Another sunny weekend over, here it is sunday nite already and i’ve done… not much productive. 😉 Okay, i did spend a few hours writing some code for a small contract job. And i got that drain pan full of used oil out of Steph’s garage, finally. Huh, that reminds me… it’s still in the trunk of the Sentra. Heh heh. Anyway…
I’ve been a bit under the weather all weekend, with what i think is turning into a sinus infection, so i guess i can use that as an excuse for why i missed several opportunities for fun and sun the last few days. Staying inside with a box of kleenex, a few packets of instant oatmeal, a case of sprite and several bags of cough drops (i like flavor variety) gave me lots of time to surf the net and watch tv. Huh, i seem to find time to do those things when i’m not sick, too. So maybe i was just lazy this weekend… but i really am sick. Honest! Believe me, i would not have missed Anna’s going-away party had i been even the least bit up to leaving the house saturday nite. As it is, i shall have to wish her safe travels over the phone and visit her someday soon in Fresno, i suppose.
The point i was meandering towards is that in all my extra (or not-so-extra) surfing time i found this funny/interesting/provoking article by Robert Cringley, an opinionated and oft-maligned technology columnist. There’s a reason why this column is called “the pulpit” but i actually found this one less offensive than usual, a little more grounded in research. Or maybe i just agreed with him, so i rationalized that he makes sense. Regardless, you should read it, so maybe you can say “i knew that’s what would happen” with me ten years from now.
In other travel-related news, Christian will be here in 5 days! Kim and i still haven’t cleaned his room or his office… doh! But that doesn’t mean we aren’t really really excited for him to get here!
Also happening this week, Danielle starts her first day of work! Yup yup, she has a job already – she’s such a go-getter! I’m very proud of her hard work and determination in moving out here, everything from driving her own u-haul truck all over the city to tackling her job hunt right off the bat to figuring out the bus schedule so she doesn’t have to commute downtown. She’s going to fit in great in Seattle, and i’m so so so glad she’s close by again, because i really missed her!
My boss said something a couple months ago about this being a year of building solidity for our department. I dunno if that will ever materialize, but i do see 2004 being such a year for me. My career is clicking along, my good friends are getting better and nearer, i’m feeling better about my life than i ever have… and my dream car runs like a champ! Here’s to 2k4! 😀