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A Month of Thankfulness – My Wife

Yeah I know it sounds a little cheesy but I am thankful for my wife.

Everyday I experience new ways of being thankful for her being with me in this life. I am thankful she is kind and patient. I am thankful she is superwoman when it comes to taking care of the kids, the house, the finances, the everything. I love that she is forgiving. I love that she laughs at my jokes as everyone else says no one should. I love this as much as we grouch, or fight, or get angry with each other some days, we still love each other.

I am amazed when I  think about incredible amount of work she does on a daily basis. Our two kids, a household, a NASA science researcher, a Jamberry small business, an ADPi advisor, and yes even a wife. I really could go on with line after line and cliche and cliche about everything that is so amazing about this person. It really just comes down to this.

She is everything.

So as I come towards the end of this time of reflection, I think there is no question what I a most thankful for.


Forever and a day kind of update.

Well so it has been awhile. I need to do a bunch of updates to the site but hopefully now that I have a precious little more time due to my new job schedule, I will be able to update more.
(That’s what she said.)

Which brings me to my first update in life, I no longer work for Yammer/Microsoft. It was a good almost two years but the job changed, the management changed, and I changed myself right out the door along with it. However I got a new job working at the Nueva School. It’s a preK – 8th and now a new high school for gifted kids. Maybe my kids will turn out to be brainiacs like their mother and go there some day, but for now it pays bills and offers a change of pace as well as opportunities to learn new stuff.

Speaking of school, its hard to imagine that both my girls will be in preschool this fall. Everybody say “awwwwww.” They do grow up so fast. Here’s a new pic in case you were wondering.


Katie just finished up a month stint back in the lab over at NASA Ames and I think it was good for here to do it but also I think she is glad to be done with it. Two full time jobs if even for a month is super hard.

That is the quick recap to get me back into the habit of writing and here is hoping there is more to come.

Birthday weekend

So a happy birthday to me. I celebrated my birthday this past weekend. I went to dinner with a bunch of friends of mine. Good pasta. Then we came home and played a few games of Starcraft. I have never played an eight player game so I thought it would be fun to try it. Aside from all the whining and moaning it was fun and something new. I am beginning to learn that something new is a very important thing to have as you get older. 

 I am now 28. Ten years after graduating high school and here’s where I stand. I am married, I have a child on the way. I still don’t have a direction towards a career. And I spend way too much time just being lay and goofing off. I did however start biking to work on a regular basis and have lost about 20 pounds since i started. The first bike i bought was a Wal-Mart special and broke in a month. I bot a new GT Outpost which works a lot better. BTW for bikes in Fayetteville, AR I highly recommend Lewis and Clark Outfitters. Nicest bunch of people I have ever met, and excellent retail business. And believe me I am not easy to impress. 

  An update on the whole hackintosh thing. It failed. I managed o get 10.4.8 installed on a pentium 4 but could never get the ethernet to work. I got 10.5 installed once but it would always crash during the setup part. Needless to say i have given up. My friend John bought a machine in order to hack it and he has done it well. Of course he got online and ordered very specific parts that all have existing drivers. Since then we got a Mac mini for the home theater and it works very well. Nothing like playing NES emulators and Mario on an 80 inch projector. 

  I also swapped out the pc for a different one. I gave it to dan so he can play C and C 3. I tried the whole uBuntu linux thing and there is a reason why linux will not become mainstream anytime soon. Download package to format disks, download package to partition disks, etc etc. Very annoying. I put windows on it for now but then again Katie the wife got me a 1 TB drive for the network so I can finish ripping the movie collection. I am currently up to about 2.6 TB of media. Now if iTunes could only come up with a better interface for selecting which movies to put on the iPhone. 

Well that is about it for now. I will try to get some pics up at sometime if I ever get around to it.