Wednesday, March 19, 2008

I Will Return

I shall be making my return to blogging on April 1st. That's all for today.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Welcome Back My Friends

How's this for fun: 2 blogs, 4 classes, 2 jobs, 11 tournaments, homework to do, checkbook to balance, groceries to buy, laundry to clean, a wife to love, and a car to clean. That's the short definition of my life at the moment, and guess what? I wouldn't trade anything in the world to have it any other way. Something about it has me very happy today, that's all you need to know.

There are very few things that can improve my mood better than a late night all by myself, headphones on, and a keyboard to pound away at. That's what I'm doing right now, actually I've been doing it for the past 3 hours and my outlook on life is improving drastically by the moment. I've almost got the lyrics to Elliot Yamin's "Wait For You" memorized as well. You folks don't know the meaning of "high life" in my world.

The past week has given me some interesting trials in my volunteer work for Conquer Club. I love the job that was entrusted to me in being a Tournament Director, and while there are some days when I get a little lost in the role and get quite upset at faceless individuals halfway around the world when they break the rules and then publicly flog the system for no reason whatsoever, I still find too much fulfillment and enjoyment to give it up. Some might tell me that is a silly way to think, but those people don't understand the real impact that job has had on my life over the past 4 months. Well, maybe some of you do.

School is something I've been on the fence with the past couple of weeks as well. Part of me wants it to be over tomorrow and the other half of me wishes it would just stick around so I don't have to face the reality of actually finding a big kid job. I don't really think I'll have any trouble doing so when the time comes, but with a shift in my personal interest in the past few weeks, it is an interesting vein of thought to follow from time to time. A brief period recently had me considering changing my major over to Computer Science as I realize more and more how much I love working on them and figuring out how to program, but after a so-called "heart to heart" with Dad I decided the degree was a bigger deal, and I can learn the programming on my own time with a few classes on the side. I think I have a bit of a knack for it actually.

I'm currently searching to find a legitimate source for the Top 100 books of all time in order to begin a quest to read each and every single one of them. I want to start with #100 and work my way up the list as quickly as possible. How many people do you know that can say they have read 100 of the greatest books of all time? Yep, didn't think so. If anyone knows a good source for that kind of list, point me in the right direction.

In closing, rock on with what you've got to do folks, but from tonight on, your problems aren't my problems anymore. I've got bigger fish to fry then worry about some of the things that keep taking my attention from things I consider more important. Live your lives, make some friends, and learn an important lesson: Complaints aren't going to get you very far in life these days.

I've got big things to accomplish starting today, I'll let you know when I get them done.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Guess I Got Tagged

Looks to be that Britni tagged me to do some kind of fancy-schmanzy survey thing, so since I haven't posted in a week or so I figure I'll humor her.

10 year ago: I was 13, living in Bartlesville, Oklahoma and wondering if I would ever pass 5' in height.

5 things on my to-do list today:
- Work on ConquerWiki
- Check my Conquer Club inbox for questions.
- Eat some macaroni and cheese
- Write on my other blog
- Do the dishes

5 snacks I enjoy:
- Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- Haggen Daaz Ice Cream
- Popcorn
- Double Stuf Oreos
- Cheez-its

What would I do if I suddenly became a billionaire: Whatever the heck I want to because I won't care anymore.

3 bad habits:
- Not clipping fingernails over a trash can
- Talking loudly
- Talking VERY loudly

5 places I have lived:
- Bartlesville, Oklahoma
- Coshocton, Ohio
- Lancaster, Ohio
- Provo, Utah
- England

5 jobs I've had:
- Pretzelmaker
- Newspaper Delivery Boy
- Custodian
- Department Secretary
- Tournament Director

5 things people don't know about me:
- I really don't like stupid people
- I would move to Canada to work for Conquer Club
- I don't like classic literature very much
- I'm not a very big fan of phone conversations
- I can eat 1.5 pounds of pasta in less than five minutes

I tag......Roxy, Julie, and Shelley

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Just Doing My Thing

Well, Holly and I cleaned up around the house a little bit this morning and I spent 7 hours working on tournaments and Conquer Club administrative duties.

Not an incredibly dynamic day, but to me it was a good day nonetheless.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Two Days In

Well, I have to say that after two days of school this semester I don't have a whole lot to show for it. We have reviewed the syllabus in all of my classes, and one of my classes only lasted about twenty minutes, but we haven't done much else to speak of. I was incredibly excited to go to my web design class today because it is something I have wanted to learn how to do for the longest time, but I checked my email this afternoon and discovered that class was canceled. Last night there was a snow storm that dumped nearly seven inches of snow on the town. Therefore, my instructor could not make it to Provo from his home in north Salt Lake City and I was left waiting all the way until Monday to learn my first bit of web programming. Needless to say, I was more than just a little bit disappointed.

I'm pretty tired of the snow at this point as well. It has been on the ground for five or six weeks at this point, and there has not been a day when it melts entirely before another snow storm will hit and leave the car buried, and my shoes wet as I walk to school. I wouldn't mind for a freakishly warm weekend that melted all of it, even if only for a day.

I don't know how many people know this, but I have learned to crotchet over the Christmas Break and am now in the process of creating for myself a magnificent blanket that will cover me at all times when I am cold. I don't know if Holly believes I will ever actually finish it, but I promise that I will and it will be the greatest blanket any of you have ever seen.