friday, August 26, 2005
Thursday, August 25, 2005
What (if any) are my passions in life?
Computers? - well,I spend the majority of my life in front of one, but I'm not really passionate about them. It's my job. I seem to be fairly good at it. I enjoy using it for recreation and
information purposes. But I don't know if I'd call it a passion
Reading? - Used to be my passion, but I can't focus on reading like I used to.
Music? - Out of everything, I'd say this was my last great passion in life. Back when I was in the marching band (shut up! marching band can be passionate, damn you!) I definatly felt like I had a purpose. I enjoy listening to music now, but I get so focused on the music, that I can't do much else at the same time while listening to it. I should get back to the piano sometime. I tried the guitar, maybe I could try it again. I don't see myself playing the trumpet again though. That was a different time, and I don't think my blood pressure could handle it now.
Games? - This would be my biggest hobby. Collecting and playing video/computer/board/card games. Could I call it a passion? maybe, maybe not
Photography/Outdoors? - Two of my more recent hobbies I've picked up. I've tried to get into them, but have lost interest lately. Probably due to how shitty a summer this has been.
It's just so hard to get myself to do anything. I come home from work and just don't want to think, don't want to move, don't want to do a god damn thing at all. Gotta find a way to change that.
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
This is not where I saw myself on the verge of my 30th birthday. I'm contemplating quitting my job for the second time in a year. That doesn't sit well with me. I'm a very loyal person by nature. If you treat me with respect, I'll carry you on my back, no questions asked. But I'm feeling no respect from my superiors at the current job. I don't want to stay there, but I don't want to quit again. At least this time I'm in a better position. Last year, I didn't have a job for 3 months and was desparate to get back to work and feel worthwhile again. Now I've got a job, and can be pickier about what I do and where I go, depending on the opportunities that are out there.
So, for those of you complaining about me not blogging, this is why. I'm dead tired. I have no motivation to do anything. and I feel sick all the time. So sitting down to type this stuff is not at the tops of my list of things to accomplish when I get home at night. I come home, sit down, and really do nothing for a few hours, then try to fall asleep for a few hours.
anyways, I'm going to lay down now. I might just call in sick tomorrow, try to get some r&r.
Thursday, August 18, 2005
Things at work have been horrible the past week or two. Honestly, I don't know what I'm going to do. I've felt the urge to just stand up, and walk right out the door a few times. Hopefully now that the home life is settled down, I can get some chance to unwind and I won't be quite so tense/jumpy/aggrivated/on edge like I've been for the past couple weeks.
Anyways, I'm back, hopefully I'll have some interesting things to blog about. but I wouldn't hold your breath waiting
Monday, August 01, 2005
Sunday, July 17, 2005
So, yeah. It's been a while since I posted. almost a week. Not like there hasn't been anything to talk about, just haven't had felt like it. So let's see, how's about a quick round-up
1. Tammy and I are going to stay friends, due to some unforeseen and unfortunate circumstances
2. Craig's officially gone as of last friday
3. All three of my big projects coincidentally went apeshit at the same time
4. I had my first full beer (and probably my last)
5. I saw Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
6. I've hit a new low (or more appropriately a new high) in the weight department
So, all of this happened in the span of a week. was a busy week. I don't thikn I'll have a beer again anytime soon. Like the documentation for my meds said, it really does counteract it's effects. I ended up very depressed friday night into saturday until I could get another pill into the system. So, yeah, I don't see myself drinking again anytime soon.
I'm not really looking forward to going back to work tomorrow. It's been a while since I was actually interested in going in, but tomorrow is just not going to be fun. First day post-slush and I get to hear what Corwin's "issues" with ASAP are. Can't be anything good.
Anyways, I recommend people see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I found it to be hilarious and heart-warming. The kid who played Charlie was amazing. Like I said, I recommend it unless you're one of those stupid people who are getting hung up on the fact that it's too different from your treasured original movie from the 70s. In this day and age, re-makes are inevitable. It's a part of life. You can either accept it, and see the movie as it stands on it's own. Or if you really are against re-makes, then just don't go see it. Don't bitch about it. Bitching about it does nothing. Speak with your wallet, not with your mouth.
