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The Dallas Briefing sucks

September 19, 2008 at 09:24 AM

The Dallas Briefing sucks. It's essentially garbage thrown into our lawns everyday that no one asked for. I have half a mind to stand out in the front yard and throw my kitchen garbage back at them when they drive past. Or maybe call the city and let them know some car is coming by and littering in our entire neighborhood every freaking day. Some of my more useless neighbors don't even bother to pick... Continue reading

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Vista and Cisco VPN don't play nice

February 03, 2007 at 05:00 PM

Picked up a new Vista-powered laptop this week (replacement to one Best Buy/Geek Squad messed up) for the wife. Pretty much just needed to surf the web, do a little image editing, and HTML/CSS dev, and other pretty basic stuff. The only thing she really needs it for is to access her work computer so she can work from home. Of course we quickly got hit with one of the biggest perils of early... Continue reading

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Bevo Sports Wins College Football Blogger Award

February 01, 2007 at 06:16 PM

My Texas Longhorns sports site,, has won the Brady Quinn Award. What is the Brady Quinn Award you ask? It's an award for the best looking college football blog in the whole entire world. We felt honored just to be nominated, so winning is definitely a cool thing. I just hope people don't consider us as over-rated as Brady Quinn and Notre Dame. That would suck. So thanks to everyone out there who... Continue reading

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I'm sick...

May 11, 2006 at 08:36 AM

This freaking blows. I don't get sick very often and I've been at various states of incapacity for the last three days now. Ugh.... Continue reading

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Cambodian New Year

April 18, 2006 at 10:28 PM

Christina and I accompanied her mother this weekend to a Cambodian New Year's celebration at a Dallas-area Buddhist temple. We had actually been out to the temple the weekend before as well since her mom had gotten the date wrong. It wasn't specifically a Buddhist celebration, so despite it being at a Buddhist temple I would guess the majority of the Cambodians in attendance weren't practicing Buddhist. Or maybe they were just lazy Buddhists... Continue reading

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Awesome, Grande Cable is f***ing piece of crap

January 04, 2006 at 06:45 PM

Apparently they decided today was a good day to screw up and drop ESPN and instead show Fox Sports on 2 dif channels at once. This is the same POS company that in 2006 does not offer digital cable or HD original promised date of availability for HD: 9/2004. Pathetic. I'm sure glad i get my HD via OTA antenna and won't be relying on these morons.... Continue reading

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Christina made me try cucumbers tonight...

December 29, 2005 at 10:04 PM

Taste like watermelon rinds. Surprisingly edible for something I'd never tasted in my 25 years. I know you don't care, just thought I'd share that little tidbit with you.... Continue reading

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Christmas 2005

December 22, 2005 at 09:42 PM

I had to drive down to McDade by myself that weekend so Christina and I opened presents early on the 16tth so I could listen to my new Sirius radio on the trip. Only one surprise, a black leather jacket that I would've never bought but I really like, but I love all my presents. The jacket, the radio, a Xbox 360 game and accessory, and some other stuff. What a good fiance I've... Continue reading

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Santa Reesey

December 20, 2005 at 07:04 AM

I was trying to surprise Christina with Christmas photos of me and Reesey in front of the tree. I actually got her to wear her little Santa hat that she's despised and never worn since we got it a year ago, but she wouldn't hold still at all. It's too dark in our living room for good pictures without the flash (and she's too wiggly) and too small of a room for it to... Continue reading

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Reesey in the wind

September 25, 2005 at 11:37 PM

Hurricane Rita didn't bring Dallas a single drop of rain (though it caused serious damage in Houston), but it did cause some slightly windy days. Reesey and I went for a walk during a particularly windy evening, and I of course took a ton of pictures. Check out the photoset or view the slideshow on flickr.... Continue reading

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Addison Oktoberfest

September 17, 2005 at 05:12 PM

Christina and I went to the Oktoberfest in Addison on Saturday. We had a good time, but it was bloody hot out and it was kind of rinky dink. Both in size and stuff to do it sure doesn't hold a candle to Wurstfest in New Braunfels. There wasn't a ton of people, and most were families. Maybe it's more fun after dark. It was also much less German than Wurstfest. Ninety percent of... Continue reading

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Happy birthday baby!

