Sunday, July 29, 2007

Oh so good

I splurged today and bought a blackberry. After rebates it was only 115, which seems pretty good to me. Yep, a blackberry. Being able to access the net from anywhere is awesome.

This thing has a video and music player built in. If I can find a cheap miniSD card sometime, I'll be set forever.

Yes I'm a geek.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

More Magic Please

I've been thinking about Harry Potter quite a bit the last two days since I finished the seventh book. Don't worry, there won't be any spoilers in this post but there are a few things I wanted to throw my thoughts on out there for you to read.

I'm fairly convinced this won't be the last Harry Potter world book we will see. Rowling is a brilliant marketer (or has one on retainer) and I doubt she will be content to stop writing about this world of magic. Stories that I can see her writing about are:

Other generations (Harry's parents, etc) at Hogwarts.
Dumbledore's experiences at and after Hogwarts.

Are there any Harry Potter fans out there that wouldn't love to see Riddle turn bad? How about Dumbledore finding the 10 uses for dragon blood?

So many stories yet to be told. Here is hoping Rowling gives me what I'm hoping for in a few years.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

My Precious

Oh how I miss having internet access at home precious.
No blogging, no obsessively checking email, no fantasy football news precious.

I miss my precious.

The last few days I've been social, hanging out with my younger sister, precious. She even fed me last night which makes me happy, doesn't it precious.

Hopefully soon, precious, we will be blogging more regularly.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

A Real Job

I've mentioned many time lately that I have started a new job. After almost two weeks I'm thinking I may have lucked into a very good situation. The days are flying and I've learned (or remembered) many things so far.

This isn't just a job either. I don't just show up and get paid. I'm working on a team to make our products better. Even after a few weeks I'm starting to feel like part of the team.

Today we had our Q1 meetings over breakfast and then went to my supervisors' house for the afternoon. Free food and beer is a good way to get on my side.

My supervisor announced that as a reward for the group getting a project done, on August 6th the company is renting a bus and taking us all to a Cardinals game. They have rented a party suite since there are like 41 people going. The game is a late game so we are leaving at noon on Monday and don't have to work but part of Tuesday. Before the game we can go up in the arch and visit the museum too.

Needless to say I'm excited. I haven't gotten to go to a Cards game in the new stadium yet.

See you at the ballpark!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Honk for Peace

On my way home from work today four people were standing on the corners holding 'honk for peace signs'. Their other signs said something about 'pulling out now'. Two of them I swear warped from the 70s. My first thought was 'fing hippies'. My second thought was, 'Damn, I'm an old fart'. My third thought was R rated.

What good does honking for peace do anyway? That moment of satisfaction doesn't change the way you live day to day. All those people honking at you doesn't bring our troops home.

I didn't honk. For some reason the idea of pissing in the wind came to mind.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Monday Update

It is Monday and I haven't updated in a week.
here is a quick wrap up of why:

1) No at home internet. I'm on the public library system as I type this.
2) Julie's Mom was in the hospital most of last week.
3) We spent the weekend in Macon.
4) I hate you guys.
5) Number 4 isn't true.

My sleeping arrangements are better. Turns out my cousin doesn't get up at 4 AM every Monday. Also, having a library card so I can grab a good book or borrow a movie is going to help quite a bit.

I'm going to try and start jotting down my blog post ideas on break at work so look for better (more frequent) updates soon.

Monday, July 2, 2007

New Job and No Sleep

Just a quick update on the personal front.
I started my new job today which went really well. I'm totally digging working in groups doing programming. Who woulda thunk it?

Next up, I'm crashing at my cousins house and after one night, I'm ready to be in my own bed. Lack of sleep and I don't get along. Here is hoping that either my cousin and his girlfriend grow up a bit OR our house sells tomorrow and we all move into a new house on Friday!