If I sound bitter, I guess I am a little bit. Why? I don't know. Do you care? doubt it. Do I care if you care? Yeah, not likely. I'm going to try to get back on my diet again. gonna start the stepper and weights in the morning before work. gotta do something to bring the weight down.
Anyways, that's pretty much everything. Until next time. l8r
Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Sunday, July 10, 2005
Saturday, July 09, 2005
Friday, July 08, 2005
TGIF. no, seriously, *TG* it's friday. Rollout weekend unfortunately, so I'll be losing part of my weekend. but as long as I get to sleep in a little bit tomorrow morning, I'll be ok. Found an RSS reader for the Treo. looks pretty interesting so far. Finished Beyond Good & Evil last night,
good game, not horrendously deep, but fun nonetheless. I started Atelier Iris last night, I'm liking the alchemy idea, finding elements in objects all over the place. Should be a fun game. Anywho, gotta go get ready for work. *T* *G* *I* *F*!
Wednesday, July 06, 2005
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Tuesday, July 05, 2005
Ok. I could see doing this flash to test some physics ideas or something. But a couple things strike me as weird about it.
A:) why is the figure falling through bubbles?
and most importantly B:) Why is the figure a woman in a black string bikini?
Anyways, I'm fascinated by this. If you click and hold your left mouse button, you can throw the figure around if "she" gets stuck.
Monday, July 04, 2005
Anyways, I'm tardy in writing about The Big Date saturday night (I don't date that much, hence the capitilization). The Big Date went about as good as I could've planned it. Dinner was great, we talked about alot of things. We have to go back again in order to get the calamari, though (Long story). After dinner at the Olive Garden, we got in my car and drove over to Legacy Village whilst listening to Gavin DeGraw (good CD, highly recommend the Stripped re-release). Once we got to Legacy Village we strolled through the streets, checked out a few shops, scoffed at the high priced items. There's a little "park" or grassy area in the middle of the village, and they had a stage setup, and a trio was playing some classic soft rock hits, some stuff from Simon and Garfunkel, etc. We found a little patio table outside the Haagen Dazs store, and proceeded to just relax, eat an ice cream cone (with a minor incident), and people watch. Like the woman who was really, REALLY having a good time with her ice cream cone, or the girl who sounded either like she was choking or was a mentally challenged person with turet's (turns out she was just laughing). We listened to the music for a while, then strolled back along the village, got back in the car and went back to the olive garden where we parted ways and both agreed that we needed to this again very soon.
So, the good vibe I'd gotten from chatting/talking on the phone with Tammy so far has translated to face-to-face, which is rare for me. But I don't think either of us has any expectations on where things will/may go. We'll just take things day by day and see where life decides to lead us. Best case, we were meant for each other. Worst case, we'll always have Legacy Village, Simon and Garfunkel and Haagen Dazs ice cream ;-)
For now, I'm relaxing, watching some fireworks on tv, and reading a good book (Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson). Trying not to think about rollout week at work and having to get the RamQuest project finished by friday. ah well, that's tomorrow concerns, not tonights.
Saturday, July 02, 2005
Thursday, June 30, 2005
Anyways, at least I have the long weekend to look forward to and my date. Should be a good time. Getting a pretty good vibe with Tammy so far, but won't jinx it by predicting if things will go well or not saturday night. We're going to Olive Garden for dinner, and then walking around Legacy Village afterwards, for those nosy (that's namely for you, Jen).
Just realized I've had the PimpBerry2 for a week now, feels like I just got it yesterday. Ahh, sweet sweet, PimpBerry2. Where praytell have you been all my life?? Now to just use it more than surfing the web over lunch and sending emails back and forth to The Doors. Oh well, a wise man once told me "Sometimes you gotta live a little".
Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Somedays I wish I was a dog. Dog's usually have very few responsibilities. Sure some dogs guard things, others sniff for drugs, some race professionally. But for the most part, dogs don't have much to do. Get up, eat, check out the house, make sure all your toys are there, go back to sleep, rinse, lather, repeat. Sure being a dog's not all that great, you're screwed if your owner forgets to walk or feed you. But if you can get in a good home, life's pretty good as a dog.