August 19, 2005 at 12:53 AM

Christina, the love of my life and the girl I'm going to marry, is turning the big two four today. Hope you have a happy birthday and an overall wonderful day, I love you.... Continue reading

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House Hunting

August 02, 2005 at 09:23 PM

Christina and I have started to look into buying a house next summer and so we went last weekend and visited our first open house. We went to see some DR Horton homes up in McKinney and are pretty excited. We're still very early on in our search but we had a good time and learned a lot. For one thing, the neighborhood is almost as important the house. So many of those mid-level... Continue reading

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I've been busy...

July 10, 2005 at 10:05 PM

Lots of stuff going on right now and the content throughout the site is getting a little neglected. I've been making a ton of little modifications to attempt to finish off the redesign. I've also started a new, exciting job at a web development company and so far I love it. We're also crazy busy planning our wedding, we even went to a bridal show this weekend. Hopefully we'll have some of the details... Continue reading

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Coca-Cola Zero

June 19, 2005 at 07:38 PM

I've just discovered Coca-Cola Zero (man, I love Wikipedia). I saw it in the grocery store and despite not having a clue what it was or how it was different from the other 2,320 varieties of Coke or Diet Coke, I bought a 12-pack. They've come out out with Diet Coke with Splenda and Diet Coke with Lime in the last few months which are both about a thousand times better than regular Diet... Continue reading

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Get a free Xbox 360!

June 08, 2005 at 06:48 PM

From the wonderful people who brought us,, and freePS3s (and about a dozen other sites to get you free stuff) have now set up before the Xbox 360 has even been released. Simply click on my referral link and register at the site, complete an offer yourself, and then have a few friends sign up, and you're good to go. It's a pretty simpleHave no fear, the Gratis Network has been... Continue reading

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Oh yeah one more thing...

May 18, 2005 at 07:18 PM

I conveniently left out one tidbit from my long story about our trip to New York... Christina and I are officially engaged. I've been writing this post since I finished that one I planned the whole thing about a month in advance, quite an accomplishment if I do say so myself. I had been thinking about proposing for a while and once Christina and I made plans to take a vacation to New York... Continue reading

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Our trip to New York

May 10, 2005 at 11:13 PM

Well we've been home for almost two weeks and Iíve just now got the time and the energy to sit down and post about our trip to New York City. We did as many things we could in the five days we were in town and we took over a gigabyte of photos! I uploaded 266 photos to flickr and actually labeled and tagged them pretty well. I'll be sure to point out some... Continue reading

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The Big Apple

April 27, 2005 at 10:02 PM

These are photos from our first ever trip to New York City this past weekend. We were there for five days and had a great time. We tried to do as much as possible without wearing ourselves out, and I think we did a pretty good job. We missed out on a few sites, but overall hit all the important spots. The photoset includes 266 photos from all over New York City. Times Square,... Continue reading

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I gave my dog away this weekend

April 18, 2005 at 05:09 PM

Christina and I are going to New York City next weekend for five days. Since Reesey was going to have to be boarded for that time anyways, we decided to take her to Man's Best Friend. They do professional training as well as boarding, so we thought we'd get her five or six days of training while we were away. Wrong. The shortest stay (for training) at Man's Best Friend is 14 days. After... Continue reading

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My favorites

April 15, 2005 at 09:55 PM

A new photoset to collect and display all my own personal favorites. The gallery will continue to grow as I add new photos to it. Check out the photoset or view the slideshow on flickr.... Continue reading

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Malcolm Gladwell

March 13, 2005 at 03:09 PM

I just heard Malcolm Gladwell speak at SXSWi and I was immensely impressed. Very entertaining, interesting, and definitely thought-provoking. I'm going to try to pick up his new book Blink as soon as possible eventhough I already have a ton of reading I want to do. He also brought up a point that it's a good thing me all of us short people are either designers or actors, because we could never be CEO's.... Continue reading

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I may miss teaching

March 08, 2005 at 05:22 PM

I had to give a demo at work today of an application we've been working on forever and I really enjoyed doing it. I think I may actually miss teaching. Let me clarify that last statement a little. I miss teaching, not being a teacher. Small but important difference there. I like explaining things to people, or maybe more accurately, telling other people what to do. I really enjoy sitting and having discussions about pretty... Continue reading

