Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

I have no big updates to speak of right now. I just got back from an uneventful week long trip to Boston for ecommerce software training. Aside from the inside of the hotel and one or two restaurants I saw nothing of Boston so I don't have a single picture from the trip.

Check out my mad pumpkin carving skills on the skull pumpkin to the right. It won't win any awards but not bad for ten minutes of last second work. Several kids commented on how cool it was. I took a pretty cool night shot of all of the pumpkins we had out that you can see if you click the image to the right.

We had a fair amount of trick-or-treaters this year having gone through 7-9 bags of candy. It lasted from 6PM-8PM with the streets being all but empty around 7:30PM.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Another day in paradise

It's been an eternity since I posted something and a lot has changed since my last post. The highlights:

  • I'm still at the same job and was promoted to "Manager of Development" from "Senior Developer" in January. It came with a substantial raise and management responsibility of off shore resources.

  • I broke up with my previous girlfriend in December and have been going out with a new person for about seven months now.

  • I'm heading to Minneapolis for one day for a technical meeting with a new Fortune 500 client

  • I'm heading to Boston again in August/September to get trained on our soon-to-be-released ecommerce product

  • I bought a sweet museum quality wooden ship because... I've always wanted one (and just look at it!)

  • I sold my Xbox 360 and Wii and finally admit I am done with console gaming (except my PSP). I'll stick with a PC for gaming from now on.

  • I still don't have a Facebook, MySpace, or Twitter account.

  • I signed up for AT&T U-Verse IPTV service and absolutely love it. I passed on their Internet service for now since I had bad experiences with DSL in the 90s.

  • I had my porch torn down and rebuilt this summer (it was practically falling down). Now all I need to do is get a new roof, paint the whole house, get a new driveway, fix a hole in the side of the garage, and finish the basement. Copyright 2013 All Rights Reserved