Monday, November 30, 2009

Today I am 33

Today is my birthday. I am 33 years old. I have accomplished a few things this year.

Learned to use DDE and VBA to automate 100s of hours of manual data entry.
Learned how to query SQL records with javascript and export them to table and spreadsheets.
Finished recording a CD and held a 2 piece rock band together.
Maintained a great married with Penni.
Found some new good music: Dethklok, Amon Amarth, Lisa Germano.
Maintained a respectable vegetarian diet, even bought some vegan skate shoes.
Joined a LUG and went to the SouthEast Linuxfest.

I have failed as well.

Failed to get back to my scientific ideal weight.
Failed to increase drumming skill, basically hovering at the same technical level as last year.

Oh well, I will try harder in 2010

Saturday, November 28, 2009

giant salt water fish tank in the middle of the waiting room

Woke up early to go with my wife to her primary care physician. There is giant salt water fish tank in the middle of the waiting room with a handrail around it. It is probably there to stop little kids from head butting the fish tank.

The main belt that powers the power-steering broke on the band van. Scott with I were going to fix it yesterday but I had to work over four hours and it was too dark to work on it outside.

I had lunch with penni parents on thanksgiving day. They gave me a nice portable laptop desk with fold out legs for my birthday.

Practice had been going well and I am a little less worried about the out of state gigs next week.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Emily Dickinson with a 4 track

Rainy and windy, drinking lots of coffee. 7 days till my birthday. I'm too worried about my classes and out of states shows to enjoy it. I need to plan something fun for my days off. Hmm, what is fun? Crazy music? Coffee? Vicious Sarcasm? (crap! :/)

Listened to the Lisa Germano - In The Maybe World album while driving the van home from practice. The "into oblivion" song is epic, really sad and creepy. The whole album has that "crazy woman with a 4 track" feel. Good stuff.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Welcome to the Fall

This has been a very busy couple of weeks. The rush to finish up the Rita's Gift CD and finish my two online class, AND to organize the string of out-of-states shows has stacked up like bricks on my chest. Penni has been great through the whole ordeal. I am the luckiest guy in the world. I'm considering taking a break from classes and trying piano lessons. If I could rip out a mini piano jam during a drum break, it would be very impressive.

Work is going well. The web front-end that I built for the weekly ATB data has been well received. I am thinking about rebuilding another database into a web tool using a GPL'ed JS library called sortTable from LUG Radio's own Stewart Langridge.

I have been listening to the new deathklok album way too much. I have been looking for more good metal and stumbled on to some new Sepultura stuff. It is good not to have to worry about an Emo melodic nu-metal chorus popping up mess up a good metal song.

The vegetarian thing that I am trying is working out ok. I have lost zero pounds from it and feel the same. I will probably have to eat a little turkey for thanksgiving but that isn't that big of a deal.


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Blogging excitement!

Listening to the Melvins, Taking a walk...

Sunday, November 8, 2009


At Fish Taco with Penni, sitting right under a 200 pound wooden painting.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Black(berry) Power

This is a connectivity test from the bb

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