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6:06 PM

February 16, 2005 at 06:06 PM

It is way too late to still be at work. And I was here till almost 8 yesterday. Almost done though... Update: I was here till 7, I wanted to finish up with everything before I took off. I need to learn the meaning of almost and ASAP.... Continue reading

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eBay phishing scam

January 24, 2005 at 10:19 PM

I just received my first half-decent phishing attempt in an email. I've received several of them from PayPal before but never actually believed any of those for a minute. I don't know why, maybe I just wasn't paying very close attention, but I actually fell for this one at first and had to read it closely before I realized it was a fake. If I had actually read the thing, I would've known right away... Continue reading

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Grande sucks

January 18, 2005 at 01:28 PM

I'm not sure if I've mentioned it before, but Grande Communications sucks. We've had one difficulty after another with them since moving up here to Dallas in June. We wanted to get Dish Network or DirecTV, but because our balcony doesn't face the right direction we couldn't get either of those. Then we called Comcast in hopes that somehow we could use them instead, but as expected we were told that Grande was our only... Continue reading

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New Year's Resolutions

January 03, 2005 at 07:03 PM

Rather than making a single post with all of my New Year's Resolutions that I'll forget about in two months, I've decided to set some goals for myself and actually focus on attaining them. They might be short term or long term, easy or hard, serious or silly, but they're all legitimate goals that I have. I've added a brand new Goals category to the Doing section of my site to keep track of everything.... Continue reading

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I'm sick and bored

December 28, 2004 at 10:58 AM

I've got a nasty cold. I just feel like crap all over, I've been nauseous for much of the last two days. Plus I think the Tylenol Cold is just making me feel worse. And to add to all of that, it looks like the entire web is on vacation. All my daily reads are dormant, I've never seen the web design community so quiet. Plus the updates at Engadget, Gizmodo, and Orangebloods have all... Continue reading

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Christmas 2004

December 24, 2004 at 10:19 PM

Reesey was a good puppy all weekend long. She played non-stop and slept the rest of the time, pretty much staying out of trouble. Her grandma even gave her tons of presents. She's got enough treats to survive a nuclear war. Pictures of Christina and me having our Christmas, my family opening presents after church on Christmas Eve, and of course little Reesey causing trouble. Check out the photoset or view the slideshow on... Continue reading

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It's snowing!!!

December 22, 2004 at 03:17 PM

It's snowing like crazy here right now. It snowed pretty hard briefly this morning, but now it's been really coming down for about an hour. There's at least an inch of snow on the roofs around here. Check out some camera phone shots here and photos from around the apartment here and here.... Continue reading

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School holidays kick ass!

December 20, 2004 at 08:45 AM

My five mile drive to work this morning took only 10 minutes, or approximately 15 minutes less than normal. Apparently about 75% of the 234,000 people that live in Plano are stay-at-home moms, because there was absolutely no one on the road this morning. Add that to the fact that none of the three school zones I have to deal with on a daily basis were active. It was smooth sailing. I love school... Continue reading

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I love Christmas bonuses

December 16, 2004 at 03:41 PM

Woohooo! We got our Christmas bonuses at work today during our luncheon. Score! I wasn't expecting much, last year they had a big party but then got crappy gift cards. This year, a simple lunch in the office and got a nice chunk of cash. Bonuses rock! I have this urge to spend it on something stupid and frivolous, but then again I already own all the frivolous crap I wanted. I guess I... Continue reading

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Reesey is sick

November 29, 2004 at 11:23 PM

We had to take Reesey to the emergency clinic tonight. She's been a little sick (but still peppy) since we got back into town and when we took her in she was dehydrated and something wrong with the concentration of her blood. Both are temporary things that should be cleared up soon. Not overly serious, but she did need to stay overnight and get hooked up to an IV to fix both her blood issue... Continue reading

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Reesey misses me

November 27, 2004 at 10:24 PM

Christina took this perfect shot of Reesey staring out the window wondering where I went. She just stood there on her tiptoes waiting for me to come back home. Christina said she was there for at least five whole minutes. I think this may be my favorite photo of Reesey ever. There's some really great ones of her running around or with her big toungue hanging out, but this one really captures her personality.... Continue reading

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Shit that bothers me: Weight lifting gloves

November 27, 2004 at 08:28 PM

Okay, so I understand that some of those big `ol dudes that lift all day every day need them. They're lifting a ton of weight and doing it every damn day. But what really gets to me is the fact that I was at the gym the other day and every last jackass had them on, literally. And there was at max two guys who were doing enough weight to justify not being kicked in... Continue reading

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Headed home...

