Anyway, I'll do this in subject segments as opposed to time segments (that's far too much work)
As of today, I still have a job. I will probably still have a job until I quit (more on that later, I suppose). They are getting rid of Lotus Notes, but they are doing it at the slowest pace ever devised. (Email will be replaced in 2007, databases are to be after that). We are learning the new technology at an even slower pace than that. It's not hard to learn, but it is so different than Notes. Our users are going to be stalled for months. When business comes to a screeching halt, I wonder if Ass on High (aka the CISO, thank you very much) will acknowledge that it is his fault. Chances: Slim to None
I volunteer at two different places: Recording For the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB&D) and Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA). Neither do I do as diligently as I should (bad Brandi!), but I do go sometimes, at least. userillusion and I were in the BDPA High School Computer Competition many moons ago. We've been helping with the competition this year and I am disappointed on many different levels. Most of the kids don't care, the trainers are not that great with the kids, and the training is structured wrong. I gave my suggestions for improvement for next year and one of the old coordinators talks as if she may come back (which would be a GODSEND), but nothing is concrete as of yet.
My family is pretty good. We went bowling yesterday. I lost every game as usual. With two leaguers (my mother and my uncle) and two brothers who are better than me, I had no chance. I had fun anyway and my family behaved for once. :) (By the way, no my father did not come. He is rather anti-physical activity. I could say he's antisocial, but that is only true in certain situations.)
It's true I have a social life. It is also true that I have lots of friends. However, we are becoming too old for the same ole' crap. Everytime I think of a club, I think of smoke and cost and loudness. Before, I thought of fun and drunken revelry. Time has changed me, my friends.
So, now we eat and go to movies or stay at home. Some say its boring, but they've obviously never met my friends! Never a dull moment around these parts. I am grateful for this, because I despise boredom. No really.
psi032 is doing well. We collectively are also doing well. I can't wait to see him when he gets back from playing in the sandbox. I didn't believe that this separation would be easy, but some days it's much harder than I imagined. The point is that I miss him. And I guess that's a good thing in a lot of ways, right?
At some point after he returns to the states, I'm going to be moving to TX (probably). The move will be happening sometime in the first half of next year.Though he is certainly the catalyst that made me solidify plans, he is not the only reason I am moving out of state. I'm really excited about spreading my wings and venturing away of the comfort of Michigan. I'm so reliant on this particular life and I think it causes me to not explore new things. I hope the move will stir up some inner motivations that have long been dormant.
My 10 high school reunion is in August. I'm not going for a lot of reasons. One of them is lack of money. One of them is lack of desire. There are different shades in between that I won't discuss here.
Life in a nutshell. Is it a cashew, almond or pistachio? I'll leave that up to you to decide.