Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Mandy and I have been in Washington D.C. since Saturday (day after Christmas). We got in that afternoon after a rather pleasant airline experience, which is surprising considering the circumstances. We had very little hassle through security, no delays, and we had a prompt take-off after boarding.

Sunday was spent touring the Smithsonian. We hit a total of six museums which, thankfully, were in close proximity to each other. That took the entire day, and wore us slap out. Room service that night which watching The Invention of Lying. Pretty good movie, but could have been better.

Monday was our planned visit to the capitol, which was cool. All of the politicians were off so there wasn't much going on there. Still cool to see the rotunda. Also frequented the Washington memorial and the white house (free viewing from the road), both cool. Went to Georgetown that afternoon/evening to shop and see Up in the Air. Awesome movie IMO.

Today, slept pretty late and spent some time in the gym. Made it to the US Postal Museum, which was cool, and then to Union Station; for a train station, it was pretty cool. We then went to the National Archives which had a line a block down the street to get into the building. Didn't really know what was going on, but it was too cold to stick around to find out. But that really didn't seem to deter us much since we then got off at the Smithsonian metro station and walked all the way down to the Lincoln memorial, which is actually just a mile, but when your walking against chilling wind...it's soooo cold. Worth it? Yes.

That's all for now.

Friday, December 25, 2009


Merry Christmas to everyone. Hope it's a great one for you. Off to DC tomorrow then to Charleston next weekend for new years.

In other news, the healthcare bill passed the senate yesterday, which means we're one step closer to everything that Obama promissed wouldn't happen, which is namely keeping our country free...

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Personal Journal - 12-18-09

I got my grade for database systems and analysis today. An abnormal B. Obviously shocked at this I became rather perturbed with my instructor and I realize that this attitude was one of pride rather than humility. This (pride) is an attitude that I've had throughout my time at PTC. I realize that this wrong attitude puts me in the wrong mindset for success.

Shortly after receiving my grade, I went to continue my readings through Romans. Romans 12:3 particularly stood out to me, "For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you."

Now, I feel this spoke directly to me in my current situation. Obviously my attitude needs to change about school and achievement in general if I'm ever going to be satisfied with myself.

Monday, December 14, 2009


A recent one-way conversation I had with someone who was questioning my dedication to a project that I never promised anyone but merely hinted at the fact that I might one day produce such an object that was being discussed.

"[22:01] z3px: poop
[22:01] z3px: all over the place
[22:01] z3px: i mean seriously
[22:01] z3px: lets be real
[22:01] z3px: you and i
[22:01] z3px: frank about this whole situtation
[22:02] z3px: you put a wennie in a bun
[22:02] z3px: you put relish, mustard, ketchup, and chillie on top
[22:02] z3px: then you shovel it into your mouth
[22:02] z3px: chew
[22:02] z3px: swollow
[22:02] z3px: poop
[22:02] z3px: repeat
[22:03] z3px: do you catch my drift?
[22:03] z3px: my tokyo drift?"

In other news, I finished school tonight for this semester and my final class at PTC. Good riddance.

Saturday, December 12, 2009


How did christmas become a gift giving holiday? Is it because of the three wise men bringing gifts from their homeland.

Monday, December 7, 2009


I'm watching Golden Eye, which is about one of the best movie made in the late 90s.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Linux @ work

I installed ubuntu on my work laptop to dual boot Linux and Windows.

I really wish I could use Linux at work more. I feel distinguished while using it.

Saturday, December 5, 2009


Mandy and I got our floors in the house refinished this week. Believe me, something that can potentially require work will end up making you work. After returning from our two night stay in the Jameson Inn, we find that the floors in our hose were clean, shiny, exerted a piercing smell. When then spent our entire Friday night painting and cleaning fine particles of sawdust.

After we finished cleaning and putting the furniture back in to the living (the only room that we got refinished besides the hallway) we went promptly to find a Christmas Tree. We found one to our liking at the Sertoma tree place less than a mile from our hose. We bought the tree, took it home, mounted it, and decorated. Looks really good, especially in front of our main window.