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Once again a month goes by…

I was reading an article that says in order to be a successful blogger you should probably average about 1000 words a day. I think I get that in about a month. So successful I’m not but at least I am updating it. I am enjoying the new job and have met some wonderful people. The only downside is that I haven’t hung out with any old friends in a while. However since Bufalo Wild Wings has been gracious enough to open up a new restautrant in San Jose I can catch up with some old friends from Daddytrend.com and that will be fun. I also miss my babies whole bunches. As a stay at home dad I got to spend every moment almost with Tara during the first year. Because my commute adds almost an hour and a half each way I tend to just see them as I put them down to sleep and on the weekends. I miss them and my lovely wife whole bunches. Since we are considering buying a house in these parts (yes we know this is crazy) then hopefully I can shorten the commute and spend more time with them.

So the housing market is still very weird and up in the air in the SF Bay Area. You can find townhouse ( thats a fancy word for apartments ) for around $350k in not quite good neighborhoods. Or you can find million dollar homes that in all reality should not be worth that much. There is just so much fluctuation and variety right now that in some areas there can be as much as a $50-100k difference for between several city blocks. I am sure we might find something we really like at some point so for now we will keep looking and I might keep updating this blog. We will see which one happens first.

Saturday morning cartoons is the best time to blog

So it has been awhile as usual. I’m sitting here with my daughter Tara watching Garfield. Got to teach them the classics when they are young right?

So I started my new job. That’s a relief. No more stress about finances for a little bit. I work for Ricoh. Yes that Ricoh that makes the printers and copiers. However I have nothing to do with those. I work with a team that makes and supports the
quanp service.

It’s a cool little product kind of like dropbox but different. I do the customer support for it so I learn something new and fun. Now the interesting this is that Ricoh is a Japanese corporation. So naturally my entire team is people who have lived in the US for as little as 3 months. So communications are some times interesting to say the least. Although I am getting free Japanese lessons so spiffy bonus. Well that and the guys putting on their medieval armor to go do battle. My first thought was “Gee they take company softball serious around here.”

In other news Katie and I are still looking to move within the bay area. With the new baby on the way we could use some more space. And something about nesting… We are still looking for baby names as well. The list so far includes, in no particular order

1. Audrey
2. Lacie
3. Karyn
4. Corina
5. Sabrena
6. Sarena
7. Biscuits

Okay so I added the last one just now. But hey, couldn’t be any worse then Pear or Apple or any of those other weird Hollywood names.

I think that about sums up what’s going on in my life. Oh and I’ve decided to finally try world of Warcraft. Wish me luck and if you don’t here from me in a month you know why.