Friday, March 21, 2008


A lot has happened since my last post. I'm now a full-time Evangelist with Adobe, I'm traveling the world, and I've been totally ignoring this site! :)

To make matters worse, it took me about a dozen tries to get in to my Blogger account. Blogger's database was merged into the Gmail database, so my registered email address changed to an email address I forgot I even had.

Soon, I'll start posting some pix again. Honest!

Friday, May 25, 2007

what Dora the Explorer sounds like in Dutch

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Bodgea Bay trip

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Happy Halloween!

It's been almost a month since my last posting! Wow, look at the time fly...

The company I've been working for for the past 3 years was purchased by a larger company this month. I am currently part of the transitional team, getting things ready to merge together over the next few months. I think the sale will be good for our customers and for our products.

Once my transitional contract is up, I'll be looking for a new job. I have a strong 'gut' feeling that the new company will find a home for me within the fold, and I'd love to work for them. I'm really burned out of startup companies, and would really like to get back into the corporate fold. However, no permanent job offer has been made yet. My contract runs out in January, so keep sending positive thoughts...

Halloween was fun for all. Bethie went trick-or-treating, while Joseph, Thomas and I went to the Hagan Haunted Mansion. That's an award-winning haunted house and train ride in the local park. It's right around the corner from our house. Lots of fun. This year, the 'main' room had a giant jack-in-the-box theme, with real people in the jack-in-the-boxes, dressed in scary clown outfits. I really like scary clowns, man. With big sharp pointy teeth.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

My Shiny Teeth and Me...

So, over the past few weeks, I've been to the dentist twice. I've been putting off fillings, and for some reason lately, I've decided I should get this done now rather than later.

Anyway, I had my exisiting fillings removed and replaced with white plastic composite, also called "invisible fillings." I had the left side done a couple weeks ago, and I had the right side done last Thursday.

Now, here's the really wacky part - my mouth felt fine before I got the new fillings. One of the old fillings had partially fallen out, and there was new decay around them all (they were all put in when I was 17.) But, I was never in any pain. None of them hurt, and I could chew just fine. Now, since I got the new fillings, my mouth is super-sensitive to heat and cold, and it still hurts to chew on the right side.

I really have my doubts about modern dentistry. Most of it seems way overkill. It's like polishing a car so much that the paint comes off, ya know? Over the years, I have almost completely ignored my teeth, and I don't suffer from gum disease, I have no new cavities, and I only have 4 fillings total (2 on the left, and 2 on the right.) This is with almost NO dental visits, just irregular brushing and flossing.

Anyway, if this pain doesn't start to subside soon, I'm gonna hire Steve Martin to go put the hurt on my dentist.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Just one of those days...

Just an update on things - Work has been absolutely crazy lately, and I've been putting in a ton of overtime. Kids are good. Joseph turns 15 this week. We will be at Iwaki Sushi on Sunrise Blvd. on Thursday night at 7 celebrating.

Christine has discovered an alternate game to World of Warcraft - it's called Elder Scrolls: Oblivion. It looks amazing on her computer.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Thomas, the unwritten manual, and my digestive tract...

Thomas completed his water camp this week. All went well. I even came by Thursday for Parent's night, and in the space of about 3 hours, we went windsurfing, canoeing, and sailing. Thomas is a real natural at all 3. The most adventure was sailing - we got off to a good start, got to about the midpoint in the lake, and then suddenly the rear starboard corner of the boat went under the surface, and the boat capsized. Thomas knew exactly what to do, and we quickly righted the boat and got back on. But then, the same thing happened again. Not sure what was causing it - we could've just been overloading the boat. Anyways, we had a great time. I can totally see why Thomas has been coming home exhausted from this.

I'm supposed to be writing a manual this weekend for an upcoming product, but so far I've been less than productive. I ate some bad sushi at the all-you-can-eat place in Folsom, and spent last night pretty sick. I didn't get much sleep, so today I spent the better part of the day falling asleep all around the house. I also took the time to work a little bit on my truck. It still runs bad, but it does have some more power from the new spark plugs. Most of the existing plugs were extremely old and worn, so it was worth the $8.99 to get new ones.