Where’ve You Been?
Every damn time. I get riled up to post a bunch and swear I’ll post more often… and then I don’t. Blogging regularly just isn’t for me I fear. I used to be really good and disciplined when it was for profit. Oh well. This site is free, and there’s no ads, so at least I didn’t let anyone down but me.
New Activities & Personal Updates
So I finally decided to get up off the couch and get involved. The world is in a big ol’ mess. Corporations own our government, and they’re going to bleed you, me, and anyone else with a wallet dry. The government is working to take away freedom after freedom. I’m sick of it. So I found our local Occupy group and went to a meeting. And then another one. Next thing you know I was directing a skit for one of our local festival events. I’m also one of the Facebook page admins, working on the website with another guy, and generally doing what I can to help.
I went back to school in January to start my associate’s degree in Web Technologies. Work is going to reimburse me for it, which is pretty sweet. Now that the semester is over, I have a 4.0 GPA and about 49 hours (including transfer credits). I had enough transfer credit to avoid this summer’s semester, so that resumes in the Fall.
I have done diddly squat with this, and I need to get under way now that the semester is over. But I am the county coordinator for my county, and I also applied with the party chair to be on my county’s Board of Elections.
The Sharepoint site launch was a complete success. My support system I setup works great, and we’ve actually moved into starting a Sharepoint Users Group, which met last week for the first time. I’m finally doing other projects besides Sharepoint, which has been a nerve-wracking process, but as I get more familiar with what we’re doing I’m gaining confidence. It’s nice to say I’m a project manager and to know we’re actually doing project management in the traditional sense of the word. It’s not just a title now.
On April 1st, 2013, I sat down with Amanda and showed her a PowerPoint. I typically do this after I finish one for school, because I like showing them off to her. So she probably thought I was doing that. Instead, what played was the story of us, how we met and quickly fell in love. At the end it asked how the story would go next, and then told her to look at me. When she did, I got down on one knee and brought out her ring and asked her to marry me. She said yes! The date will come after we finalize our ideal guest list, and then figure out how much that wedding will cost so we can save up for it.
We’ve been trying some healthy food lately. I bought a bunch of produce at the store that I normally don’t eat, and was determined to try all of it in a way that I liked. What I learned is that I dislike radishes. I like beets, most leafy greens, and we’re having more produce more often. I’ve tried some new recipes that have been good, even meatless dishes. Between veggies and Tofurky sausages, meatless meatballs, MorningStar veggie burgers (we like the spicy california black bean burger and original flavors), tofu (yeah I know, but it can be good), and other meatless alternatives, I think we’ve cut our meat consumption down by half. Which means lower cholesterol and lower fat intake. We decided in April to sign up for the local CSA (community supported agriculture) weekly produce box. So from this Friday until late November, we’re going to get a weekly 3/4 bushel box of produce that is geared to feed a family of 4 for a week.