October 22, 2004 at 11:54 AM

Wow, it's been a long time since I've been home to New Braunfels. In fact, I haven't been since we moved up here to Dallas in early June. Over four months, definitely the longest I've ever been gone. I can't stand spending my precious weekends driving, I'd much rather sit on my ass and watch 48 hours of football. Now it's not like I'm neglecting my family or have run away never to return again,... Continue reading

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What do you think?

October 02, 2004 at 12:12 PM

My brother and his wife have asked that I design and set up a site for them. They just want something where they can display images and post their thoughts, so it'll probably be a pretty simple MovableType installation. I spent some time yesterday and this morning coming up with something to start with. What do ya'll think?... Continue reading

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Only in Dallas

September 30, 2004 at 08:01 PM

On the way home from work today I saw a VW Beetle with a Dale Earnhardt Jr. sticker on it. Damn hippy rednecks.... Continue reading

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Reesey is a wuss

September 29, 2004 at 10:39 AM

Christina and I took Reesey to the dog park yesterday for the first time. Since Reesey pretty much only sees the two of us she doesn't get many chances to interact with other people or animals, so we thought it would be good for her to get out and socialize. She was scared to death the entire time. The park has two separate sections based on dog size, the small dog part has a weight... Continue reading

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Happy birthday Reesey

September 22, 2004 at 09:15 AM

Today is Reesey's birthday. She was born way back on September 22nd, 2003. She's a whole one years old. They grow up so fast. ThenNow... Continue reading

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More proof is legit.

September 22, 2004 at 08:18 AM

ForeverGeek has posted another success story about The guy received his brand new 27 inch Sony Wega as advertised. Like I told you before, this thing is legit. So click below to help me get a free iPod or TV and start on you way to getting your own: and Continue reading

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Christina is a FOB (but I still love her)

September 20, 2004 at 09:49 AM

It's weird. As much "culture" as I received at UT, I sometimes forget that not everyone grew up like me. I found out last night that Christina had never had Taco Cabana until she met me. In fact she had never even had a tortilla until I introduced her to the wonderful world that is Tex-Mex.... Continue reading

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It's a beautiful day

September 08, 2004 at 09:30 AM

The weather is absolutely wonderful outside. It's days like this that I miss being on campus. Just walking around UT when the weather is nice was one of my favorite things about college.... Continue reading

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Get a free iPod or TV! Or Xbox 360! Or PS3!

August 21, 2004 at 11:34 AM

Okay so this is the real deal (according to Engadget, who got info on the free flat screens and the scoop on free iPods). All you have to do is sign up for an offer, and then sign up some of your friends and you get your free item. There's even places like GearLive where you can "beat the system" and find other people to sign up with. Several of the offers that you... Continue reading

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August 12, 2004 at 02:44 PM

I really gotta get the my photolog set up so I can get some galleries up. I've got a ton of pictures. Here's the image with the original colors.... Continue reading

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Today I become an (old) man

July 22, 2004 at 11:42 AM

Today's my 24th birthday. I'm officially in my mid-twenties. It's all down hill now. Life has changed a lot in the last year and a half, and for once in my life I think I've handled it pretty well. I've always been resistant to change, I guess that's part of my pessimistic nature. Even if times were tough, I still would be fearful of the changes the future would be. I'd rather stuff stay bad... Continue reading

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I've noticed something

July 15, 2004 at 08:48 AM

Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a bit of a smartass. Okay, maybe a big smartass. Lately I've noticed that I'm having more and more trouble keeping those internal smartass remarks to myself. It seems they're creeping closer to be out loud, and then I'm going to be in trouble. For example, this morning I'm coming down the steps from the parking garage and I see a woman wearing one of those ugly... Continue reading

