Feeling Major League

Friday is here, another week gone by. I wanted to have something eloquent to say, or at least some upbeat news to come back to you with, but i’m a little shy this week, as they say. It is officially spring now – the trees are in full bloom, not just budding, and it was in the 60’s and beautifully sunny this week. Course, the weekend is fast becoming dreary – so typical. I attended my first Mariner’s game tuesday night – thanx Shane! – it was totally awesome, a really great time. I’m definitely hooked now, will be going much more. I’ll try and bring the camera next time, give you all some pics of the experience for those who live in major-league-baseball-deprived areas (ie: Montana). Other than that, it’s been a typical week at work (bleagh!) and i haven’t heard back from anyone yet begging me to come work for their IT department for millions and millions of dollars. But i still harbor hope.

Farewell to a friend.

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My friend Tyson passed away this weekend. He was way too young, and way too cool to die already. It seems so unfair that someone with so much potential, and who gave so much back to everyone around him would be taken from this earth when he still had so much left to give and do and be. I will miss him a great deal, and will never forget his friendship. Tyson, I loved you, man. I hope to see you again someday; enjoy heaven in the meantime.

“Never shall I forget the time I spent with you. Please continue to be my friend, as you will always find me yours.” — Ludwig Van Beethoven

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Losing jobs, losing sleep

Sorry i’ve totally left you all hanging as of late. Not a great deal to report, i guess. Either that, or i’ve got to start doing this from home at 3 in the morning when i’m wide awake and funny, instead of from work after lunch when i’m tired, depressed and apathetic.

I did have a really great weekend, despite my lackluster verbalizing ability this monday following. Spent saturday afternoon helping Steph move into a great new apartment, which mostly involved helping Kristin and Joe tease Steph, and helping Joe drive a really, really large moving truck thru downtown and on the freeway. Also, we moved some furniture and stuff. Then saturday evening Libby and i hung out on Queen Anne, where she introduced me to my new favorite coffee house, “El Diablo Coffee Co.” Saturday was a completely gorgeous day, sunny and awesome. I probably could have gotten a tan, but then i’d look out of place in Seattle, wouldn’t i? Sunday Sara and Paul came thru town, so i met them at the train station (after some minor parking fiascos – union station garage is NOT very well labeled!) and we spent the day touring the city. Lunch on Alki, coffee at El Diablo (of course) and a walk thru Queen Anne down to Kerry park. Also, a trip up the Needle (i’m thinking i might get an annual pass – i’m up there all the time) and then a great dinner of fresh seafood at our house with a small assortment of friends. Dropped them off at the airport last night – they should be getting home to NH sometime today – and then went home and stayed up until 2.30 watching tv and pretending i didn’t have to work in the morning. I’m a very good pretender; unfortunately, however, the alarm clock is a staunch realist. So here i am, pretending to work while staring at my cell phone, daring it to ring. C’mon! Just call and offer me a job, already!

Speaking of that, the contract gig fell through. Gee, what a surprise. Maybe i don’t interview well or something. Actually, this one never got that far. We decided over the phone that i couldn’t devote the time he needed (due to allstate) and he couldn’t give me a computer to do it on (he wanted me to use a win2k machine – where am i gonna get one of those?). So, it’s probably for the better – i wouldn’t have been able to do as good a job as i would have liked. But it still sucks to lose YET ANOTHER job. Although i’m getting pretty good at that, too.