of the Month: Bayside
- Devotion and Desire (Acoustic)
July 31, 2008 -
took the day off today and went over to Teresa's...
Alex also came over and we played Nintendo for a while,
and then we took my car in for it's complementary
oil change and tire rotation, and while that was going
on we ate at Tumptim Thai. It was a fun afternoon.
After that Alex and I went over to Bob's house and
July 29, 2008 -
is Mary Lou's 70th birthday! After work there was
a small gathering at Linn's house- Lou didn't want
anything big to celebrate the occasion, but it was
a nice evening.
July 25, 2008 -
group of us from work went to trivia night at the
public library, we were put into two teams, and I
wasn't really all that familiar with a number of the
topics... we did okay, but were not in the top three..
the other team from work did place third though, so
we did make a showing. After trivia Teresa, Bob &
I went to see the X-Files movie... It was okay, but
lacked a lot of the "X".... no aliens, no
ghosts, no monsters... the only paranormal thing was
a physic bond between a murderer and a priest. The
part that really bothered me was the scenery.... It
was all filmed in Vancouver, but supposedly took place
in D.C.... so Mulder and Scully would be in D.C. and
then suddenly go outside, drive a bit... And I was
left pondering how on earth they got to Alaska. It'd
just flip back and forth that way from D.C. to the
Alaska setting and I found it confusing.
July 18, 2008 -
was Letha's last day at work today- she'd been packing
up and taking her stuff home throughout the week,
and having all of her Mickey stuff gone really made
it seem final. She gave me a plant which had the final
Mickey item (a plant stake) in it, so I'm happy to
have that of her. In the evening there was a going
away party at Pat's house, which Lin made everyone
a set of Mickey or Minnie ears for.
July 13, 2008 -
morning I got up and started to create a "When
I buy a house" budget- but right now I'm not
really sure what will be affordable. After buying
the car, and after I pay the property tax for it this
week, what I have left will probably not be enough
for a down payment on a house- but I'm really thinking
that is going to be the way I'm going to go sooner
or later, to buy rather than rent.
budgeting and using the treadmill I went and picked
Teresa up and then went to Jesse's house where Teresa
practiced driving a standard transmission on his old
pickup, and then his car. She did pretty good, not
too many problems- so maybe sometime she'll get to
drive Raider... but I'm not sure. After that we ate
pizza and played MarioKart.
July 9, 2008 -
had to put her Abby down today because of her feline
leukemia and problems it brought on, and Mom &
Dad told me that they had decided to put Yuki down-
we've had her forever and she has a lot of health
came home early today to get my teeth cleaned.
July 7, 2008 -
data was released today, it's my first post-raise
check so that was great to see and I also got the
bill for my car insurance today... The first payment
is $384, but thereafter all my payments will be $312-
They quoted me $353, so that's great by me- that's
less than what Carrie pays for her '98 Monte Carlo.
I ponder the next thing I need is an iPod Touch. This
represents something I said I'd never do...
I've always berated Apple for their overpriced iPrefixed
everything since they started making the iMac. Now
that I've embraced change in my life, and have developed
a love of the hip and cool I ponder it's time. I need
a new mp3 player, I also need an organizer, it can
also play video, and you can surf the web when you're
near a hot spot. Raider is also ipod ready.... Oh...
Raider is the name of my car... It's a BSG thing...
the Cylon fighters are called raiders, and since the
car is Scion... I really liked the name.
July 5, 2008 -
morning I went to visit Eunjoo in KC. She came to
the wedding, and wanted help with her laptop, but
I didn't have time then so I told her I'd visit today
instead. I uninstalled the anti-virus software and
put AVG on both of her laptops, and showed her a couple
things about resizing images for the web. Then we
went out to eat Korean food... I've really missed
my Doh Sol Bimbibap! Troy is now four going on five,
and he's quite the terror... He tears up anything
he gets his hands on, and he constantly hung from
me; It wore me out! He cried when I left though so
I guess he had a good time.
that I stopped and saw Beca & Andrew at Mount
Vernon. They just moved there since they got burnt
out of the Pines. They lost everything, including
two dogs and a cat, and they didn't have renter's
insurance. We went out to eat and then played mini-golf.
July 2, 2008 -
got the backup tape system all squared away today,
I was able to get further instruction and software
for doing a Department of Defense recommended wipe
of a hard drive, so all data is completely destroyed
(the stated did an audit of computers that state surplus
was selling and many still had data, some sensitive
data, still on them in tact). They have had poor communcation
about what policy to follow, some state agencies wouldn't
even repartition and reformat the computers, they'd
just send them out the door. But now we should be
ponder I will go back to school and take computer
courses at Washburn- just one night class at a time
I think. I never really feel fully competent at my
job- I'll focus on the areas I'm good at and neglect
those that I'm not. In a way it's a forced neglect
though; There are a number of things that could stand
improvement- but with my knowledge lacking I'm more
likely to cause harm than bring about a big advance...
Spam filtering, e-mail, DNSes, network connectivity
in general, server administration.... I did very well
in my review- I still view myself at the other end
of the scale though. I've always been down on myself
for this- I thought about not even applying for this
job because I didn't see myself as qualified; I have
learned a lot from it- but I feel I really should
do more to make more progress. I now have a renewed