super duper uber congratulations go out to my dear friend, [url=]jenny[/url] who graduated today and is now officially a doctor of pharmacy!

so if you are ever in need of some drugs, look her up, yo!

packing woes

i’ve always been pretty bad about packing. a few years ago i used to overpack. completely overpack everything that i owned whenever i went anywhere. my mom always said that it’s better to be safe than sorry.

i remember my first ski trip, i brought a huge suitcase for a weekend long trip. compared to everyone else my suitcase was about twice as big as everyone else’s. i didn’t understand how people could get by. i brought extra changes of clothes, extra socks, extra everything.

over the years, i’ve gotten lazier and lazier and i wouldn’t finish packing until the last moment. i would just throw whatever was closeby to me into the suitcase and i’d go. i stil haven’t finished packing for the LA trip, but i already suspect that i’ll forget a bunch of things. i think the only thing that i really need is my suit, my camera, and my wallet.

my cousin told me once that all he really ever needed whenever he travelled was the clothes on his back and a wallet. everything else is just a creature comfort.



friday, finally. this week has dragged on since thanh left for LA to prepare for her wedding. the work days have been ok, i’ve been trying to get as much done as quickly as possible because of the looming deadlines. i had two software launches this week and today is supposed to be the day that i relish in the glory that has come to fruition from all of the labors of the week.

instead, it feels like any other day.

in celebration of friday, i decided that i was going to wear one of my hawaiian shirts. i’m not sure why no one else i know has hawaiian shirts, but i think it should be my duty to start getting them for my friends. ah, yes, that should have been one of my new year’s resolutions: force bad fashion on my friends.

the day that i decide to wear a hawaiian shirt, it rains. of course. the morning commute to work was pretty brutal. there were two major accidents along the way making the drive unbearably long. my only consolation is that that is going to seem like nothing compared to the 6+ hour drive i have coming up later this evening as shirley, charles, amy, and i head down to thanh’s wedding.

i haven’t completely packed yet, but i figure that i’ll do that when i get home. i’m planning to go home a little early today. it’s been a long week and i’ve quite drained. the only ray of sunshine i’ve had today is that i stumbled across a stash of dubble bubble gum. man, i love that stuff.

avoidance is the key to safety?

one of the things my mom taught me early on was that it is always best to avoid conflict whenever possible. my mom is such a pacifist that she takes it to an extreme even to her own detriment. it does make me wonder, though, if avoidance is the key to safety. if you never put yourself in a situation where you may get into conflict, haven’t you saved yourself from the misery of that conflict?

how far do you go to avoid these sticky situations? sometimes i wonder.


up ref

last sunday i got the pleasure of upref’ing my very first vball game. the league i play in is pretty loose so i didn’t really do much in terms of calling stuff, but it was kind of fun. i don’t know if it is something that i would like to do a lot…too many things to watch. at first i wasn’t even counting the number of touches and so that was kind of bad…luckily there was nothing horribly bad done. i wonder if i should get a volleyball whistle, though.

the funny thing is that my ears were ringing at the end of the night because of all of the whistle blowing.


hump day go away

i don’t know what it is about today, but i have no desire to be at work anymore. i think part of it must stem from the fact that i have to work later tonight. there’s a launch to be scheduled and so i have to go and do stuff later this evening. it sucks because it kills my evening plans and i have no idea what to do about dinner.

i was thinking about making dinner tonight, but now that i have to work in the evening, it sort of takes time away from that. i wonder if i can find a quick recipe for something good. hmmmmm. what would i like to eat? it’s sort of hard to make dinner for one…i always end up making too much food and then i won’t be able to finish it off.

but anyhow, any motivation i have to do anything is pretty much gone right now. i’m not sure what it is. i’m not looking forward to doing anything else, either. i just want to not do anything. maybe part of the problem is that the things i have left to do just aren’t particularly fun. maybe that’s what it is. oh well, i should stop complaining now and just get it over with.


little bike ride

after work yesterday i decided to go on a little bike ride. my body was finally recovering from the overdoes of volleyball over the weekend and so i had a little energy in me to go bike. i didn’t really have much of a route set, so i headed out into the great world.

one of the things that i really enjoy about biking is this sense of freedom i get when i do go biking. free to go where i want, even if i don’t know where that is. forge my own path and go where my whim takes me.

it was a short ride, about 9 miles yesterday averagig 10.9 miles per hour. long enough to work up a sweat, short enough to give me plenty of time to make dinner.


bike hooks

i got a couple of bike hooks the other day and i finally got around to mounting them in the rafters of the garage so that i can hang my bike upside down. it looks like the hooks are going to stay in place and support the weight of the bike and lifting the bike over my head and hanging it in the garage wasn’t as hard as i thought it was.

this has lead me to believe that i have either gotten really buff overnight or that the bike is actually not as heavy as i had originally thought it was. as much as i would like to believe it is the former, i’m fairly certain it’s the latter.

now the big question is whether or not a car can park under it. it was too dark to take a picture last night, i guess i’ll do that today when i get home.


dido setlist

as far as i can tell, this was the setlist for the dido concert on saturday:

here with me
see you when you’re 40
life for rent
my life
honestly ok
don’t leave home
who makes you feel
take my hand
mary’s in india
thank you
sand in my shoes
white flag

do you have a little time
all you want
see the sun

mmmmm, good concert.