Thursday, July 30, 2009

Getting to know you

You've been tagged or you are reading this, you have the honor of copying all these goofy questions, writing your own response, and tagging 25 other victims. You have to tag me so really you just need 24 more people. If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you - but not in a creepy stalker kind of way.

To do this, go to “notes” under tabs on your profile page, paste these instructions in the body of the note, type your title as "Getting to know each other!", tag 25 people including me (tagging is done in the right hand corner of the app) then click publish.

1. What time did you get up this morning? 6:00 AM
2. How do you like your steak? medium rare - nice and juicy
3. What was the last movie you saw? The Ugly Truth
4. What is your favorite TV show? Lost
5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Colorado
6. What did you have for breakfast? Powdered eggs, horrid hash white potatoes, french toase, coffee
7. What is your favorite cuisine? japanese
8. What foods do you dislike? Vegetarian
9. Favorite Place to Eat? Sake'
10. Favorite dressing? Ranch
11. What kind of vehicle do you drive? '03 Kia Sedona
12. What are your favorite clothes? jeans and T-shirt
13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? Ireland
14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? The cup is twice as big as it needs to be
15. Where would you want to retire? Colorado or Florida
16. Favorite time of day? evening
17. Where were you born? Lamar, CO
18. What is your favorite sport to watch? don't watch sports
19. Who do you think will not tag you back? I don't know
20. Person you expect to tag you back first? I don't know
21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this? Everyone
22. Bird watcher? no
23. Are you a morning person or a night person? both, it is the afternoons I have trouble with
24. Doyou have any pets? yes, Australian Cattle Dog that is too smart for our own good.
25. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? nope
26. What did you want to be when you were little? astronaut
27. What is your best childhood memory? fishing with my dad
28. Are you a cat or dog person? dog
29. Are you married? Yes
30. Always wear your seat belt? pretty much
31. Been in a car accident? Yes.
32. Any pet peeves? yes.
33. Favorite Pizza Toppings? sausage
34. Favorite Flower? alstromeria
35. Favorite ice cream? French Vanilla
36. Favorite fast food restaurant? SubwayZ
37. How many times did you fail your driver's test? Once written, none driving
38. From whom did you get your last email? Sallie Mae
39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? Best Buy
40. Do anything spontaneous lately? no
41. Like your job? yes
42. Broccoli? sometimes raw, never cooked
43. What was your favorite vacation? Caribean cruise
44. Last person you went out to dinner with? The entire band
45. What are you listening to right now? nothing
46. What is your favorite color? blue
47. How many tattoos do you have? none
48. How many are you tagging for this quiz? 0
49. What time did you finish this quiz? 3:48 pm EDT
50. Coffee Drinker? Yes

Monday, July 20, 2009


USING ONLY ONE WORD! It's not as easy as you might think! Copy and change the answers to suit you and pass it on. It's really hard to only use one word answers. Send to 20 people. Be sure to tag the person you received it from!

1. Where is your cell phone? belt
2. Your significant other? Diane
3. Your hair? missing
4. Your mother? Shirley
5. Your father? Joe
6. Your favorite? sushi
7. Your dream last night? none
8. Your favorite drink? mixed
9. Your dream/goal? happiness
10. What room you are in? dining
11. Your hobby? gaming
12. Your fear? failure
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? richer
14. Where were you last night? home
15. Something that you aren't? rich
16. Muffins? blueberry
17. Wish list item? money
18. Where you grew up? Colorado
19. Last thing you did? drive
20. What are you wearing? black
21. Your TV? downstairs
22. Your pets? Scout
23. Friends? some
24. Your life? here
25. Your mood? tired
26. Missing someone? no
27. Car? Toyota
28. Something you're not wearing? wig
29. Your favorite store? game
30. Your favorite color? blue
33. When is the last time you laughed? today
34. Last time you cried? dunno
35. Who will resend this? noone
36. One place that I go to over and over? work
37. One person who emails me regularly? Diane
38. My favorite place to eat? Sake'

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Happy Thoughts! :-)

Ok, I guess I don't have to write only the bad stuff. I can say that I really like my new job, especially now that I am starting to understand the framework so I don't feel like a complete idiot (just a partial one :-)).

It is nice working in an environment of respect, instead of being treated like crap. It will probably still be a while before I completely get rid of the feeling of being constantly watched over, but it is getting there.

My daughter is in her first apartment - that is good news. No more fights at home all the time. Now if she will get her stufent loans straightened out, get a job, get a driver's license then I can worry a little less every day (and have her not call at 1:30 am baking cookies and the oven won't turn off - no I don't know what she was talking about then either).

Getting ready for a big Warhammer tournament this weekend with my Grateful Undead army (pics are here - for anyone interested. The last 40 deadheads (zombies) including one for Michael Jackson will be based tonight, and I will take some new pictures with the display base and all 240+ models.

Band camp is in less than three weeks - was fun last year - kind of looking forward to it again.

Ok, enough happy thoughts - I now return you to your regularly scheduled whining and complaining.
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

Friday, July 03, 2009

Moving day

I hate moving. I hate helping others move. The good thing about that however is once everything is moved, you can go home while they unpack and organize.

So the second kid moved out today. Would have been easier had it been a dorm, but an apartment is ok as well. Doing the father thing and helping (i.e. paying for) some of the things she needs.

It is the first step on her new grand adventure of life (and funny that it is on her 19th birthday as well), and like all adventures is exciting, scary, nerve wracking, painful and joyful; sometimes all at once.

Yes, I'll be worrying about her, but this day had to come, and both her and the rest of the family will be more peaceful for it.
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Shame on me

for not updating my blog. Yes, I've been busy, and with a good job there just isn't things to complain about. I'm still getting used to working for a company where both me and my opinion are respected, and though I feel like I am still watching over my shoulder - there isn't anything there anymore.

The work is very challenging (i.e. it is kicking my butt trying to understand everything) and I am the resident expert on several things which I feel I'm barely scratching the surface of. Of course then I turn around and am able to crank out some things now in a few minutes that a couple of months ago I was beating my head against the wall over.

Not that I don't get that feeling - it is just over new things now.

And the company is doing lots of new things - kind of the very definition of what we do.

On the white board in the small conference room someone wrote the quote:

"If we knew what we were doing, they wouldn't call it research" - A. Einstein

I do tend to update my twitter feed a least once a day, so it does give both my readers who aren't following me something to read.

In good news, I won Best Army at the Origins Warhammer Fantasy Battles tournament put on by the Olde World Warriors. I finally picked up a new digital camera - so there are new pictures of them up on my site -