I’m Still Here

It’s been a while since I have had a post of any sort of substance here. However, this post probably won’t count as one of much substance either. It’s more a medley of scattered thoughts and happenings… and even at that it won’t cover everything. I guess I’m just too lazy to write much here anymore. So much for me and my attempt to write three times a week! I guess I’ve just moved on to other things… maybe they’re more important, maybe not. But, I still think it’s fun to keep this site around. It’s like my little sandbox on the web and I can write messages in it… or something.

Since I graduated over a year ago things have changed. If I could graph how my free time has changed since then, it would be interesting to see. Well, I guess my definition of “free time” and yours might differ, but I consider “free time” anything that isn’t work, and is really where I can sit and watch TV. So, my definition of free time really appears to boil down to TV time. Hrm… interesting. At any rate, since my adoption of Beyond TV 4, my TV watching habits have changed a lot. I no longer watch all of my TV live; I watch 95% of it on the weekends. The only shows I really watch live are, The West Wing, Grey’s Anatomy, and 24. I have more shows that I watch on the weekend, but that’s because my time is spent doing other things.

So, what have I been up to? Well, I am still learning new tricks. That’s probably the first thing that comes to mind. I may be done with school, but the learning never stops. I am constantly reading up on stock investing & real estate investing, just to better educate my self for when the time comes. I also am teaching myself Ruby on Rails since it currently the “it” framework right now. Needless to say, I’ve been impressed, if only I could have PHP on Rails… then I’d be set.

As far as work goes, I’ve been promoted (as have many of my fellow INFO colleagues) to at Avanade. I have been staffed out in Redmond at Microsoft since around March. The commute takes some getting used to, but I’ve found the morning commute to be the most manageable and the evening commute and be hellish, it really depends on the day. Also, coming up in June will be my 2nd Fly Back Friday and it will be in Vegas again. This year it will be at Treasure Island. Basically, this is our regional meeting for the year.

Other than that my Brother is engaged, I will be heading back for a friend’s wedding in July and my Cousin’s in August, and I will be in Oregon in July to play golf with my Dad, a friend of his, and my brother Kyle. So, things are pretty much the same as usual, but I am keeping myself busy with stuff to do. I’ve found that it isn’t as hard as I had imagined. Well, it’s really not that hard when you like to sleep and lounge as much as I do. At any rate, this is just a little bit of an update on where I am. I’ve got some more structured thoughts that may come the way of this blog in the near future, but we’ll see if I can sit down and write them out… I have a tendency to be impatient when I write.