Since we’re now into the year 2012, I’ve decided to upgrade the site to 3.3.1 and make a slight change to the layout and the header graphic. Let me know what you think in the comments.
After a few months off from playing, I’m happy to report that I’m finally going to return to Twin Creeks as part of a new corporate team! (more…)
One of the new years’ resolutions I’m going to try and stick to for one year from the Fourth of July is to blog at least once a day (either publicly or privately). So this means that sometimes you’ll see a post from me and sometimes you won’t. This particular resolution will be judged solely by me. But, I guess I should maybe talk a little bit more about what’s been going on lately:
- I recently celebrated my 34th birthday about two weeks ago on the nineteenth. I was very heartened to have a large number of friends show up for the party and we had a lot of fun, into the wee hours of the night and actually on to the next day.
- Shocking News: I managed to stay employed with the same company for more than a year. In fact, on July 7th, I’ll be celebrating Year Two with this company! I haven’t done that since 2002, when I was with PayPal.
- One of my best friends moved up here from Fresno and is now living right next door in his own place.
- Since my last post, we’ve moved into a house, which is infinitely better than an apartment.
- I staffed Fanime in May, which was one of the things I swore I would never do again, but Rob was rather convincing and since Japan-A-Radio was there, it made sense to bring me on to staff.
- I’m playing and managing my company’s softball team. I’m having a lot of fun with it, even though we’re in second-to-last place in our division.
- I’ve lost some weight, but I don’t know how much.
As with every birthday, I use June 19th to set some resolutions for the new year. I took a break from resolutions for my 33rd year, which was a gift to myself. But now that I’m 34, I’ve decided to make some and see how long before I break them. Here they are, in no particular order:
- I am resolved to write a blog post every day for a year. The blog posts can be public or private.
- I am resolved to lose at least 25 pounds this year.
- I am resolved to restart and maintain my sit-up and push-up program for the next six months.
- I am resolved to do cardio three times a week (DDR, swimming, cycling).
- I am resolved to finish writing two novels and ten short stories this year.
- I am resolved to winning National Novel Writing Month for 2010.
- I am resolved to not bite off more than I can chew. My wife knows what that means.
I’m not asking for people to help me with these. I know I have enough self-discipline to carry this out, and I’ll see it through to the end. With my recent softball experience, I’m noticing that my weight has become a hindrance to my performance on the field, and since we’re all going to continue playing over the summer, I want to be able to do more. Besides, pretty soon I’ll be 40 and that’ll be it for me, even for recreational softball leagues… unless I get back down to a manageable size. My wife will help me where I need it, and that’s really all I can ask for.
On a less serious note, I’d like to go to more Giants games. Especially now that Shon’s here full time. We really need to take him up to church so he can worship with me at the Altar of Bonds. Maybe I’ll convert him to my baseball “cult.”
In site news: I upgraded this thing to WP 3.0 — it’s actually pretty awesome.
How’s your summer going?
There’s just no other way to say it, I guess. She took off to Hawai’i with another man, and I’m sitting here in my apartment, all alone.
I guess I should mention that the other man is her father and she’ll be back Saturday, but I’ll bet you I got you to click on the link anyway, right? Feel free to punish me in the comments. I’ll take my beatings like a man.
First, we upgraded to 2.5.1. I hope you’ve all upgraded your WordPress installations.
Anyway, I have the place to myself this week and already it’s pretty damned weird to not have her around here. I wish I could’ve gone to Hawai’i, too, but I’d already taken too much time off from work in the past thirty days to get away with a whole week off like that. Plus, I’d just started the grave shift, so it would have sucked to suddenly take a week off on the on-call guy and make him suffer through a week of painful middle of the night calls because I wasn’t there to catch them.
Speaking of… it’s been going pretty good on the grave shift so far. I’ve been keeping to a strict schedule of sleep and exercise that my doctor recommended. Unfortunately, it also means that on the weekends, I have to keep to it as well. I only get two days off and it’s just not enough to right myself to a day schedule and then prepare for a night schedule in forty-eight hours. This makes participating in activities a little more difficult, and it always seems to result in people being pissed off at me for not going to parties or visiting. There are exceptions, of course, but not very many. Plus, everyone likes to get together at noon, which is thirty minutes after I go to bed. What? No more evening get-togethers anymore?
On the subject of evening get-togethers… I think it sucks that I keep having to cancel the monthly parties because people have better other things to do. By the way, on May 10th, we’re celebrating Julia’s 30th birthday. I sincerely hope that people will show up for it, because we’re holding it at San Jose Municipal Stadium this year and it should be a lot of fun. Get a hold of me if you want to go.
I leave you all with this little gem: Hard Candy. Rent or buy the DVD; you will not be disappointed.
For those of you keeping score, we’re running 2.5, now.
I just got back from SakuraCon in Seattle this weekend and experienced snow for the first time since my trip to Philly in 2005. It was a metric fuckton of fun, including conversations that bordered on the absurd as whole portions of dialogue from Aqua Teen Hunger Force seemed to be the order of the weekend. We went up with Teri and Kailee, sharing a hotel room that had these tiny-ass double beds and a toilet that reminded one of the Disneyland Hotel in 2000 for Anime Expo (it will suck the soul right out of your body).
Fun was had by all, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
By the way, I know you all want to sponsor me for the AIDS Walk this year. I’m going to start walking now to build up the ability to do five miles a day, if I can. So please do me a favor and put down $25 at the link above. Thanks!