I wonder if it's been so long because I'm busier, or less self interested, or sleeping more consistently. I'm sorry for the non-existent online stalkers I have, because I've been terribly boring. I don't update pictures, post much on MySpace or Facebook or LinkedIn or here.
Plenty of interesting things have happened, I just haven't made an effort to keep this thing up to date. For example, there was all the election craziness, which seems to have resulted in a small resurgence of hope in America. We are desperately in need of hope, and our economy and energy situation needs to change drastically.
Let's see, other interesting things that have happened: took the girlfriend on a glider flight for her first time ever a few months back. She screamed a lot, but seemed to thoroughly enjoy it.
A few months later, we went to a friend's wedding in Michigan the day after my girlfriend's last day as a teacher, and then found out the company I worked for had been bought out by a larger competitor. I was one of about 1/3rd of the employees that were immediately terminated. Shortly after that, her grandfather died and I went to NJ with her family for a week of hanging out with her family up there and memorial services.
I got a new job and am learning lots of cool technologies that most people won't know about: magnetic stripe readers, point of sale hardware/software, ASP.NET, LINQ, XML, SOAP, and AJAX. I'm optimistic this broadening of my skillset will make finding jobs far easier in the future... looks like this internet thing is here to stay. ;)
Other randomness: my house is worth about 100k less than what I owe, according to Zillow. Crap. I have a laptop, that's cool. The one major thing my phone is missing is GPS. That would make it almost 100% awesome. My office was actually clean for a few days. My garage is now clean. I have an awesome dog, his name is Murphy. I have no idea what I will be doing for work in two months... hopefully I'll be working on a credit card processing project.
I haven't played soccer since November 1st and I thought I injured my knee that game. Luckily, it turned out to be insanely tight muscles around the knee which have since relaxed a bit. I'm really looking forward to snowboarding, and I'm hungry right this second. I'm going to go try to relax for the couple hours that are left until I have to get ready for work. (I told her that going to bed so early was a bad idea!)