Back home on the grid

I’m back in Seattle, after a great week at home in MT. It’s nice to get back, and unpack, and have a fast net connection again (you can see where my priorities are 😉 I’ll try and get a few new pics posted this week, and give you a run-down, but tonight this will have to suffice. Sahright.

Oh, almost forgot, happy St. Paddy’s day. An irish toast for you all, courtesy of Jim:

May those that love us, love us.
And those that don’t love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if He doesn’t turn their hearts,
May He turn their ankles,
So we’ll know them by their limping.

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So, i’m sitting in SeaTac, waiting for my flight. Got another half hour to go till i’m winging my way towards montana. just using the airport’s wireless internet access, cruising the net, checking my email and, well, posting this for the benefit of my loyal readers (both of you!). Love the new laptop – especially the wireless card 😉 Okay, well, this is my last broadband connection for a week, so i’d better go enjoy it. Happy spring break everyone!

Countdown to “spring” break

Doing the work thing today. Bleagh :-Q <- (That's me, sticking my tongue out and making a "bleagh" noise) Not really into it today. How is that different from every other day, you ask? Well, ... you have a good point there.

Christian got back from Whistler, BC today, after spending all weekend skiing and living it up in Vancouver. What with the exchange rate, the great spring weather, a posh room at the Westin, all that Canadian beer… boy, he has a rough life, doesn’t he? Wish i was unemployed so i could party all weekend and go skiing in exotic places. Now it’s back to the grind for him (welcome back, sucka!) and i’ve got two more days until i’m home for a week for my “spring break.” Yah, i know it doesn’t make much sense to go to frigid, winter-type Montana for spring break, but i’ve got a place to stay for free (can’t argue with that!) and it’ll be really nice to see the family again. Plus, Grama Fran is making traditional st. paddy’s day dinner, which i wouldn’t miss for the world (corned beef, irish soda bread). I’ll still keep updating while i’m traveling, though; don’t you worry your pretty little heads. I wouldn’t leave you hanging like that!

I encountered absolutely no giraffes today.

Geez, it’s already March. Wow. So, what did I do today? Well, I had the day off work (gotta do something with those vacation days, since I can’t get any of the holidays I wanted off, and yes, I am bitter about that, thank you). I visited Vince at Adobe, and although he doesn’t have anything for me right now, we still had a nice chat and then I had coffee in Freemont and walked around a little. Sigh. Also stopped at U of Washington and dropped off my application materials for staff positions there. Just gotta get the resume finished to accompany them and send it over by Monday. It was great just spending an hour or so walking around the U district – I really miss the energy of a college campus. I would totally love to find a job at UW, it’s a great area, seems really fun. If … only … they … would … just … hire … me! Sigh.

In international news, my friend John McAllister posted an update on his news site, detailing his latest adventures in Tanzania with the Peace Corps. He’s got some cool pictures of African stuff and is journaling his adventures teaching in Tanga. Wow, my life is so boring.

My dentist is really nice, at least.

Went rollerblading today on Alki w/ Carrie and Steph – the weather was awesome! We had a great time, and – hey, got some exercise, too. Talked to Sara on the phone today; she’s doing great in New Hampshire, and doing an awesome job as an RD (um, duh). She’ll be here in a couple more weeks on a layover which means we’ll (you guessed it) have coffee. Have some follow-up calls to make tomorrow on a couple resumes, and a few more contacts I haven’t totally driven crazy yet. Oh, and I’m getting three fillings at 8am tomorrow morning. Argh. Must be a Monday.