Monday, September 6, 2010


Yesterday we went to Ikea with Finn. We purchased a buffet table and some other doodads (a lot of stuff for other people...). On Saturday we painted the living and dining room a clean green color, very contemporary. It was amazing that we finished the whole thing in a day, even with Finn.

I'm thinking about going to different colleges right now. I've more or less narrowed it down to Franklin University, Limestone, and WGU. I've also thought about going to a traditional school but that would probably too hard on me and the family as well as work. We almost live on the Lander campus but there really isn't many options for me there, and their tuition is more than many colleges. Also considering getting an MBA (after bachelors, but it would influence what I do now).

Went for a bike ride yesterday, it was cold as all get out.


Thursday, September 2, 2010


The past few months have been kind of a blur for me. Summers are usually that way. When I was little summers felt like they lasted a lifetime, but now it feels like just a short pause in the year, even though it's anything but. Finn coming into the world has made time go by even faster. He's a little more than two months old now and I'm looking forward to the next few months when he'll start communicating and being more alert and attentive to his surroundings.

I'm still studying for the CCNA when I can and reading various other things.

Mandy and I have also watched the entirety and continuation of Mad Men. If you can get past the immorality (I'm not suggesting that anyone should try and "get past" immorality portrayed in any medium, fictional or no) this is a very deep and interesting story that has evolved from a simple power-trip, alpha-male, womanizing-free-for-all to a character development and believability like I've never seen. While it portrays human depravity in a very raw form, it also communicates a human element that can be sympathized with. It has also pushed the envelope for re-creating of the 60's era in every possible detail down to the brands of products used in that time period.

I'd also like to draw attention to the new tabloid in Greenwood - THUMP. A recent addition to the paper, Justin Shoenberger, is writing a cycling column that's very enjoyable and informative, especially for residents of Greenwood. He doesn't talk about racing or triathlons, but about using bicycles for commuting, utility, and riding for the sake of riding, which is what I'm about.

That's all I've got for now.