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To "Parent"

July 12, 2004 at 09:44 PM

To the commenter who posted on my "I hate my job" post from back in May: I accidentally deleted your comment (I'm watching the Home Run Derby and was distracted by Berkman's second at bat), but I read it and would like to reply to it. This general idea behind the comment was that this parent was glad that I wasn't a teacher anymore because I'm a loser who couldn't get a real job and... Continue reading

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Willie's Picnic

July 06, 2004 at 04:48 PM

Overall, Willie's 4th of July Picnic was really fun and something I would recommend to fans of Willie or country music in general. Especially country music fans age 30 or older, as several of the performers are from the 70's and 80's. But I'm not complaining, it was a great mix of young and old artists and all different types of country/rock music. The music itself was great. The only group I had seen live... Continue reading

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Happy Fourth of July!

July 04, 2004 at 10:35 AM

I hope everyone has a safe and happy Independence Day. Christina and I are off to Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic. It should be a blast. We're gonna see Jack Ingram, Jason Boland, Asleep at the Wheel, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Django Walker, David Allen Coe, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Los Lonely Boys, Merle Haggard, and of course Willie himself.... Continue reading

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I wish I had more time

June 30, 2004 at 06:56 PM

I would really like to update more and there's still a ton of changes to the site I've been wanting to make, but with work I just don't have the time/energy. I spend eight hours a day staring at a monitor and looking at code, so when I get home I just can't get around to working on this site. Trust me, I'd much rather spend my time updating here then working on stuff for... Continue reading

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My view

June 25, 2004 at 01:05 PM

Not only did I get an office here at work, but it came with a great view. We're on the fifth floor so I have a great view of the tollway from here. Right now there's a thunderstorm rolling in. Pretty cool to see the rain and lightning around all the tall buildings. I'll try to get pictures sometime soon.... Continue reading

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I like having an office...

June 24, 2004 at 03:32 PM

Otherwise I'd have to do a lot more work.... Continue reading

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Work is going well

June 18, 2004 at 09:34 AM

After a rough start Monday and Tuesday work has gotten a ton better. They kind of threw us into the fire with little direction or explanation so it was tough. By like 1:30 on our first day of work they already had told us to work on a Access project. But it was next to impossible to do with the little information on it they had given us and with such a lack of knowledge... Continue reading

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Our new apartment

June 15, 2004 at 09:39 AM

I don't think I've said anything about me and Christina's new apartment here in Dallas. It's really nice and fits us really well. Interior and exterior are both in excellent shape. The living room is MUCH bigger than the old one in San Marcos, which means I can get a bigger TV soon. :-) There's only one bad thing about it at all. Roaches. Yes, freaking roaches. Every now and then I'll see a tiny... Continue reading

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First day of work

June 14, 2004 at 07:07 PM

Today was my first day of work. It was really long and stressful, I hope it gets better. I'm just nervous. I want to succeed. I'm too tired to write more. Maybe I will tomorrow.... Continue reading

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I'm in Dallas

June 08, 2004 at 11:34 PM

Talk about the longest two days ever. I could not be more exhausted. Christina and I are moving (have moved?) to Dallas from San Marcos (cough shithole cough) to pursue real careers in a real city. We started preparing for the move surprisingly early. We actually had a decent amount of stuff packed last week, and we took care of essentials like TV and Internet as well as useless crap such as electricity. So when... Continue reading

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One more day!!!

May 27, 2004 at 09:19 PM

I have one more day, just a single freaking class until I'm done. One and a half hours. I'll be done at 10 am. Score. 12 hours, 35 mins, 07 seconds to go. I'm kinda surprised I made it this far. If MII or Whole Foods had even remotely hinted at wanting me before June 1st I would've been out the door so damn fast. I would've been a damn blur. 12 hours, 33 mins,... Continue reading

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The clock is ticking...

May 24, 2004 at 03:40 PM

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My dog pisses a lot

May 21, 2004 at 09:52 AM

Every morning we have to mop up the kitchen floor because Reesey pisses all over it. She tries her best to hold it and wait till morning, but her tiny little bladder can't make it. Well WizDog steps up to the plate to solve all your puppy potty problems. Doggy pees on WizDog, pee goes through grate, newspaper absorbs pee. (See this helpful diagram.)... Continue reading

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I hate my job!

May 20, 2004 at 03:36 PM

6 more days... 6 more days... 6 more days... 6 more days!... Continue reading

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Our new apartment

May 16, 2004 at 09:17 PM

Christina and I went to Dallas this past weekend apartment hunting. We had been looking at AMLI apartments in Austin, so that's where we started in Dallas. We found one we liked pretty quickly. It's called AMLI at Bishop's Gate and it's right down the road from my future work. It looks much nicer in person. It's not too new, but it's mostly made up of red brick (our first floor apartment will be... Continue reading

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I hate kids

May 12, 2004 at 11:04 AM

You're a senior in high school. You've been an idiot all year and with 2 weeks to go you decide you'd like to graduate. I'm not going to spend my time or take away from my time with other students to teach you a year's worth of material. Pay attention and put out some effort or you're not worth my time.... Continue reading

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I got a job!

May 11, 2004 at 09:49 AM

I haven't posted much lately, I've got a lot going on right now so I've been busy. Fortunately, most of it's been caused by good news. On Friday I received TWO job offers. After well over a year searching for a "real" job with no success, I got two freaking offers in one day. And both of them were good opportunities. Periscope here in Austin offered me early Friday morning. Great location, great people, good... Continue reading

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Job news

May 05, 2004 at 09:33 AM

I finally heard back from Periscope yesterday, and with good news. They want me to come in tomorrow and meet some people. I sure hope that means they want me for the job and just want to get to know me more. I'm excited. I liked the company and my interview went well with them, so hopefully it'll be a good match. I also heard from someone else within Whole Foods yesterday. When I was... Continue reading

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Good news, bad news

May 04, 2004 at 09:36 AM

The good news is that I talked to the secretaries in the front office this morning and I get three pay checks over the summer. That's pretty great, I get paid for doing (more) nothing. The bad news is that sure takes some of the pressure off me about finding a job. I don't have to worry about being unemployed till like August. Why is that bad news? Because without urgency, I'll probably end up... Continue reading

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Four more weeks

May 03, 2004 at 09:26 AM

I haven't really taught anything in a long while, except Flash to the Web kids but that's easy. I've now exhausted all my flash knowledge so before I can lecture them on anything else I'm going to have to learn it. That sucks, it was much easier to just wing it based on stuff I already knew how to do. The CS I kids are just reviewing for the rest of the year. It's good... Continue reading

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Home alone

May 01, 2004 at 03:01 PM

Christina is at her parents' for the weekend so it's just me and Reesey here at the apartment. Not too much to do this weekend, watch TV, mess with my new TiVo, and make some changes to this site. I'd like to have the templates all done and the rest of my pages set up by the end of tommorrow. I wanna get the basic set up all finished so I can start making changes... Continue reading

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I got TiVo!

April 30, 2004 at 08:33 AM

Since I apparently have been rejected from three different jobs in the last two days, I decided to cheer myself up and buy electronics. So I went home and got all my Best Buy gift cards and certificates (50 bucks worth) and went down to the store and bought myself a TiVo DVR. I've been wanting one forever, but had always talked myself out of it. I had a TV tuner on my PC so... Continue reading

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Strike one...

April 29, 2004 at 09:28 AM

It's only 9 a.m. and it's already been a pretty rough day. Just about every person, teacher and student, asks me if I heard about the jobs yet when they walk by. I tell them no, hadn't heard yet, but supposed to today. But that's a lie, I have heard I just don't want to tell them. I got the call from Whole Foods yesterday afternoon. I thought it was going to be good news,... Continue reading

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I'm losing it...

April 28, 2004 at 11:31 AM

I'm checking my email every 2 minutes wondering if I'll hear any news on Whole Foods, Management Insights, or Periscope Holdings. I'm so worried I'll strike out on all three.... Continue reading

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New virus outbreak?

April 28, 2004 at 11:26 AM

I've gotten two virus-infected emails at my UT address today within an hour of each other. One from someone I know but haven't spoken to in years and another from a random UT address. They were a little different but both had a lot of similarities in both the subject line and the body. Be on the lookout if you receive any emails with attachments (you should always be alert jackass!)... Continue reading

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I'm doing absolutely nothing at work

April 28, 2004 at 10:43 AM

I took the day off yesterday to go on my Whole Foods interview, I might as well have taken today off as well. Since I wasn't here yesterday, there wasn't a duty assigned to me. So this morning I haven't done a damn thing. TAKS testing is going on until 11:30 am so I've graded every last paper that I put off for the last 4 weeks. Plus listened to ESPN Radio, read half of... Continue reading

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Second interview today

April 27, 2004 at 09:08 AM

Today will go a long way in determining my future. That's pretty heavy. I have a second interview this afternoon with Whole Foods in Austin, I'm one of only three finalists left for the job. If I do well and get the job I'll be working for an amazing company in the city I want to and doing a job that sounds really interesting to me. And if I bomb, the search will continue. I'm... Continue reading

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Big news to start a big week

April 26, 2004 at 11:25 AM

I just received an email from Whole Foods about a second round interview. I'm really excited because the company is real good and the job seems great too. I have to take the whole day off from work to go on the interview, but that certainly isn't a bad thing. The rest of the week should be pretty eventful also. I have a phone conference with MII this afternoon. The interview last Thursday went well... Continue reading

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Stupid Dreamweaver

April 26, 2004 at 09:12 AM

Freaking Dreamweaver fucked up my index templates. It randomly decided what should and shouldn't be capitalized and therefore I can't use my template I worked forever on. There should still be a decent version at home, I'll have to reupload it tonight.... Continue reading

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Mas Job Interviewos

April 20, 2004 at 09:35 PM

So it had been a full year since I had had a job interview, and back then they were few and far between. Now I had an interview with Whole Foods last week and today I landed two more. That's three interviews in less than a week. Freaking awesome. I have an interview with Periscope Holdings tomorrow at 3, and then on Thursday I have an interview with Management Insights. Neither are big companies, but... Continue reading

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Two things I can't stand

April 18, 2004 at 02:48 PM

There's two things that have always disturbed me that people do: eat ranch dressing on pizza and dip french fries into Frostys. That's fucking weird and it needs to be stopped. The really bad thing is that it's usually the same damn person that does both. Ranch dressing is gross just in general, but if you do like it it's for salad and salad only. Weirdos. And freaking french fries and frostys? That's just not... Continue reading

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My interview

April 17, 2004 at 02:48 PM

So my interview with Whole Foods was yesterday afternoon in Austin. I guess it went pretty well, I thought I did pretty decent and hope they were impressed by me. We'll see. I left work at 2:30, my dad covered my 8th period class for me. I guess there are good things about working the same place your dad does. The interview wasn't till 4:30 but I was worried traffic would be bad and I... Continue reading

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The great Lamar race

April 16, 2004 at 09:42 AM

Okay, my interview today is on Lamar and 6th and I knew the traffic was a bitch there, but I didn't know it was this bad. Columnist John Kelso decided to test what would be fast to do at 5pm in Austin, drive down Lamar from Town Lake to 24th or ride your bike along the Shoal Creek trail to get there. Well the bicyclist (who appears to be about a 50+ year old woman)... Continue reading

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I've got tons to do today...

April 15, 2004 at 08:45 AM

So I've got an interview tomorrow with Whole Foods. I'm really excited about it because it's a friggin' awesome company, its in downtown Austin, the pay is decent, the job sounds good, I wouldn't have to program Java etc, and I would be able to travel. I would be traveling up to 30% of the time to places like Chicago, Maryland, Florida, and California. That sounds pretty fun, but I hope I'm not gone too... Continue reading

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I'm stressed

April 14, 2004 at 10:12 AM

My current and future job(s) are adding up to really stress the shit out of me right now. I'm tired and I'm tired of being tired. I'm couting the days, hours, and minutes till I'm done as a teacher. You couldn't believe how much I hate it and how it makes me feel. Just being here and around these kids drains me of all my energy and any good feelings. (Luckily just the opposite applies... Continue reading

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